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here's my 'a language of xxx' generalizations of world's major languages.

English: a language of everything

Spanish: a language of dancers

German: a language of medical science,science and technology

Portuguese:dont know

French: a language of social elites,literature,food

Italian : a language of music,food

Russian: a language of geography,communism

Greek: a language of philosophy , math

Hindi: a language of religions

Arabic : a language of religion

Chinese : a langnuage of agriculture,food,literature,poetry

Japanese : a language of manga,TV Games,hi-tech stuff

post your generalizations.

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This is the funniest:

Taiwanese is essentially Mandarin (though the letter 'H' was mortally wounded during the civil war).

--Jonathan Walton

(provided that he means Taiwanese Guoyu)

Also good:

Japanese is essentially a language that adopted the world's most complicated writing system, and then made it worse.

--Peter Bleackley

Japanese is essentially Classical Chinese with a second helping of vowels.

--Jonathan Walton

Chinese is essentially a picture book drawn by people who forgot they were drawing pictures.

--Steg Belsky

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Also good:

Japanese is essentially a language that adopted the world's most complicated writing system, and then made it worse.

--Peter Bleackley

Hehe, this is so true! All those Kanji readings etc. But anyway, the beauty of the Japanese writing system may lie in its difficulty! ;)

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