domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2015

Facts about language...

  • There are more than 7,000 languages in the world.
  • There are 50,000 characters in Chinese. You need to know 2,000 to read a newspaper.
  • 12.44% of the world’s people speak Mandarin as their first language.
  • There are 2,200 languages in Asia.
  • 1/4 of the world’s population speaks at least a little English.
  • 50% of educational time in Luxembourg is used for learning English, German, and French.
  • There are 13 ways to spell the ‘O’ sound in French, only one in Spanish!
  • There is a language in Botswana that consists of mainly 5 types of clicks.
  • There are 2,400 languages classified as being ‘endangered’.
  • 231 languages are now completely extinct.
  • One language dies about every 14 days.
  • Eastern Siberia, Northwest Pacific Plateau of North America, And Northern Australia are hotspots for endangered languages.
  • There are 12 imaginary languages in Lord of The Rings.
  • Esperanto is an artificial language, but is spoken by about 500,000 to 2,000,000 people, and 2 feature films have been done in the language.
  • There are 24 working languages of the EU.
  • There are 6 official UN languages.
  • The bible is available in 2454 languages.
  • The oldest written language was believed to be written in about 4500 BC.
  • South Africa has 11 official languages – the most for a single country.
  • The pope tweets in 9 languages.
  • The US has no official language.
  • You can us an ATM in Latin in Vatican City.

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