Language: 25 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know

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I am currently learning Japanese and I love it. That is not to say that I’m very good at it. But I do enjoy the challenge. I took it up because I thought that it would help me in my understanding of my preferred sport and it has.

I learned a very little bit of French in primary school. Then in college I learned Ancient Greek as part of my theological studies. Again I’m not very good at either of them but both have come in useful from time to time.

It has always seemed to me that learning a language should not be that hard.

No wonder learning a language is hard

It is not until you watch a video like the one below, that realize that it is not as straight forward at it seems to be… unless you are under 5 years old that is.

I think if I had any say in it when I was 5, the 4 languages I would have learned would have been: French, Italian, German and Japanese and maybe squeeze in some Greek. Wouldn’t it be nice if one could have such a choice.

One thing that I will say is that the number of languages in the world that stated in the video, does depend on your definition a bit. As large as the number seems the information may be a little out of date. There are a lot more than are stated. In fact, if you include dialects there are more like 12000 and possibly more in the world today.

Enjoy the video below
Richard

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