Books About London That Take You Through the City
The city is one of the world’s most crowded. The more than 300 languages that are spoken in London are not only spoken locally, but they are also spoken by people all over the world. A large part of London’s population is not English, nor even from this country. Also, the languages of people who live and work in the city are also spoken in the countries outside of England, in areas like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, China and the United States. These people are usually referred to as “locals”.
The population of London grew by over a million in 2008. In 2009, the city attracted around 762 million visitors. There are approximately 300,000 languages spoken in the city. These languages belong to about 60 different families. The most important are the Irish/Welsh/Scottish/English languages, which are the second most spoken in the world.
Most of these languages are based on words that are similar to English. However, there are many others. Not all of the languages of London have a word for the color red. For example, some of these languages do not even have a word for red, and so they do not use it. For others, red has a number of different shades. So, it’s a shade, not a color.
The word for sky is in some of these languages, so the language uses “sky” in several different ways. For example, one language uses “sky” as a name for a star (called a “galactic star”), another uses it in its place of origin (called “skyphos”, “skyphonic” or a “galactical phoneme”) and another group uses it because it is an abstract concept (called a “conceptual”) which makes the name more poetic. You might expect to find the word “red” in some of these languages, but there are no corresponding words in any of them, so these languages simply use “red” as a synonym for sky.
People will think this is a very strange world if they were not used to it.