Thursday, September 6, 2012

Language Facts

 1.There are more than 2,700 major languages spoken throughout the world.
2.There are over 583 different languages and dialects spoken in Indonesia alone, including English and Dutch.
More Info: The official language of Indonesia is Bahasa. Other languages include Minahasa, Tetu, Ambonese, Buginese, Dayak, Halmahera, Javanese, Acehnese, Batak, Toraja, Sundanese, Ceramese, and Sasak.
3.More than 2,000 languages are spoken in the entire continent of Africa.
4.The language spoken by the people most is Mandarin, a type of Chinese. Second is English.
5.The most difficult language to speak is Basque. It is not related to any language in the world. It is spoken in north-western Spain and south-western France.
6.The Berbers of Northern Africa have no written form of their language.
7.Somalia is the only country in the world where every citizen speaks one language, Somali.
8.The only country where Latin is the official language is Vatican City.
9.The Cambodian alphabet is the world’s largest alphabet, with 74 letters.
10.The world’s shortest alphabet, used in the Solomon Islands, has only 11.
11.English, the second most spoken language in the world, has more words than any other language. But English speakers generally use only about 1% of the language. About one third of the more than one million English words are technical terms.
12.The language of Taki, spoken in parts of French Guinea, consists of only 340 words.
13.The Irish language has three dialects, the Connact Irish, Munster Irish, and Ulster Irish.
14.The language Malayalam, spoken in parts of India, is the only language whose name is a palindrome.
15.Tigrinya, spoken by half of Eritrea’s population, is a Semitic language based on Ge’ez, the ancient liturgical (and now extinct vernacular) language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.


Morning Pic Dump

Birthdays on September 6th
1970 - Macy Gray
1964 - Rosie Perez
1958 - Jeff Foxworthy
1925 - Jimmy Reed
1860 - Jane Addams


Todays Pic Dump

Blast from the Past

 This song was written in the 70's
I would say it has more meaning today than it
did 40 years ago


Afternoon Funnies

Todays Quote
Birthday Girl
 Elizabeth Vargas

We're way overdue on a woman sitting in one of those Big Three chairs.
Elizabeth Vargas

Six months ago, I traveled to India to see firsthand what the prime minister of that country calls a national shame. It is the systematic, widespread, shocking elimination of India's baby girls. Some 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month in India.
Elizabeth Vargas

It's estimated that one million girls in India 'disappear' every year.
Elizabeth Vargas

I think there's nothing better in the world than a spirited discussion about the Bible and Jesus and God and the Catholic faith, or the Jewish faith, or the Muslim faith - any religion.
Elizabeth Vargas

For now, for this year, I need to be a good mother.
Elizabeth Vargas

I am not a pregnant working mother wronged.
Elizabeth Vargas

I worked in three local news markets and in every single one of them, they said: 'You're a lousy anchor. We would love to renew your contract and have you be our lead reporter here, but we're not going to have you anchor.'
Elizabeth Vargas

You know, guys, it is possible for two women to work together and get along.
Elizabeth Vargas

I'm praying we don't go to war with Iraq. If we do, I may have to go back to work earlier.
Elizabeth Vargas

All posts, jokes, stories, cartoons, photos and videos on this site
are understood to be in the public domain.
If you hold the copyright to any of them and would like me to remove them,
please contact me at

No comments:

Post a Comment