Sunday, January 3, 2016


Various linguistics things from around the web that you might be into. The first link is for the complete International Phonetic Alphabet chart and some extras, which I have added in the left sidebar under "Languages".

IPA Complete Chart & Extras -- the extras are on the right sidebar of the webpage. There's even a chart with sounds so that you can hear them.

IPA Character Set for typing and transcription -- basically a virtual IPA keyboard

International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet (NATO phonetic alphabet) -- just for fun

How Many Languages are There? -- article

The Concept of Language (Noam Chomsky) -- video

Pittsburghese -- from the University of Pittsburgh. Podcasts featuring certain Pittsburghese words.

The Linguistics of AAVE -- video

Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross on Language -- video

Fry's Planet Word - Episode 1 -- video

Fry's Planet Word - Episode 2 -- video

Fry's Planet Word - Episode 3 -- video

Fry's Planet Word - Episode 4 -- video

Fry's Planet Word - Episode 5 -- video

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DIY Skills Badges

It's like "scouting", but not! Do cool stuff, learn cool stuff, and get nifty badges for it! All without the icky, gender, racial, and homophobic problems that are indicative of the Boy Scouts of America. Best of all, they have badges for doing stuff you love: gaming, game design, coding, linguistics, cartography, drawing, meditation, maths, and Minecraft! (Plus a ton more!)

I made you an account that you can login to here and use your usual password. Click on "skills" at the top and look around at the skills and find something that you want to do and then I'll take a picture or video of you doing it! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia
*a link has been added to your sidebar under Wikis/Guides

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Twinkling crystalsof visible silence
Frozen geometry
falling on tongues
Icy diamonds
in the sunshine
Smiles sliding
on sleds

-- Michele James-Parham

Friday, September 20, 2013

Putting Time In Perspective

Click picture to read article

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rubik's Cube Madness!

Click to visit the website

The Rubik's Cube website is amazing! Make sure to check out the Rubik's TV tab: lots of cool videos!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Origami Stars

How to Make an Origami Star from Erika Moen on Vimeo.

I like to fold origami stars and thought maybe you would like to as well!