Arika Okrent

Arika Okrent holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and a first-level certification in Klingon. She is the author of In the Land of Invented Languages.

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June 11 2014 11:20 AMWatch Germans Try to Pronounce the Word Squirrel
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May 9 2014 3:28 PMBeautiful Fonts from Ages Gone By
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Jan. 23 2014 4:07 PMWords of the Year from Around the World. Can You Say Gubbploga?
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Dec. 19 2013 11:34 AMThe Peculiar Grammar of Christmas Songs
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Nov. 19 2013 1:02 PMWhy Is the Word the So Difficult to Define?
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Oct. 2 2013 11:56 AMA Post-Military Taxonomy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
The Good Word
March 24 2010 10:51 AMThe New KlingonWithout so much as a dictionary, Avatar fans are learning how to speak Na'vi.
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June 5 2014 9:52 AMThe Schwa Is the Laziest Sound in All of Human Speech
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March 18 2014 10:09 AMIn Defense of I Could Care Less
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Jan. 3 2014 10:12 AMWhy This Young Girl Is a Masterful Storyteller in Sign Language
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Dec. 3 2013 12:01 PMWatch Surfers and Valley Girls Explain the Latest Slang in This 1980s Documentary
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Nov. 5 2013 9:44 AMMystery Solved: The Etymology of Dude
The Good Word
Sept. 8 2010 4:14 PMResearch in the CribWhat happens when language scientists use their own children as test subjects?
Culturebox
May 7 2009 11:54 AMThere's No Klingon Word for HelloA history of the gruff but surprisingly sophisticated invented language and the people who speak it.