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List of best 100 languages by total number of speakers From Wikipedia. English is first by around 1200 to 2400 million speakers.
This is an approximate list of languages by the total number of speakers. It lists 34 languages having more than 45 million speakers.
List of best 100 languages by number of native speakers From Wikipedia. English is third by around 400 million speakers.
List of 100 EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) attempts to rank countries by the average level of English language skills.
List of best 70 Amazing Advantages and Benefits of Learning Language by,

10 Reasons to learn a foreign language Language Institute

Learning a Language Will Change your Life for Good | Christopher McCormick | TEDxPhnomPenh TEDx Talks As the head of language research, training and testing for EF Education First — the world’s largest language school — Dr. Christopher McCormick oversees the instructional design and delivery of EF’s language programs. His work focuses on online language learning, educational mobile applications, and digital media for accelerated language learning. His language abilities span English, Spanish and Russian, amongst others. Dr. McCormick holds a B.A. with honors in French and Russian from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.

What’s the Easiest Language to Learn? Possibly the most commonly asked question about language learning is “What is the easiest language to learn?” I answer that question in general, and then with regard to native English speakers. The short answer: whatever language is most similar to your native language. But of course there`s more to it than that.….

The 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World by Langfocus This video is about the ten most widely spoken languages in the world, measured in two ways: by the number of native speakers, and by the total number of speakers (including second language speakers)

What Job Can I do With Foreign Language Skills?
The Importance of Learning a Second Language | Karina Morey | TEDxYouth@FHS
TEDx Talks
Karina has lived all around the world and seen the importance of learning a second language. You’ll learn why you should, too. Karina Morey is in seventh grade and loves theater, basketball, field hockey, and is part of the seventh and eighth grade SCA. She would love to be fluent in more than two languages other than English and plans to live outside of the United States in the future. Her talk, “Languages of the Future,” reflects the need to be more educated in other languages as globalization becomes more important
David Crystal – Will English Always Be the Global Language? BritishCouncilSerbia
From the interview with David Crystal in Belgrade on 9 November 2013 Interviewer: Tony O’Brien, British Council Director Western Balkans
David Crystal – World Englishes BritishCouncilSerbia
The myth of the native speaker (with David Crystal) Canguro English
In this interview I talk to David Crystal: a legend in the world of the English language. He is a linguist, lecturer, and broadcaster, and he has written or edited over 100 books about language including the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English language. We talk about language change, the myth of the native speaker, and why learning languages is part of being human.
“What is Language and Why Does It Matter” – Noam Chomsky Linguistic Society of America
Professor Noam Chomsky’s Forum Lecture, “What is Language and Why Does It Matter” from the 2013 Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute at the University of Michigan.
The Concept of Language (Noam Chomsky) UW Video
Linguist Noam Chomsky, professor at MIT, discusses the ways in which language changes over time and how the idea of a national language is a modern phenomenon. In this University of Washington interview, Upon Reflection host Al Page speaks with Chomsky about how languages are systems of communication rooted in human nature.
Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain | Big Think In this lecture, Steven Pinker, renowned linguist and Harvard Psychology Professor, discusses linguistics as a window to understanding the human brain.


World language From Wikipedia

world language is one that is spoken internationally and learned and spoken by numerous people as a second language. A world language is characterized not only by the total number of speakers (native and second language speakers) but also by geographical distribution and its use in international organizations and diplomatic relations.

The most widely spoken (and likely the fastest spreading) world language today is English, with over 1.1 billion native and second-language users worldwide. On similar grounds, French is also commonly categorized as a world language. Other possible world languages include SpanishArabicHindustani language (HindiUrdu), Mandarin ChineseRussian and Portuguese.

Historically, Aramaic, Ancient Greek, Latin, Classical Chinese, Persian, Sanskrit, and Classical Arabic have also functioned as world languages due to their previous standings as lingua francas over large parts of the world. Read more:


International English is the concept of the English language as a global means of communication in numerous dialects, and the movement towards an international standard for the language. It is also referred to as 

Global English

World English

Common English

Continental English

General EnglishEngas (English as associate language), or 

Globish. Sometimes, these terms refer simply to the array of varieties of English spoken throughout the world. Read more:

English as a second or foreign language From Wikipedia,

English as a second or foreign language is the use of English by speakers with different native languages. Language education for people learning English may be known as 

English as a second language (ESL), 

English as a foreign language (EFL), 

English as an additional language (EAL), or 

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

The aspect in which ESL is taught is referred to as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Technically, TEFL refers to English language teaching in a country where English is not the official language, TESL refers to teaching English to non-native English speakers in a native English speaking country and TESOL covers both. In practice, however, each of these terms tends to be used more generically across the full field. The one you are more likely to hear depends largely on your location – with TEFL more widely used in the UK and TESL or TESOL in the US.

The term “ESL” has been seen by some to indicate that English would be of subordinate importance; for example, where English is used as a lingua franca in a multilingual country. The term can be a misnomer for some students who have learned several languages before learning English. The terms “English language learners” (ELL), and, more recently, “English learners” (EL), have been used instead, and the students’ native languages and cultures are considered important. Read more:

Why Did English Become the International Language? Langfocus
This video explores how English became the global lingua franca.
How Are British English and American English Different?

The EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) attempts to rank countries by the average level of English language skills amongst those adults who took the EF test.

2019 rankings

Below are the lat­est coun­try scores, pro­fi­ciency bands, and rank­ings as pub­lished in 2019.[13]

