Are some languages more verbose than others?

Definitely. Take Japanese for instance. First of all they have many ways to refer to a person. In English is I, you, he / she, we, they. It is a lot more complicated than that in Japan, you need to address in certain ways to certain

Who invented the alphabet?

The Alphabet was not invented by any single person but is the result of cultural exchange taking place over several centuries.Initially , there was pictographic system of writing where objects were represented by drawing their physical likeness . So , if you wanted to write about a

How many pages is 603 words?

Times Roman, 12pt., double-spaced, will get you about 250 words per page, on an 8.5 x 11 inch page or A4 page.So, basically - a little less than 2 and a half pages.

What are some good tips for learning a new language?

I originally wrote my 13 tips for Learning French but they apply to any language:Gruff Davies's answer to What are the best ways to learn foreign languages?They turned out to be very popular - the article in various forms has been sharing more than a million times now so I guess they work!Hope that's useful.

Can anyone learn any language?

I think so, to a point. I think any adult can learn any language to the point where they can talk in a variety of domains about a variety of subjects. I don't think most 80 year olds could learn a new language beyond a basic

What one language would you encourage Americans to learn, and why?

The language that they want to learn and would find the most useful to them.Let's face it, English is the most-learned second language around the world because it is useful to just about everyone. There is no one comparable second language for English-speakers.I think it would be ideal if some Americans learned Spanish, others

Are there any languages easier than English?

I have studied several languages (English, German, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Croatian, French and Spanish) and to me, definitely the easiest one is Spanish. English is only easy at the beginning. But as you try to get profficient, it gets complicated. Also the photetics is just weird. The difference between

Are there any languages easier than English?

I have studied several languages (English, German, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Croatian, French and Spanish) and to me, definitely the easiest one is Spanish. English is only easy at the beginning. But as you try to get profficient, it gets complicated. Also the photetics is just weird. The difference between

What are some mind blowing facts about language?

This article (caution: Cracked!) might be of interest to you: http://www.cracked.com/article_1...

What one language would you encourage Americans to learn, and why?

The language that they want to learn and would find the most useful to them.Let's face it, English is the most-learned second language around the world because it is useful to just about everyone. There is no one comparable second language for English-speakers.I think it would be ideal if some Americans learned Spanish, others

How does one start learning corpus linguistics?

Here i have book that you looking for maybe can help youCorpus Linguistics: Method, Theory and Practice (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

What one language would you encourage Americans to learn, and why?

The language that they want to learn and would find the most useful to them.Let's face it, English is the most-learned second language around the world because it is useful to just about everyone. There is no one comparable second language for English-speakers.I think it would be ideal if some Americans learned Spanish, others

How does one start learning corpus linguistics?

Here i have book that you looking for maybe can help youCorpus Linguistics: Method, Theory and Practice (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

Are there any languages easier than English?

I have studied several languages (English, German, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Croatian, French and Spanish) and to me, definitely the easiest one is Spanish. English is only easy at the beginning. But as you try to get profficient, it gets complicated. Also the photetics is just weird. The difference between

Is dyslexia different in different languages?

Yes - you can be dyslexic in one language and a top performer in another. It reflect how well the different frequencies used by different languages match your hearing and auditory processing www.listen4life.com/dyslexia/

If an alien artifact is found that includes a written language, would we ever be able to translate that language?

There's this famous plaque we sent on board the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes, which looks like this:

Does the English language hinder the ability for one to understand certain concepts?

No. The idea that one's native language prevents one from understanding new concepts, whether linguistic or other concepts, is simply untrue. Something called the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (early 20th century) claimed that one's native language potentially limited one's understanding of reality, but this part of the hypothesis has been proven wrong (see

How do different languages conceptualize time?

The national language of the Philippines, Filipino, uses terms derived from Tagalog, Spanish, and even English to denote segments, periods, and units of time.The traditional Filipino concept of time was not precise or rigid. It was based on the slow rotation of the globe, the alternation of daytime and nighttime, the change of the seasons,

Does the Korean language have dialects?

Yes the Korean language has dialects and each one is noticeable from region to region.  For example, people from Busan or Jeju Island have a distinguishable dialect which is entirely different from those Koreans who live in Seoul.  This is similar to the different geographical regions throughout the States.  Texans have a very different dialect

How different from Earth languages would alien languages be?

Haven't you seen Hollywood sci-fi movies? The aliens generally speak English there so we will get on well with them. However, I think that the question itself should concern the form of communication. Language is a great thing but perhaps some high-level sentient being would

What are some mind blowing facts about language?

This article (caution: Cracked!) might be of interest to you: http://www.cracked.com/article_1...

What's the oldest language known to mankind?

One can't answer this question without defining

Why are there different languages?

