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Korean is virtually two languages, and that's a big problem for North Korean defectors | Public Radio International

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http://www.pri.org - North Koreans may speak Korean, but not the kind they have to learn if they defect to the South. And even with a new smartphone app to guide them through South Korea's unfamiliar dialect, it's a tough and unnerving challenge.

Sign language becomes fourth official language of Papua New Guinea

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http://www.radioaustralia.net.au - Sign language has become the fourth official language of Papua New Guinea, in a move that it's hoped will assist people living with hearing impairments in PNG significantly.

The prince, the glamour model and the Vikings’ lost language | World news | The Guardian

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http://www.theguardian.com - The marriage of Sofia Hellqvist to Prince Carl Philip of Sweden could help resurrect the once-banned Elfdalian tongue

Japanese language test-takers flip out over Engrish bathroom sign, get correction-happy | RocketNews24

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http://en.rocketnews24.com - The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is a test of Japanese as a second language knowledge and is held twice a year in Japan and many other countries around the world. Since the test is entirely in Japanese, it can be taken by anyone regardless of English ability. Even so, the organization decided to put u ...