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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Marilyn Jones ·
The portraits are exceptional; well done!!!
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

DrFumblefinger ·
Another fascinating look at a rarely visited place, Lester, thanks! I've heard that the Ethiopians send their bureaucrats to China for training. Any evidence of that in your visit?
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! Thanks for sharing why the Catalan language is so important. I'll make sure to learn a few words before my next trip.
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

Ava ·
How timely! I was just in Catalunya this past week on a trip to visit PortAventura World and Tarragona. I loved experiencing the local culture - and previous to my trip I had no idea that Spain wasn't more homogeneous.
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

DrFumblefinger ·
Speak about timely -- I leave for Barcelona next weekend! Thanks for the great post, Olivia.
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

PHeymont ·
Barcelona's one of my favorite destinations...thanks not only for taking me back, but for helping me see better part of what attracts me!
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

RoadWorrier ·
Hey, really beautiful pix! Love to hear more about food and all!
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Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Amharic ( not Aramaic) and English are the two official languages of Ethiopia, although Amharic is the one most people speak.  While there are up to 80 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country, Amharic is the working...
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Paris bridges language gap with new app

PHeymont ·
Paris is consistently the world's most-visited city, and while it's fairly easy for English-speakers to get what they need, it's harder for speakers of many other languages. Paris has just rolled out a new app called "Yes, I speak touriste?" to help...
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English as a second language: Who's best?

PHeymont ·
Among the things you probably never wondered is "Has someone ever ranked the world's countries that don't speak English by how proficiently their residents speak English?" Now you don't have to wonder; the answer is YES! and we have the list.  ...
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Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

oliviardiamond ·
Despite eras of repression, the Catalan language and a strong feeling toward independence persist in Catalonia and its capital, Barcelona.
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France to weep over 'ognons' as spelling changes

PHeymont ·
The Academie Française has mandated 2400 changes in spelling and accents, and it's stirred up a small storm in the press and online.
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GarryRF ·
The French are very "concerned" about the erosion of their language. They're under pressure to speak English in the ever shrinking business world. French Canadians often refuse to speak English socially (in the bar) on vacation. But have an amazing command of English when telling the hotel concierge what's wrong with their hotel room.
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Language Lesson Cambodia

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Language Lesson Cambodia
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