2019 RankCountry2019 Score2019 Proficiency Band
1 Netherlands70.27Very High Proficiency
2 Sweden68.74Very High Proficiency
3 Norway67.93Very High Proficiency
4 Denmark67.87Very High Proficiency
5 Singapore66.82Very High Proficiency
6 South Africa65.38Very High Proficiency
7 Finland65.34Very High Proficiency
8 Austria64.11Very High Proficiency
9 Luxembourg64.03Very High Proficiency
10 Germany63.77Very High Proficiency
11 Poland63.76Very High Proficiency
12 Portugal63.14Very High Proficiency
13 Belgium63.09Very High Proficiency
14 Croatia63.07Very High Proficiency
15 Hungary61.86High Proficiency
16 Romania61.36High Proficiency
17 Serbia61.30High Proficiency
18 Kenya60.51High Proficiency
19  Switzerland60.23High Proficiency
20 Philippines60.14High Proficiency
21 Lithuania60.11High Proficiency
22 Greece59.87High Proficiency
23 Czech Republic59.30High Proficiency
24 Bulgaria58.97High Proficiency
25 Slovakia58.82High Proficiency
26 Malaysia58.55High Proficiency
27 Argentina58.38High Proficiency
28 Estonia58.29High Proficiency
29 Nigeria58.26High Proficiency
30 Costa Rica57.38Moderate Proficiency
31 France57.25Moderate Proficiency
32 Latvia56.85Moderate Proficiency
33 Hong Kong55.63Moderate Proficiency
34 India55.49Moderate Proficiency
35 Spain55.46Moderate Proficiency
36 Italy55.31Moderate Proficiency
37 South Korea55.04Moderate Proficiency
38 Taiwan54.18Moderate Proficiency
39 Uruguay54.08Moderate Proficiency
40 Mainland China53.44Moderate Proficiency
41 Macau53.34Moderate Proficiency
42 Chile52.89Moderate Proficiency
43 Cuba52.70Moderate Proficiency
44 Dominican Republic52.58Moderate Proficiency
45 Paraguay52.51Moderate Proficiency
46 Guatemala52.50Moderate Proficiency
47 Belarus52.39Low Proficiency
48 Russia52.14Low Proficiency
49 Ukraine52.13Low Proficiency
50 Albania51.99Low Proficiency
51 Bolivia51.64Low Proficiency
52 Vietnam51.57Low Proficiency
53 Japan51.51Low Proficiency
54 Pakistan51.41Low Proficiency
55 Bahrain50.92Low Proficiency
56 Georgia50.62Low Proficiency
57 Honduras50.53Low Proficiency
58 Peru50.22Low Proficiency
59 Brazil50.10Low Proficiency
60 El Salvador50.09Low Proficiency
61 Indonesia50.06Low Proficiency
62 Nicaragua49.89Low Proficiency
63 Ethiopia49.64Low Proficiency
64 Panama49.60Low Proficiency
65 Tunisia49.04Low Proficiency
66   Nepal49.00Low Proficiency
67 Mexico48.99Low Proficiency
68 Colombia48.75Low Proficiency
69 Iran48.69Low Proficiency
70 United Arab Emirates48.19Very Low Proficiency
71 Bangladesh48.11Very Low Proficiency
72 Maldives48.02Very Low Proficiency
73 Venezuela47.81Very Low Proficiency
74 Thailand47.61Very Low Proficiency
75 Jordan47.21Very Low Proficiency
76 Morocco47.19Very Low Proficiency
77 Egypt47.11Very Low Proficiency
78 Sri Lanka47.10Very Low Proficiency
79 Turkey46.81Very Low Proficiency
80 Qatar46.79Very Low Proficiency
81 Ecuador46.57Very Low Proficiency
82 Syria46.36Very Low Proficiency
83 Cameroon46.28Very Low Proficiency
84 Kuwait46.22Very Low Proficiency
85 Azerbaijan46.13Very Low Proficiency
86 Myanmar46.00Very Low Proficiency
87 Sudan45.94Very Low Proficiency
88 Mongolia45.56Very Low Proficiency
89 Afghanistan45.36Very Low Proficiency
90 Algeria45.28Very Low Proficiency
91 Angola44.54Very Low Proficiency
92 Oman44.39Very Low Proficiency
93 Kazakhstan43.83Very Low Proficiency
94 Cambodia43.78Very Low Proficiency
95 Uzbekistan43.18Very Low Proficiency
96 Ivory Coast42.41Very Low Proficiency
97 Iraq42.39Very Low Proficiency
98 Saudi Arabia41.60Very Low Proficiency
99 Kyrgyzstan41.51Very Low Proficiency
100 Libya40.87Very Low Proficiency
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Listen to world leaders speak English! J.J. McCullough
What do Putin, Merkel, Macron, and the popes sound like when they speak English? Can Xi speak English? What about Bolsonaro? What world leader speaks the best English of all? And did you know Boris can speak French? All will be revealed in this linguistic tour of presidents and prime ministers speaking second languages.


List of countries by English-speaking population

The following is a list of English-speaking population by country, including information on both native speakers and second-language speakers. Read More:

Percentage of English speakers by country.    .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;width:1.5em;height:1.5em;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black;font-size:100%}  80–100%   60–80%     40–60%   20–40%      0.1–20%   Not available


How many words do you need to speak a language? From BBC :

To work out how many words you need to know to be able to speak a second language we decided to look into how many words we know in our first language, in our case English.

We considered dusting off the dictionary and going from A1 to Zyzzyva, however, there are an estimated 171,146 words currently in use in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, not to mention 47,156 obsolete words. Typically native speakers know 15,000 to 20,000 word families – or lemmas – in their first language. Word family/lemma is a root word and all its inflections, for example: run, running, ran; blue, bluer, bluest, blueish, etc.

So does someone who can hold a decent conversation in a second language know 15,000 to 20,000 words? Is this a realistic goal for our listener to aim for? Unlikely. Prof Webb found that people who have been studying languages in a traditional setting – say French in Britain or English in Japan – often struggle to learn more than 2,000 to 3,000 words, even after years of study.

In fact, a study in Taiwan showed that after nine years of learning a foreign language half of the students failed to learn the most frequently-used 1,000 words. So which words should we learn? Prof Webb says the most effective way to be able to speak a language quickly is to pick the 800 to 1,000 lemmas which appear most frequently in a language and learn those. If you learn only 800 of the most frequently-used lemmas in English, you’ll be able to understand 75% of the language as it is spoken in normal life.

Eight hundred lemmas will help you speak a language in a day-to-day setting, but to understand dialogue in film or TV you’ll need to know the 3,000 most common lemmas. And if you want to get your head around the written word – so novels, newspapers, excellently-written BBC articles – you need to learn 8,000 to 9,000 lemmas. Read more :


