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The Mind-Expanding Miscellany of Languages: 501 Tongue Tripping Facts (Hardback)Roland Jones (author)
Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 25/06/2010
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Everi one naim get right to live, get right to do as e like and right to ee say im life safe for where e da. Drunken gibberish? Not at all. This is an extract from the all-important UN Declaration of Human Rights, but translated into Pidgin English. Elsewhere, we meet a language named !X65 which has an astonishing 74 consonants, 31 vowels, and four tones - more sounds than any other language in the world. We discover which languages have the most and the least speakers (that's one billion vs five speakers - yes, just 51. We get connected with the Wen Wei Wang and we find out why you should never say 'yet' in Thailand. All this and much more are featured in our "Mind Expanding Miscellany of Languages", containing 501 tongue-tripping facts about the world's 5,900 languages. This is a must-buy for anyone with a love of the bon mot.
Publisher: The Ivy Press
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 185 x 115 mm
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