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Mar
07

The Korean 한글 Han-gul Indian Connection and My Personal Language Learning Operating System

Language DNA (Before you watch the clip – my apologies for the Korean typo in the rendering – it should be 한글 ) What do Korean, Tibetan, Chinese, Spanish and Danish have in common? This clip is one that I have been wanting to put together for many years now and it’s one that I’m […]

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Feb
27

Evading the Foreigner Speak Trap when Learning a New Language

Going to a Country to Learn a Language Doesn’t Ensure You Will Learn It Like They Speak It Are you aware that when you go to a country and learn the language spoken there, that the language you learn might not be the ‘real’ language spoken? I put this clip together on avoiding falling into […]

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Dec
08

Skype Me Maybe – sung in 30+ languages by 17 polyglots!

Language Lovers Unite Just over a month ago, Benny Lewis (better known as Benny the Irish Polyglot from his site http://www.fluentin3months.com) contacted me and asked me to be part of a project he was working on that would bring many of the familiar faces in the Internet Polyglot World together.  The project – a music […]

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Jun
13

In Defense of Accused People Smugglers – ABC TV story on Stuart Jay Raj and David Svoboda’s Work

ABC Newsline FEATURE: People smuggling: from the village to the courts On one recent People Smuggling mission in Banten province, West Java Indonesia, ABC Reporter Auskar Surbakti came along for the ride and filed this story. Transcript There’s a growing outcry over mandatory sentences for Indonesian boat crew convicted of people smuggling offences in Australia. […]

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Sep
12

How to Be a Beauty Queen and Influence People … Stuart Jay Raj on the Language of Miss Universe

  Somebody’s Gotta Do It … The Miss Universe 2009 pageant has just wrapped up (not without controversy) at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Another amazing year where I was fortunate to spend a lot of time meeting some wonderful people and rub shoulders with the gorgeous, the glamorous, the influential … and the […]

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Jan
02

Jazz Lessons on Language – Improvisation 101 – Stuart Jay Raj’s Indic Script Compass

  Find Your Way Around Indic Based Writing Systems (Devanagari, Tamil, Panjabi (Gurmukhi), Burmese, Bahasa Bali (Balinese), Bahasa Jawa (Javanese), Thai and Khmer (Cambodian) Without a GPS Theme and Variation The reason I love playing and listening to jazz so much is because you’re able to get into the soul of the players by hearing […]

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The Cunning Mind of an Artful Linguist – Episode 1: Miss Universe 2008 – A Polyglot’s Paradise

Over the past 3 months, I think I’ve been at home in Bangkok for a total of about 6days. The rest of the time I’ve been travelling to some of the most fascinating places on the planet plying my trade – i.e. packaging language, linguistics, facilitation, entertainment and culture into a product that smoothes out […]

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