Language synonyms

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Vocabulary is the all the language and words either used or understood by a person or group of people.
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Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot.
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The study of the nature, structure, and variation of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.
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A strong dialectal accent. In Ireland it used to be a term for Irish spoken with a strong English accent, but gradually changed to mean English spoken with a strong Irish accent as English control of Ireland gradually increased and Irish waned as the standard language.
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A medium or agency of expression:
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(Phonetics) The process of producing vocal sound by the vibration of the vocal folds that is in turn modified by the resonance of the vocal tract.
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A means of communication
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A means of communication
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Something written, as a letter or document
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The branch of linguistics that analyzes the structure of a language at a given point in its history
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(Linguistics) The morphemes of a language considered as a group.
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(Uncountable) The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
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A means of communication
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A means of communication
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Lingo is defined as the special vocabulary of a specific field.
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A regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard.
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A common language used by people of diverse backgrounds to communicate with one another, often a basic form of speech with simplified grammar
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A language, especially a pidgin, used by speakers of different native languages for communication in commercial trade.
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A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
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Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or writing.
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A piece of material, such as a stone or metal tablet, that is inscribed.
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The pictures or figures so used; pictographs; hieroglyphics
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Plural form of hieroglyphic
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(Anatomy) A wedge-shaped bone, especially one of three such bones in the tarsus of the foot.
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(Uncountable) Material that has been printed.
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Literature written in meter; verse.
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Language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
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A musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.
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Style is defined as a particular of doing or saying something, or refers to a unique form of clothing or way of arranging your appearance.
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Phraseology is defined as the choice of words, or a way of speaking or writing.
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The branch of linguistics that deals with word structure and with functional changes in the forms of words, such as inflection and compounding
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The study of speech sounds in language or a language with reference to their distribution and patterning and to tacit rules governing pronunciation.
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The study and establishment of the phonemes of a language.
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The study of the morphemic systems of languages
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A method of teaching elementary reading and spelling based on the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling.
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The Sounds of Spoken Language: This resource from The University of Iowa contains animated articulatory diagrams, step-by-step descriptions, and audio recordings of sounds within the phonetic alphabet. A diagram of articulatory anatomy is also included for those who are having trouble replicating certain sounds.
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The meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form:
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(Linguistics) A discipline within linguistics concerned with the meaning of a word independent of its phonetic expression.
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The scientific or scholarly investigation of texts or documents to discover their origin, history, or original form
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Plural form of letter
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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(Uncountable) The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
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The branch of linguistics that involves the study of regional variations of speech forms.
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The study of language, sense 1
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Sociolinguistics is defined as the study of how the people around you and your heritage can change the way you speak.
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Statistical estimation of the degree of linguistic divergence between two languages, based on the proportion of cognates.
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A method for estimating the dates when the branches of a family of languages separated from the parent language and from one another
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A method of synchronic linguistic analysis employing structuralism, especially in demonstrating contrasts between formal structures, such as different phonemes or sentence structures, that make up systems, such as phonology or syntax.
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Descriptive linguistics is defined as the branch of language science that is the structure of language as it exists today.
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The study of language, sense 1
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(Linguistics) The scientific study of language change.
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(Linguistics) Historical linguistics.
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(Linguistics) A branch of historical linguistics that is concerned with comparing languages in order to establish their historical relatedness.
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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(Linguis.) A system of linguistic analysis consisting of a limited, unchanging set of rules employing a list of symbols and words to generate or describe every possible sentence in a language
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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A grammar that accounts for the constructions of a language by linguistic transformations and phrase structures, especially a generative grammar.
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(Linguistics) A theory of discourse that considers context-selected semantically equivalent elements and structures to be different instances of single underlying tagmemes.
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The definition of stratificational grammar, Sydney Lamb's approach to language, is that there are different levels in the brain used for language.
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of language, sense 1
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(Uncountable) The concept or state of exchanging data or information between entities.
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(Obs.) Familiarity based on study or use
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The holistic scientific and social study of humanity, mainly using ethnography as its method.
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The system of rules implicit in a language, viewed as a mechanism for generating all sentences possible in that language.
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Literature is defined as books and other written works, especially those considered to have creative or artistic merit or lasting value.
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Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words:
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The definition of colloquial refers to words or expressions used in ordinary language by common people.
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Of or pertaining to glottology.
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Resembling or characteristic of an idiom.
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(Linguistics) Pronounced with the tongue in conjunction with other organs of speech.
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The definition of linguistic is something that relates to language.
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Of speech sounds or the production or transcription of these
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The definition of provincial is something related to a specific country or geographic area or someone or something that is small-minded and unsophisticated.
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Semantic is defined as the meaning or interpretation of a word or sentence.
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A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
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Cant is a whining type of speech used by beggars, thieves and gypsies.
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A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use:
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Choice and use of words in speech or writing.
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The definition of discourse is a discussion about a topic either in writing or face to face.
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An artificial international language with a vocabulary based on word roots common to many European languages and a regularized system of inflection.
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A device, such as a flashbulb, flashgun, or flash lamp, used to produce such illumination.
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(Linguis.) The dialect of an individual
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Specifically, a particular variety of language; a restricted dialect used in a given historical period, context etc.
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A dialect of Greek that developed primarily from Attic and became the common language of the Hellenistic world, from which later stages of Greek are descended.
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Parlance is a manner or method of speaking characteristic to a particular culture or native language.
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A universal language
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A style of speaking or writing, especially the language of a particular subject:
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Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon:
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The power of articulate utterance; speech generally.
