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Language guide for the 2014 World Cup

Football time! Or should we say soccer? Either way the FIFA World Cup 2014 is about to start and it’s in Brazil this year. So for those of you who feel like learning some Portuguese before the trip and mingling a bit with the Brazilians, Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Language

 

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What is your favourite language?

When you’re a language specialist, it is not unusual study more than one foreign language. It usually starts with one or two, learnt at school by chance or by default. Then the passion slowly grows and and leads you to devour more languages. Because they are of the same family and you think it’s an “easy” challenge. Or because you’re interested in finding out Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2013 in Language

 

The importance of intuitive gameplay

Megadrive’s Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium was my very first role-playing game (RPG). That was back in 1995 and I was 9. As it turns out I still have the original game and I just played it through last month. 17 years later, probably for the 20-something time. I guess your first RPG is the one you’ll love for life. The game itself is indeed a classic and has almost exclusively outstanding reviews. But when I first opened the box to play it, the experience left something to be desired. A lot.

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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Localisation

 

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The Modomoto Experience

Among the numerous start-ups flourishing all over Germany (which makes me think is a bit like the Silicon Valley of Europe, but that’s just a personal thought) I came across a website called Modomoto which concept was simple yet new online as far as I could tell. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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Trying to get a word into the dictionary

That’s quite a good idea:

Trying to get a word into the dictionary.

They actually are words missing and that are so easy to make (using the stem form with a prefix or a suffix)

At the same time, some made-up words tend to invade our newspapers and it’s a loss (Anybody else is allergic to the verb “to impact”?)

What are your thoughts? Any word you would gladly add to the English language?

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Language

 

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Learning Spanish gave my German a boost!

After two weeks in Madrid learning Spanish at Inhispania, it felt good coming back home –  if it was not for the snow. The so-called intensive class (3 hours a day) taught me a bit of grammar and let me practise spoken Spanish quite a lot, which was badly needed. But I learned a lot more.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Language

 

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What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

I think this will be my first non-fiction book review, even though the title of the book, What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew might let one think otherwise. Daniel Pool’s book has nothing to do with literature or fiction per se. But if you’Re wondering what did Austen eat in her time, then this book is for you. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Book

 

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