What language games do linguists play?

By: | Post date: 2017-03-19 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: General Language, Linguistics

More of a polyglot game, this, than a linguist game, but: switch the TV to a foreign language film halfway through, and try to work out what the language is. The fact that the language almost always sustains a local film industry does constrain the possible choices.

The rule of thumb I worked out quite early is, if they look Swedish and sound Turkish, they’re Hungarian.

Leave a Reply

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Join 313 other subscribers

  • September 2019
    M T W T F S S
    « Aug    
     1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    30  
%d bloggers like this: