terça-feira, 8 de maio de 2012

Are you afraid of Hungarian Language?

Let's see some facts about Hungarian Language:
The Hungarian language is really interesting, but it is also a very dificult language to learn, as it has almost no conections with other languages I have previously studied, because most of the languages I have studied are from the German and Latim (Romance) families, and a few from slavic languages, so if I put them together I will not recognise not more than 25% of Hungarian, that is a language in complete darkness, see more details in the table below.

Origin of word roots in Hungarian[1]
Uncertain
  
30%
Finno-Ugric
  
21%
Slavic
  
20%
German
  
11%
Turkic
  
9.5%
Latin and Greek
  
6%
Romance
  
2.5%
Other known
  
1%
[1] A nyelv és a nyelvek ("Language and languages"), edited by István Kenesei.
Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2004, ISBN 963-05-7959-6, p. 134)


I also found a blog that treated the difficulty of Hungarian, according to the blog Hungarian  is one os the 10th most difficult languages in the world:


The hardest languages to learn overall

1.Mandarin
2.Polish
3.Arabic
4.Hungarian
5.Japanese
6.English
7.Finnish
8.Basque
9.Lithuanian
10.Icelandic
Source:lexiophiles link here.
And now, will you join us in the challenge of learning Hungarian with Pimsleur?
I have been preparing a video to share what I have achieved so far, coming soon. 



1 comentários:

  1. This is really interesting. I had no idea English was so high up on the list of difficult languages! Good luck with your Hungarian, I'd love to learn it too one day,,

    Monica : )

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