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Most common sounds in spoken English.

This article lists all English phonemes in order of frequency. By phonemes is meant all sounds that make up the sound inventory of the English language and that includes both consonant and vowel sounds (as opposed to letters). This classification is based on data compiled using the Carnegie Mellon Pronouncing Dictionary correlated to a frequency …

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Missing British parrot returns speaking Spanish.

Please like our new page Facebook about Dogs Visit our new website about Dogs : https://udoggybag.com A British parrot named Nigel disappears for four years only to return speaking Spanish. Weird, huh!

5 Words That Sound The Same In Almost Every Language.

Words really don’t have any logic to them. You can’t just work out the meaning of words based on the sounds that make them up. That’s because words are arbitrary.  So if you don’t speak Chinese, you can’t possibly figure out the words for, say, “breakfast” or “fridge”. Different people agree to give different combinations of sounds different meanings. …

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Amazing facts about Arabic.

Arabic is an old and beautifully scripted language. Its impact on western languages is profound and it carries a lot of significance. As much as you know about Arabic, there is always room to know more.

Overheard Conversations in Languages People Assumed Others Didn’t Understand.

Overheard conversations are the best, especially if the conversations are about you and people assumed you didn’t understand the language they were speaking. We at The Language Nerds compiled some of the funniest and unexpected real stories that happened to real people. I will let these people speak to you about the conversations they overheard …

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