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Dictionary Words Part II

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! Here is the second installment of Dictionary Words 🙂 please enjoy!

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Dictionary Words Part I

Happy Saturday everyone and Happy Halloween!! This week we will start our new (and exciting!) series of videos where we closely analyze words that I thought were great spelling bee “candidates” when I read the dictionary four years ago! These words have quirky and interesting definitions, and definitely give us more insight into how the language of origin of the word influences its spelling. Enjoy!

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Language Summary

Happy Saturday everyone!!! I am very happy to share this video with you all — we have completed our journey of visiting several different languages and understanding their spelling rules and patterns as they have affected English. Thus far, from the creation of this site, we have covered 1245 minutes (20.75 hours) of learning. Wow! Thank you so much for all your support, encouragement, and donations to water.org — it all means a lot to me.

For the future, please be expecting more videos on other word-related realms. We will be covering some words I handpicked when I read the dictionary four years ago, some roots, and some vocabulary. Please stay tuned for this new and exciting series.

It’s been a wonderful ride with you all! I can’t wait to keep it going 🙂

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Russian V

Hello everyone and Happy October! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with autumn settling in. This week, we will finish Russian by revisiting our ten sample words and applying all the rules we have learned to these words. Now you can take on any word from Russian!

Some new and exciting videos will be coming up soon! Please stay tuned for more…

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Russian IV

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope the weekend is off to a great start 🙂

This week, we will continue our study of Russian by looking at the Russian consonant sounds. I have kept this video very informal and broad because in Russian there usually is no hard and fast way to spell a consonant sound. This way we can analyze the multiple possibilities of a certain sound and try to figure out the probabilities of each.

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Polynesian Languages IV (and a special congratulations!)

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I made and posted a video, so here is the final installment of the Polynesian Languages! We’ll go back to our ten sample words and look at why they are spelled the way they are.

On another note, I want to wish a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar for winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this past Thursday! What an exciting and dramatic finale; I am ecstatic that both of them got to win and I think this was the best way it could possibly end! Also a very big congrats to Dev, Cole, and every other speller who competed last week – they truly stole our hearts and demonstrated true sportsmanship and spirit 🙂

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Donation News and World Cup 2014

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday and a wonderful summer so far! Today is the auspicious Hindu festival called “Guru Purnima”, which is dedicated to all our superb teachers, mentors, and guides. “Guru”, stemming from Sanskrit, comes from “gu” meaning darkness and “ru” meaning one who removes our darkness. Thus “guru” is defined by Merriam Webster as: a person who acts as one’s teacher and guide in matters of fundamental intellectual concern. Thanks to all the teachers and instructors out there!

In honor of this holiday and also the fact that thus far, we have helped 28 people gain access to a lifetime supply of clean and fresh water, a new donation link for water.org is up. The link is http://give.water.org/fundraiser/1901/. THANK YOU to everyone who has helped with this cause so far; I am so thrilled to say we have made such a positive impact on our globe. Let’s continue that further! We have until October of this year to help out 10 more people!

Also, if you want to refer to a certain set of videos regarding one language, you can always use the search tool at the top right of the page to search for a specific language. All the posts and videos pertaining to that language will come up. For example, if you want to go over German, just type in “German” in the search tool and all five of the posts relating to German come up.

On another note, tomorrow is the 2014 World Cup Final! For those who don’t know, I am a huge fan of football and the World Cup, and I have especially been supporting Team Germany for many years now! I’m beyond excited that Germany is in the final for tomorrow 🙂 However, one main reason I love watching the World Cup is because it brings people of so many different countries and cultures together. Inevitably, there is much we can notice and learn about languages and linguistics. What I enjoy the most is that just by reading the names of the players on a squad, you can generally guess which country they represent! This is where all the rules we have learned about different languages kick in. If you have been watching the World Cup, hopefully you have been having fun putting these rules into practice too!

Have a great week everyone!