10 Impressive Facts About English

jlmmelo 11 85
"... Also you will learn a couple of interesting and surprising facts about world languages and about English language in particular which is the most popular language in the world. We promise that these amazing facts and numbers will wow you! ... "
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PPAULO 6 47 1.1k
The site mislead us into thinking Mandarin Chinese is the most (widely) spoken language? but then China has 1.344 bilion inhabitants! (as for 2011) So, so many speakers speak it "intra-muros" (within the country itself).

It also shows that the language with the fewest words is Taki Taki (340 words), it´s impressive.

The site doesn´t say, but the Sahara´s Tuaregs (zero "phonetical" words, just the click of their tongues). Altough some use two or more languages, learned in the neighbouring countries.


http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/ ... win-text/2
He answered with a click of his tongue. I couldn't gauge his expression because his face was completely obscured by his turban.
Sra_Tradutora 6 75
I just knew there had to be a word that was longer than "antidisestablishmentarianism" or "floccinaucinihilipilification".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonoul ... noconiosis
PPAULO 6 47 1.1k
Gosh! I never could pronounce that one in one breath. I tried but I had to stop to caugh my breath some times. ha ha.
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