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Little Known English Facts and the History of the English Language Little Known English Facts and the History of the English Language

Dec 24, 2015

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  • Little Known English Facts and the History of the English Language Little Known English Facts and the History of the English Language
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  • The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions! What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France! "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order! The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions! What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France! "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order! Interesting Facts
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  • The most used letter in the English alphabet is E, and Q is the least used. Goddessship is the only word in the English language with a triple letter! No English words rhyme fully with orange, silver, or month (there are, however, some partial rhymes, or pararhymes, for these words, such as salver for silver and lozenge for orange). The only three words in the English language to have 2 consecutive Us is vacuum, residuum, and continuum. The most used letter in the English alphabet is E, and Q is the least used. Goddessship is the only word in the English language with a triple letter! No English words rhyme fully with orange, silver, or month (there are, however, some partial rhymes, or pararhymes, for these words, such as salver for silver and lozenge for orange). The only three words in the English language to have 2 consecutive Us is vacuum, residuum, and continuum. More Facts!
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  • The oldest words in the English language are around 14,000 years old, originating in a pre-Indo-European language group called Nostratic ("our language") by experts. Words from this language group that survive in modern English include apple (apal), bad (bad), gold (gol), and tin (tin). Typewriter is the longest word typed only with the top row of a standard QWERTY keyboard. The oldest words in the English language are around 14,000 years old, originating in a pre-Indo-European language group called Nostratic ("our language") by experts. Words from this language group that survive in modern English include apple (apal), bad (bad), gold (gol), and tin (tin). Typewriter is the longest word typed only with the top row of a standard QWERTY keyboard. And more!
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  • The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultra- microscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural. French was the official language of England for over 600 years. "Four" is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number. English is the official language of 53 countries. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultra- microscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural. French was the official language of England for over 600 years. "Four" is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number. English is the official language of 53 countries. And even more!!!!
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  • The Origins of Words Latin: 28.24% Germanic 25% Lang doil 28.4% Greek 5.23% Other 8.31% Latin: 28.24% Germanic 25% Lang doil 28.4% Greek 5.23% Other 8.31%
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  • English History The English language is the official language in 53 countries English is a west Germanic language The first publish english book was Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
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