We take it for granted that the language we speak stays relatively stable, but in fact, it's changing all the time. All languages are constantly morphing: tweaking this and that, dropping endings and adding them, making one sound into two and vice versa, and on and on. To give you a sense of

If an alien artifact is found that includes a written language, would we ever be able to translate that language?

There's this famous plaque we sent on board the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes, which looks like this:

Would human-looking aliens develop the same languages we have?

Do you mean aliens from another planet? If and when we make contact with them, we don't even know that they would have anything like our mouth, vocal chords, or lungs. They might communicate with electric pulses, light flashes, or who knows what else. Even if they made sounds audible

What's the oldest language known to mankind?

One can't answer this question without defining

Does the English language hinder the ability for one to understand certain concepts?

No. The idea that one's native language prevents one from understanding new concepts, whether linguistic or other concepts, is simply untrue. Something called the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (early 20th century) claimed that one's native language potentially limited one's understanding of reality, but this part of the hypothesis has been proven wrong (see

How did Nikola Tesla learn so many languages?

First let's remember that multilingualism is normal and has been normal for a lot of history. This is especially true for people whose native language is either not widely spoken or not very useful. This was the case with Tesla's native language, Serbo-Croatian; he wasn't going get far being monolingual.How did he learn? As far as I

Does the Korean language have dialects?

Yes the Korean language has dialects and each one is noticeable from region to region.  For example, people from Busan or Jeju Island have a distinguishable dialect which is entirely different from those Koreans who live in Seoul.  This is similar to the different geographical regions throughout the States.  Texans have a very different dialect

Can anyone learn any language?

I think so, to a point. I think any adult can learn any language to the point where they can talk in a variety of domains about a variety of subjects. I don't think most 80 year olds could learn a new language beyond a basic

Is dyslexia different in different languages?

Yes - you can be dyslexic in one language and a top performer in another. It reflect how well the different frequencies used by different languages match your hearing and auditory processing www.listen4life.com/dyslexia/

Why are languages so different?

Answer requested by Leanne Phillips.I'm not an expert, just an enthusiast so be skeptical of me.Why wouldn't they be? We are very diverse, I find no part of my culture common with any European culture yet somehow most Europeans and I share a common ancestor, why would you expect me, an Indian, to

What are some mind blowing facts about language?

This article (caution: Cracked!) might be of interest to you: http://www.cracked.com/article_1...

Has an alien ever spoken to you?

If you're talking about illegal immigrant than yes, I like hearing his stories on how he went to the borders of America and coming in.But if you are talking about intergalactic species than no, but it would be interesting on

What's the oldest language known to mankind?

One can't answer this question without defining

Does the English language hinder the ability for one to understand certain concepts?

No. The idea that one's native language prevents one from understanding new concepts, whether linguistic or other concepts, is simply untrue. Something called the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (early 20th century) claimed that one's native language potentially limited one's understanding of reality, but this part of the hypothesis has been proven wrong (see

How different from Earth languages would alien languages be?

Haven't you seen Hollywood sci-fi movies? The aliens generally speak English there so we will get on well with them. However, I think that the question itself should concern the form of communication. Language is a great thing but perhaps some high-level sentient being would

What could an alien language be like?

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How did Nikola Tesla learn so many languages?

First let's remember that multilingualism is normal and has been normal for a lot of history. This is especially true for people whose native language is either not widely spoken or not very useful. This was the case with Tesla's native language, Serbo-Croatian; he wasn't going get far being monolingual.How did he learn? As far as I

How do different languages conceptualize time?

The national language of the Philippines, Filipino, uses terms derived from Tagalog, Spanish, and even English to denote segments, periods, and units of time.The traditional Filipino concept of time was not precise or rigid. It was based on the slow rotation of the globe, the alternation of daytime and nighttime, the change of the seasons,

How did languages come into being?

We don't know for sure, but we can speculate.Vocalizations are common tools for communication among all primates - and many other mammals as well. In its very beginning, it's likely that human language wasn't much different from the vocalizations employed by other primates. Those weren't words, exactly,

What is the most alien language?

I would nominate Cantonese.Yes, indeed, many speak it.But my definition of "alien" may vary with yours.Cantonese is a tonal language, like Mandarin. I don't think that there are any widely-spoken language that is tone-based. While Mandarin has four tones, Cantonese has nine.

Why do we need to study vowels?

Vowels and their position in the word helps us know how to pronounce the word. In English when two vowels are together, we usually pronounced the first vowel the most. For example the word real has the long e sound, gain is pronounced with the

Can a non-native English speaker write a successful blog for native English speaking audience?

Are non-native speakers always -for the rest of their lives- pegged as non-native? Is this what some people believe?Being a native-speaker is not a ticket to blogging supremacy. Sorry! Anyone who has learned another language knows that there are degrees of proficiency and there is a time correlation for learning (anything). Let's disambiguate. One can