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Educational hub opened in Timisoara

First time in Timisoara: Minds Hub, the first educational hub from Romania, has opened its gates​. With an investment of almost 85.000 euro, a group of students from Timisoara, with the support ...

Smallest… Largest…

Foreign languages never cease to amaze me. I found out that the smallest alphabet is Rotokas: 11-12 letters. You haven’t heard about this language? Hmmm… Let me tell you more. It is spoken by ...

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SMALLEST… LARGEST…

Foreign languages never cease to amaze me. I found out that the smallest alphabet is Rotokas: 11-12 letters. You haven’t heard about this language? Hmmm… Let me tell you more. It is spoken by people in Bougainville. Still confused? Ok. Complete info now: Rotokas is an East Papuan language spoken by some 4,000 people in Bougainville,  an island to the east of New Guinea , part of Papua New Guinea.  

 

The largest number of letters belongs to the Khmer language (Cambodian): 74. Besides that, in a Khmer text there are no spaces between words, instead spaces indicate the end of a clause or sentence. Easy! So, take your glasses and let’s have a look at Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

 Sample text in Khmer

Are your eyes ok? If yes, see the translation below.

 Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. 
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

 Now relax and read a book. Romanian, English…whatever. Just keep the number of letters under control.

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