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The Lingo of Language

THE LINGO OF LANGUAGE Sorting Through Language Facts You Didn't Know First Spoken First Written Language first spoken between The oldest written language was found in China, engraved on Yangshao culture pottery. It dates back to 30,000 & 100,000 A500 В.С. years ago in the species Homo sapiens Ironically, some earlier language theories had ridiculous names! An attempt to discover the origin of language by isolating infants from the normal use of spoken or signed language. Bow-Wow Earliest Experiment- conducted by Egyptian pharaoh Psamtik Also known as the Johann Gottfried Herder "The Forbidden Experiment', as it can result in Psychosis. Imitations of the cries of animals concluded the Phrygian language to be the natural human language. Ding-Dong Max Müller Echo by man of natural vibrating resonance found in all objects Language Deprivation Experiment Roman Emperor Frederick II, James IV of Scotland, Mughal emperor Akbar Pooh-Pooh Unknown Emotional exclamations triggered by pain, pleasure, surprise etc. One World, Many Languages The Widespread Yo-He-Hо Unknown Involuntary sounds made during physical exercise 329 1.2 328 million billion million Tа-Ta Spanish Chinese English Sir Richard Paget French and English are the only languages that are taught in every country of the world. Tongue movements that mimicked manual gestures English speaking countries account for 40% of the world's GDP, but only 8% of the world's population. All the above theories have been refuted by the scientific community. The Top Spanish Speaking Nation Is Not Spain! Colombia 47 47.2 million Spain million 117 million Mexico 41 million Argentina 37.6 million US French Speaking Populations Are Spread All Over The World. The Difficult And The Easy: The most difficult language to learn: Basque Spoken in: Northwestern Spain and Southwestern France It is not related to any other language in the world. 50% The easiest language to learn: Frision Spoken in: Parts of the Netherlands Has a shared history and similar sounds to English. 30% 23% The Long And Short 15% The longest word in the English language is 45 letters pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis 01 letters The shortest word is of Israelis UK residents Canadians Algerians course A The Published 58 letters The town with the longest name is Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words - none of them with the letter E! Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwymdrobwllantysiliogogogoch situated on the island of Anglesey in Wales. "Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language Shakespeare's works contain first-ever recordings of 2,035 English words, including critical, frugal, excellent, barefaced, assassination, and countless. Ratokas has the smallest number of alphabets, 12. Khmer has the highest number, 74. The Endangered Languages are more endangered than animal and plant species. As of 2005, the Ethnologue database had 6,912 At risk languages 2,473 Listed languages A 20% 5% 421 Critically endangered 231 languages have become extinct around the world over the last 3 years. Mexican language Ayapanecois in danger of extinction as its only 2 speakers refuse to speak to each other. 8% 18% Let's Make A Language! Human fascination with languages has led to over 200 new languages being constructed. Esparanto 2 million Volapük Johann Martin Schleyer people across the world actually speak Esparanto fluently 2005-6 1987 Esperanto L. L. Zamenhof movies were made entirely in Esparanto in the 1960s 1985 Quenya J. R. R. Tolkien 1955 Novial Otto Jespersen Kenneth Searight Klingon 1951 Sona 1943 Interglossa Lancelot Hogben The death metal band Stovokorhas all 1935 Interlingua lyrics written in Klingon International Auxiliary Language Association 1928 Loglan James Cooke Brown There's a Klingon translation of Hamlet, along with an introduction explaining the importance of 'Khamlet in Klingon culture. The Bible has been translated into Klingon too! 1928 Klingon Marc Okrand 1887 Lojban Logical Language Group 1879 Na'vi Dr. Paul Frommer and James Cameron Language Created by References: Call Brightlines: +44 (0)1225 580770 Head Office London Office Fiveways House 86-90 Paul Street Westwells Road London Corsham ЕCZA 4NE [email protected] SN13 8HN ish-speaking-country-new-census-interactive-map/ [email protected]

The Lingo of Language

shared by Sorcerers on Jan 16
There are just too many languages in the world and too many surprising facts to go with it. This infographic presents just some of those facts.




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