Cool Language Facts

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1. The 1989 article that proposed the acronym LOL also suggested using ‘H’ to mean ‘Huh?’ The word ‘huh’ is understood in all known languages.
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2. Esperanto is the only language with no irregular verbs.
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3. "Huh?" is a universal word and is found in roughly the same form and function in spoken languages across the globe.
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4. 6% of people can speak 3 or more languages.
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5. In Inuit languages, the closest word to ‘freedom’ is annakpok, which means ‘not caught’.
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6. The directors of Despicable Me actually wrote a language for the gibberish the minions speak throughout the film. Each word has a meaning!
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7. People who speak two languages, may unconsciously change their personality when they switch languages.
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8. The more rivers an area has, the more languages will evolve there.
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9. There is a nearly extinct language called Ayapa Zoque - only two people speak it fluently, they do not like each other and refuse to speak.
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10. Forty percent of twins invent their own languages which are called autonomous languages.
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11. Thinking in a foreign language makes decisions more rational
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12. Huh? means the same thing in every language.
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13. A language dies every 2 weeks.
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14. "Furbish" is the official language of the Furby.
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15. 'Huh?' is a universal word and is found in roughly the same form and function in spoken languages across the globe.
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16. Martha Stewart has said that she has a special language she speaks when talking to animals.
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17. "American" was the official language of Illinois from 1923 until 1969.
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18. Humans speak more languages than there are species of mammal.
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19. Babies brought up in a bilingual environment have stronger working memories than those brought up with only one language.
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20. Cryptophasia is a language that some twins formulate and can only be understood by them.
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21. Apes have been shown using language to communicate with primate researchers for over 40 years.
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22. According to one study, just 50 out of 20,000 people could tell when someone was lying based on body language with more than 80% accuracy.
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23. About 6,000 major languages are used today — by 2115, only 600 will still exist.
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24. The Pentagon spends $300,000USD per year to study body language of Putin and other world leaders.
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25. Physical flirts—those who express interest through body language—offer fewer compliments when they are attracted to someone, studies show.

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