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79. What is the strangest language in the world? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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79. What is the strangest language in the world? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

24 Mei 2021

What is the strangest language in the world? Many linguists believe that all languages share certain universal rules and features. They believe that humans have innate or natural grammar that we are born with. However, there is a language from South America which is so strange and peculiar that it challenges this theory! Let’s discuss it in this episode of Thinking in English! Transcript -- CONTACT US!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List Linguist (n) - someone who studies the structure and development of language He is a well known linguist and expert on South American languages Universal (adj) - existing everywhere or involving everyone Love and relationships will always be a topic of universal interest blank canvas (n) - someone, or something, without a fixed character and that can develop in different ways A newborn baby is a blank canvas who can learn any language Innate (adj) - an innate quality or ability is one that you were born with, not one you have learned James has innate goodness Grammatical (adj) - obeying the rules of grammar It’s not grammatical to say ‘Me and my friends went to the cinema’ Isolate (n) - a person or thing that has been or become isolated Social isolates often become careless of their own welfare Finite (adj) - having a limit or end The funds available for the health service are finite and we cannot afford to waste money Abstract (adj) - existing as an idea, feeling, or quality, not as a material object Truth and beauty are abstract concepts


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