The Royal College of Psychiatrists has information about mental health: on depression, shyness, stress, eating disorders, therapies, etc.
Some of it has been translated into various languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.
- الاكتئاب عند الرجال
- Каннабис и психическое здоровье
- Preocupaciones y ansiedades
- سگریٹ نوشی کے ذہنی صحت پراثرات
Information is also available from Mental Health in Multicultural Australia in several languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
The Chinese Mental Health Association (in the UK) has information in English and Chinese.
Compounds are words formed from two (or more) words. For example, black + board = blackboard.
They can be spelled in three ways:
- as a single word: flowerpot
- as two words: flower pot
- with a hyphen: flower-pot
So which one should you choose? A linguist has devised a rule which she says works for 75% of words:
- Compound verbs, adjectives and adverbs – use a hyphen (blow-dry, world-famous, well-nigh)
- Compound nouns:
- 3+ syllables – use a space (bathing suit)
- 2 syllables:
- second part has 2 letters – use a hyphen (make-up)
- second part has 3+ letters – as a single word (coastline).
You can read more on her website.
My even simpler rule: if you’re not sure, write it as a single word: blowdry, worldfamous, wellnigh, bathingsuit and makeup. Even if it’s wrong, it looks cuttingedge.
A post on All Things Linguistic says:
The International Phonetic Alphabet is really one of those useful life skills that everyone should learn. Trying to write about speech sounds without the IPA is like trying to write about music sounds by just making up your own musical notation.
The post provides three links:
Our report on the death of law blogs was an exaggeration. It turns out there are more survivors:
- University of Aberdeen School of Law Blog
- Admin Law Blog
- Al’s Law
- Steve Cornforth Blog
- The Defence Brief
- EHCR Blog
- Garden Court North Chambers Blog
- UK Inquest Law Blog
- Justice of the Peace Blog
- Lancaster University Law School Blogs
- Lawyer Watch
- Learned Friend
- NIPC Law
- Martin Partington
No doubt there are even more, but these are enough for now.
Fill the blanks in the following equation, so that it makes arithmetical sense:
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 = 2019
You are allowed to use any of the basic mathematical operations, +, –, x, ÷, and as many brackets as you like.
There are various solutions, including this one: ((10 × 9 × 8) – (7 × 6) – 5) × ((4 –3) + (2 × 1))
Most law blogs seem to die after a few years. Current survivors include:
- UK Human Rights Blog
- UK Constitutional Law Association blog
- United Kingdom Immigration Law Blog
- UK Supreme Court Blog
- Watching the Law
- Law and Lawyers
- Pink Tape
- The Time Blawg
They have links to more blogs, though many are extinct.
Update: More law blogs
Some non-native speakers of English appear to confuse L and R sounds. People from Japan are particularly famous for this. It is a stereotype sometimes used in films with Asian characters, such as Lost in Translation.
This video looks at the different L and R sounds in English (such as clear L, dark L, tapped R and bunched R) and why native speakers of Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese may have difficulty pronouncing them.
There are numerous blogs on economics and related subjects, with new posts every week. One blog that regularly provides links to them is Economist’s View.
- Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You – Paul Krugman
- Why rent matters – Stumbling and Mumbling
- Inequality of opportunity, income inequality, and economic growth – VoxEU
- How do American families spend food benefits? – Microeconomic Insights
- A broader tax base that would raise more money – Larry Summers
- Mathematician, heal thyself – Magic, maths and money
It also has a permanent list of about 150 blogs.
Even if you are not particularly interested in economics, many of these blogs discuss other current issues too.
Do you know what the preposition above means? And how it is different from on? What if you needed this information to defuse a time bomb?
Watch this video from Utrecht University:
Source: All Things Linguistic