Most languages have a bias against left-handed people. Left is derived from ‘lyft’, meaning weak. In Dutch, ‘Link’ means cunning. In German, ‘link’ means questionable. In Mandarin, it’s zuô, meaning improper, and in Turkish the word for left is sol, which can mean both ‘die’ and ‘ill’.
There is a language in the northwest of Russia called Teri Sami, which is on the brink of extinction, as only 2 people remain who speak it.
People think more rationally in their second language and make better choices.
Ben McMahon, the Australian man, woke from a coma speaking fluent Mandarin but had completely forgotten English.
Mastering just 3,000 words in English will make you able to understand around 95% of common texts.
50 to 90 percent of the languages that are spoken today are expected to become extinct by the year 2100.
In an effort to preserve the language, ‘Star Wars’ is being dubbed in Navajo.
Tolkien didn’t write the Elvish languages to fit into the Lord of the Rings, but wrote the Lord of the Rings as a history for his over 15 different languages.