How Many Words Does the Average Person Know? From Word Counter

  • Most adult native test-takers have a vocabulary range of about 20,000-35,000 words
  • At age one, a child will recognize about 50 words
  • At age three, a child will recognize about 1,000 words
  • At age five, a child will recognize about 10,000 words
  • According to Kim, Shakespeare’s combined written works totaled 25,000 unique words compared to the Wall Street Journal which used less than 20,000 unique words in its newspapers for a decade. (Note: Several other sources cite around over 30,000 words for all of Shakespeare’s collected writings).According to’s statistical estimate, Shakespeare probably had about 35,000 words in his passive vocabulary. With both vocabularies combined, he would have known a total of about 65,000 words!
  • According to lexicographer and dictionary expert Susie Dent, “the average active vocabulary of an adult English speaker is around 20,000 words, while his passive vocabulary is around 40,000 words.”
  • the first 25 words are used in 33% of every day writing
  • the first 100 words are used in 50% of adult and student writing
  • the first 1,000 words are used in 89% of every day writing
  • Word Counter is an easy to use online tool for counting words, characters, sentences, paragraphs and pages in real time, along with spelling and grammar checking. 
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  • Active vocabulary: You can remember it quickly. And you can use it without hesitation in your thoughts, when you talk, and when you write as well.
  • Passive vocabulary: you recognize and understand the word (more or less) when you happen to hear it or see it. However, you can’t easily remember the word and aren’t comfortable using it in conversation.
  • How Many Words Do I Need to Know to Be Fluent in a Foreign Language?
  • In general, we can describe levels of fluency in a foreign language with these rough word counts:
  • Functional beginner: 250-500 words. After just a week or so of learning, you’ll already have most of the tools to start having basic, everyday conversations. In most of the world’s languages, 500 words will be more than enough to get you through any tourist situations and everyday introductions.
  • Conversational: 1,000-3,000 words. With around 1,000 words in most languages, you’ll be able to ask people how they’re doing, tell them about your day and navigate everyday life situations like shopping and public transit.
  • Advanced: 4,000-10,000 words. As you grow past the 3,000 word mark or so in most languages, you’re moving beyond the words that make up everyday conversation and into specialized vocabulary for talking about your professional field, news and current events, opinions and more complex, abstract verbal feats. At this point, you should be able to reach C2 level in the Common European Framework for Reference (CEFR) in most languages.
  • Fluent: 10,000+ words. At around 10,000 words in many languages, you’ve reached a near-native level of vocabulary, with the requisite words for talking about nearly any topic in detail. Furthermore, you recognize enough words in every utterance that you usually understand the unfamiliar ones from context.
  • Native: 10,000-30,000+ words. Total word counts vary widely between world languages, making it difficult to say how many words native speakers know in general. As we discussed above, estimates of how many words are known by the average native English speaker vary from 10,000 to 65,000+

Tips for strengthening passive vocabulary:

  • Watching children’s shows: TV shows for small children speak in a slow, articulate manner with a simple vocabulary and lots of context clues. This week’s episode about colors might not be as exciting as “Game of Thrones,” but it’ll help you expose your brain to the new vocabulary in context, just like children do.
  • Reading children’s books in translation: “Green Eggs and Ham” only used fifty words in the whole book. Hunt down some Dr. Seuss or other familiar children’s classics and learn new words easily by reading these, as the vocabulary is simple and you’ll already be familiar with the context.
  • Watching Disney or other animated films: Watching a movie you’ve already seen a hundred times (but doing it in your target language) works on the same principle as reading familiar children’s stories. The vocabulary is simple, and you already know the story so well that you’ll understand much of what you hear without ever needing to open a dictionary.
  • Learning vocabulary with real-life video with FluentU: FluentU’s online language learning platform uses videos like TV and movie clips to let you expose yourself to real-life language use and suck up some more new words into your passive vocabulary.With FluentU, you learn real languages—the same way that natives speak them. FluentU has a wide variety of videos like movie trailers, funny commercials and web series, as you can see here: Read more :
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  • Cambridge students Word limits and requirements of your Degree Committee
    Thesis word limits are set by Degree Committees. If candidates need to increase their word limits they will need to apply for permission. Read more: University of Cambridge Students Word needs


Wiktionary:Frequency lists from 100 words to 100/000 words in English and 100 other languages

Counting words and lemmas: The following frequency lists count distinct orthographic words, including inflected and some capitalised forms. For example, the verb “to be” is represented by “is”, “are”, “were”, and so on.

TV and movie scripts

Most common words in TV and movie scripts: Here are frequency lists comparable to the Gutenberg ones, but based on 29,213,800 words from TV and movie scripts and transcripts.

Here’s a fuller explanation of how the list was generated and its limitations: Wiktionary:Frequency lists/TV/2006/explanation.

Here are the top hundred words (from TV scripts) in alphabetical order:a · about · all · and · are · as · at · back · be · because · been · but · can · can’t · come · could · did · didn’t · do · don’t · for · from · get · go · going · good · got · had · have · he · her · here · he’s · hey · him · his · how · I · if · I’ll · I’m · in · is · it · it’s · just · know · like · look · me · mean · my · no · not · now · of · oh · OK · okay · on · one · or · out · really · right · say · see · she · so · some · something · tell · that · that’s · the · then · there · they · think · this · time · to · up · want · was · we · well · were · what · when · who · why · will · with · would · yeah · yes · you · your · you’re

1000 English Words with Examples, Sentences and English Speaking Practice. Learn 86% of English Learn English Quickly
Learn 1000 English words and you will understand 85.5% of the English language. I will walk you through each word and give you examples and sentences so you can follow along and improve your conversation, pronunciation, speaking, comprehension and much more

Here they are in frequency order:1-1000 · 1001-2000 · 2001-3000 · 3001-4000 · 4001-5000 · 5001-6000 · 6001-7000 · 7001-8000 · 8001-9000 · 9001-10000Top 1,000 words cover 85.5% of all words (24,981,922/29,213,800).Top 10,000 words cover 97.2% of all words (28,398,152/29,213,800).

From the 10,000th to the 40,000th :10001-12000 · 12001-14000 · 14001-16000 · 16001-18000 · 18001-20000 · 20001-22000 · 22001-24000 · 24001-26000 · 26001-28000 · 28001-30000 · 30001-32000 · 32001-34000 · 34001-36000 · 36001-38000 · 38001-4000040001

These wikified terms can be copied to other language wiktionaries; this is what they are intended for. If you do, please add an interwiki link onto the page here.

Frequency lists as of 2006-04-16:

Frequency lists as of 2005-10-10:

1001-2000 · 2001-3000 · 3001-4000 · 4001-5000 · 5001-6000 · 6001-7000 · 7001-8000 · 8001-9000 · 9001-10000

Frequency lists as of 2005-08-16:

op 1000 Most Common English Words With Pictures and Audio
All English Lessons — build your vocabulary

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10000 Common English Words With Examples All English Lessons — build your vocabulary
In this video we start learning 10000 most common English words with examples. Every word is provided with pronunciation. This video represents American English.


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English language, From Wikipedia

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the ancient Germanic peoples that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula on the Baltic Sea. English is most closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, while its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Old Norse (a North Germanic language), as well as Latin and French.

