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Language and Memory

Languages Spoken in Italy: Part III

This is the third and final post in our series on the range of different languages spoken in Italy. The first, where we look in detail at Cimbrian, Friulian and Piedmontese, can be found here and the second, where we discuss Lombard, Romagnol and Venetian, can be found here. In today's post we...

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Languages Spoken in Italy: Part II

This post follows on from one we published last week on the different languages spoken in Italy which you can find here. We have already spoken a bit about the history of these languages, how there is a strong debate as to whether to classify them as dialects or languages and how they are viewed...

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Languages Spoken in Italy: Part I

According to a country profile published by the site Ethnologue (available here) there are some 34 native individual languages spoken in Italy. These are Albanian, Arpitan, Bavarian, Catalan, Cimbrian, Corsican, Emilian, French, Friulian, standard German, Greek, International Sign, Italian,...

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Learn Mandarin Chinese with a Memory Palace!

We're very pleased to announce that our new course in Mandarin Essentials is now available! The course assumes no prior knowledge of Mandarin and covers all the basics you need to get started speaking and writing the language. It guides you through how to understand the material and then build a...

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Learn Mandarin Chinese with a Memory Palace!

We're very pleased to announce that our new course in Mandarin Essentials is now available! The course assumes no prior knowledge of Mandarin and covers all the basics you need to get started speaking and writing the language. It guides you through how to understand the material and then build...

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Macunx VR Now Available on Steam!

We're very excited to share that the 'Free Build' mode of Macunx VR is available to download on Steam here! The software went live on 20th June 2018, exactly two years to the day from the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. Based on imaginative medieval memory techniques, with Macunx VR you...

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Books in the Background: My Bookshelf

I've just had a question that's come up many times before: What are all the books in the background to the Linguisticator video course? Most of the books have something to do with language in one sense or another. The bookshelf on the left-hand side of the video is filled with books on...

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What is the best way to learn a language and how long will it take?

What is the best way to learn a language and how long will it take? Questions like this are almost impossible to answer. People learn languages in all kinds of ways, rarely considering what their objective in doing so is. Perhaps you travel for work and want to speak to your colleagues, perhaps...

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Macunx VR: Submitted, Approved, and Coming Soon!

Good news: Macunx VR has now been submitted to the gaming platform Steam and approved for release! Once approved, an application has to remain listed as "coming soon" for a couple of weeks before it can be released. So, we will be announcing the public release in mid June. Find us on Steam...

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Yanny or laurel?

Just over a week ago Reddit user RolandCamy posted an audio clip on Reddit and asked people whether they could hear 'yanny' or 'laurel'. The clip has since been shared thousands of times on networking sites like Twitter and has been covered by news sites across the world like the BBC and...

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