alphabets facts Selected as the most interesting among languages related questions in Languages quiz What kind of script is this 'graffiti', carved in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople around 9th century?Viking runes. Constantinople, called Miklagard by Vikings, hosted thousands of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, who served as mercenaries of the Varangian Guard. They were famed for their battlefield skills and fierce, loyalty and drinking. They often fought for the Byzantine Empire, including fights with Arabs.Created by: MarcusXByzantine Empire facts » Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?Quotation marks. English ‘cat’ or “cat” is translated to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other countries typically use one of these styles. In many countries, English quotation marks are getting more and more popular due to widespread of English keyboards.Created by: Kasiawriting facts » In which EU country is Cyrillic script used?Bulgaria. Cyrillic script is used in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Of these, only Bulgaria belongs to the European Union.Created by: globalquiz.orgUE facts » Which language is that?Spanish uses an inverted question mark at the beginning of a question and the normal question mark at the end, as well as an inverted exclamation mark at the beginning of an exclamation and the normal exclamation mark at the end.Created by: Kasialetters facts » What is the Morse code for SOS?...---... The SOS signal was first adopted by the German government in 1905, and became the worldwide standard in 1908. There is no meaning behind SOS letters, they were chosen as easy to recognize.Created by: globalquiz.orgnavy facts » How many Kanji symbols are in official use in Japan?1945. The Kanji symbols are ancient and many are not used any more, though still valid. Therefore, Japanese Government specify the "General Use Permanent Kanji", comprising 1945 characters, or which 996 are designated as to be learned in elementary school. Any publications using Kanji outside of this list are legally required to print the interpretation alongside the obscure Kanji symbol for clarification.Created by: globalquiz.orgJapan facts » Where was the Cyrillic script created?In Bulgaria. The Cyrillic script was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 9th century AD at the Preslav Literary School. Tradition holds that it was formalized by Saints Cyril and Methodius who brought Christianity to the southern Slavs (and so the name is derived from Saint Cyril).Created by: Bob StanleyBulgaria facts » What is the first letter of the Russian alphabet?A. The complete Russian alphabet is: А Б В Г Д Е Ё Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю ЯCreated by: ex-terminatorRussia facts » Which of the following is not a dead language?Aramaic language. Dead language is a language that is no longer used as a means of communication. Aramaic is used in the Middle East since the second millennium BC to the present.Created by: Svope/JakubBible facts » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.