Language Stories

Language Stories
Discovering languages around the world and meeting the people who speak them.
BONUS: Dalriada Gaelic - Back From The Brink
Jun 7 • 25 min
12: Guaraní in the Heart of South America
May 25 • 25 min
11: Nicaraguan Sign Language
Apr 26 • 27 min
10: The Panama Canal
Apr 14 • 5 min
Welcome back to Season 1 of Language Stories. This time we're at the Panama Canal. Why the Panama Canal? Trade routes have always played an important role in language development. I find it fascinating how language can form from these real life short,…
9: Keeping K’iche
Mar 30 • 18 min
Welcome back to Season 1 of Language Stories. This time it's all about K'iche. Why K’iche? There's many languages I didn't know much about before we started Language Stories, K'iche wasn't one of them. K'iche was one I knew essentially nothing about. I…
8: All About You
Mar 16 • 6 min
Welcome back to Season 1 of Language Stories. This time things are all about you. Why “you”? 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.…
7: Unbelizeable!
Mar 2 • 21 min
Welcome back to Season 1 of Language Stories. We're back for the second half of this season and this time, we're speaking English…and a few more languages in Belize. Why Belize? I was really excited to visit Belize. After my time in Costa Rica a decade…
6: You Know a Word in Nahuatl
Jan 12 • 10 min
When we were in Cuba, just before Hurricane Irma struck, our casa particular owner said to us we can use the internet. It was weird. We’d gone almost two weeks with zero wifi due to it being a complicated and expensive and time-consuming process in Cuba,…
5: Maya Isn’t Dead
Dec 29, 2017 • 23 min
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…
4: Star Wars: A Language Story
Dec 14, 2017 • 7 min
Welcome to episode 4 of Language Stories. This time we’re in Tikal, Guatemala and we’re talking all things…Star Wars. In particular the languages of Star Wars. Why Star Wars languages? Because the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, is out today of course!…
3: Montreal: Beyond Bilingual
Dec 1, 2017 • 26 min
Welcome to episode three of Language Stories! This time we visit Montreal, a city that goes beyond the bilingual expectations you might have. Why Montreal? When I was studying for my French A level, my French was going through a bit of an identity crisis.…
2: Chinatown in Havana
Nov 17, 2017 • 6 min
It's always nice to have a little familiarity when you're travelling somewhere new. Something you can rely on to give you that creature comfort. Sometimes, weirdly perhaps, Chinatowns are that thing. But not so much the Chinatown in Havana, Cuba. This is…
1: New York and the 7 Line
Nov 10, 2017 • 23 min
Language Stories is finally here! Woohoo! And what better place to start for episode one than New York City. What is Language Stories? Language Stories is a new series here at Lindsay Does Languages of video and podcast episodes about languages in various…
0: Preview: Language Stories coming November 10th!
Oct 31, 2017 • 1 min