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Shenandoah and Its Native American Roots

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http://learningenglish.voanews.com - The word "Shenandoah" is beautiful and mysterious. It almost sounds like a secret. Shenandoah was the name of a Native American chief. Today it is the name of a national park and river in the U.S. Learn the story behind this word. Also, learn some great adjectives to describe the beauty of nature.

Comment: How to Snore in Korean

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http://www.sbs.com.au - In Swedish, the sound of a small dog barking is rendered as bjäbb-bjäbb; in Turkish, hev hev; in Japanese, kian kian. Imagine a somewhat larger dog, and the words change yet again: to vov-vov, hauv hauv, and wan wan, respectively. Americans might say a small dog goes arf arf and a medium-sized dog ruff ruff.

Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China

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http://www.nytimes.com - YUSHU, China — When officials forced an informal school run by monks near here to stop offering language classes for laypeople, Tashi Wangchuk looked for a place where his two teenage nieces could continue studying Tibetan.

'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple : NPR

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http://www.npr.org - Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

The Fight For Cantonese

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk - We all know that language is more than just a set of words. It's the backbone of an entire population, providing an identity, connection to history and a togetherness. So it's no surprise that many Hong Kongers are feeling adrift right now.

University classes to help refugees struggling with language barrier

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http://www.itv.com - Read the latest Central stories, University classes to help refugees struggling with language barrier on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Central news

In Ireland: English as a Foreign Language

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk - If someone says "I'm after going to the shop" it means "I just went to the shop", which I guess makes sense because you are now inhabiting a time, after going to the shop.. but when first hearing it I had no idea what was going on.