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.

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