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Learning mother tongues should be "special", "alive" and "easy" says Singapore's Education Minister

Posted By hyperlingo on Education

http://www.straitstimes.com - SINGAPORE - Learning one's mother tongue language should be made "as easy as possible" for children, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Saturday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Turkey whistle language video: How whistled Turkish works in the brain (VIDEO).

Posted By hyperlingo on Language

http://www.slate.com - In the northeastern mountains of Turkey, residents separated by tree-packed slopes turned to an unusual communication method: whistling. Small villages adapted the language, known as whistled Turkish—which, as it sounds, is Turkish adapted into a series of whistles—as a means for long-distance communication long before the telephone or Twitter was...