Tag Archives: language

  • 5 Wise and Witty Biblical Phrases to Ring in 2017

    Posted on December 31, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    The Western world owes many of its pithiest and most quotable aphorisms to the Judeo-Christian canon.  Both the Old and New Testaments are replete with rich imagery, graceful language, and profound wisdoms. Here are 5 quintessential examples. GOOD SAMARITAN The term “good Samaritan” is used to refer to a charitable or kind-hearted person that offers […]

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  • Language Panels Travel the Country

    Posted on October 10, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog, Exhibits.

    As part of its Movable Museum initiative, the NML is pleased to offer a number of exhibits for loan. These educational and interactive pieces have traveled the country. Currently, several language panels, along with original historical Bibles, are on display at Heritage Christian Church in Westerville, Ohio until December 31, 2016. Click on the thumbnails below to view full-size […]

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  • On Leadership and Languages: Interview with Gregory J. Nedved

    Posted on September 12, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    Is it possible to begin studying a foreign language in college, only to become a professional linguist, published author, and Army interpreter? If you’re NML Vice President Gregory Nedved, the answer is a resounding yes. Greg started learning Mandarin Chinese while studying in Taiwan. Since then, he has worked for more than 30 years in the Army […]

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  • International Network of Language Museums Makes its Debut

    Posted on August 19, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    July 3 – Milan, Italy The International Network of Language Museums has been formally established and a Board of Trustees elected for 2016-2018. Ottar Grepstad of the Ivar Aasen Centre (Norway), Elaine Gold of the Canadian Language Museum, and Mark Oremland of Mundolingua (France) were elected to serve. Dr. Jill Robbins represented the National Museum of Language via Skype […]

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  • A Challenging New Game to Test Your Language Skills

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.
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  • Intellect as Equipment: Interview with Ralph Dumain

    Posted on July 28, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    When Ralph Dumain took the Canadian Esperanto Association’s proficiency exam in 1976, the score was so high that judges practically had to create a new category for his certificate. This achievement parallels perfectly his affinity for the practice of autodidacticism, or self-education. Since 1999, Dumain has been running the Autodidact Project, a large collection of […]

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  • 10 Etymologies from the Animal Kingdom

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    How much do you know about the word origins of our furry, scaly, and winged friends? Read on to learn 10 etymologies from the animal kingdom. Camel: This beast of burden traces its linguistic heritage from the Latin camelus and Greek kamelos.  The word has resonances with the Arabic jamala, which means “to bear” or […]

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  • Interview with Dr. Elaine Gold, Director of the Canadian Language Museum

    Posted on May 5, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    In anticipation of the inaugural meeting of the International Network of Language Museums, we spoke with Elaine Gold, Director of the Canadian Language Museum. For over 20 years, Dr. Gold has taught a variety of courses at the University of Toronto, including Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, Languages of Canada, and Canadian English. Here, she speaks with NML […]

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  • Keep Your Language Skills Sharp in 2017

    Posted on January 3, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.
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