Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Philogelos: Joke #94 – Indigestion
Are you interested in creating an educational experience for visitors to the Virtual National Museum of Language? Do you have digital design skills? Can you edit php, html, and feel comfortable on WordPress? Are you skilled in Photoshop, Premiere, or Flash? Contact us to discuss how you can contribute to NML’s development of a Virtual […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Help Grow the Virtual Museum
The mission of the National Museum of Language is “To inspire an appreciation for the magic and beauty of language.” We seek your help in recruiting new members to our Board of Trustees, to help us move forward with new talent and energy. You can nominate yourself or someone else who has agreed to be nominated. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NML Board Nominations
Hello! Hola! Bonjour! This page is for young people who want to explore languages. Young Linguists of America is sponsored by the National Museum of Language. See our exhibits Fun with Chinese: Try the quizContinue Reading... Comments Off on Young Linguists of America
PowerPoint on Japanese number-writing: Goroawase PDF | Goroawase PPT Link to Google Slideshow PowerPoint on Japanese charactersContinue Reading... 1,135 Comments.
NML needs people like you who are passionate about language. Contact us to volunteer as a docent, greeter, committee member, or grant writer. Here are some of the things we need help with from our volunteers: Update and monitor our social media accounts: Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Website Inform the public of our activities through regular print and broadcast […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Volunteer
AIF 2013 flier The Natural and Historical Resources Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission cordially invites you to join us in a celebration of American Indian culture and heritage. 5th Annual Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10 am – 4 pm Patuxent River Park 16000 Croom Airport Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (Group […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on American Indian Festival
NML members at the Supporting level or above can take part in a four week course culminating in writing one’s language autobiography. Because different aspects of language are so prevalent in all our lives, it can be fun, rewarding, and personally meaningful to reflect on the story of language in our lives and to write […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
Letter from the President: Dear Associates, Members, and Friends of The National Museum of Language: The Board of Trustees is making some significant changes to our operations which will better promote our defined mission: To promote understanding of, and appreciation for, the beauty and magic of language — in history, contemporary affairs, and the future. […]Continue Reading... 1,217 Comments.