A Few Words

Language Loopholes and Untranslatable Words

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Nov 18, 2015 9:38:00 AM

Linguists have made careers out of untangling words and deciphering the relationship between letters and their meaning.  Yet there are some words that defy translation across cultures. These wonderful words defy simple translation. Click below to see the entire list.

 

Topics: Language Information

Language Melting Pot

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Oct 1, 2015 8:25:00 AM

This set of "viral maps" was created using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. It's a fascinating look at the languages spoken in each state other than English and Spanish.

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For example, did you know that Vietnamese is the most popular language in Texas outside of English and Spanish or that Navajo is commonly spoken in Arizona and New Mexico? Swedish is the most commonly spoken Scandinavian language in the U.S., and Hindi wins for the most prevalent Indo-Aryan language across all of the states. Kru, Ibo, Yoruba (which the Census lists as a single language) takes first place for the most widespread African language in America.

Which language does your state speak most, outside of English and Spanish? Check out the maps here.

Topics: Resources, Language Information

The Family Tree of Languages

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Sep 25, 2015 12:35:00 PM

This beautiful infographic provides a comprehensive overview of the Nordic languages in their old world language families.

Click the button below to download this infographic.

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  Download: Family Tree

 

Topics: Infographic, Language Information

English: The Most Common Second Language Learned in Europe

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Sep 4, 2015 10:13:00 AM


This infographic, from the Irish Independent, shows the most common second languages learned in Europe. Perhaps it's no surprise that English tops the list in most European countries.

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Quick Language Facts: Portuguese

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Aug 20, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Portuguese. An official language of the African Union and the European Union. The language of explorers - spoken in communities across five continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, it includes loanwords from French, Spanish and English.

Download this amazing infographic to learn tons of fascinating facts about Portuguese. 
 

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Download: Portuguese

 

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The Fastest and the Slowest Sounding Languages

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Jul 2, 2015 9:57:00 PM

You might be surprised by why some languages sound faster than others. Hint: information density!

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Read: The Fastest and the Slowest Sounding Languages

Topics: Infographic, Language Information

Little-Known Languages: Quechua

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Jun 25, 2015 4:03:00 PM

This infographic shows the roots and characteristics of Quechua, an indigenous language spoken in several South American countries.

The English words llama and condor come from Quechua. The mother tongue of 8 to 10 million people, it is a language family that comprises three major regions in Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru.

Download the infographic to learn more about Quechua, the language of the ancient Incan Empire.

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Click here: Quechua  

 

 



 

 

Topics: Infographic, Language Information

What Are the Hardest Languages to Learn?

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on Jun 11, 2015 12:24:00 PM

This infographic presents a scale ranging from easiest to hardest of languages to learn for English speakers.

Did you know that you could learn a new language in as few as 575 hours, depending on several factors? More complex languages can take significantly longer to master - up to two years.

What do you think? Do you agree? Download the infographic and let us know your thoughts.

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Click here: The Hardest Languages to Learn

 

 

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Tongues of the World

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on May 20, 2015 11:24:00 AM

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Click here to read our infographic: Tongues of the World

Topics: Infographic, Language Information

Little-Known Languages: Nahuatl

Posted by Elanex Marketing Team on May 6, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Read about the roots and characteristics of Nahuatl, a Native American language spoken by indigenous people in Mexico the southwestern United States. 
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Click here to read our infographic: Tongues of the World

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