# Educational blog

 ‘August’ in European languages The English name “August” comes from Latin augustus, named in honour of Augustus, the first Roman emperor and great-nephew and adoptive (...) August 1, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Maps
 ‘In an alphabetical order’ vs. ‘in alphabetical order’ in English The word “order” is usually treated as an uncountable (mass) noun, which means that it is normally not combined with an indefinite (...) July 27, 2017 – Jakub Marian – English
 Comparison of difficulty of different languages When people start thinking about learning a language like Russian or Chinese, one of the first thoughts that spring to mind is that it (...) July 24, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
 “Sort by date” slow in Windows 8 and 10 – solution There’s one “feature” in Windows 8 and 10 that’s been really annoying me lately: sorting by date. When you select Sort by → Date in view (...) July 23, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Blog
 European languages by number of native speakers There are almost a hundred different languages spoken natively in Europe, but only about 40 of them have 1 million speakers or more. The (...) July 16, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Maps
 Nouns, adjectives, and adverbs in Esperanto Esperanto has an extremely simple system of nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. There are no grammatical genders (non-living things are not (...) July 13, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Esperanto
 Why not mij, vij, lij instead of ni, vi, ili in Esperanto? Esperanto is a very logical language, with complex words derived from simple roots in a highly regular way. Why, then, is it not possible (...) July 12, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Esperanto
 ‘Most everyone’ vs. ‘almost everyone’ in English “Most everyone”, meaning “almost everyone”, is a colloquial phrase that became somewhat widespread in spoken American English, but the (...) July 10, 2017 – Jakub Marian – English
 How to calculate the factorial of 1/2 As I proved in my article on integration by parts (at the end), the factorial of a natural number $n$ can be calculated using the (...) July 8, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics
 Integral of $\log(x)$ (or $\ln(x)$) The natural (base $e$) logarithm is usually denoted $\log(x)$ in mathematics, but for the sake of students of other disciplines, we will (...) July 7, 2017 – Jakub Marian – Mathematics