Have you ever heard of the “Manhattanhenge”? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t because it only occurs twice a year in New York City and it refers to a phenomenon during which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan. If you are lucky enough to be in the Big Apple at this time of the year, be sure to check it out, otherwise please enjoy these pictures and this great article.
Being from Barcelona, Spain and currently living in the US, not too many people know that the language I speak to my children is not Spanish, but Catalan, a co-official language in Spain, together with Euskera and Galician and, a number of seriously endangered and recognized minority languages.
Spain is just an example of how culturally and linguistically diverse some places in the world are compared to others. The question is, WHY do some places in the world have lots of small languages, and others have fewer, bigger languages?
Cultures and societies both developed out of their landscape, but also shaped them too. In this article, explains how the landscape can predict language diversity all around the world and how latest studies have narrowed down the key factors.
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