Jenny’s Corner: 4 Fictional Languages You Could Actually Learn
I was recently watching Season 1 of Game of Thrones, and my favorite scenes have always revolved around Daenerys Targaryen and her husband Kahl Drogo. They speak a language called Dothraki, a language that has been developed, and which is translated for the viewer the way a foreign French film might be. It is a language that is fully functional, with its own idioms and grammatical rules. But it isn’t the only language created specifically for a fictional world. What follows is an examination of languages that exist only in fictional worlds, but they are languages you could potentially learn and master.
American Chinese vs. Traditional Chinese Food: What’s the Difference?
One of the most popular cuisines across America is Chinese food. Wooden chopsticks and white takeout boxes are ubiquitous in all of the major cities in this country. But many people who enjoy General Tso’s Chicken might be surprised to hear that most actual Chinese people haven’t even heard of General Tso, let alone his chicken.
Languages and Translation Policies in the EU
The European Union (EU) has been in the news a lot over the last several weeks since the United Kingdom’s landmark vote to exit the EU, colloquially known as the “Brexit.” But for us Americans — and for those of us in the world of language and translation — we might not know exactly what the EU is and how it operates.
The Languages to Learn in San Diego...Other Than Spanish
Situated only about 15 miles from the Mexican Border, San Diego is truly a multicultural city. Countless languages are spoken here, some more so than others. And although English is the most widely spoken language, about 25% of the population are native or fluent Spanish speakers. So, it’s clear that picking up Spanish is vital for any polyglot who is going to live in this beautiful seaside city, but what other languages are spoken here?