April 27th, 2018 | Season 1 | 27 mins 15 secs
central america, nicaragua, nicaraguan sign language, sign languages, spanish, the americas
Every language has a unique story, but Nicaraguan Sign Language is pretty special. A language emerging in the 80s amidst a revolution? In this episode of Language Stories, we're exploring the story of Nicaraguan Sign Language.
April 14th, 2018 | Season 1 | 5 mins 58 secs
central america, english, spanish, the americas
Trade has always influenced the languages we speak. But what happens with language at one of the busiest and most important trade routes in the world, the Panama Canal? In this episode of Language Stories, discover languages at The Panama Canal.
March 30th, 2018 | Season 1 | 18 mins 2 secs
central america, k'iche, mayan languages, the americas
K'iche is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala by over a million people. Join us for this episode of Language Stories as we explore K'iche Maya at a local homestay and in a busy market town, as well as learning how to learn K'iche.
March 16th, 2018 | Season 1 | 6 mins 27 secs
central america, grammar, south america, spanish, the americas
As we've been travelling through Latin America and heading into a new Spanish-speaking country every few weeks, I've realised something.
Something really simple.
Something really important.
Something I don't really know how to do.
I arrive in a new Spanish-speaking country and don't know how to address YOU.
You in Spanish isn't always easy, and that's why we're dedicating the podcast of this episode of Language Stories to just that.
March 2nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 21 mins 11 secs
belize, creole languages, english, spanish, the americas
Belize isn't like the rest of Central America. Belize speaks English. But that's not the full story...Listen + watch this episode of Language Stories to find out more.
January 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
December 29th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
December 15th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
December 1st, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
November 17th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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?