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Learning like a baby with Rosetta Stone
The countdown begins. I've got just over a week left before I take off for parts unknown. Meantime, I've been hammering away at Rosetta Stone, trying to regain at least a tenuous grasp of the Spanish ...
6/21/11 at 12:58 PM
Monkey see, monkey please DON'T
If children are mirrors, then I wantmine to reflect proper grammar. Jo K. wrote about what her toddler has taught her in the Forum's Family Blog. She says her sonmimics what she does, like rushing to...
2/2/11 at 12:10 PM
Bill making English official language begins legislative trek
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen brought back a bill often debated in the Legislature, to make English Minnesotas official language. Learning the English language is essential, the Alexandria Republican said. ...
2/2/11 at 3:23 AM Effort begins to save Indian languages 4/3/09 at 11:13 AM
debitage - waste products of making stone tools
Debitage may look like a word from the worlds of finance or fashion, but it actually comes from the world of archeology. Debitage refers to the waste products of making stone tools, everything from la...
2/1/11 at 11:56 AM "So, do you blow yourself out?" 12/29/10 at 10:06 AM
I'll be telling him to "zip it" soon, too.
Here's breaking news, folks: ADAM IS TALKING. Kinda. There are sounds that are close to being words: "sssss" when you ask what a snake says "mmmm" when you ask what a cow says (but only if you have...
1/26/11 at 3:23 PM Eating should make that list, too, maybe. 10/12/10 at 10:06 PM
Public Service Announcement 4/1/09 at 5:16 PM
Language Cutbacks Bad for Business
Fewer U.S. schools are offering foreign language classes, despite evidence that learning another language can help workers succeed in a global economy. Read more from the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal S...
11/10/10 at 8:50 AM
I remember writing a blog once about how kids seem to have their own language, and how things seem tol get lost in translation, but I have also noticed that men say things different than women. In spe...
9/12/09 at 2:40 AM Lost in translation 8/21/09 at 4:40 AM
Zucchini "Noodles" Make Great Alfredo
It was chef-demo day at my local farmers market this week. Two featured chefs, Reed Olson, chef/co-owner of Wild Hare Bistro & Coffehouse and Chef Chase Fleaman from Concordia Language Villages w...
9/4/09 at 3:04 AM