English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a group of West Germanic (Ingvaeonic) dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are collectively called Old EnglishMiddle English began in the late 11th century with the Norman conquest of England; this was a period in which English was influenced by Old French, in particular through its Old Norman dialectEarly Modern English began in the late 15th century with the introduction of the printing press to London, the printing of the King James Bible and the start of the Great Vowel Shift.

Modern English has been spreading around the world since the 17th century by the worldwide influence of the British Empire and the United States. Through all types of printed and electronic media of these countries, English has become the leading language of international discourse and the lingua franca in many regions and professional contexts such as sciencenavigation and law. Modern English grammar is the result of a gradual change from a typical Indo-European dependent marking pattern, with a rich inflectional morphology and relatively free word order, to a mostly analytic pattern with little inflection, a fairly fixed subject–verb–object word order and a complex syntaxModern English relies more on auxiliary verbs and word order for the expression of complex tensesaspect and mood, as well as passive constructionsinterrogatives and some negation.

English is the largest language by number of speakers, and the third most-spoken native language in the world, after Standard Chinese and Spanish. It is the most widely learned second language and is either the official language or one of the official languages in almost 60 sovereign states. There are more people who have learned it as a second language than there are native speakers. It is estimated that there are over 2 billion speakers of English. English is the majority native language in the United States, the United KingdomCanadaAustraliaNew Zealand and Ireland, and it is widely spoken in some areas of the CaribbeanAfrica and South Asia. It is a co-official language of the United Nationsthe European Union and many other world and regional international organisations. It is the most widely spoken Germanic language, accounting for at least 70% of speakers of this Indo-European branch. English speakers are called “Anglophones”. Variability among the accents and dialects of English used in different countries and regions—in terms of phonetics and phonology, and sometimes also vocabularyidiomsgrammar, and spelling—does not typically prevent understanding by speakers of other dialects, although mutual unintelligibility can occur at extreme ends of the dialect continuum.

Percentage of English speakers by country      80–100%   60–80%     40–60%   20–40%     0–20%   Not available
Percentage of English speakers by country  80–100%
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Foreign language influences in English
From Wikipedia

About 80 percent of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed.

According to one study, the percentage of modern English words derived from each language group are as follows:
Latin (including words used only in scientific / medical / legal contexts): ~29%
French (Latin): ~29%
Germanic: ~26%
Others: ~16%

According to one study, the percentage of modern English words derived from each language group are as follows:Latin (including words used only in scientific / medical / legal contexts): ~29%French (Latin): ~29%Germanic: ~26%Others: ~16%

Word origins

A com­put­er­ized sur­vey of about 80,000 words in the old Shorter Ox­ford Dic­tio­nary (3rd ed.) was pub­lished in Or­dered Profusion by Thomas Finken­staedt and Di­eter Wolff (1973) that es­ti­mated the ori­gin of Eng­lish words as fol­lows:

Indian languages

See also: List of English words of Hindi origin

Words re­lat­ing to cul­ture, orig­i­nat­ing from the colo­nial era. Many of these words are of Per­sian ori­gin rather than Hindi be­cause Per­sian was the of­fi­cial lan­guage e.g., py­ja­masbun­ga­lowve­ran­dahjun­glecurrykhaki.

Hebrew and Yiddish

Words used in re­li­gious con­texts, like Sab­bathkosherhal­lelu­jahamen, and ju­bilee or words that have be­come slang like schmuckshmoozenoshoy vey, and schmutz.


See also: List of English words of Arabic origin

Trade items such as boraxcof­feecot­tonhashishhennamo­hairmuslinsaf­fronIs­lamic re­li­gious terms such as jihadha­dith and sharia; sci­en­tific vo­cab­u­lary bor­rowed into Latin in the 12th and 13th cen­turies (al­co­holal­kalial­ge­braaz­imuthci­phernadir); plants or plant prod­ucts orig­i­nat­ing in trop­i­cal Asia and in­tro­duced to me­dieval Eu­rope through Ara­bic in­ter­me­di­a­tion (cam­phorjas­minelac­querlemonor­angesugar); Mid­dle East­ern cui­sine words (cous­cousfalafelhum­muskebabtahini).



The word con­so­nant is also used to refer to a let­ter of an al­pha­bet that de­notes a con­so­nant sound. The 21 con­so­nant let­ters in the Eng­lish al­pha­bet are 

1+ B, 2+ C, 3+ D, 4+F, 5+G, 6+H, 7+J, 8+K, 9+L, 10+M

11+ N, 12+P, 13+Q, 14+R, 15+S, 16+T, 17+V, 18+W, 19+X, 20+Z,

and usually 21+Y.

The 21 con­so­nant let­ters in the Eng­lish al­pha­bet are for 21th Century Global English Language of 4 billion plus human.


Lists of English words by country or language of origin
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Language Read more: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about human language in general.

A mural in Teotihuacan, Mexico (c. 2nd century) depicting a person emitting a speech scroll from his mouth, symbolizing speech

A mural in Teotihuacan, Mexico (c. 2nd century) depicting a person emitting a speech scroll from his mouth, symbolizing speech

A mural in Teotihuacan, Mexico (c. 2nd century) depicting a person emitting a speech scroll from his mouth, symbolizing speech

Cuneiform is the first known form of written language, but spoken language predates writing by at least tens of thousands of years.

A mural in Teotihuacan, Mexico (c. 2nd century) depicting a person emitting a speech scroll from his mouth, symbolizing speech

Two girls learning American Sign Language

A mural in Teotihuacan, Mexico (c. 2nd century) depicting a person emitting a speech scroll from his mouth, symbolizing speech

Braille writing, a tactile variant of a writing system

lan­guage is a struc­tured sys­tem of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Lan­guage, in a broader sense, is the method of com­mu­ni­ca­tion that in­volves the use of – par­tic­u­larly human – languages.

The sci­en­tific study of lan­guage is called lin­guis­tics. Ques­tions con­cern­ing the phi­los­o­phy of lan­guage, such as whether words can rep­re­sent ex­pe­ri­ence, have been de­bated at least since Gor­gias and Plato in an­cient Greece. Thinkers such as Rousseau have ar­gued that lan­guage orig­i­nated from emo­tions while oth­ers like Kant have held that it orig­i­nated from ra­tio­nal and log­i­cal thought. Twen­ti­eth cen­tury philoso­phers such as Wittgen­stein ar­gued that phi­los­o­phy is re­ally the study of lan­guage. Major fig­ures in lin­guis­tics in­clude Fer­di­nand de Saus­sure and Noam Chom­sky.

