linguistic communication

Definitions of linguistic communication
  1. noun
    a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    synonyms: language
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    the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
    dead language
    a language that is no longer learned as a native language
    words
    language that is spoken or written
    source language
    a language that is to be translated into another language
    object language, target language
    the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
    sign language, signing
    language expressed by visible hand gestures
    artificial language
    a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
    metalanguage
    a language that can be used to describe languages
    native language
    the language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood
    indigenous language
    a language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere
    superstrate, superstratum
    the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
    natural language, tongue
    a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    interlanguage, koine, lingua franca
    a common language used by speakers of different languages
    linguistic string, string of words, word string
    a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
    barrage, bombardment, onslaught, outpouring
    the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    slanguage
    language characterized by excessive use of slang or cant
    sentence
    a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    syntagm, syntagma
    a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
    finger spelling, fingerspelling
    an alphabet of manual signs
    ASL, American sign language
    the sign language used in the United States
    Antido
    an artificial language related to Ido
    Arulo
    an artificial language intended for international use as an auxiliary language
    Basic English
    a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication; devised by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards
    Blaia Zimondal
    an artificial language
    Esperantido
    an artificial language based on Esperanto and Ido
    Esperanto
    an artificial language based as far as possible on words common to all the European languages
    Europan
    an artificial language proposed as an auxiliary European language
    Idiom Neutral
    an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language; based on Volapuk but with a vocabulary selected on the basis of the maximum internationality of the roots
    Interlingua
    an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language; based on words common to English and the Romance languages
    Ido
    an artificial language that is a revision and simplification of Esperanto
    Latinesce
    an artificial language based on Latin
    Latino
    an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
    Lingualumina
    an artificial language
    Lingvo Kosmopolita
    an artificial language
    Monario
    an artificial language
    Nov-Esperanto
    an artificial language based on Esperanto
    Novial
    an artificial language
    Nov-Latin
    an artificial language based on Latin
    Occidental
    an artificial language
    Optez
    an artificial language
    Pasigraphy
    an artificial international language using characters (as mathematical symbols) instead of words to express ideas
    Ro
    an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas
    Romanal
    an artificial language
    Solresol
    an artificial language
    Volapuk
    one of the first artificial language constructed for use as an auxiliary international language; based largely on English but with some German and French and Latin roots
    programing language, programming language
    (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
    application-oriented language, problem-oriented language
    a language whose statements resemble terminology of the user
    command language, query language, search language
    a source language consisting of procedural operators that invoke functions to be executed
    syntax language
    a language used to describe the syntax of another language
    substrate, substratum
    an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population
    first language, maternal language, mother tongue
    one's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next
    tonal language, tone language
    a language in which different tones distinguish different meanings
    creole
    a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages
    pidgin
    an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
    American Indian, American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, Indian
    any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
    Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language
    the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
    Chukchi, Chukchi language
    an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
    Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language
    the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
    Austro-Asiatic, Austro-Asiatic language, Munda-Mon-Khmer
    a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
    Hmong, Hmong language, Miao
    a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
    Austronesian, Austronesian language
    the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
    Papuan, Papuan language
    any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
    Khoisan, Khoisan language
    a family of languages spoken in southern Africa
    Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite
    the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
    Ural-Altaic
    a (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)
    Basque
    the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language
    Elamite, Elamitic, Susian
    an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities; spoken by the Elamites
    Cassite, Kassite
    an ancient language spoken by the Kassites
    Caucasian, Caucasian language
    a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
    Dravidian, Dravidian language, Dravidic
    a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
    Afrasian, Afrasian language, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic, Afroasiatic language, Hamito-Semitic
    a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
    Niger-Kordofanian, Niger-Kordofanian language
    the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara; the majority of them are tonal languages but there are important exceptions (e.g., Swahili or Fula)
    Nilo-Saharan, Nilo-Saharan language
    a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
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    communication
    something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
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