The English Language

Here is a List of Frequently Asked Questions about The English Language and our answers for them. English is spoken as a First Language by more than 300 million people throughout the world and used as a Second Language by many millions more. One in five of the world's population speaks English with a good level of competence and within the next few years the number of people speaking English as a Second Language will exceed the number of Native Speakers.

This could have a dramatic effect on the evolution of the language. In the process of being absorbed by new cultures, English develops to take account of local language needs, giving rise not just to new vocabulary but also to new forms of grammar and pronunciation.

At the same time, however, standardized Global English is spread by the media and the Internet.

The main regional standards of English are British, US and Canadian, Australian and New Zealand, South African, Indian and West Indian

Within each of these regional varieties a number of highly differentiated local dialects may be found.

This site try to include many regionalisms encountered in different English-speaking areas of the world.

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How Many Words are there in the English language?

What is the difference between Old English and Anglo-Saxon?

Why is W pronounced DOUBLE U rather than DOUBLE V. Why?

Why don't you introduce some form of phonetic English spelling?

Is it true that English has the most words of any Language?

What is the proportion of English words of Other Languages?

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