Friday, January 13, 2012

Language, Language...

Language : Illustration of Thank you in many languages
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There are 2,700 languages spoken on Earth.  There are 7,000 dialects.  1,000 of the world's languages are spoken in Africa.  For more information click here.

I am studying Mandarin Chinese in the anticipation of possibly visiting China in August 2013.  I thought that the sounds of Chinese words would have no relationship to the sounds of the same words in other languages, but I am discovering that this is not true.  I also like discovering palindromes in different languages.  What interesting discovery have you made while studying a language different from your native language?

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