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1. We're looking for a way to reassure our Irish friends. How do you say "hope" in Irish?
2. The Indo-Iranian family is quite large, so let's just calm the Iranian group first. How do you say "hope" in Farsi, also known as New Persian?
3. Many people in India are multilingual, but Hindi and Urdu, two common Indian languages, are mutually intelligible. So can you figure out how to say "hope" in Urdu?
4. We also need to inspire the Balto-Slavic group. Can you give them "hope" in Polish?
5. Another language family in need of encouragement is the Italic languages. Most of these languages (like Umbrian, Sicel, and Latin) are dead, but all the modern Romance languages are descended from Latin. Romance languages are pretty well known, so I don't want to make this one to easy. Can you give me some "hope" in Catalan?
6. Extinct languages need more hope than others. Though they don't belong to the same family, let's cheer up the dead languages by spreading some "hope" in ancient Greek. What word would you use?
7. As English speakers, we mustn't forget our immediate Germanic family. Although we already learned about "hope" in Icelandic, what is the Swedish word?
8. Here's another set which obviously don't all come from the same family. Linguists consider Armenian to be its own branch of Indo-European. They must be awfully lonely! Let's give them some "hope".
9. In what country with four official languages could you give people hope with these three words: "Hoffnung", "Espérance", and "Speranza"?
10. Before we can bask in our success, we need to make sure to include everyone in our "hope" campaign, so here are a few languages that are less well-known. Can you pick out which one is the word 'hope' in Walloon (a Romance language spoken in northern France and Belgium)?
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