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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Research or Die # 3: Language

The History of The English Language - an amazing site dedicated to English through the ages, including Ye Olde English!

English Language Usage

Dictionary of Slang and Colloquialliams used in the UK

Slang Used In The US

A Short Lexicon of UK Teen Speak

Teen Talk - The Lowdown - includes some useful text/instant msg speak

The Urban Dictionary

Common Errors in English - really useful if one of your characters is supposed to be a non-native English Speaker

An Elizabethan English Dictionary

Differences in Language In The UK, US and Australia

Dictionary of Cockney Rhyming Slang

Machine Translation - warning! Don't rely totally on this, really only useful for small amounts of text or individual words

4 comments:

Jason said...

Another great resource Lucy, this is going to prove invaluable in the next few weeks - I'll have another draft winging its way to you before the week is out...I'm back on the horse (Jeez I sound like Amy Winehouse)!

h said...

that bbc teen talk article is bait, blood. innit.

[umm also, i got really excited that the last link was going to translate regular english to, like, binary code machine talk. then realised what you actually meant. i'm an idiot.]

Tim Clague said...

nice one

Lucy said...

Welcome peeps! And H - I hadn't thought of that, but think that would be like, well good.