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Would you like to smoke? Wo--- y-- l--- t- s----? +
Would you like to dance? Wo--- y-- l--- t- d----? +
Would you like to go for a walk? Wo--- y-- l--- t- g- f-- a w---? +
I would like to smoke. I w---- l--- t- s----. +
Would you like a cigarette? Wo--- y-- l--- a c--------? +
He wants a light. He w---- a l----. +
I want to drink something. I w--- t- d---- s--------. +
I want to eat something. I w--- t- e-- s--------. +
I want to relax a little. I w--- t- r---- a l-----. +
I want to ask you something. I w--- t- a-- y-- s--------. +
I want to ask you for something. I w--- t- a-- y-- f-- s--------. +
I want to treat you to something. I w--- t- t---- y-- t- s--------. +
What would you like? Wh-- w---- y-- l---? +
Would you like a coffee? Wo--- y-- l--- a c-----? +
Or do you prefer a tea? Or d- y-- p----- a t--? +
We want to drive home. We w--- t- d---- h---. +
Do you want a taxi? Do y-- w--- a t---? +
They want to make a call. Th-- w--- t- m--- a c---. +

Two languages = two speech centers!

It doesn't matter to our brain when we learn a language. This is because it has different storage areas for different languages. Not all the languages we learn are stored together. Languages we learn as adults have their own storage area. That means the brain processes the new rules in a different place. They aren't stored with the native language. People who grow up bilingual, on the other hand, only use one region of the brain. Multiple studies have come to this conclusion. Neuroscientists examined various test subjects. These subjects spoke two languages fluently. One part of the test group, however, had grown up with both languages. The other part, in contrast, had learned the second language later in life. Researchers could measure brain activity during language tests.

This way they could see which areas of the brain functioned during the tests. And they saw that the "late" learners had two speech centers! Researchers had already long suspected that this would be so. People with brain injuries show different symptoms. So, damage to the brain can also lead to speech problems. Those affected can't pronounce or understand words as well. But bilingual accident victims sometimes show unusual symptoms. Their speech problems don't always affect both languages. If only one area of the brain is injured, the other can still function. Then the patients speak one language better than the other. The two different languages are also re-learned at different speeds. This proves that both languages aren't stored in the same place. Since they weren't learned at the same time, they form two centers. It is still unknown how our brain manages multiple languages. But new findings could lead to new learning strategies.
Guess the language!
_______ is counted among the Indo-European languages. However, it is not closely related to any other language in the world. Modern _______ must not be confused with Ancient _______. Ancient _______ is still taught at many schools and universities. In the past it was the language of philosophy and science. It was also used as a common language by those traveling through the ancient world. On the other hand, Modern _______ is the native language of about 13 million people.

It evolved from ancient _______. It is difficult to say when exactly Modern _______ originated. One thing is certain: it is more simply constructed than ancient _______. All the same, numerous archaic forms remain in Modern _______. It is a very uniform language too, in which no strong dialects are present. It is written with the _______ alphabet that is almost 2500 years old. An interesting fact is that _______ is counted among the languages that have the largest vocabulary. So if you like to learn vocabulary you should start with _______.