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78 Amazing Language Facts to surprise you Amazing Facts 4U

  1. It is amazing that there are more than 2,700 languages in the world. In addition, there are more than 7,000 dialects.
  2. The six official languages of the U.N. are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  3. 1 billion people speak English. That’s 1 in every 7 on earth.
  4. 80% of information stored on all computers in the world is in English.
  5. Amazingly French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
  6. Of all the languages in the world, English has the largest vocabulary about 800,000 words.
  7. Amazingly the letter J was the last letter added to the English Alphabet. Before that, the letter L was used in its place.
  8. English words “I”, “we”, “two” and “three” are among the most ancient, from thousands of years.
  9. Amazing fact is that Taxi is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch.
  10. The vocabulary of the average person consists of 7,000 to 8,000 words.
  11. The five most frequently used letters in the English alphabet are, in order, E T A I S.
  12. “I” is the most spoken word in the English language. “You” is the second most spoken English word.
  13. Isn’t it amazing that there was no punctuation until the 15th century ?
  14. Amazingly the name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
  15. Go’, is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  16. The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the alphabet.
  17. Q is the only letter that does not appear in the names of any state of the Unites States.
  18. The shortest word in English with all letters in alphabetical order is almost.
  19. The dot above an ‘i’ is called the tittle.
  20. Shortest English words with A,B,C,D,E,F are Feedback & Boldface.
  21. It is amazing to find that the longest word that can be typed with the top row of letters on a Qwerty keyboard is TYPEWRITER.
  22. Only one word in the English with 3 consecutive sets of double letters is Bookkeeper.
  23. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  24. “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
  25. The word Tips is actually an acronym standing for ‘To Insure Prompt Service’.
  26. “Ma is as selfless as I am” can be read the same way backwards.
  27. Amazing fact is that if you rearrange the words “Debit Card” you get “Bad Credit”.
  28. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
  29. Racecar spelled backwards is racecar.
  30. SWIMS is the longest word with 180-degree rotational symmetry .
  31. “Rhythms” is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.
  32. Amazingly if you rearrange the words “Election results” you get “Lies! Let’s recount”.
  33. Rearrange the words “Mother-in-law”. Amazingly you spell “Mother Hitler”.
  34. Rearrange the word “A Decimal Point”. It is amazing to get “I’m a Dot in Place”.
  35. If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue , every letter will sound the same.
  36. The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.
  37. If you rearrange the words “A Gentleman” ,  It’s amazing to spell “Elegant Man”.
  38. One out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’.
  39. In the book, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is one sentence that is amazingly 823 words long.
  40. “Asthma” is  a rare six-letter word that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.
  41. “Underground” is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.”
  42. “THEREIN” is a 7 letter word that has 13 words spelled with consecutive  letters i.e.  the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein, re, in, therein, and herein.
  43. There are only four words in the English language which end in “- dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
  44. The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
  45. Only 3 words in the English language end in “ceed”: “proceed,” “exceed,” and “succeed.”
  46. There are two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order : abstemiously & facetiously.
  47. There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: “indivisibility.”
  48. Underfund and underground are the only two English words which start and finish with “und.”
  49. Unprosperousness is the longest word in which every letter occurs at least twice.
  50. In England, in the 1880’s, amazingly “Pants” was considered a dirty word.
  51. Spanish and French have no words beginning with W.
  52. The Hawaiian alphabet only has twelve letters: A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W.
  53. In Chinese, the words ‘crisis’ and ‘opportunity’ are the same.
  54. Amazing fact is that there are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.
  55. The Chinese language does not require punctuation.
  56. Isn’t it amazing that China has more people who speak English than the United States ?
  57. Members of Niger-Congo family in Africa speaks more than 1,400 dialects.
  58. Somalia is the only African country in which the entire population speaks the same language, Somali.
  59. Shortest English words with A,B,C,D,E,F are Feedback & Boldface.
  60. Amazing fact is that the word “verb” is actually a noun.
  61. “Eleven plus Two” and “Twelve Plus One” both equal 13. Both have thirteen letters and letters are the same.
  62. Amazingly “Silent” and “listen” are spelled with the same letters.
  63. “Nineteen letters long” is 19 letters long.
  64. A, B, C, and D are all very uncommon in English spellings of numbers .The letter ‘D’ does not appear until the number 100 (hundred). The letter ‘A’ is not used until the number 1,000 (thousand). Most amazing fact is that ‘B’ does not show up until 1,000,000,000 (billion), and ‘C’ is not found until 1 octillion! That’s 10 to the 27th power or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
  65. German is the only language that requires the capitalization of ALL nouns.
  66. The most commonly used letter in the English alphabet is “E.” There’s a 12.7% chance that a given letter is an “E”. Next is “T” with a 9% chance and next is “A” with an 8.1% chance .
  67. FGH, and JKL are the only three consecutive letter sets on a QWERTY style keyboard and they are right next to each other!
  68. Amazingly the word “set” has the most definitions of any word in the English language at a whopping 464!  Next four in the list are “run” with 396 definitions, “go” with 368, “take” with 343, and “stand” with 334.
  69. Every native Japanese word ends in a vowel or the letter N!
  70. Amazingly there is no synonym for synonym!
  71. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  72. Amazingly the word “mortgage” comes from a French word that means “death contract”.
  73. Amazing fact is that , a French author Michel Thaler published a 233 page novel which has no verbs.
  74. Amazingly Dr Seuss wrote a novel “Green Eggs & Ham” using only 50 different words winning a bet against his publisher who claimed it can’t be done. It became one of the best selling children books of all time.
  75. There exists a language in Mexico spoken by only two people who don’t like to talk to one another.
  76. Shakespere used about  29066 different words in his writings out of which he invented 1700 of them.
  77. Amazing fact is that 90% of everything written in English uses just 1,000 words.
  78. Was it a car or a cat I saw is a complete sentence which is the same read in reverse.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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