Community18th January 2009
The Sport language community
Did you know that the “sport” word is used by a very large community and in many languages. It finds its origin in the ancient French word “desporter”. It became immensely successful over centuries. To the point that more than 1.4 billion people use “sport” daily in their language.
We have already identified a lot of them, but the list below is in no way limitative:
|German||Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg|
|English||UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa|
|French||France, Belgium, Switzertland, Canada, Luxembourg|
Other languages use derived forms of the word “sport”: spor, sporto, sporta, desporte, etc.
In other alphabets:
- Cyrillic (“Спорт”), used in several Slavic languages
(To be continued).