Your favorite language websites

Tom   Friday, November 28, 2003, 17:43 GMT
I just thought I would be very interested to know what are your favorite language websites (sites for English learners, for learners of other languages, or general language sites).
Be sure to add a short comment explaining why you like each site.
Hythloday   Friday, November 28, 2003, 19:40 GMT
There's a good site on the Birmingham (UK) dialect: I like it because the Birmingham dialect is heavily stigmatised in Britain and British people poke fun at it, but this website is brave enough to take a serious look at the issues surrounding language attitudes and explodes many of the myths surrounding this particular variety of British English.
Tremmert   Friday, November 28, 2003, 20:08 GMT
mjd   Friday, November 28, 2003, 20:34 GMT
For those who are interested in Portuguese:
Clark   Friday, November 28, 2003, 20:44 GMT
My favourite website, well actually, it is the website I find most useful, is:

The languages are:


It is a dictionary site, and there are so many useful words and they give examples of how the words are used in context (not all words, but quite a few).
Templar   Friday, November 28, 2003, 20:51 GMT
An excellent site for those who want to learn German.
Boy   Friday, November 28, 2003, 21:19 GMT
( It's a good website for learning idioms and quizzes).
(It's a good website for free e-mail lessons)
(It's a good website for free e-mail lessons and other useful activities).
(a good on-line Eng dictionary)

Tom   Friday, November 28, 2003, 22:01 GMT
Tremmert: I like the polyglot site, but what's the big deal about The English dictionary seems pretty basic (no example sentences). The German-English dictionary is even worse.

Clark: I had a look at and, well, it cannot possibly compete with a good monolingual dictionary. Are you learning all those languages seriously or more like as a pastime?

Templar: How exactly do you use DW World? Do you read news in German?
Templar   Friday, November 28, 2003, 22:06 GMT
No, I don't read news in German yet. There's a link to German courses available in several languages. Check the link below.,3367,2469,00.html
Clark   Friday, November 28, 2003, 23:00 GMT
Tom, well, I just use it as a reference. Whenever I need to find a owrd that I cannot find in one of my paper two-way dictionaries, I look the word up at the website, and I can always find it, and then many times the word that I am looking for will have several examples of how it is used.

Anyways, I just like this website because I write to people and talk to people in several different languages, and it is nice to be able to have this website for a reference.
A.S.C.M.   Saturday, November 29, 2003, 02:00 GMT
The pop-up adverts on Word Reference are annoying. Otherwise, the dictionaries are good.
Clark   Saturday, November 29, 2003, 05:55 GMT
I have an anti-pop-up thing on my computer, so I did not know that there were pop-ups. If I had known that, I would not have listed the site (I hate pop-ups!).
Clark   Saturday, November 29, 2003, 10:43 GMT
A question to Lusophones/Portuguese-speakers:

What is the reason for the different "o" (the one in brackets with a different accent mark) in the following phrase:

O antó[ô]nimo de implementar
Da Frogg   Saturday, November 29, 2003, 13:28 GMT
A page that gives a lot of links to sites that deal with dialects, slang, etc. :

A site that proposes more than 280 audio samples of speech in English by people of different origins :

The language museum (written samples of dozens and dozens of languages, dead or alive):
mjd   Saturday, November 29, 2003, 14:46 GMT

ó : European Portuguese

ô: Brazilian Portuguese

For example the name Antó[ô]nio.