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Welcome to the browse section of the speech accent archive. By following the Language/ Speakers section you will be able to track different accents by speaker and native language. The Atlas/ Regions allows you to browse for representative speaker...
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
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The oldest document ever found in the Philippines.
Morse Code Alphabet
"No pain, no gain" goes all the way back to the 1500s, and we have Shakespeare to thank for the phrase "cold fish." In The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Christine Ammer explores the origins of more than 10,000 nonliteral sayings.
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Boontling, a home-grown American dialect, may soon go the way of dinosaurs and beepers.
Recordings of indigenous languages on the point of extinction are being gathered into an online database.