Talk:Lingua franca

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 Definition Any language used for widespread communication between groups who do not share a native language or where native speakers are typically in the minority; name from 'Lingua Franca', a pidgin once used around the Mediterranean. [d] [e]

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I'd like to point out that the sole link in "external links" was English - the universal language on the Internet?, written by a mathematician/IT guy and pretty self-evidently biased--not something that is even close to being a go-to source of information about lingua francas. --Larry Sanger 18:46, 23 February 2007 (CST)

What's the plural of this term? The article uses "lingua francas", which looks odd: pluralizing the adjective but not the noun. The original plural would be "linguae francae" in Latin, "lingue franche" in Italian, but Ostler says its uncertain which is actually the original, and suggests hyphenating, though he (or his subeditor) isn't consistent. Peter Jackson 15:18, 12 October 2013 (UTC)