Language Links

Hello! So it’s the weekend (well, here on the west coast, there is still a couple hours of it left) which means it is time for Language Links.

I’m going to be honest: I’m still working on our taxes (I want to say “chou baka taxes” which is something like “very dumb taxes,” but I don’t really know the right way to say taxes in Japanese nor do I want to bother Lee about it!), so I’m going to keep this short!

Yakuza 0 teaches Japanese board game culture.

Via Polygon. I love the Yakuza games (I’m sure a post on this blog is forthcoming) because even though they are Japanese crime dramas at heart, they have many lovely cultural details that would be difficult to experience, short of living in Japan yourself.

Google helps keep endangered Pakistani language alive.

Via Cnet.

Like I said, short and sweet. I guess I should say, “Sumimasen,” which is the Japanese way of saying “sorry.” Hopefully I’ll have my family’s taxes done and I’ll have more time for blogging!

Language Links

Hey there! It’s Thomas again for another Saturday roundup of language links.

France uses English language theme for Olympics.

Via Apropos since there have been some posts about the French language on this blog!

Giphy creates 2000 animated GIFs to teach sign language.

Via Engadget. Pretty cool!

17% of Americans can speak a second language.

Via TCTimes. Lee might disagree just a little with one of the points in this article regarding grammar based learning (Lee likes that!).

Interview with the creator of Early Lingo.

Via New Canaan News. Early Lingo is a total immersion program for teaching young children a second language.

Experienced reporter still needs a good editor.

Via Bangor Daily News. Even experienced writers need a great editor!

That’s it for now! Have a great Saturday and President’s Day weekend!

Language Links


I’m Thomas, and I help out behind the scenes, keeping this blog up and running from the technical side of things. Part of that includes looking over the internet to find cool content that can be included in a weekly links page.

I’m also the recipient of a lot of Lee’s help with typos and grammar mistakes, hence the nom de plume, “Thomas Typo.”

This week’s links:

People make the most typos when…

From DMN News. What time of day, and via what platform, do people make the most mistakes online?

Grammar police strikes again…

From Story Pick. There’s an amusing twitter account called “Grammar Police” that corrects the grammar of celebrity and other notable Twitter users.

Prescription typo causes poisoning…

From That’s Life. This has a happy ending, but yeah, pretty scary.

Alexa adds support for other languages…

Amazon’s popular device adds some additional language support.

Yakuza 0 game localization…

Via Gematsu. I’m a big fan of the Yakuza series, and video games in general, especially Japanese games. Yakuza 0 is the latest and it’s pretty great!

Students create grammatically correct, random sentences…

Via PTLeader.