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What Makes A Language… A Language? – Martin Hilpert

What Makes A Language… A Language? – Martin Hilpert

What is it?

The YouTube video What Makes A Language… A Language? – Martin Hilpert by the YouTube channel TED-Ed, here is the description for this video:

Dig into the distinction between a language and a dialect, and uncover the history of standardized languages.

Outside of China, Mandarin and Cantonese are often referred to as Chinese dialects, despite being even more dissimilar than Spanish and Italian. On the other hand, speakers of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, which are three distinct languages, can usually communicate with each other in their native tongues. So, when is speech considered a dialect versus a language? Martin Hilpert investigates.

Lesson by Martin Hilpert, directed by Luísa M H Copetti, Hype CG.

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Dreams

Aaron Chiz + Subtitled Interviews + DH Gets A Library Job

I had more dreams, but I did not record them, and so now I can only remember part of my last dream.

At some point in the dream it was day, and I was out somewhere needing to get home; and Aaron Chiz gave me a ride home.

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Dreams

Trying To Speak In Esperanto

I went to sleep on the living room couch, it was not that comfortable unfortunately, and so I tossed and turned waking up in and out of dreams without getting in bed like I should have.

I did not record my remembered dreams each time that I woke up and went back to sleep unfortunately, and so now I barely remember part of my last dream.

This dream was inspired by a MalwareTips thread called What Is The Language That Sounds Best To You, and several YouTube videos comparing languages and videos with examples of people speaking in other languages like this video by Joanna Hausmann called Portuguese Vs. Spanish – Joanna Rants:

All that I can remember of this dream now is that in one part of the dream my department supervisor Ms. JM was in the dream, I remember talking to her, but that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

The rest of the dream involved me thinking about, talking about, and even using some other languages along with mostly English; Spanish was possibly one of the languages that was talked about and maybe Portuguese.

Besides English, my second most used language in the dream was Esperanto, I remember trying to use Esperanto in a conversation.

I could not remember that much Esperanto but I tried the best that I could, but I had to use a lot of English to fill in the blanks because it has been a while since I last studied some Esperanto; and back when I did study a bit I did not get that far as usual with any language that I attempt to learn.

I can not remember who I was talking to or any other details, and that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

A Gunman & A British Spy | Talking Politics With President Trump | Virtual World Addiction With Lucid Dream

I went to bed very late and I woke up very late (almost 2 PM).

Some of these dreams were inspired by season 4 of the television show Black Mirror.