Hungarian language, you beautiful!
Posted by Budnews · Jul 13, 2017

We found a video that tries to explain how is it built and why is it so special.

Hungarian is considered one of the most difficult languages, which is a weird thing if you think about Chinese or Japanese. But the grammar we have is more than complex, and Hungarian language is not similar with any others in the area. Most people can’t even detect, that the sentences they hear are in Hungarian, which is due to the fact that it cannot be related to any of the big language families. So here’s a bit hint about our language:

Hungarian is the official language of Hungary and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Outside Hungary it is also spoken by communities of Hungarian people in neighboring countries (especially in Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Croatia), and by Hungarian diaspora communities worldwide. Like Finnish and Estonian, it belongs to the Uralic language family, its closest relatives being Mansi and Khanty. It is the most widely-spoken of the several European languages not part of the Indo-European family – says Wikipedia, but Hungarian language is way more than that.

If you ever tried to learn more than just one or two words, you might think it’s impossible, because Hungarian is an agglutinative language. It means that uses various affixes, mainly suffixes, but also some prefixes and a circumfix to change a word's meaning and grammatical function. And the top of that, Hungarian language uses vowel harmony when attaching suffixes to words. This means that most suffixes have two or three different forms and the choice between them depends on the vowels of the head word. But there are some minor and unpredictable exceptions to this rule... And then we haven’t even talked about the four-tiered system for expressing levels of politeness… so maybe it’s better to watch this short video to come clear:

https://www.facebook.com/365daysinHungary/videos/1357012577690903/

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