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Have you ever tried inventing your own word?

Dec 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Did you know that the Greeks have a word that means 'a hunger for disaster?' Or that the Germans have a term for when you dread getting what you want?

[OPINION] How our native languages benefit society

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions

[OPINION] Why don't we celebrate Buwan ng mga Wika instead?

Aug 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Almost 50 Philippine languages are endangered because the number of speakers are declining. Part of the problem is government policies that have favored English and Tagalog for many decades.

Speaking in tongues: How storytelling shapes Philippine languages

Aug 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'People contextualize their language when they tell a story'

[OPINYON] Buwan ng Wika: Hindi bawal umingles, basta ayusin mo

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Hayaan munang tuklasin ng bata ang mundo niya; ang matuto gamit ang wikang sinasalita niya sa panaginip, sa paghalughog sa kaluluwa. Filipino language man ito or otherwise.

'Village Base Station Project,' 'Siglo' star at UP tech fair

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The two are prime examples of the ingenuity on display at the local tech fair

SPEEDING AHEAD. The Philippines' 'Siglo' electric car bags 2nd place honors at 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon event. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler

Ang problema sa pagdepensa sa jejemon

May 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Ipinagtatanggol ng ilan ang mga jeje Pruweba umano ito na ang masa ay nagsasalita na P wede ba? Ang gusto nila’y manatili sa iilan ang pribilehiyo ng kagalingang magsalita at magsulat

Pare, boss, dear and Pinoy culture

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:07 PM

How does one call people appropriately these days? When is dear acceptable? Or for that matter bok ?

‘Tokhang’: Maililista na kaya sa Oxford Dictionary?

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Sino ng nagsabing ang wikang Filipino ay Tagalog? Umabot na rin tayo sa antas internasyunal Marami nang salitang Filipino at slang ang tinanggap ng Oxford English Dictionary

Saan dapat patungo ang proyekto ng wikang pambansa?

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Lahat ng mga wika sa Pilipinas ay magkakapamilya Ito ang paliwanag kung bakit maraming magkakatulad na salita na iba’t ibang wika natin

Canadian Harvard graduate speaks fluent Ilocano

Mar 13, 2015 - 6:33 PM

I became very interested in Philippine languages culture and the education system and have gotten involved in many work projects that combine these interests says Firth McEachern

How do you pronounce 'nunciature'?

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:26 PM

The Apostolic Nunciature is no different from the Vatican embassy or mission

Pope Francis (aboard the popemobile) arrives at the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila, January 15, 2015. Rappler photo

Limited Filipino language celebration 'colonial' – advocates

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:05 PM

It should be a year long appreciation they say Nagiging plastik mga tao: nagbibihis ng barong nagsasayaw ng tinikling kumakain ng pagkaing Pinoy pero after noon wala na

12 reasons to save the national language

Aug 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The Philippines extols is national language for a month but dismisses it for the rest of the year as unworthy of recognition as the official language of communication and primary medium of instruction

In defense of 'Filipinas'

Aug 17, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino chair Virgilio Almario says Filipinas promotes true respect for national languages

REAL DEAL. Virgilio Almario talks about the essence of "Filipinas". Photo by Rappler/Leanne Jazul