May be English – an Alien Language !

This is for Non-native English Speakers and Learners ūüôā English is an alien language in our home. May be in your home too if you were born in a family which uses a non-English mother tongue. What happens when your family, friends and neighbours also belong to similar families? Well to know that you can... Continue Reading →

Know : Sign Languages

Fact : A common misconception is that all sign languages are the same worldwide.¬†There are 137 sign languages! A¬†sign language¬†(also¬†signed language¬†or simply¬†signing) is a¬†language¬†which uses¬†manual communication¬†and¬†body language¬†to convey meaning, as opposed to acoustically conveyed sound patterns. This can involve simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and¬†facial expressions¬†to fluidly... Continue Reading →

Know : Romance Languages : List, Origin, Current Status

The¬†Romance languages¬†(more accurately the¬†Romanic¬†languages), are a group of languages known also as¬†Latin languages,¬†or Neo-Latin languages,¬†and are descended from¬†Vulgar Latin. They form a branch of the¬†Italic languages¬†within the¬†Indo-European language family. The five¬†most widely spoken Romance languages¬†by number of native speakers are¬†Spanish¬†(410 million),¬†Portuguese¬†(220 million),¬†French¬†(75 million),¬†Italian¬†(60 million), and¬†Romanian¬†(25 million).¬†The larger have many non-native speakers; this is especially the... Continue Reading →

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