Extremely Sorry, Yesterday.
So, Belated World English Day.
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”
The first origins of the English Language can be found in medieval England and take its name from the Angles. The Angles were a West Germanic tribe that found its way to England, taking their name from the Anglia peninsula that juts out into the Baltic Sea. From its inception, it has taken on grammar, tones, and words from every language it has come into contact with.
There are those who would argue that English is no longer a language of its own, but an amalgam of every language it’s come into contact with.
Language Days are great for informing and increasing awareness and respect for the history, culture, and achievements in each of the above-mentioned languages.
Language Days at the UN aim to entertain as well as inform, with the goal of increasing awareness and respect for the history, culture, and achievements of each of the six working languages among the UN community.
Let’s celebrate it, from how the English Day was established and History speaks a lot.
The Day was established by UNESCO in 2010 to celebrate the English Language and Multilingualism and cultural diversity.
English Language Day, says about birth and death of famed William Shakespeare.
Lets’ see 15 amazing facts about the English Language:
1. English is the world’s third most language.
2. There are around 360-460 Million native speakers of English around the globe.
3. 1.75 Billion (1 in 4 people) can speak English as useful language.
4. English is the world’s third most language.
5. There are 12 Million English Teachers around the world.
6. There are 1,71,476 active, 47,156 obsolete and 9,500 derivative words in the Oxford English Dictionary.
7. In India, around 100 Million people speak English, they earn 34% higher than their counterparts.
8. 11% of the entire English language is just the Letter. ‘E’
9. The shortest, oldest, and most commonly used word is “I”
10. “I AM” is the shortest complete sentence in English.
11. The longest English word that can be spelled without repeating any letters is “UNCOPYRIGHTABLE”
12. On average, approximately 1,000 new words are added to the Oxford Dictionaries online every year.
13. English is the official language of the skies, pilots speak in English on International flights.
14. “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis” is the longest word in the English Language. The word refers to a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust.
15. The word “Girl” was not initially used to refer to a specific gender. It used to mean “child” or young person” regardless of gender.
Let’s not only fill the English language with himself/herself. Also, we need to give huge priority to other languages too.
Let’s take a pledge, every day, let’s learn and write one vocabulary and write an Essay on any topic for a day.
Let’s dedicate 30 Minutes to other languages too.
Let’s speak, write, listen and read on every single day.
To strengthen our Linguistics.