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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #75 on: July 14, 2017, 01:14:20 AM »
"Elemental teddy bears"? :lol: I just don't see it. They look like X's and V's to me...

Each one is a molecule of DNA with proteins that give the molecule stability. Pretty cool. 
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #76 on: July 14, 2017, 02:37:48 AM »
It looks like cereal.

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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2017, 02:42:17 PM »

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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #78 on: July 30, 2017, 03:29:08 PM »
Interesting plot, Joe. Wondering what date if that it is, the UK population is higher than that currently. Though I will have to admit to my London ears I am not all all sure that those oop north actually speak the native tongue!

Over i billion English speakers if you include all those countries where it is an official alternative language, like India with its hudreds of regional languages.

Fascinating subject, my main 2005 college research project was on the future of English - which will probably turn out to be "Englishes" - as the true lingua franca. Gets all wrapped up in economics - which are not following the path predicted before 2008 . . . But it is still the language of the air and sea transport industries, plus the Internet of course. All of which the French absolutely detest (heh, heh, beh  :devil:)
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #79 on: July 30, 2017, 04:07:29 PM »
Interesting, but why isn't Austria listed under German?
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #80 on: July 30, 2017, 04:15:48 PM »
Though I will have to admit to my London ears I am not all all sure that those oop north actually speak the native tongue!

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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2017, 04:29:06 PM »
What is that picture representing?

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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2017, 04:57:21 PM »
Though I will have to admit to my London ears I am not all all sure that those oop north actually speak the native tongue!

Shush yourself!

Heh!

Actually many northern accents and dialects are probably closer to original English than what we soft, Latin and Norman French contaminated, sootheners speak. Except for the Scots of course :couchhide: 
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #83 on: July 30, 2017, 05:57:42 PM »
Interesting, but why isn't Austria listed under German?

Yes, that is strange. I see there is a little + in the corner, so I assume it expands in the original.

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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #84 on: July 30, 2017, 06:24:53 PM »
Interesting, but why isn't Austria listed under German?

Yes, that is strange. I see there is a little + in the corner, so I assume it expands in the original.

Tried to find the original. Loads of links to Spsnish sites but none contain the graphic where I looked.

Not sure about the maths because we don't know the age of the graphic. In round numbers Austria had 9 million last year. From 78 subtract Germany's 70 and say 1 for the other two leaves 7 million - not quite enough but . . ..

Bad graphic proofing or summat.
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2017, 01:28:57 AM »
Interesting, but why isn't Austria listed under German?

Whoops! :snicker:
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2017, 01:31:43 AM »
What is that picture representing?

I think it's number of speakers (in millions) for each of the languages.
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2017, 08:57:13 PM »
What is that picture representing?

It's a proportional pie chart of sorts showing how prevalent each language is in the world.

Here's a link to the full-size version:
https://i0.wp.com/latestabenfatta.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/a-world-of-languages.png

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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2017, 09:10:42 PM »
What is that picture representing?

It's a proportional pie chart of sorts showing how prevalent each language is in the world.

Here's a link to the full-size version:
https://i0.wp.com/latestabenfatta.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/a-world-of-languages.png

From that image I notice there are more segments marked "+", some quite large, with no explaination. So, looking at the labelled segments one wonders why Austria's 9 million, not insignificant, does not get its own bit.

Though, knowing the original date, one can check the figures in general but can one trust the whole thing enough to quote it if it leaves data out?
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Re: Science image dump
« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2017, 10:36:02 PM »
What is that picture representing?

It's a proportional pie chart of sorts showing how prevalent each language is in the world.

Here's a link to the full-size version:
https://i0.wp.com/latestabenfatta.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/a-world-of-languages.png

From that image I notice there are more segments marked "+", some quite large, with no explaination. So, looking at the labelled segments one wonders why Austria's 9 million, not insignificant, does not get its own bit.

Though, knowing the original date, one can check the figures in general but can one trust the whole thing enough to quote it if it leaves data out?

Maybe the person who made that doesn't like Austria.  :rimshot:
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