Es­ti­mates of the num­ber of human lan­guages in the world vary be­tween 5,000 and 7,000. How­ever, any pre­cise es­ti­mate de­pends on the ar­bi­trary dis­tinc­tion (di­chotomy) be­tween lan­guages and di­alectNat­ural lan­guages are spo­ken or signed, but any lan­guage can be en­coded into sec­ondary media using au­di­tory, vi­sual, or tac­tile stim­uli – for ex­am­ple, in writ­ing, whistling, sign­ing, or braille. This is be­cause human lan­guage is modal­ity-in­de­pen­dent. De­pend­ing on philo­soph­i­cal per­spec­tives re­gard­ing the de­f­i­n­i­tion of lan­guage and mean­ing, when used as a gen­eral con­cept, “lan­guage” may refer to the cog­ni­tive abil­ity to learn and use sys­tems of com­plex com­mu­ni­ca­tion, or to de­scribe the set of rules that makes up these sys­tems, or the set of ut­ter­ances that can be pro­duced from those rules. All lan­guages rely on the process of semi­o­sis to re­late signs to par­tic­u­lar mean­ingsOralman­ual and tac­tile lan­guages con­tain a phono­log­i­cal sys­tem that gov­erns how sym­bols are used to form se­quences known as words or mor­phemes, and a syn­tac­tic sys­tem that gov­erns how words and mor­phemes are com­bined to form phrases and ut­ter­ances.

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Language Areas of the brain. The Angular Gyrus is represented in orange, Supramarginal Gyrus is represented in yellow, Broca's area is represented in blue, Wernicke's area is represented in green, and the Primary Auditory Cortex is represented in pink.

Language Areas of the brain. The Angular Gyrus is represented in orange, Supramarginal Gyrus is represented in yellow, Broca’s area is represented in blue, Wernicke’s area is represented in green, and the Primary Auditory Cortex is represented in pink.

The human vocal tract.

The human vocal tract.

The human vocal tract.

Spectrogram of American English vowels [i, u, ɑ] showing the formants f1 and f2Play mediaReal time MRI scan of a person speaking in Mandarin Chinese

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Human voice From Wikipedia Read more:

The human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal tract, such as talkingsinginglaughingcryingscreamingshoutingyelling etc. The human voice frequency is specifically a part of human sound production in which the vocal folds (vocal cords) are the primary sound source. Generally speaking, the mechanism for generating the human voice can be subdivided into three parts; the lungs, the vocal folds within the larynx (voice box), and the articulators. The lungs, the “pump” must produce adequate airflow and air pressure to vibrate vocal folds. The vocal folds (vocal cords) then vibrate to use airflow from the lungs to create audible pulses that form the laryngeal sound source. The muscles of the larynx adjust the length and tension of the vocal folds to ‘fine-tune’ pitch and tone. The articulators (the parts of the vocal tract above the larynx consisting of tonguepalatecheeklips, etc.) articulate and filter the sound emanating from the larynx and to some degree can interact with the laryngeal airflow to strengthen or weaken it as a sound source. Read more:


The Science of the Voices in your Head – with Charles Fernyhough Mosaic celebrates its second year anniversary in March. To mark this, we’ll be sharing a series of 15min talks featuring Mosaic writers and stories produced in association with the inspiration and ideas series.
Here, Charles Fernyhough explores what he has learned in over a decade of study on auditory hallucinations – people who hear voices. You can hear more from him in the Mosaic radio documentary Voices in the dark on Mosaic and its podcast.
Charles Fernyhough is the author of Pieces of Light and The Baby in the Mirror, as well as two novels, The Auctioneer and A Box of Birds, and has contributed to the Guardian, TIME Ideas, Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Focus Magazine. He has published many scientific articles on the relation between language and thought, and his ideas on thinking as a dialogue with the self have been influential in several fields. He is a part-time Professor in Psychology at Durham University, where he directs Hearing the Voice, a project on inner voices funded by the Wellcome Trust. His latest book, The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves, will be published by Profile in April 2016.

Also: The Science of the Voices in your Head – with Charles Fernyhough by The Royal Institution

Q&A – The Science of the Voices in your Head – with Charles Fernyhough by The Royal Institution

The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves
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Sound From Wikipedia Read more:

In physicssound is a vibration that propagates as an acoustic wave, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid.

In human physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain. Only acoustic waves that have frequencies lying between about 20 Hz and 20 kHz, the audio frequency range, elicit an auditory percept in humans. In air at atmospheric pressure, these represent sound waves with wavelengths of 17 meters (56 ft) to 1.7 centimetres (0.67 in). Sound waves above 20 kHz are known as ultrasound and are not audible to humans. Sound waves below 20 Hz are known as infrasound. Different animal species have varying hearing ranges. Read more:



Online Learning In Higher Education From Wikipedia Or Https://Wiki2.Org/En/Online_learning_in_higher_education

On­line learning in­volves courses of­fered by post­sec­ondary in­sti­tu­tions that are 100% vir­tual, ex­clud­ing mas­sively open on­line courses (MOOCs). On­line learn­ing, or vir­tual classes of­fered over the in­ter­net, is con­trasted with tra­di­tional courses taken in a brick-and-mor­tar school build­ing. It is the newest de­vel­op­ment in dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion that began in the mid-1990s with the spread of the in­ter­net and the World Wide Web. Learner ex­pe­ri­ence is typ­i­cally asyn­chro­nous, but may also in­cor­po­rate syn­chro­nous el­e­ments. The vast ma­jor­ity of in­sti­tu­tions uti­lize a Learn­ing Man­age­ment Sys­tem for the ad­min­is­tra­tion of on­line courses. As the­o­ries of dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion evolve, dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies to sup­port learn­ing and ped­a­gogy con­tinue to trans­form as well.


English Wikipedia - Wikipedia With more then 6000/000 articles in English in more then 300 Languages.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


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E-LearningOnline-learning site Coursera is offering 100 classes for free from now through December 31, 2020, to support access to online education for the one-third of people around the world who are currently under lockdown to prevent spreading the new coronavirus

Coursera is offering 100 online courses free, many of them taught by Ivy League schools or offered by companies like Google and Amazon, now through December 31.

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The 100 Most Popular Online Courses of All Time (2020)

The best way to choose a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is to choose one that other people have taken and enjoyed.

Class Central has been maintaining a catalog of these MOOCs ever since they rose to popularity back in 2012. According to Class Central’s 2019 annual report on MOOCs, 110M students have taken at least one course and over 900+ universities have launched 13,500 courses.

To help learners decide which course to take, Class Central publishes a number of different rankings based on the tens of thousands of reviews written by Class Central users.


