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The interesting etymology of 10 words + a Gothic overview

Do you like learning about the origin of words? Are you fascinated by the stories behind how words came to be? Then this article is for you! Take a journey through several languages and learn more about history itself. We’ll tell you about the origin and evolution of “tragedy”, ” assassin”, “whisky”, “shampoo”, “vaccine”, “etymology”, […]

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Mugs ahoy!

Since 20 August, Letrário offers mugs to customers and vendors who recommend our translation, proofreading, and subtitling services, to name but a few. The promotion has no end in sight, but it will always be subject to availability, so hurry… For each referral resulting in a new friend for Letrário, you can choose one of […]

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New meanings and language evolution

  In early September, Dictionary.com made major updates to over 15,000 entries. In this piece, Letrário will present and discuss these changes, which regard themes such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, drug addiction and suicide. We will also be looking at the need for language evolution within society, according to Michael Halliday’s theory of functional language. […]

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Globish, the new Esperanto

The idea for a common language has been, throughout the centuries, the dream of many. Some even tried to achieve it. According to Father Joahann Schleyer, after being visited by God, Who assured him it was about time that mankind spoke the same language, he got down to business and created a language that would […]

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