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Ethiopian Calendar

How is Ethiopia’s Calendar Unique?

While we know that a calendar is used to keep track of the days. The concept behind its creation is quite remarkable. In order to keep track of the day, time periods, usually days, weeks, months, and years are given names. A date is the designation of a single, specific day in such a system. …

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Tao Po

Why Do People in the Philippines Say “Tao Po” When Knocking on Someone’s Door?

Cultural traditions and customs are often ingrained in people. These practices and beliefs are learned at a very young age, which individuals tend to apply even as they get old. In the Philippines, there are several rituals, customs, and traditions depending on the region of origin, but did you know why Filipinos say tao po …

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How Many Vowel Sounds Are There in the Danish Language?

Young Danish students experience difficulties comprehending vowel-abundant phrases or sentences because Danes usually swallow their words, with only a quarter of the syllables enunciated. These factors contribute to an overall delay in the language learning of Danish children. Moreover, regardless of the language similarities, Danish adults rely more on context to understand ambiguous sentences when …

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What is the Correct Term For A 250-Year Anniversary?

The celebration of anniversaries has always been significant in human lives. Weddings, birthdays, death anniversaries, each celebration carries a different meaning to us. Throughout history, anniversaries have always been commemorated, and now, the development of language enables us to give different terms to each passing year of an anniversary.  Although quartermillenial can be used to …

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In 1879 it was estimated the Oxford English Dictionary would take 10 years to complete, but in five years they’d only reached the word “Ant”. After crowdsourcing readers to help, it was completed 44 years later. The publishers now estimate it would take a single person 120 years to just type it.

Oxford English Dictionary This article is about the multi-volume historical dictionary. For other dictionaries published by Oxford University Press, see Oxford dictionary. “OED” redirects here. For other uses, see OED (disambiguation). The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press (OUP). It traces the historical …

In 1879 it was estimated the Oxford English Dictionary would take 10 years to complete, but in five years they’d only reached the word “Ant”. After crowdsourcing readers to help, it was completed 44 years later. The publishers now estimate it would take a single person 120 years to just type it. Read More »

Basque (a language spoken near the Spain/France border) is a language isolate; not only is it NOT a Romance language, it’s not even an Indo-European language. It is the only surviving Pre-Indo-European language in Western Europe.

Basque language Culture of Basque Country show History show People show Languages show Traditions show Mythology and folklore show Cuisine show Festivals Literature show Music and performing arts show Sport show Symbols v t e Family transmission of Basque language (Basque as initial language) Percentage of students registered in Basque language schools (2000–2005) Location of …

Basque (a language spoken near the Spain/France border) is a language isolate; not only is it NOT a Romance language, it’s not even an Indo-European language. It is the only surviving Pre-Indo-European language in Western Europe. Read More »