words http://kcur.org en Fiddler Explores Little-Known French Dialect Spoken In Missouri Town http://kcur.org/post/fiddler-explores-little-known-french-dialect-spoken-missouri-town <p>In honor of Bastille Day, <a href="http://kcur.org/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a> explored efforts to preserve Missouri French: a dialect that once flourished in southwestern Missouri, now remembered by only a handful of people in the town of Old Mines. Some say the language is dying, but the dialect has been pronounced dead then rediscovered many times.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:39:11 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 58880 at http://kcur.org Fiddler Explores Little-Known French Dialect Spoken In Missouri Town KU Linguist Transforms How The Kazakh Language Is Written http://kcur.org/post/ku-linguist-transforms-how-kazakh-language-written <p>Languages change. Sometimes slowly and organically, sometimes quickly... and on purpose.</p><p>Kazakh President <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/12/02/166336701/kazakhstan-celebrates-first-and-only-president">Nursaltan Nazarbayev</a> wants the people of Kazakhstan to use Latin script (rather than Cyrillic) to write in their native language.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:52:36 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christina Lieffring 58870 at http://kcur.org KU Linguist Transforms How The Kazakh Language Is Written Pulling Up The Roots Of Words http://kcur.org/post/pulling-roots-words <p>Ever wonder <strong>where the word hornswoggle comes from</strong>? How about doubloon?</p><p> Sun, 05 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35303 at http://kcur.org Pulling Up The Roots Of Words