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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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