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Radio Omniglot
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A podcast about language and linguistics
 
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Most people know, or at least have some idea what an alphabet is, but many people might not be so familiar with abjads, abugidas, syllabaries and other writing systems. In this episode I explain what these words mean, and how these writing systems work. I also talk a bit about the history of writing. http://www.omniglot.com/soundfiles/radio/epi ...…
 
When people ask me what I do, I usually tell them that I write and talk about languages for a living, mainly on my website. This leads to more questions about what exactly my website is about, how I make money from it, and what I spend my days doing. In this episode I try to answer these questions, and explain how Omniglot came to be, what my w ...…
 
In this episode I talk about Cornish, the Celtic language spoken in the southwest of Britain. I look at the history of the language, its decline and revival, and current status, and talk a bit about the language itself, and how I learnt it. http://www.omniglot.com/soundfiles/radio/episode12.mp3 This podcast is also available on SoundCloud, and ...…
 
In this episode I discuss the distinction between between less and fewer, and commonly-held beliefs about English grammar and usage. I investigate where these ‘rules’ and practises originated and find out who is responsible. http://www.omniglot.com/soundfiles/radio/episode11.mp3 This podcast is also available on SoundCloud, and you can download ...…
 
In this episode I look into the differences between languages and dialects, and talk a bit about where they come from and how they develop. http://www.omniglot.com/soundfiles/radio/episode10.mp3 This podcast is also available on SoundCloud, and you can download it here. Max Weinreich (1894-1969), a Russian linguist who specialised in sociolingu ...…
 
In this episode I talk about Welsh (Cymraeg), a Celtic language spoken mainly in Wales, a part of the UK. I delve into the history of the language, its current status, the language itself, and how I learnt it and use it. I also talk to a Welsh learner from Michigan in the USA who is doing a degree in Welsh at Bangor University. This podcast is ...…
 
This epsiode is about polyglottery and was partly recorded at the 2018 Polyglot Conference in Ljubljana in Slovenia. I talk about what is a polyglot, how many languages you have to speak to call yourself a polyglot, and discuss what polyglots get up to, including the Polyglot Conference and other polyglot events, such as the Polyglot Gathering ...…
 
In this episode I talk about Manx (Gaelg), or Manx Gaelic (Gaelg Vanninagh), a Celtic language spoken in the Isle of Man. I look at the history of the language, its decline and revival, and its current situation. I also talk about my own experiences with the language, and play a few Manx tunes, and a song I wrote in Manx and English. http://www ...…
 
This episode is about accents. What are they? Where do they come from? Does it matter if you have a foreign accent when speaking a foreign language? Can you acquire a native-like accent in another language as an adult? If so, how do you do so? http://www.omniglot.com/soundfiles/radio/episode06.mp3 This podcast is also available on SoundCloud, a ...…
 
In this episode I talk about Solresol, a musical language invented by François Sudre in the early 19th century. It is designed to be a simple language for international communication with just seven basic syllables based on the Western major musical scale (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si). Solresol was the first constructed language to be taken ser ...…
 
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