Statistics for Linguistic General Knowledge

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  • This quiz has been taken 744 times
  • The average score is 10 of 15

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What type of language is primarily used in deaf communities?Sign language
93%
What are "you", "we", and "they"?Personal pronouns
91%
What do you call a person who speaks multiple languages?Polyglot
87%
What do you call a word that qualifies or describes a noun?Adjective
84%
What was the lingua franca of science until the early 19th century?Latin
82%
What is the fourth official language of Switzerland besides German, French and Romansh?Italian
78%
What do numerals denote?Numbers
75%
What is the study of history of words and their origins called?Etymology
70%
What do SVO and SOV refer to?Word order
62%
What is the official language of Cambodia?Khmer
59%
What language was Beowulf first written in?Old English
59%
What does IPA mean in the field of linguistics?International Phonetic Alphabet or International Phonetic Association
58%
What island country is called the linguistically most diverse country in the world with over 830 languages spoken there?Papua New Guinea
58%
What do you call a language that is related to no other language?Language isolate
51%
Which branch of the Afroasiatic language family does Arabic belong to?Semitic
44%

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