Long-Gone Words: Floppy Disk… and More

Long-Gone Words: Floppy Disk… and More
Merriam-Webster recalls ten words we don’t hear anymore:

We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to recall words from their childhood that people just don’t seem to use anymore. The responses ranged from 80s slang to regional patois to words we really wish we could resurrect. Here are a few of our favorites.

Yes, They Do Speak English!

Yes, They Do Speak English!
According to their Web site, Moscow FM is the station positioning itself as a club. A new city radio in principle – a guide on the most interesting places and venues, a round the clock excursion for tourists and citizens. The station is a sort of tutorial and way of maintaining the level of language proficiency. They broadcast classics of foreign rock and pop music, modern pop / rock songs, rock ballads and music news.

Секреты аблаута, или несколько слов о неэффективности обучения английскому языку

Парадоксально, но факт: ряды аблаута (нем. Ablautreihen) сильных глаголов обычно входят в программу изучения немецкого, но о них даже не упоминают при обучении английскому языку! Хотя само явление регулярного чередования гласных в корневой морфеме глагола характерно не только для германских, но и славянских, и индоевропейских языков вообще.

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Presentations in English at a Distance of Your Request

As our English-speaking followers have noticed, presentations for conference talks published earlier on the blog are provided in Russian. Unfortunately, that makes them unavailable for readers from other parts of the world.

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