Journal #2 - 10 languages spoken in the world. Another...

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Krissy Bentley Journal #2 Hindi Language I was interested to know what exactly “Hindi” meant. My family is adopting a little boy who is of the Hindi culture but is not Hindu. I thought to myself, “How does that work?” Apparently, it is completely possible to be a part of Hindi culture and not be Hindu. Hindi is actually a sector of language that is used in many different countries. Northern African countries, the U.K., Germany, Fiji, and of course India are only a few of the countries where this unique language is spoken. In fact, the vastness of its influence makes it one of the top
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Unformatted text preview: 10 languages spoken in the world. Another interesting fact about Hindi is that the language is actually relatively easy to learn. It is phonetic, which means that it sounds like it is spelled, and only has 33 consonants and 11 vowels. Like Spanish, all of the words in Hindi are either masculine or feminine. There are several words that are taken from Hindi and commonly used in English. Some of these words are : ‘Bazaar’ ‘Bungalow’ ‘Coolie’ ‘Guru’ ‘Khaki’ ‘Loot’ ‘Pundit’...
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