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Fascinating facts about the world's languages.





Languages are interesting and beautiful, warts and all. There is not a single language in the world that is not associated with exquisite beauty and outstanding expressive potential.  It is true that we still don't know a lot about the languages of the world, like from where did they originate or why are they the way they are, but we know a fair amount of stuff about them to entertain ourselves with. So, let's see some interesting facts about the world's languages in this infographic that was brought to you by TakeLessons.com


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  1. The first modern printed book was in Korean, not German. https://youtu.be/Gjs5VfyZmoA

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  2. from a farmer's share "the ginseng gather's its strength from rocks beneath its roots"
    which naturally had me ask "is it so for all"
    To Janine Benyus' of the Biomimicry Institute, shared 'the colour of a butter fly's wings depend on its molecular structure.
    Another mentioned since, its how the light catches it. . . light, catching wind, wind winds through all the cells our body has grown into by journeying the whole mish mash mesh of cosmic energyes converging on any and every spot on earth with each of us
    becoming and expression of grounding and radiating through us, to the point, i dresses us in who we are.
    A molecular structure from where our peoples have lived to where they can generate a mugshot from your DNA.

    it would be very interesting to take geological samples as say of Finland, Hungary, the Basque area,
    like wise OvaryOus spots of the british isles. . . as each peoples tongues, are literally fashioned by the lay of the land, or rather, the rock bed neath their home base and or tribal grounds.
    in days of old, we knew were people were from, by the dialect they spoke. . each town , oft no more than 3 km apart and with many running from one into another . . wonder if there would be an energetic border left by nature's rockbed. .
    Africa would likely have the most interesting rock bed underfoot, for their all speaking such varied tongues and dialects, well as vary in their looks. . . as each adapts to the nature of the land.
    language is a living thing
    it took us eons and ages for having peoples rivers of babble on diversify, and also the basic of specifying the energy of animals . . and plants . . . as each becomes an expression of the ground beneath their feet, replicating earth mineral mantle. influenced by all the sound waves traveling through it . . not just sound waves. . all those we have pulled out of the matrix and amplified in macro and micro waves, and are unraveling more and more people. .


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  3. what i find super interesting , as the rivers of babble on have diversified with the ages of time and earth scripting our memories in its growing girth . . humanity, since good a hit by lightning when it went electric, and now living slow mo through its illuminating flash, Letting us see into the distance of both the micro and macro ends of life. .
    to now, with the advent of the net, and the near instant translations which grow better by the day is melting away all the differencess we have grown into, by living where we do.
    in between time, more and more are falling silent, letting their vocal chords rest and if they have records of their voice from before and after, if living in a city, where the sound vibrations of traffic of both air and land, , as well as living in the electronic fog and wify smog . . creating the chaos. . of rearranging theirselves to a higher vibration.
    https://youtu.be/Pfs4Rd5f_IQ

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  4. jw.org is translated into 990 languages. So there is at least that many.

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