Monday, August 30, 2010

Linguistics: Challenge Puzzles

Here is a fun website with lots of puzzles - from easy to hard - involving linguistics.  Enjoy!

(Hat Tip:, USA, technology news)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Human Speech System: Test your lip-reading ability

Speech scientists have long known that seeing individuals can, even unconsciously, use lip-reading to assist in decoding words spoken in a conversation. (Note: lip-reading words spoken randomly, without context, is very difficult).  This entertaining and challenging puzzle (link to a Wired on-line article entitled A Classic Back-to-School Lip-Reading Puzzle) will test whether you can match a given list of names to faces in an illustration by lip-reading, given the context that each boy in the illustration is on the verge of pronouncing his name.