5 Recent Interesting Articles on the Internet
- Korean is virtually two languages, and that's a big problem for North Korean defectors
- How similar are the Germanic languages English, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Low Saxon and Swedish to each other?
- Bilingual would be good, trilingual is better
- Fluent in five languages, Nissan boss is a fascinating study
- Leaving The Mother Tongue: Why Languages Are So Hard To Learn And Which Are Easiest
The history of the English language can be dated as far back as the 5th Century AD when three Germanic tribes, Angles, Saxons and Jutes came to England and displaced the Celtic language that was spoken. The invasion of the Vikings, as well as the influence of Latin, caused the language to evolve further, and contributed a substantial amount of the vocabulary used today. This continued evolution has led to English being the second most used language in the world.
|A chef showing Tanzanian beer and Swahili phrasebook|
Having had so much fun on the previous meeting, I joined the event again for the second time which took place on Saturday, April 25th. First meeting was awesome, but the second one was even more awesome. Not only we had more participants, but we also had a special language host.
I bet the majority of language learners from anywhere around the world must have heard about an event where language learners meet and converse in foreign languages, so-called Language Meetups. Me either, but I just joined my very first meetup yesterday! Don't know what hold me back from joining it before, anyway, I enjoyed it very much.