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Today we’ll be talking about a language that’s a bit of an outlier in Europe, Georgian.

Georgian is fascinating not only because it’s unrelated to most of the languages in Europe, it also went through three different writing systems. The syntax, or the way words are created as well as sentences, is quite free. Nearly every word order is allowed and no words have any grammatical gender (*sigh of relief*).

Also, Georgian has roots, meaning that words have a couple of letters that make up that word in its suffixes ect. This can be combined with tenses, verbs, and nouns to make a whole new word. Thus the word: Shen (build) can be modified to make the word Shenoba (building). However, this also means that so9me words can have many many consonants squished together, take for example: Mts’vrtneli (trainer) Aside from that, throughout the development of the language there have been three writing systems: Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri, and Mkhedruli. Currently the Mkhedruli is almost completely dominant, the latter being used only for formal for religious reasons.

Henry Rittler 18′ || Literary Staff

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