Daily Word (4 December 2014)

Language


| ˈlaŋgwɪdʒ |

Definition

  • noun
    • [mass noun; as modifier] the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way
      • a non-verbal method of expression or communication
    • a system of communication used by a particular country or community
      • (in computing) a system of symbols and rules for writing programs or algorithms
    • [mass noun] the style of a piece of writing or speech
      • the phraseology and vocabulary of a particular profession, domain, or group
      • (usually “bad”/”foul”/”strong”…) coarse or offensive language

Etymology

Middle English, from Old French langage, based on Latin lingua (“tongue”).

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: bahasa
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • بهاس (bahasa)
  • Cebuano: pinulongan, sinultihan
  • Deutsch: die Sprache
  • Español: el idioma, la lengua
  • Filipino: wika
  • Français:
    • la langue (system of communication)
    • le langage (vocabulary)
  • 한국어: 언어 (eon-eo)
  • Italiano:
    • la lingua (system of communication)
    • il linguaggio (vocabulary)
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: ភាសា (pheasaea)
  • Latino: lingua
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဘာသာစကား
  • 日本語: 言語 (げんご)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ພາສາ (phasa)
  • ภาษาไทย: ภาษา (P̣hās̄ʹā)
  • தமிழ்: மொழி (moḻi)
  • Tiếng Việt: ngôn ngữtiếng
  • 中文: 語言 / 语言 (yǔyán)

 

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