5月 2018

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The Story of English and ELF

- Tim Lake

英語の歴史、世界共通語としての英語

There are many good reasons to learn English, one of them is because it has become a global language, the lingua franca. What makes English work as a global language is not just the questionable influence of the British Empire - which has a lot to answer for - but its flexibility, something that has developed due to it’s history.


英語を学ぶべき理由はたくさんあります。英語が世界共通語”リンガ・フランカ”であることも、その1つです。
英語を世界共通語にしたのはイギリス帝国だと言われていますが(もちろんそれは大きな側面ではありますが)、実際は英語が持つ柔軟性であり、歴史が言語を形成してきたのです。

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Word of the Week

WOTW: register

今週の #WOTW は 'register’ です。’Register’ is a noun and a verb. Hopefully some of the following information will stay registered in your memory!

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WOTW: calf

今週の #WOTW は 'calf’ です。’Calf’ (‘calves’ in plural) is a noun meaning a few things, some of which are not that obvious. It’s also used in a phrase that’s pretty handy for farmers and jesters alike..

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WOTW: whatever

今週の #WOTW は 'whatever’ です。’Whatever’ is a pronoun (we haven’t had many of those), an adverb, and an exclamation. We also use it in one phrase. Today’s is not a very long installment, so it’ll be over before you know it.

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