Someone said “More Language Facts” ? :)

surprised-babySeriously, this is on request. 🙂 Yeah, I like language facts, too. That’s why I have a huge collection of websites that have such content.

Sometimes, the world gets so small that you think you and your neighborhood is the only place in the world. However, as long as we enjoy different languages and cultures, we just go beyond this easily.

I just wanna say there is a huge world out there to discover!

And, let’s go back to our topic- well, language facts. 🙂

Here, more… 

 

There are only 4 words in the English language which end in “duos”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously & facetiously.

There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.

The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

The word “honcho” comes from a Japanese word meaning “squad leader” and first came into usage in the English language during the American occupation of Japan following World War II.

The shortest word in the English language with all its letters in alphabetical order is the word “almost.”

The Philippines has more than 1,000 regional dialects and two official languages.

The only MLB team to have both its city’s name and its team name in a foreign language is the San Diego Padres.

The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn’t a compound word, is ‘epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen’. In English it means ‘even with their lack of ability to disorganize’.

The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultra-microscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.

 

Source: http://www.muskurahat.us/amazing-facts/language-facts-1.asp

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One response to this post.

  1. Hi,
    The Finnish “word” (I don’t know if it really is a word. I would never use it.) is actually written like this: epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydellänsäkään

    Iina / Multilizer

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