1. “The name “Cunningham” sounds perfectly normal, yet the name “Cleverpork” would be totally weird.”
    random REDDIT user

    (Source: reddit.com)

    CunninghamCleverporkpun

  2. pappubahry2:

Cognate class maps for 207 words across Indo-European languages, ordered by Shannon entropy, i.e., increasing diversity.  Data from IELex; more detailed pictures (and more details generally) here.

    pappubahry2:

    Cognate class maps for 207 words across Indo-European languages, ordered by Shannon entropy, i.e., increasing diversity.  Data from IELex; more detailed pictures (and more details generally) here.

  3. teded:

Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all?
From the TED-Ed Lesson How languages evolve - Alex Gendler
Animation by Igor Coric

    teded:

    Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all?

    From the TED-Ed Lesson How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

    Animation by Igor Coric

  4. metaplasticity:

    Linguistic Relativity. The more you think about it the more interesting it becomes. Literally…

    Linguistic Relativity