Georgian among the 10 Most Difficult Languages in the World
17 October, 2015
Georgian among the 10 Most Difficult Languages in the World
There’s nothing like the first day of a new language class, the discouragement you might feel when you open the textbook and see pages of incomprehensible words or symbols. But there’s also hope on that first day, and optimism that this unbreakable code in front of you might eventually become another tool in your repertoire, theculturetrip.com informs.

For the truly adventurous language learners, here are 10 of the most difficult languages for English speakers to learn.

Georgian

There certainly aren’t
many English speakers who will set out to learn this small language spoken by 4.3 million people in the South Caucasian country of Georgia. To begin with, you have to learn the Elvish-looking alphabet (the word for Georgia, Sakartvelo, is საქართველო), and then the real fun begins. In addition to a very unfamiliar, agglutinative grammatical structure, the very sounds in Georgian will throw English speakers for a loop, as they use glottal stops to make sounds that look like the same sound, for example p and p’ (written as ფ and პ, respectively), but which they hear entirely differently. Georgians, not terribly used to having foreigners speak their language, have a hard time understanding you before you master this difference.

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