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|English US||English UK|
|Is the ring expensive?||Is t-- r--- e--------?||+|
|No, it costs only one hundred Euros.||No- i- c---- o--- o-- h------ E----.||+|
|But I have only fifty.||Bu- I h--- o--- f----.||+|
|Are you finished?||Ar- y-- f-------?||+|
|No, not yet.||No- n-- y--.||+|
|But I’ll be finished soon.||Bu- I--- b- f------- s---.||+|
|Do you want some more soup?||Do y-- w--- s--- m--- s---?||+|
|No, I don’t want anymore.||No- I d---- w--- a------.||+|
|But another ice cream.||Bu- a------ i-- c----.||+|
|Have you lived here long?||Ha-- y-- l---- h--- l---?||+|
|No, only for a month.||No- o--- f-- a m----.||+|
|But I already know a lot of people.||Bu- I a------ k--- a l-- o- p-----.||+|
|Are you driving home tomorrow?||Ar- y-- d------ h--- t-------?||+|
|No, only on the weekend.||No- o--- o- t-- w------.||+|
|But I will be back on Sunday.||Bu- I w--- b- b--- o- S-----.||+|
|Is your daughter an adult?||Is y--- d------- a- a----?||+|
|No, she is only seventeen.||No- s-- i- o--- s--------.||+|
|But she already has a boyfriend.||Bu- s-- a------ h-- a b--------.||+|
What words tell usWorldwide there are many millions of books. How many have been written up to now is unknown. A great deal of knowledge is stored in these books. If one were to read all of them, he would know a lot about life. Because books show us how our world changes. Each era has its own books. By reading them one can identify what is important to people. Unfortunately, no one can read every book. But modern technology can help analyze books. Using digitalization, books can be stored like data. After that, the contents can be analyzed. In this way, linguists see how our language has changed. It is even more interesting, however, to count the frequency of words.
By doing so, the significance of certain things can be identified. Scientists studied more than 5 million books. These were books from the last five centuries. A total of 500 billion words were analyzed. The frequency of the words shows how people lived then and now. Ideas and trends are reflected in the language. The word men has lost some meaning, for example. It is used less frequently today than it was earlier. The frequency of the word women, on the other hand, has increased significantly. One can also see what we like to eat by looking at words. The word ice cream was very important in the fifties. After that, the words pizza and pasta became popular. The term sushi has been dominant for a few years now. There is good news for all language lovers… Our language gains more words every year!
_______ is counted among the constructed languages. Constructed languages are deliberately created, so they follow a clear plan. Elements from different languages are mixed in the process. In this way, constructed languages should be easy to learn for as many people as possible. _______ was first introduced in Warsaw in 1887. Its founder was the doctor Ludwik L. Zamenhof (pseudonym: Dr. _______, the Hopeful). He believed that communication problems were the main cause of unhappiness.
Therefore, he wanted to create a neutral language that brought people together. Today _______ is the most well-known constructed language in the world. It is also associated with goals like tolerance and civil rights. _______ is largely Indo-European oriented. The majority of the vocabulary, for example, is originally Romance. People in more than 120 countries are proficient in the language. They get together regularly in clubs and at international conventions. Learn _______ and find new friends!