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  • The Story of Human Language

  • De : John McWhorter, The Great Courses
  • Lu par : John McWhorter
  • Durée : 18 h et 15 min
  • Enregistrement original
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Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

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  • Fantastic approach to our linguistic history

  • Auteur(s) : Client Amazon le 07/04/2017

Many flaws in Arabic

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Rédigé le : 25/12/2016

When talking about the word "Nothing" in Arabic, the lecturer made many mistakes. For instance he claimed that ši and šay mean Nothing in Algerian and Tunisian. The fact is that ši and šay mean Thing and to say Nothing you need to change it to Wálu in Algerian and add حد in Tunisian. He said that wálu is Moroccan when it is widely used in Algeria. His big mistake is when he claimed that Nothing in Egyptian is Dilwa'ti. In fact Dilwa'ti means Now. Nothing is Wala Haga.
In addition he overestimated the difference between dialects in some Arab countries. I should say Arabic may be very confusing for non-Arab speakers especially when you have, for example, El- in the beginning of your last name and your passport shows Al- instead. It is an Arabic to Latin scripting issue. In Arabic it is written ال wherever it is Al or El and Arab people switch effortlessly between these 2 versions even in the same sentence when they speak in their Arabic dialect. I gave this example to make it clear since the actual examples for the lectures are more difficult to debate when you don't speak Arabic.
I hope that his arguments about other languages are flawless but it is up to Native to send their critics. I tweeted to the Lecturer but he didn't reply .. I will listen to another audiobook about English by the same author but I can no more trust his global theories about language in general and especially foreign ones.

  • The Anatomy of a Calling

  • A Doctor's Journey from the Head to the Heart and a Prescription for Finding Your Life's Purpose
  • De : Lissa Rankin
  • Lu par : Erin Moon
  • Durée : 12 h et 47 min
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In The Anatomy of a Calling, Lissa Rankin, MD, makes a simple yet revolutionary claim: We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls "a hero's journey"; we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill. Navigating the hero's journey, Dr. Rankin argues, is one of the cornerstones of living a meaningful, authentic, healthy life.

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  • Fake doctor

  • Auteur(s) : MAM le 24/02/2016

Fake doctor

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Rédigé le : 24/02/2016

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Un discours moraliste pseudo-spirituel irrationnel délirant et qui n'a rien à voir avec la médecine ni avec la bonne pratique médicale.

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