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The American's guide to speaking British...
 language English UK
The language is called Silbo Gomero, and is only heard on the Canary Island of La Gomera, off the coast of Morocco.

2003-11-28

 language whistle Silbo Gomero Canary Islands
A language isolate is a natural language with no demonstrable genetic relationship with other living languages; that is, one that has not been proved to descend from a common ancestor to any other language.
 language linguistics evolution
Three US boffins built a programme designed to create research papers with random text, charts and diagrams. Two bogus papers were submitted to a computing conference in Florida, and one of them was accepted. One of the hoaxers said the fake paper was designed to expose the lack of standards at academic gatherings.

2005-04-15

 hoax science conference language
SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence. One useful purpose for such a program is to auto-generate submissions to fake conferences; that is, conferences with no quality standards, which exist only to make money.
 hoax language science software artificial intelligence conference
The internet is on the brink of the "biggest change" to its working "since it was invented 40 years ago", the net regulator Icann has said...

2009-10-26

 script language Internet domain name ICANN
A more likely explanation is that we have brains that perceive rather than we have eyes that see and ears that hear.

2009-11-25

 senses skin touch hearing language
A gene that has long been implicated in the evolution of speech and language has given up more of its secrets.

2009-11-13

 toread language speech genetics evolution human
Users of scripts other than that in which English is written will soon have web addresses in their own language.
 Internet domain name toread script language
Scientists may be a step closer to understanding the origins of human language. Two studies suggest that the ability to combine sounds and words to alter meaning may be rooted in a species of monkey. A team found the Campbell's monkey can add a simple sound to its alarm calls to create new ones and then combine them to convey even more information...

2009-12-11

 monkey language linguistics speech evolution

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