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ethnologue

Postby pilvikki » 22 Oct 2014, 13:29


AWESOME! Ethnologue contains information on 7,106 known living languages. yes, can't brush up on your Etruscan, I guess, but 7 106? wow.

there's a nice tree and everything!

http://www.ethnologue.com/

later!

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Re: ethnologue

Postby Ice.Maiden » 22 Oct 2014, 14:31

Blimey! 7106's a lot, isn't it? I know you have quite a few different African and Asian languages, but didn't know there were that many.

Did you read how NOT to use the Ethnologue? Read "more" under the Ethnoblogue - it's quite interesting.
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Re: ethnologue

Postby pilvikki » 23 Oct 2014, 13:18


yes... but what, really, does one expect? :shrug:
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Re: ethnologue

Postby Ice.Maiden » 23 Oct 2014, 14:48

Well for a start, I didn't expect there to be so many languages!
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Re: ethnologue

Postby pilvikki » 23 Oct 2014, 16:17


I didn't either, considering we're killing them off as fast as we can...

what I meant was the part of people's misusing and twisting the available information to their nefarious purposes, as in the immigration cases.

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Re: ethnologue

Postby Ice.Maiden » 23 Oct 2014, 17:47

Oh yes, well it goes without saying, doesn't it? Most of them speak enough, or understand enough, when it suits, and then they revert to abstract languages when they start being questioned!

Today ... grrr. I was at the hospital with our youngest, and needed the toilet. There was an Asian woman standing outside it, but I didn't think it was in use. I tapped her on the shoulder and told her to try the door. She looked at me blankly. I said that it wasn't locked, and asked if she had a friend in there? Nothing. She mumbled a few words in whatever language and just stood there, so I stepped in front of her, knocked, and when no one replied, I pushed the door open. It WAS vacant, but this woman must've thought I was going to step in before her.

"I was here first," she said.

Fine - go in then, I said. I think she was just waiting for someone to open the door for her! She certainly knew enough English to make her point, and when I DID hold the door open for her and motion for her to go in - she went! ????????
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Re: ethnologue

Postby pilvikki » 24 Oct 2014, 07:17


she might have been there first, but she decidedly wasn't ALL there....
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 24 Oct 2014, 14:04

Well put!
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