Tuesday, June 16, 2009
words, words, words ... one million of them
The British journal The Times published an article reporting that a group of American linguists have now calculated the number of English words at the 1,000,0000 and counting!
Did you know that for every French word there 10 words in English?
Did you also know that new words in English are born at the rate of 98 words a day?
Did you know that it is possible to make an educated guess as to which word(s) are going to be more or less used in the future?
These are all very interesting questions but the big one is and should be:
Many people actually do and see this mark as a confirmation of English as a GLOBAL language.
More vocabulary for the enthusiastic English learners and more sales for dictionary and resource publishers.