The First Universal Word Is... Huh?
Scientists believe "huh" is used and understood in most languages around the world, and shares a common meaning of confusion. But isn't it more of an exclamation, or a noise, rather than a word? Linguists consider "huh?" a word for a few reasons. One reason is that it has no counterpart in the animal kingdom. Another widely understood word is "okay."
Key Facts In This Video
The word "huh" is found in languages all over the world. (0:47)
Though people have tried to create them, no universal language has ever been adopted. (1:17)
The word "okay" is understood in most places worldwide. (2:00)