Languages That We Are Spoken Today ~ Kwentology


Image of Different Languages

Different Cities, Different Signs, Ways of Communication.


I been with different call centers before. I've learned a lot about English language which is the number one and above all languages that supported and able to used by many people. Still, there are too many things to be aware of. Philippines is one of the country here in Asia that has a numbers of contact centers. These contact centers are mainly based on American, Austrialian, U.K., Spanish and now nearby Asian customers. I am grateful and proud that Filipinos are able to fluently speak languages and understand how it works. Today, communicating with every nation is not a big problem.

I'd learned as well that before English, Latin was the first universal language. And Filipinos, haven't no difficulty about the said language as our country once under colonial government of Spain and other big nations. By then, Christianism introduced and that time masses were delivered via Latin language.

How Many Languages Are Spoken Today?


Somewhere around 6,000 languages are spoken in the world. Some are spoken by very few people. Less than 500 people in Latvia speak a language called Liv. One African language, Bikya, could have only one surviving speaker. The world's most spoken language is Chinese, which is used every day by 1,2 billion people. English is world's most widespread language, spoken by 470 million people.

Could We Invent One Language for All the World?


It's already done! A language called Esperanto was invented over 100 years ago. Around 100,000 have learned how speak it.

What has Made the World Shrink?


The planet hasn't really got smaller, it just seems that way. Today, telephones, emails and faxes make it possible to send messages around the world instantly. Once, letters were sent by ship and took many months to arrive.

How Do We Talk Through Space?


Satellites are machines sent into space to orbit the Earth. They can pick up telephone, radio, or television signals from one part of the world and beam them down to another. Instant communication was possible as for telephones use satellite links to flash messages around the world. In orbit high above the Earth, Intelsat 8 can relay 112,500 telephone conversations a day.

Do We All Read Left to Right?


The Arabic language is read right-to-left, and traditional Japanese top-to-bottom. Many languages are related to each other and have words that sound similar. Each language has its own culture and traditions. Methods of writing, such as alphabets, are called scripts. Different scripts are used in many parts of the world.

Do We Use Different Ways of Writing?


Many different kinds of writing have grown up around the world over ages, using all sorts of lines and squiggles and little pictures. This book is printed in the Roman alphabet, which has 26 letters and is used for many of the world's languages. Chinese writers normally use about 4,000 different symbols, or characters, although ten times as many can be used. The Khmer alphabet, used in Cambodia, has 74 letters, while the Rotokas alphabet, used on the island of Bougainville, has only 11 letters.

Talking Without Words


Yes, we can talk without words. People who are unable to hear or speak can sign with their hands. Various sign languages have been developed around the world, from China to the U.S.A.

Does Everybody in One Country Speak the Same Language?


Not often. For example, families from all over the world have made their homes in London, the capital city of England. Their children mostly speak English at school, but at home may speak any one of hundreds of other languages, from Turkish to Urdu.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?


Movements of the head and hands can be kind of language. Be careful! In some countries, wagging the hand palm down means "come here," but in others it means "go away." Shaking the head can mean "yes" in some countries and "no" in others.

What's in a Name?


In Norway there's a village called Å. In New Zealand there's a place called Taumatawhakatangihangakoa-uauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaki-tanatahu.

Say Something by Whistling


In some parts of Central America, Turkey, and the Canary Islands, people worked out a way of communicating using whistles instead of words.

The Kwentologist Tells You More About Philippines Languages


The country known as archipelago, a group of islands formed together. Which then have a total of 7,107 islands specially during low tide. Ethnologue recorded a total of 171 native dialects in the Philippines. Does not include Spanish, Hokkien (Lan-nang), Cantonese, Mandarin, Chabacano, and English all of the languages belong to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family.

Though country is made up of scattered islands. It's more fun in the Philippines, travelling around the whole country is not an issue as people are good English speakers. Asking for help and direction would no difficulty.

Year by year people are able to create new words to add it on Philippines Dictionary. Here are few of the samples and made it on the top:



  • Lowbat — a technical term used to describe that cellphone batteries are already empty and need to recharge.

  • Jejemon — a title for a person who uses complicated letters, symbols, and numbers when typing a text messages. The art of writing for those who practice the said conversation is easy as "ABC's." But some who are not exposed into it, for them it is difficult to compose and some people are having a hard time to get the idea about the contextual content. But thanks to Jejemon Community, they've managed to create an online translator. Groups who are against Jejemon are also called Jejebusters.

  • Beki — a "gaylingo," introduced by men who are bisexual. In short, these people are gays. Bekimon is the word mentioned for groups of gays.

The real fact that Filipinos are great in English, the national language in the Philippines is Tagalog or also known as Filipino. Therefore, communities then developed simple but nice way to communicate each other. Since the people are able to combine English words and Filipino words in sentences. It is now called, Taglish.


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very nice michael great job.........CONGRATULATIONS

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Thanks you so much. Your comment is highly appreciated Nang. Next post mafocus ko sa Panagat Festival natun. :-)

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