List of most popular websites

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of the most popular websites worldwide according to the first 50 websites listed in the global “Top Sites” lists published by Alexa Internet, as of April 16, 2020, and SimilarWeb, as of July 2019, along with its rating on the corresponding service.


Wikipedia:Multiyear Ranking Of 100 Most Viewed Pages

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Being one of the best indicators of “what the collective world is thinking about,” the list of most viewed Wikipedia pages receives wide attention in unassociated institutions and external popular media sources. University Degli Studi di Milano created an engine of the complete ranking of all Wikipedia articles for 2014–2017. In 2013, an external media source attempted to determine the 10 most popular Wikipedia pages of all time.The same year the BBC news website published an article discussing most searched Wikipedia articles in 2012 in different languages. Other versions of top-lists for shorter periods are regularly published and discussed by external popular media



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The new e-book Globish The World Over, observes how a billion people are in need of a consistent language to do business across the globe, describes how …

Globish From Wikipedia

Globish is a name for a subset of the English language formalized in 2004 by Jean-Paul Nerrière. It uses a subset of standard English grammar and a list of 1500 English words. Nerrière claims it is “not a language” in and of itself, but rather it is the common ground that non-native English speakers adopt in the context of international business.

Globish The World Over In “Globish The World Over” Jean-Paul Nerrière discusses the real English that most of the world is using. For ESL students and teachers from all cultures, plus businesses that are “going global.” Globish1
CrossTalk: English vs Globish RT On this edition of Peter Lavelle’s CrossTalk: Speaking in one tongue? The English language is globally dominant today, but will this remain the case? Could, for example, Mandarin Chinese make a bid for global dominance? Is it desirable to have a single global language? Can any major language be devoid of cultural meaning? Asked differently, could English become a value-free language for all to use as they wish?
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Grammar From Wikipedia,

In linguisticsgrammar (from Ancient Greek γραμματική) is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clausesphrases and words in a natural language. The term refers also to the study of such rules and this field includes phonologymorphology and syntax, often complemented by phoneticssemantics and pragmatics.

The term “grammar” can also describe the rules which govern the linguistic behavior of a group of speakers. For example, the term “English grammar” may refer to the whole of English grammar; that is, to the grammars of all the speakers of the language, in which case the term encompasses a great deal of variation. Read more:

Universal Grammar – Part I The Virtual Linguistics Campus What is Universal Grammar and what are the central linguistic arguments underlying this influential model of linguistic thought? Prof. Handke seeks to answer these questions using linguistic and non-linguistic examples, but he also discusses the main problems that the current version of UG has to face.

Grammatical categories

Main article: Grammatical category

Grammar can be described as a system of categories and a set of rules that determine how categories combine to form different aspects of meaning. Languages differ widely in whether they are encoded through the use of categories or lexical units. However, several categories are so common as to be nearly universal. Such universal categories include the encoding of the grammatical relations of participants and predicates by grammatically distinguishing between their relations to a predicate, the encoding of temporal and spatial relations on predicates, and a system of grammatical person governing reference to and distinction between speakers and addressees and those about whom they are speaking.

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Wall of Love on Montmartre in Paris: “I love you” in 250 languages, by calligraphist Fédéric Baron and artist Claire Kito (2000)


An inscription of Swampy Cree using Canadian Aboriginal syllabics, an abugida developed by Christian missionaries for Indigenous Canadian languages


The main phases can be conveniently (if a little simplistically) divided into:

  • Before English (Prehistory – c. 500AD) (including Indo-European, Spread of Indo-European Languages, Germanic, The Celts, The Romans)
  • Old English (c. 500 – c. 1100) (including Invasions of Germanic Tribes, The Coming of Christianity and Literacy, The Anglo-Saxon or Old English Language, The Vikings, Old English after the Vikings)
  • Middle English (c. 1100 – c. 1500) (including Norman Conquest, French (Anglo-Norman) Influence, Middle English After the Normans, Resurgence of English, Chaucer and the Birth of English Literature)
  • Early Modern English (c. 1500 – c. 1800) (including Great Vowel Shift, The English Renaissance, Printing Press and Standardization, The Bible, Dictionaries and Grammars, Golden Age of English Literature, William Shakespeare, International Trade)
  • Late Modern English (c. 1800 – Present) (including The Industrial and Scientific Revolution,Colonialism and the British Empire, The New World, American Dialect, Black English, Britain’s Other Colonies, Language Reform, Later Developments, 20th Century)
  • English Today (including Who Speaks English?, English as a Lingua Franca, Reverse Loanwords, Modern English Vocabulary, Modern English Spelling)
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What will the English language be like in 100 years?


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  1. Foreign Language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.
  2. Analytical skills improve when students study a foreign language.
  3. Business skills plus foreign language skills make an employee more valuable in the marketplace.
  4. Dealing with another culture enables people to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture.
  5. Creativity is increased with the study of foreign languages.
  6. Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most valuable courses in college because of the communication skills developed in the process.
  7. International travel is made easier and more pleasant through knowing a foreign language.
  8. Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study a foreign language.
  9. Foreign language study enhances one’s opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc.
  10. A second language improves your skills and grades in math and English and on the SAT and GRE.
  11. Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade.
  12. Foreign languages provide a competitive edge in career choices: one is able to communicate in a second language.
  13. Foreign language study enhances listening skills and memory.
  14. One participates more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if one knows another language.
  15. Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved if you master another language.
  16. Foreign language study offers a sense of the past: culturally and linguistically.
  17. The study of a foreign tongue improves the knowledge of one’s own language: English vocabulary skills increase.
  18. The study of foreign languages teaches and encourages respect for other peoples: it fosters an understanding of the interrelation of language and human nature.
  19. Foreign languages expand one’s view of the world, liberalize one’s experiences, and make one more flexible and tolerant.
  20. Foreign languages expand one’s world view and limit the barriers between people: barriers cause distrust and fear.
  21. Foreign language study leads to an appreciation of cultural diversity.
  22. As immigration increases we need to prepare for changes in the American society.
  23. One is at a distinct advantage in the global market if one is as bilingual as possible.
  24. Foreign languages open the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, science…
  25. Foreign language study is simply part of a very basic liberal education: to “educate” is to lead out, to lead out of confinement and narrowness and darkness.

Renate Latimer, Associate Professor Emerita of German


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Multilingualism From Wikipedia,

Multilingualism is the use of more than one language, either by an individual speaker or by a group of speakers. It is believed that multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers in the world’s population. More than half of all Europeans claim to speak at least one language other than their mother tongue; but many read and write in one language. Always useful to traders, multilingualism is advantageous for people wanting to participate in globalization and cultural openness. Owing to the ease of access to information facilitated by the Internet, individuals’ exposure to multiple languages is becoming increasingly possible.


