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Lost in translation.

Lost in translation.

Susanna Tang and Valerie Shu May 22, 2023

Exploring how language influences day-to-day communication and culture. 

Emojis have slid into your DMs

Emojis have slid into your DMs

Sophie Au, Design Editor May 8, 2023

LOL: Lots Of Love or Laugh Out Loud? Is the 🙏 used to clap or to pray? In the age of rapid communication via cell phones, texts with abbreviations, shortened words and emojis convey thoughts with...

Many languages may be speaking their last words

Many languages may be speaking their last words

Apurva Krishnamurthy and Anushka Anand May 8, 2023

As English continues to globalize and be prioritized over other languages, language isolates are left behind. Many communities lose a part of their culture as younger generations forfeit a link to their...

Swear words permeate our lives as forms of self expression, cathartic cries and bitter insults. But from where do these deep-rooted exclamations come?

WTF?! The origins of swear words

Meera Nambiar and Surya Saraf May 8, 2023

They say a single “F—ck!” is worth a thousand words — a profane but clear cry of frustration, or a little emphasis to everyday conversation that holds a potency in its resounding four letters....

Watch your tone!

Watch your tone!

Sruthi Medepalli and Samiya Anwar May 8, 2023

Welcome. Bienvenido. Salut. Khush Amdeed. Huānyíng. While these phrases extend a warm invitation, the various tonal changes in each language pressure the brain to perceive them differently. Thus, discrepancies...

Hundreds of thousands of Americans use ASL; as sign language is incorporated into the modern world, it has become increasingly important to learn beginning from childhood.

ASL education bridges communication

Katie Chin and Neha Ayyer May 8, 2023

Released in 2022, CODA, a movie featuring the life of a Deaf family, brought Deaf culture to mainstream media, spurring discussions about the importance of American Sign Language. Hundreds of thousands...

Bilingual or bye-lingual

Bilingual or bye-lingual

Lilly Wu and Eileen Zhu May 8, 2023

As multilingualism and cross-cultural communication continues to shape the world, the ability to speak more than one language has become an increasingly valuable asset. While some individuals grow up in...

The hazy diction of translated text is often left unnoticed and can stifle fluent and authentic communication or complete appreciation of secondary literary works.

Words aren’t enough: exploring limits of translation

Susanna Tang and Ashley Huang May 8, 2023

“Tsundoku” is a Japanese word that describes the habit of ambitiously buying books but letting them pile up unread. Uniquely expressed only by this language, the word holds cultural Japanese connotations...

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