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LANGUAGE FACTS

Language Fact "After the verb 'to Love', 'to Help' is the most beautiful verb in the world."
Language Fact In Chinease and Indonesian, Verbs do not change from present to past.
Language Fact You can spell out all the numbers from 1 to 99 without using the letter A, B, C, or D. 
Language Fact "Silent letters are the ghost of the pronunciations past. When printing press came to England, many of the printers were Flemish and German. They added a little something extra to make the words look more like the way they'd pronounce them back home."
Language Fact Bookkeeper, Mississippi are known words with 3 occurrence of consecutive letters. Strengths is the longest word with a single vowel.
Language Fact There are only 4 words in the English language which end in '…dous…' namely, " hazardous, tremendous, horrendous, stupendous."
Language Fact Over the years, Europe has become largely multilingual due to the influx of migrants and refugees. In London alone some 300 languages are spoken (Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Berber, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.).
Language Fact There was no word for the color orange in English until about 450 years ago.
Language Fact Sanskrit uses most synonyms for words, for example word elephant is known to have around 100 synonyms. 14 universities in Germany offer Sanskrit as a subject.
Language Fact In modern English, the word “girl” is always used to mean a female, and the word “man” always means a male adult. It wasn’t always that way, though. Until the 1300s, “girl” just meant a young child – that could mean a girl or a boy. The word “man” just meant a person.
Language Fact South Africa has 11 official languages – the most for a single country.
Language Fact 12% of all the languages in the world are spoken in one little country - Papua New Guinea. They claim to have 840 spoken languages.
Language Fact The hardest language to learn is known to be Basque, it is spoken in Spain and is unrelated to anyother language of the world.
Language Fact The burnt or used part of a candlewick is called the 'snaste'.
Language Fact Bible is the most translated book available in 2,454 languages followed by children story book Pinnochio.
Language Fact Agatha Christie best known for her 66 detective novels, 150 short stories, plays, and her famous sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, is the most translated fiction author in the world.
Language Fact Do you know what is a person who knows and is able to use several languages, called? He/She is called, A Polygot.
Language Fact The linguistic diversity of India — just the number of ‘mother tongues’ in the country, as listed  in the 1961 Census, is 1652!
Language Fact Hindi was known by different names at different stages of its evolution in different eras. It was known as Apabhramsa in its earliest stage.
Language Fact The oldest written language was believed to be written in about 4500 BC.
Language Fact "There are 30,000 days in your life. When I was 24, I realized I'm almost 9,000 days down. There are no warm-ups, no practice rounds, no reset buttons. Your biggest risk isn't failing, it's getting too comfortable. Every day, we're writing a few more words of a story. I wanted my story to be an adventure and that's made all the difference." ...Drew Houston
Language Fact UNITED ARAB EMIRATES " the name of this small country in the middle east, is made up of alternate vowels and consonants. Making it the longest name of a country to have done that.






 
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