  • monolingual, monoglot – 1 language spoken
  • bilingual, diglot – 2 languages spoken
  • trilingual, triglot – 3 languages spoken
  • quadrilingual, tetraglot – 4 languages spoken
  • quinquelingual, pentaglot – 5 languages spoken
  • sexalingual, hexaglot – 6 languages spoken
  • septilingual, heptaglot – 7 languages spoken
  • octolingual, octoglot – 8 languages spoken
  • novelingual, enneaglot – 9 languages spoken
  • decalingual, decaglot – 10 languages spoken
  • undecalingual, hendecaglot – 11 languages spoken
  • duodecalingual, dodecaglot – 12 languages spoken

People who speak several languages are also called polyglots. Read more:

Do we think differently in different languages? | BBC Ideas There are more than 7,000 languages in the world so does that mean there are more than 7,000 ways of seeing it? The Whorfian hypothesis is the idea that the language we speak affects the way we think and even how we see and structure the world around us.


List of polyglots
From Wikipedia,

This is a list of no­table peo­ple who, ac­cord­ing to re­li­able sources, know six or more lan­guages.

This Man Speaks 32 Different Languages Great Big Story
Ioannis Ikonomou works for the European Commission as a translator. It’s a prestigious position, and yet it still sells him short. You see, Ioannis speaks 32 living languages. He belongs to a very small and special group of people called hyperpolyglots who have the extraordinary ability to attain fluency in many different tongues. According to Ioannis, there’s no special trick or easy way to become a hyperpolyglot, but the best way to start is to boldly put yourself out there and SPEAK.
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This polyglot is very talented and speaks many languages.
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TOP TEN GOLDEN BUZZER KID SINGERS! and their English Language Skills Top 10 Talent Auditions From America’s Got Talent & Britains Got Talent 10. Courtney Hadwin America’s Got Talent 9. Darcy Lynne America’s Got Talent 8. Jasmine Elcock Britain’s Got Talent 7. Flau’Jae America’s Got Talent 6. Grace VanderWaal America’s Got Talent 5. Angelica Hale America’s Got Talent 4. Kyle Tomlinson Britain’s Got Talent 3. Beau Dermont Britains Got Talent 2. Sarah Ikumu Britain’s Got Talent 1. Amanada Mena America’s Got Talent
Language and talent of TOP 10 Best Singer America’s Got Talent ALL TIME Top 10 Talent
Top 10 Actors Who Can Pull Off Foreign Accents
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TOP 10 HILARIOUS Stand Up Comedians | Amazing Auditions LOL! These HILARIOUS comedians from America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent had us in tears. Their funny stand up acts won over the judges and some even earned the Golden Buzzer! Including performances from:
72 Human Laugh Sound Effect by X Sound Effect This video is about laugh sound effect. Enjoy!
Words that Changed The World, with Jeremy Irons and Carey Mulligan intelligence Squared
For 15 years, Intelligence Squared has vigorously championed the spoken word. The finest speakers from across the globe have come to our stage — to argue, to move, to persuade and change minds. Their speeches epitomise the vital role that public speaking plays in our lives. To celebrate the power of oratory, we held a major event which will showcase how great speeches have swayed the course of history and demonstrate how, more than ever, we need them to help define our values and who we are.
Top 20 Billion Dollar Box Office Movies As if earning all the money wasn’t enough, these films have also got our adoration. For this list, we’ll be looking at films that crossed the billion-dollar threshold at the global box office and ranking them on their overall quality. Our countdown includes “The Avengers”, “Titanic”, “Jurassic Park”, “Jaws”, “The Dark Knight”, and more! Did YOUR favorite movie make the list? Let us know in the comments!


2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Declares First-Ever Group of Co-Champions Scripps National Spelling Bee
In an unprecedented display of academic achievement, eight spellers have become co-champions of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, making history as the first group to share the coveted title in the 92 years of the storied event.


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In this episode of Many People, Many Countries, 70 people show Condé Nast Traveler how to count to ten in their country’s primary language. Find out how to count to ten in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, and more!
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162 Of The Most Majestic Libraries In The World

hough they are losing ground to the e-book and the audiobook, public libraries were once central hubs of human intellectual progress. There’s something about them that still attracts people, however – whether it’s their magnificent historical buildings or the unmistakable smell of old books and dust, scholars and bookworms alike still enjoy perusing their hoards of literary treasures.

Because of their critical importance, libraries were often built to be beautiful and built to last. Combined with the sometimes priceless book collections that they hold, their simultaneously enormous and intimate spaces possess a charm that no other type of building can command.

If you know of any other beautiful libraries that should be celebrated by all the book lovers, then please add them to this list. You can vote for your favorite houses of knowledge as well!

#1 The National Library Of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

The National Library Of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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Alphabet: The Story of Writing pt. 1 and 2 by Donald Jackson
The Evolution of Writing The Virtual Linguistics Campus In this first of two related E-lectures, Prof. Handke discusses the orgins of modern writing, from early paintings found 17,000 BC, via proto-writing systems, such as tallies or the Inca Quipu-system, to the predecessors of modern writing, such as the Cuneiform system.
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American manual alphabet, as used in American Sign Language

ypes of letters

The American manual alphabet, an example of letters in fingerspelling.

The American manual alphabet, an example of letters in fingerspelling.

Examples of alphabets and their letters

Venn diagram of letters in the GreekCyrillic and Latin alphabets. Certain letters appear in two or more of these alphabets, although they may not represent the same sound.

