The world’s language
The English language is famous for the richness of its vocabulary. Webster’s New International Dictionary lists 450,000 words, and the new Oxford English Dictionary has 615,000, but that is only part of the total. Technical and ___SCIENTIFIC___ terms would add millions more.
The wealth of existing synonyms means that ___SPEAKERS___ of English have two words for something denoted by one word in a different language. The French, for instance, do not distinguish between house and home, between mind and brain. The Spanish cannot differentiate a chairman from a president.
In Russia, there are no native words for efficiency, challenge and engagement ring. Of course, every language has areas in which it needs, for ___PRACTICAL___ purposes, to be more expressive than others. The Eskimos have fifty words for types of snow, though there is no word for just plain snow. ___NATURALLY___, African languages have no native word for snow.
Nowadays, globalization influences the ___DEVELOPMENT___ of languages. Some native words ___APPEAR___, giving way to international terms.