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An invented language, devised (c. 1879) by German clergyman J. M. Schleyer (1831-1912), for proposed use as an international auxiliary language: it uses roots from the major European languages and has a complex morphology
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The Latin translation of the Bible (from Hebrew and Greek) made by Saint Jerome
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Language viewed as a system including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of a particular community.
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The terms or system of terms used in a specific science, art, etc.; nomenclature
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A system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture
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A system of objects or symbols, such as sounds or character sequences, that can be combined in various ways following a set of rules, especially to communicate thoughts, feelings, or instructions.
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the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
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a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
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The system or procedure of assigning names to groups of organisms as part of a taxonomic classification:
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The words of a song, as distinguished from the music
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(language) communication by word of mouth
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(language) communication by word of mouth
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(language) communication by word of mouth
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(language) communication by word of mouth
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(language) communication by word of mouth
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Of, pertaining to, or being a language family spoken in northern Africa and southwest Asia, and including Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Omotic, Cushitic, and Chadic languages.
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Relating to a group of North American languages.
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Designating or of a group of extinct Indo-European languages of ancient Anatolia, including Hittite
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Designating or of this family of languages
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Of or pertaining to Austronesia.
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Of or pertaining to Finnic languages.
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Of or relating to India or its peoples or cultures.
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Of or pertaining to a Native American language family including the Iroquois and Cherokee.
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Designating or of this language family
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Of the Mandes or their languages or cultures
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Of or relating to Micronesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
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Of or relating to Mongolic.
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(Linguistics) Of or relating to a group of languages of the Italic family of Indo-European languages, spoken in ancient times in central and southern Italy before Latin replaced them.
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Designating or of the sixth and last geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, characterized by the formation of Pangea, glaciation in the Southern Hemisphere, development of mountains, esp. in the Appalachians, and an increase in the diversity of land plants and animals
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Of or relating to Polynesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
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Of or relating to the Quechua or their language or culture.
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Of or relating to Samoyedic
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Of, or relating to, both China and Tibet
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Of or pertaining to Sudan
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Of, or relating to, both Tibet and Burma
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Of or relating to Tungusic or its speakers.
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Of or relating to the Ural-Altaic languages or to the peoples who speak them.
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Designating or of these languages or the peoples that speak them
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Designating or of this group of languages
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Of or relating to the Ural Mountains; Uralic.
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Of or pertaining to Uto-Aztecan.
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Characterized by the use of inflection to express grammatical relations
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(Mineralogy) Having layers of twin crystals
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Of or using the Greek system of diacritics which employs the rough and smooth breathings and the grave, acute, and circumflex accents. Replaced by the monotonic system in 1982.
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Alternative spelling of Athabascan.
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(Historical) member of the ancient people dwelling along the southern and southwestern shores of the Caspian Sea, in the region which was called Caspiane after them
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One of these scraps or bits of paper.
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A language family comprising the languages spoken by these peoples.
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A North American Indian language family of Washington and Oregon.
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(Designating or of) a family of languages including Aleut and the Eskimo languages
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According to one theory, the language family comprising the Indo-European and Anatolian languages: most scholars now believe Anatolian to be a branch of Indo-European
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A group of languages spoken in the Niger and Congo regions
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Any member of an Adivasi people of eastern India and parts of Bangladesh.
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A family of Native American languages of the southeast United States that includes Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Alabama.
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A proposed grouping of North American Indian language families, including the Athabaskan languages, Tlingit, and Haida
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A large language family comprising several families of Native American languages.
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A proposed stock of North American Indian languages spoken in Pacific coastal areas from California into British Columbia.
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The group of Native American peoples speaking languages of the Salish family.
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This branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family
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A member of a Siouan-speaking people.
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A family of North American Indian languages including those of the Kiowas and of a number of Pueblo villages in New Mexico and Arizona
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The language of the Tarascans, of no known linguistic affiliation.
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The family of languages spoken by the Tsimshian and related peoples.
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A family of Altaic languages that includes Turkish, Azerbaijani, Tatar, Uighur, Uzbek, and Turkmen
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A member of the original ethnolinguistic group hypothesized to have spoken Proto-Yeniseian.
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A member of a traditionally nomadic people of eastern Siberia, known for their animistic beliefs and practice of shamanism.
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A manner of speaking:
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A putting into words or representing in language
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(Orthography) The vowel diacritics in Hebrew and Arabic, which are not normally written, but which are used in dictionaries, children's books, religious texts and textbooks for learners.
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Native language
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The language one first learned; the language one grew up with; one's native language.
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A speech sound, especially a consonant.
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A means of communication
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(Computing) target language; the language of the object code, the output of a compiler (not necessarily executable machine code)
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A means of communication
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A means of communication
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A means of communication
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A means of communication
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(Theology, sometimes Word) Communication from god; the message of the Christian gospel; the Bible. [from 10th c.]
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Any linguistic unit, as a word, letter, etc., that is the symbol of an idea, function, etc.
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A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
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A drama played in action and gestures to the accompaniment of music or of words sung by a chorus
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The definition of a gesture is an expressive movement of the body, or something that is said or done to show a feeling.
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A means of communication
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Any of several pidgins based on English and now spoken mostly on the Pacific islands and in West Africa.
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A person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages.
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A means of communication
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The scientific study of dialects
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The study of language, sense 1
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The study of written records, esp. literary texts, in order to determine their authenticity, meaning, etc.
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