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Trekkies looking to translate the famous Klingon battle cry Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam! -- or any other phrase from the fictional alien race's language -- will soon have a new tool at their disposal. Starting on Tuesday, Bing, Microsoft Corp.'s Internet...
Archie Thompson, the oldest living member of California's Yurok tribe and the last known active speaker raised in the tribal language, has died. He was 93. Thompson died March 26 at a Crescent City, Calif., hospital after an apparent stroke, according...
Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family....
Academy voters showed their love for Austria's "Amour" on Thursday morning, with the deep and intimate look at an aging couple facing the end of life together being nominated not just for best foreign language film, but also for best picture and in...
Andre Agassi is playing tennis again. The winner of eight Grand Slam events has been retired since 2006, but he will compete against John McEnroe, Michael Chang and Jim Courier in Friday night’s Acura Champions Cup at Honda Center. Agassi, 42,...
"Little Miss Sunshine" producer Ron Yerxa and former Academy executive director Bruce Davis have been named the co-chairs of the Oscar foreign language executive committee. On Thursday, Mark Johnson, who chaired the committee for the last 12 years,...
At a time when most high school seniors are focusing their energy and attention on college applications, 16-year-old Drew Helen Washington is perfecting her poise, honing her public speaking talent and stepping into the limelight as the 94th Queen of...
Katherine Siva Saubel, an elder of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of Southern California, once described herself as "just a voice in the wilderness all by myself." She meant that she had few people with whom she could speak the Cahuilla language or sing the...
"My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives." Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in...
Culture MonsterCharlotte Stoudt reviews the revival of Julia Cho's "The Language Archives" at East West Players. A Los Angeles Times review....
Opinion L.A.For her Thursday column, Meghan Daum writes about the American hikers who were imprisoned in 2009 when they accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of the Iran-Iraq border. More to the point, Daum talks about the contempt for these......
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWhether for yourself or your nearest and dearest, the gift of a foreign language can last a lifetime. Here's a look at some language programs and what they offer: Beverly Hills Lingual Institute My memories of high school and college French are mostly...
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