How We Pronounce Uvalde Says A Lot About The Power Of Language In Mixed Communities

How We Pronounce Uvalde Says A Lot About The Power Of Language In Mixed Communities

How we pronounce words says a lot about our backgrounds and where we come from. And nowhere is this more evident than in the city of Uvalde, Texas. Uvalde is a mixed community, with a Hispanic majority and a significant number of Anglos. And the way that these two groups pronounce the city’s name is …

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Turkey Today, Türkiye Tomorrow

Turkey Today, Türkiye Tomorrow: U.N. Okays Country’s Request For Change

The United Nations has officially changed the name of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” to “Northern Cyprus,” following a request from the Turkish government. The move was made in an attempt to bring more international recognition to the region, which has been governed by Turkey since 1974. While the name change is largely symbolic, …

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Slack Now Supports Pronunciation Guides In Profiles Latest June 2022

Slack Now Supports Pronunciation Guides In Profiles Latest June 2022

If you work in a Slack team, you may have noticed that profiles now support pronunciation guides. This new feature was added in June of 2022 and is intended to help people with different accents and pronunciations communicate more easily. Pronunciation guides are entered into your profile by typing /pronunciation:guide/ before your name. For example, …

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