I fail to see what your post has to do with mine. Nothing new here.<quoted text>
Which would (doing the) math out to about 5.58 languages per sect...if anyone was only including Christian sects. Of course, reality tells us there are far more religious denominations that just one, so does that mean there is less than 1 language per religion?
How Many Languages in the World
Aug 31, 2011
You may be surprised, but it is a very difficult task for linguists1 to give the correct answer to the question,“How many languages are there in the world?” Before they can start counting, they have to solve some other problems. What can be defined as a separate language? Should dialects2 be added to the general number? Can you always understand the difference between a language and a dialect? How many people must speak the language? Is it obligatory for a language to be written? And this list of questions can be very long…
If you do not want to go into detail, just trust in professionals’ opinions, which state the following:
There are from 6800 to 6900 distinct languages in the modern world
As you see, even scientists are not able to give a more or less exact number. The Ethnologue organization speaks about approximately 6900 languages, and specialists from the National Virtual Translation Center agree with it. The Linguistic Society of America says that there are about 6800 spoken languages.
In fact, from time to time different languages disappear, because peoples speaking them die out or assimilate with other peoples. Thus, their languages become extinct. Have you ever heard about “dead languages”? Latin is the most striking example.
The Most Popular Language in the World
Do you know what language is the most widely spoken one? If you think it is English, you are badly mistaken. Look at the table below.
Number of native speakers
about 880 million
about 325 million
about 315-380 million
about 205-425 million
about 185 million
about 180 million
about 175 million
about 145 million
about 130 million..........
Hm...less than one language per religious "accounted" for denomination?
<quoted text>I have no doubt the prophesies of the old could have easily claimed to have been fulfilled by someone, but again, it is but a claim.
I am sure many a devout Jewish scholar would be glad to show you where their writings did not mean what you interpret them to mean.
But with all these prophesies we see the typical vague predictions can be interpreted a thousand different ways. This is why their are over 38,000 different Christian sects.