Diamonds in Bohemia (twinni_two) wrote in linguaphiles,
Diamonds in Bohemia
twinni_two
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Can you help me with some queries, basically I want to find out if some myths about English are myths or not. Firstly, does English have a bigger vocabulary than other languages, i.e more words for stuff? And is English more idiomatic and irregular than other languages?

(I know they're vague questions and not very... scientific, for example you can't really define a word but humour me)
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