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Get A Name by Jacky Tai

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CHAPTER

06

Rule No. 3 – The Name Must Be English-Sounding

 

 

 

 

 

ACCORDING to an article entitled “How Many Languages Are There In The World” by Stephen R. Anderson, published on the Linguistic Society of America website, the number of languages in the world has been growing steadily since people started cataloguing them. The 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica estimated the number of languages in the world to be 1,000.

The Enthnologue organisation, which catalogues all the languages known to man and is widely regarded as the authority in this field, reported that there are 6,912 languages in the world.24 Six thousand nine hundred and twelve! When I casually asked people how many languages they thought existed, most answered, “A ...

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