Each month, I dive deep into one language that deserves to be more well-known. I talk about the history and culture associated with the language and go nerdy with the language’s basic grammar so you can start learning them if you want to!
On top of this, each week I write a similar but less deep version to cover even more languages!
This is a directory of both, so you can go straight to those you’re interested in!
(Very) Deep Dives:
Ainu — The original "Japanese" of Japan
Papiamento / Papiamentu — Satisfying a 10-year-old itch
Sinhalese — The most beautiful script I’ve seen
Taiwanese Hokkien / Tâi-Gí — The dialect turned national language
Sranan Tongo — A curious thriving Dutch-English Creole
Jeju Language / Jejueo — The only remaining Korean Language most Koreans don’t understand
Tigrinya — A beautiful Semitic language found in Africa’s North Korea.
Tayo Creole — A Creole language growing on an island with 30 languages.
Romansh — A national Romance language split into different versions of itself, fighting for survival
Aymara — A language all about its suffixes, with 3 ways to mean "we"
Alutiiq — A magnificent Eskimo language from the confines of Alaska.
Rapa Nui — The little-known language of Easter Island, home of the Moai statues
Bugis — A language not using its own beautiful script
The languages are divided by area of the world where they are spoken (if applicable), not by language family.
Languages in Asia:
Ainu — A (much) shorter version of the deep dive
Sinhalese — A (much) shorter version of the deep dive
Khmu - ພາສຂະມຸ — A Language crossing borders in South East Asia
Tetum/Tetun — The official language that was used by a minority
Taiwanese Hokkien/Tâi-Gí — A (much) shorter version of its deep dive
Jejueo / Jeju Language — A (much) shorter version of its deep dive
Lepcha / Róng ríng - The only language in the Himalayas with its own script
Kankanaey - A language with one suffix having over 30 different uses
Eastern Cham - One of the first descendants of the Brahmi Script
Languages in Europe
Euskara/Basque — The language isolate that stood against invaders
Bavarian — The germanic language Germans don't get
Occitan — A mysterious well-known yet forgotten language in France
Piemontèis — A language fighting to get proper recognition in Italy
Parlanjhe / Poitevin-Saintongeais — A curious language struggling to survive
Monégasque - The dialect that became a country's official language
Plautdietsch - A German language spoken by small communities around the world
Papiamento/Papiamentu — A (much) shorter version of the deep dive
Sranan Tongo — A (much) shorter version of the deep dive
Seychellois Creole — A language that got rid of genders with articles
Ambon Malay - A curious Malay-based Creole
Juba Arabic - An Arabic Creole with fixed plurals
Bislama - An English-based Creole with an Oceanic pronominal system
Tok Pisin - An English-based Creole thriving in the middle of 800 languages
Languages in Oceania
Languages in Africa
Languages in Latin America
Languages in North America
Constructed languages (conlangs)
Toki Pona — The Language of Good
Na’vi — The intrinsic language constructed for Avatar
Belter Creole — The Extraplanetary Creole Language
Sindarin — One of the many Lord of the Rings’ conlangs
Interlingua — The auxlang Europeans can understand without studying
Interslavic — The auxlang Slavics can understand without studying
Pandunia — The auxlang made to represent the entire world
Manmino - An incredible East-Asian auxlang