Ukulele & Languages

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Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

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Today’s Language Fun post might change your perception of English as a language!

British people often find it very frustrating when their English is not understood by foreign people.

A British woman came up with a rather unconventional idea…

Ever wondered why most French people are so reluctant to speak English?

This might be the beginning of an explanation. (Warning: not to be taken seriously)

Watch out next time you are struck with migraine, this is what …

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As the year 2010 comes to a close, it is time for me to look back and reflect on another amazing ukulele year.

Before doing just this, let me wish you all a very happy and enriching New Year 2011.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank all the readers who have subscribed to Ukulele & Languages. Seeing my growing number of subscribers is a big encouragement to carry on.

As this is going to be a …

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In the series of Funny Shop Names(funny from a French perspective), a Dutch friend of mine sent me a couple of pictures which are rather amusing and which I’d like to share.

If you are a Dutch shop owner and you wish to use a French name for your shop (to benefit from the classy image French seems to have), you need to  be sure that your fellow countrymen will pronounce your shop name correctly even if they don’t speak French.

Francophile Dutch shop owners have used cunning phonetic spelling of their shop names to ensure that they would be pronounced correctly.

Here is the Dutchified version of Déjà-Vu

Another creative approach is to use

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Last weekend I got the opportunity to take my ukulele to new heights. Now, what are you thinking, I haven’t become a ukulele virtuoso overnight, I just took my Fluke to the Alps.

Gorgeous weather, stunning views over the mountains, what more could I ask for? The mountains were a really inspiring place to play my uke and I have sore fingertips from having played so much.

My Fluke at the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), Chamonix Mont-Blanc.

Last time I had been to the Mer de Glace, I was about 10 years old

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I’ve been receiving clear signs lately, telling me that I was on the brink of burnout. I’ve already tried to ignore those signs in the past and I’m certainly not prepared to do that again, as it had disastrous effects.

This means that I will need to take some time off the blog to try and review my stress management techniques, get some rest when I can as I still have 3 weeks to go before I have some days off work. Rest assured that I’m not taking time off my uke, that’s for sure !

Anyhow, here is a bunch of videos to keep you busy until my return. Hope you enjoy !

Ukulele World Tour videos :

I am very thankful to Deach for sending me the link to a video in Latvian ( Lettish), which adds a new language to the ukulele collection of world languages.

George is a singer songwriter from Canada who wrote a really nice song in Lettish. I think it is the first time I listen to the sound of the Latvian language :

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A place for language lovers where I’m trying to demonstrate how fun it is to learn other languages and how much of a culture you understand through its language.
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