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These are the countries that have the most fluent English non-native speakers.

 English is the most widely spoken language in the world. The majority of English speakers in the world today speak it as a second language. This begs the following question: where are the world’s best non-native English speakers? A recent report released by EF Education First has an answer. This report lists all countries, excluding those in which English is spoken as a first language, and how they rank in English proficiency. 

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Don’t read this article, ان لم تكن تتقن لغتين على الاقل

Having fun with اللغات is enjoyable and intriguing في نفس الوقت. You can do fascinating stuff بمجرد تحريك your lips و your لسان. Language هي أهم thing that keeps us مع بعض. Think about it للحظة. It gets more interesting عندما you combine لغتين في the same time, فأنت تجمع even more people.

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Here is why we can’t adopt IPA as a writing system.

Phonetics is probably the biggest breakthrough in modern linguistics. When when we talk about phonetics, the first thing that comes to mind is the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The idea of representing each distinct sound with a unique symbol is very appealing and accurate and could seemingly solve much of the pronunciation/spelling inconsistency that pertains to the writing systems we have today. That is why we might be tempted to think that it would a wise move to drop all traditional alphabets in favor of IPA. Well, as promising as that might seem, it is a terrible idea. Let’s explain why.

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20 of the Hardest Tongue Twisters That Almost No One Can Say Without Stumbling.

A tongue twister is a sequence of words or phrases that are designed to be difficult to articulate properly, even if the words and phrases are very familiar. Usually, tongue twisters are very rare in common speech. They are purposefully designed to be hard to pronounce for the purpose of humor or amusement. Sometimes, they can be used for educational purposes as they serve as a nice little exercise to improve pronunciation. 

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21 Reasons Why the English Language is so Confusing.

Whether you speak English as a first or a second language, you have your own reasons for hating the English language. It could be the irritating spelling, pronunciation, or the confusing grammar rules that natives break all the time. Because a lot of people are learning English today than ever before, most of them express their frustration while trying to learn and make sense of English. To give you a sense of this frustration and the confusing nature of the English language, here are 26 reasons why people are confused and why English is still a mystery even to its native speakers. 

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Here Are The Seven Letters That Do Not Exist in The English Alphabet Anymore.

The Latin alphabet for English once included 7 extra characters, some of which did not have Latin origins. But down the road, they fell out of use. Here is a list of the letters that once existed in the English alphabet. We also included a list of other letters that were believed to constitute part of the alphabet but were actually not in the alphabet. 

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Here is How English is Killing Other Languages.

Powerful languages thrive on the weakness of other languages. So when it comes to the question of whether or not English is killing other languages, the answer, plain and short, is yes, it’s killing other languages in the same way that every language associated with a nation-state kills other minority languages. This phenomenon is common with all languages.

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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 list of the British National Corpus, i.e. American pronunciations with British word-usage. Here are the results:

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Here is why ‘p’ is not pronounced in words like ‘psychology’ and ‘pseudo’ in English but pronounced in other languages

When it comes to silent letters, English has many. They are there, standing firm, occupying space and charge you for extra ink but not pronounced at all. Many people hate them for being there and they fuss about why for god’s sake they are not pronounced. Well, there is a reason they are not pronounced and we wrote an article just about that. So let’s find out *rubbing hands together*

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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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