The World in Words 105: Genders, geniuses, and Tamil onomatopoeia

Another top five language stories: A new line of Tamil pulp fiction translated into English keeps the magnificent onomatopoeia of the original; new research shows that no matter you much some Germans try, they can't make their language gender-neutral; a Belgian video pokes fun at the country's linguistic battles; we hear more about two linguists who won MacArthur genius awards; and Carol Hill's adventures among the Swedes.

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