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‘In formal context’ vs. ‘in a formal context’ in English
“Context” can be a countable as well as an uncountable noun. When you speak about context in general, the word is usually uncountable, (...)
October 6, 2017 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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So, thus, therefore, and hence in English
Since you are reading this article in English, the odds are you already know what the conjunction “so” means. You probably also know that (...)
October 5, 2017 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Pronouns in Esperanto
The system of pronouns in Esperanto is very similar to the English one: mi (I), ni (we), vi (you), li (he), ŝi (she), ĝi (it), ili (they). (...)
September 16, 2017 – Jakub MarianEsperanto
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‘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 MarianEnglish
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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 MarianLanguage learning

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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 MarianEsperanto
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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 MarianEsperanto
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‘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 MarianEnglish
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Correlatives in Esperanto
In the grammar of Esperanto, words like “where”, “there”, “somewhere”, “when”, “then”, “sometime”, etc., are called correlatives. (...)
June 27, 2017 – Jakub MarianEsperanto
Why is ऐ romanized as “ai” and औ as “au”?
I recently started learning Hindi, and one thing that struck me as odd was that ऐ is romanized as “ai”, and औ is romanized as “au”, (...)
March 21, 2017 – Jakub MarianLanguage learning