Humans are social creatures; nothing is more proof of this than the variety of languages we have invented purely to communicate with each other.
See below some amazing facts from around the world:
In Albanian, there are 27 words for “mustache,” including “dirs ur” meaning teenager’s newly developed mustache.
Since Russian is the international language of space, all astronauts must learn the language at an intermidiate-high level before heading for the International Space Station. Even the simulator runs only in Russian!
There are no vowels in the Hebrew language. Vowels are implicit but may be added to children’s books and materials for new laearners in the form of small dots appearing above and below the consonants.
Arabic has 11 words for love, each describing a different stage of falling in love.
In 1887, a Polish docktor created Esperanto an artificial language designed to be a unviversal language. With a vocabulary based on Romance languages and a Slavic pronunciation, it currently has an estimated 150,000 to 2,000,000 speakers worldwide!