Languages of the world
Every language is a window to a different world: each one has its own history, features and peculiarities that make it unique. Since so many languages are endangered today, a good way to preserve them is to enhance our knowledge about such colorful variety. This is the aim of this quiz, which is intended for both linguistics students and language enthusiasts - or just curious. It consists of three parts: 1) language families; 2) endangered languages and linguistic anthropology; 3) writing systems. Ready to learn more about the languages of the world? Enjoy!
Linguistics, Languages, Anthropological linguistics, Anthropology, Culture, Historical linguistics, Writing systems, Scripts
1. Educational explanations. 👍
Explanations cover why the correct answers are correct.
E.g.: #q1, #q2, #q14, #q15, etc
2. Educational pre-poll messages. 👍
Pre-poll messages introduce the question.
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Thank you also for your suggestion, but what do you mean exactly by historical references? I think they are quite important in the section of language families/historical linguistics, to provide more data about specific language phenomena.
It shows great effort and creativity. Well done and Congratulations!! 👍👍
The idea behind the quiz was to give a general knowledge about linguistics in a way that could be both interesting for specialists and easy for non-experts. To make it less boring I preferred to use a wider frame and to include different questions focusing on many topics. All of them show how languages are diverse, which was the aim of the quiz. So I would not consider them random, unless you consider linguistics as a whole as a random discipline. I could have made a quiz only about historical linguistics or linguistics typology, but I doubt that it would have attracted many people – so it wouldn't have been very didactical :)