What are the hardest and easiest languages to learn?

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We have both good and very good news for you. The very good news is that all languages are learnable. The good news is that they are each learnable at different rates and speed. In this blog post, we brought to you an infographic that was put together by Voxy in which languages were ranked by learning difficulty. It’s a very quick read, savor it! 

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The story of the Wug that not every language​ nerd is familiar with.

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A wug is an imaginary cartoon creature created and first used by psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason to test people’s ability to use the English plural morpheme*. The test usually involves two cartoon panels—one depicting one wug with the caption “This is a wug,” and the other depicting two wugs with the caption “Now there is another one. There are two of them. There are two ____.”

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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.

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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. That’s why we at The Language Nerds brought to you an infographic that was put together by guys at fluentarabic.net that summarizes some of the amazing facts about Arabic. Have a good read!

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The surprising benefits to being bilingual (infographic).

Speaking a second language pays dividends as it has strong cognitive and social benefits. So, whatever trouble you took to learn a language, trust me it’s worth it. We at The Language Nerds brought to you an infographic that was put together by Visually which sums up the benefits of being bilingual. I’m going to leave you with the infographic for now, have a good read!

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Babies start learning language in womb, studies reveal.

How we learn and use language is a miraculous feat that science knows so little about. Babies use language meticulously at a very young age.  It could come up as surprising that babies have any contact with the outside world before they are born, but new evidence came to light which suggests that babies can hear noises from inside the womb. Not just that, they are actively involved in learning the sounds of the language their mothers speak. So, in a way, language learning starts in the womb, well before than previously thought. Now let’s break this down in more detail. 

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4 Tips to give power to your writing.

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The following writing tips come to you from Niklas Göke, a renowned blogger and writer at the Huffington Post. Göke says that these tips took him 3 years of writing to collect. The Language Nerds brought these tips to your fingertips that you can learn in no more than 2 minutes. Aside from the read-a-lot and the like tips, here are the ones that Göke suggests: 

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Here is how English survived the​ Norman Conquest?

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War is an annihilator, the winner seeps out everything, including people. But how did English survive the Norman Conquest?  There are actually two very general and hugely complex questions involved here, not one:

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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 in a language people assumed they didn’t understand.

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Fascinating facts about the world’s languages.

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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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Here is why it is impossible to know how many words a language​ has.

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People like counting. People like to compare things. These two trends are exaggerated even further on the internet. So it’s no wonder that there are websites like this, Global Language Monitor, that tout that the number of words in English as some precise number  (1,013,913 and growing at 15/day), as compared to woeful 2nd place finisher Mandarin.

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