7 episodes of Language Stories since the first episode, which aired on October 31, 2017.
Episode 6: You Know a Word in Nahuatl
January 12th, 2018
10 mins 13 secs
mexico, nahuatl, the americas, uto-aztecan languages
Nahuatl is a language spoken in Mexico that maybe you've never heard of until now. But guess what? You know a word in Nahuatl.
Episode 5: Maya Isn't Dead
December 29th, 2017
23 mins 56 secs
mayan languages, mexico, the americas, yucatec maya
What happens when history tells us a civilisation has vanished? Disappeared. Gone. Kapoof.
Naturally, we assume that the languages spoken by those civilisations is gone too, right? That all citizens and descendants took them to the grave, leaving only some etchings at ruins of once great cities, which leaves lots of work for people who like deciphering stuff to decipher the pieces of the language spoken by these people.
And of course, the juicy gory details of history are the ones we hear about first: the human sacrifice, the end of the world predictions.
Think of this episode as a bit of a mythbuster. Answering the questions you didn't even know you had about a language that you didn't even know still existed.
Welcome to Language Stories, a podcast discovering languages around the world and meeting the people who speak them. I’m Lindsay Williams from Lindsay Does Languages, a language-obsessed chica on a constant exploration of languages no matter where I am in the world. And this episode, welcome to... Merida, Mexico where we’re hearing the story of Yucatec Maya.
Episode 4: Star Wars: A Language Story
December 15th, 2017
7 mins 55 secs
constructed languages, fictional languages, guatemala, star wars, the americas
Welcome to episode 4 of Language Stories. This time we’re in Tikal, Guatemala, aka Rebel Base Yavin 4, and we’re talking all things...Star Wars. In particular the languages of Star Wars.
Episode 3: Montreal: Beyond Bilingual
December 1st, 2017
26 mins 14 secs
montreal, north america, the americas
Welcome to episode three of Language Stories! This time we visit Montreal, a city that goes beyond the bilingual expectations you might have. This is Montreal: Beyond Bilingual.
Episode 2: Chinatown in Havana
November 17th, 2017
6 mins 34 secs
cuba, havana, the americas
Havana, Cuba has a Chinatown. Nothing too unusual about that, right? Well what happens when that Chinatown doesn't really have a Chinese population?
Episode 1: New York and the 7 Line
November 10th, 2017
23 mins 25 secs
new york, the americas, usa
New York City is undoubtedly one of the most multicultural in the world. So what's it like to live there as someone interested in languages? In this episode we meet with 5 local New Yorkers to hear about their experiences living and learning languages in such a diverse city and to learn about the projects that have developed from living in this inspiring place.