World­wide there are many al­pha­bets used at pre­sent, with Ara­bic, Cyril­lic, and Latin in widest use. The fol­low­ing al­pha­bets, ab­jads, and in­di­vid­ual let­ters are dis­cussed in re­lated ar­ti­cles. Each rep­re­sents a dif­fer­ent script:

Example alphabetLetters in example alphabet
Assamese alphabetঅ, আ, ই, ঈ, উ, ঊ, ঋ, এ, ঐ, ও, ঔ, ক, খ, গ, ঘ, ঙ, চ, ছ, জ, ঝ, ঞ, ট, ঠ, ড, ঢ, ণ, ত, থ, দ, ধ, ন, প, ফ, ব, ভ, ম, য, ৰ, ল, ৱ, শ, ষ, স, হ,ক্ষ, ড়, ঢ়, য়, ৎ, ং, ঃ, ঁ
Arabic alphabet(Alphabetical from right to left) هـ
Syriac alphabet(Alphabetical from right to left) ܐܒܓܕܗܘܙܚܛܝܟܟܠܡܡܢܢܣܥܦܨܩܪܫܬ
Georgian script
Hebrew alphabet(Alphabetical from right to left) אבגדהוזחטיכלמנסעפצקרשת
Hangulㄱ ㄲ ㄴ ㄷ ㄸ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅃ ㅅ ㅆ ㅇ ㅈ ㅉ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ ㅏ ㅐ ㅑ ㅒ ㅓ ㅔ ㅕ ㅖ ㅗ ㅘ ㅙ ㅚ ㅛ ㅜ ㅝ ㅞ ㅟ ㅠ ㅡ ㅢ ㅣ
Burmeseက ခ ဂ ဃ င စ ဆ ဇ ဈ ည ဋ ဌ ဍ ဎ ဏ တ ထ ဒ ဓ န ပ ဖ ဗ ဘ မ ယ ရ လ ဝ သ ဟ ဠ အ
Bopomofoㄅ ㄆ ㄇ ㄈ ㄉ ㄊ ㄋ ㄌ ㄍ ㄎ ㄏ ㄐ ㄑ ㄒ ㄓ ㄔ ㄕ ㄖ ㄗ ㄘ ㄙ ㄚ ㄛ ㄜ ㄝ ㄞ ㄟ ㄠ ㄡ ㄢ ㄣ ㄤ ㄥ ㄦ ㄧ ㄨ ㄩ ㄭ
Ogham   ᚂ ᚃ ᚄ ᚅ ᚆ ᚇ ᚈ ᚉ ᚊ ᚋ ᚌ ᚍ ᚎ ᚏ ᚐ ᚑ ᚒ ᚓ ᚔ ᚕ ᚖ ᚗ ᚘ ᚙ ᚚ ᚛ ᚜
Ethiopicሀ ለ ሐ መ ሠ ረ ሰ ሸ ቀ በ ተ ቸ ኀ ነ ኘ አ ከ ኸ ወ ዐ ዘ ዠ የ ደ ጀ ገ ጠ ጨ ጰ ጸ ፀ ፈ ፐ
Tifinagh (Amazigh alphabet), ⴳⵯ, , ⴽⵯ, 

The In­ter­na­tional Pho­netic Al­pha­bet is used to rep­re­sent exact pro­nun­ci­a­tion, for ex­am­ple, ], which is named a glot­tal stop.

Alphabet From Wikipedia,

An alphabet is a standardized set of basic written symbols or graphemes (called letters) that represent the phonemes of certain spoken languages. Not all writing systems represent language in this way; in a syllabary, each character represents a syllable, for instance, and logographic systems use characters to represent words, morphemes, or other semantic units.

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History Grapheme List of writing systems

The first fully phonemic script, the Proto-Canaanite script, later known as the Phoenician alphabet, is considered to be the first alphabet, and is the ancestor of most modern alphabets, including ArabicCyrillicGreekHebrewLatin, and possibly Brahmic.

The history of alphabetic writing goes back to the consonantal writing system used for Semitic languages in the Levant in the 2nd millennium BCE. Most or nearly all alphabetic scripts used throughout the world today ultimately go back to this Semitic proto-alphabet

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The Rosetta Stone From Wikipedia, The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele inscribed with three versions of a decree issued in Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty on behalf of King Ptolemy V Epiphanes. The top and middle texts are in Ancient Egyptian using hieroglyphic and Demotic scripts respectively, while the bottom is in Ancient Greek. The decree has only minor differences between the three versions, making the Rosetta Stone key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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Depiction of aurochs, horses and deer UNESCO World Heritage Site Wikipedia “Lascaux Cave” French: [lasko]) is a complex of caves near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France. Over 600 parietal wall paintings cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. They are the combined effort of many generations and, with continued debate, the age of the paintings is now usually estimated at around 17,000 years (early Magdalenian).

List of animal sounds

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This is a list of animal sounds. This list contains words used in the English language to represent the noises and vocalizations of particular animals, especially noises used by animals for communication. The words which are used on the list are in the form of verbs, though many can also be used as nouns or interjections, and many of them are also specifically onomatopoeias (labelled “OP”). This list also contains audio recordings of animal sounds.

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Animal communication
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great egret (Ardea alba) in a courtship display communicating the desire to find a mate.

An­i­mal communication is the trans­fer of in­for­ma­tion from one or a group of an­i­mals (sender or senders) to one or more other an­i­mals (re­ceiver or re­ceivers) that af­fects the cur­rent or fu­ture be­hav­ior of the re­ceivers. In­for­ma­tion may be sent in­ten­tion­ally, as in a courtship dis­play, or un­in­ten­tion­ally, as in the trans­fer of scent from preda­tor to prey. In­for­ma­tion may be trans­ferred to an “au­di­ence” of sev­eral re­ceivers. An­i­mal com­mu­ni­ca­tion is a rapidly grow­ing area of study in dis­ci­plines in­clud­ing an­i­mal be­hav­ior, so­ci­ol­ogy, neu­rol­ogy and an­i­mal cog­ni­tion. Many as­pects of an­i­mal be­hav­ior, such as sym­bolic name use, emo­tional ex­pres­sion, learn­ing and sex­ual be­hav­ior, are being un­der­stood in new ways.

When the in­for­ma­tion from the sender changes the be­hav­ior of a re­ceiver, the in­for­ma­tion is re­ferred to as a “sig­nal”. Sig­nalling the­ory pre­dicts that for a sig­nal to be main­tained in the pop­u­la­tion, both the sender and re­ceiver should usu­ally re­ceive some ben­e­fit from the in­ter­ac­tion. Sig­nal pro­duc­tion by senders and the per­cep­tion and sub­se­quent re­sponse of re­ceivers are thought to co­e­volve.[1] Sig­nals often in­volve mul­ti­ple mech­a­nisms, e.g. both vi­sual and au­di­tory, and for a sig­nal to be un­der­stood the co­or­di­nated be­hav­iour of both sender and re­ceiver re­quire care­ful study.

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1 Hour of Monkey Sounds by Your Questions Answered

Some chimps are angry at mirrors, while others are calm by Xavier HUBERT-BRIERR

1to 2 billion years ago and making sound or vice sounds in relation to sound,


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How trees secretly talk to each otherBBC News Trees talk and share resources right under our feet, using a fungal network nicknamed the Wood Wide Web. Some plants use the system to support their offspring, while others hijack it to sabotage their rivals.
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