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Tiktoker shows what languages sound like to non-speakers after he learned about language disorders

Tiktok Languages Sound Like

TikTok user Diego Rivas has received millions of views for his videos that capture what different languages sound like to people who do not speak the language.

“Gibberish”: Rivas, who uses the handle diego.j.rivas, releases videos under his TikTok series “Gibberish Languages,” wherein he takes the speech patterns and intonations of different languages and attempts to mimic what each language might sound like to those on the outside looking in.

Japanese, Korean and Turkish languages originated from farmers in northeast China, study reveals

five languages 9,000 years china

Five languages — Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tungusic and Turkish — belonging to the Transeurasian family are claimed to have emerged from a common ancestor who farmed northeast China some 9,000 years ago, according to a new study.

Key findings: Using linguistic, archeological and genetic evidence, an international team of researchers from Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Russia and the U.S. found that the languages can be traced back to the beginning of millet cultivation in China’s West Liao River. Over time, these millet farmers — who belong to the Amur gene pool — migrated to neighboring regions and left their descendants admixing with other populations.

Black Man Makes Asian Strangers Feel At Home By Speaking With Them in Their Native Language

YouTuber Moses McCormick uploaded a fascinating video of him talking to different nationalities living in the U.S. using the language in their country of origin.

The clip, titled “Black Man Making Foreigners Feel At Home By Speaking Their Langauge!“, shows McCormick, also known as “Laoshu505000,” approaching strangers, greeting them and engaging in small talk.

Over 40% of the U.S. Speaks Asian Languages After English and Spanish

English is the most common language spoken in the United States but one map reveals what languages besides English and Spanish are used at home.

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) conducts an ongoing survey about the families and backgrounds of over 1 million Americans. When interested in learning a new language, you might want to check in at this online Spanish classes, it is said that Spanish is a hard language to learn unless you get help from an expert.

China Releases Official English Translations For People Who Keep Using ‘Chinglish’

China just issued official translations for 3,500 Chinese phrases to keep clueless foreigners from “mispronouncing” certain words, notably the terminologies used in Chinese cuisine.

Earlier in 2017, the Chinese government deemed “Chinglish” (odd Chinese translations into English) to be damaging to “the country’s image.” According to state-run People’s Daily (via South China Morning Post), its use poses challenges for the “development of a multilingual society” and causes social issues.

Russian Students May Have to Learn Mandarin For College Entrance Exams By 2020

Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science plans to make Mandarin Chinese a mandatory foreign language in state testing across the nation by the year 2020.

In 2018, 9th graders in Russia will be given the option of taking Chinese on their final exams to help them prepare for the Unified State Exam, a college entrance test that 11th graders must pass in order to enroll, reported Shanghaiist.