Using onomatopoeia in Japanese

One of the characteristics of Japanese language is its abundant variety of onomatopoeia. It’s a group of adjectives and adverbs used to describe the state or sound of something, typically with the same syllable repeated (among other formations).In many languages, words are created by imitating the sound of animals, but you can express more than [...]

By |2015-06-05T10:03:04-07:00June 5th, 2015|Culture Studies, Linguistic Tips|

Is there a relationship between sex and emojis?

It has been known for a long time that many personality traits can be inferred from the words, expressions and punctuation that people use. Now that people increasingly use emojis, are there relationships between personality and emojis?Interestingly, the very comprehensive Singles in America survey funded by Match.com (based on the attitudes and behaviors of a representative sample [...]

By |2015-05-30T12:48:48-07:00May 30th, 2015|Culture Studies, Daily Questions|

What is the fastest-growing language on Instagram?

Available on all mobile platforms, Instagram, the online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service now belonging to Facebook, has become one of the favorite apps of many youngsters around the world. Instagram recently released on their blog amazing statistics about the rapidly increasing use of emojis (from the Japanese word 絵文字, literally "picture" (e) + "character" (moji)).As [...]

By |2015-05-09T17:33:25-07:00May 9th, 2015|Daily Questions|