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- Cherokee language : An Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people which uses a unique syllabary writing system.
- Culture of Japan : Set of traditions, pastimes, artistic expression, use of language, belief systems and so on that distinguishes Japan from other nations.
- English grammar : The body of rules describing the properties of the English language.
- Esperanto : Artificial language created by L.L. Zamenhof in the late 19th century.
- Fossilization (language acquisition) : loss of progress in second language acquisition, where learners no longer move towards native-like ability in the second language, often despite constant exposure to it.
- French language : A Romance language spoken in northwestern Europe (mainly in France, Belgium, Switzerland), in Canada and in many other countries.
- Generative linguistics : School of thought within linguistics that makes use of the concept of a generative grammar.
- Grammatical number : Grammatical category of nouns, pronouns, and adjective and verb agreement that expresses count distinctions (such as "one" or "more than one").
- Japanese language : (日本語 Nihongo), Japonic language spoken mostly in Japan; Japonic family's linguistic relationship to other tongues yet to be established, though Japanese may be related to Korean; written in a combination of Chinese-derived characters (漢字 kanji) and native hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ) scripts; about 125,000,000 native speakers worldwide.
- Kanji : (漢字) Chinese-derived characters used to write some elements of the Japanese language.
- Latin language : An Indo-European language of the Italic group which was the dominant medium of communication in western Europe for many centuries; the ancestor of today's Romance languages, such as French and Spanish.
- Linguistic typology : Subfield of linguistics that studies and classifies languages according to their structural features.
- Linguistics : The scientific study of language.
- Morphology (linguistics) : The study of word structure; the study of such patterns of word-formation across and within languages, and attempts to explicate formal rules reflective of the knowledge of the speakers of those languages.
- Natural language : A communication system based on sequences of acoustic, visual or tactile symbols that serve as units of meaning.
- Noun : Linguistic item with grammatical properties such as countability, case, gender and number; has a distinct syntactic function (e.g. acting as subject or object in a clause), and used to name a person, place, thing, quality, or action.
- Pidgin : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Pidgin (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Plural : Grammatical form that designates, relates to or composed of more than one member, set, or kind of objects specified.
- Pronoun : A pro-form that substitutes for a noun (or noun phrase) with or without a determiner, such as you and they in English.
- Sentence Component Order : The arrangement of the subject, verb and object within a sentence.
- Spanish language : A Romance language widely spoken in Spain, its current and former territories, and the United States of America.
- Spoken language : An example of language produced using some of the articulatory organs, e.g. the mouth, vocal folds or lungs, or intended for production by these organs; alternatively, the entire act of communicating verbally - what people mean or intend, the words they use, their accent, intonation and so on.
- Theoretical linguistics : Core field of linguistics, which attempts to establish the characteristics of the system of language itself by postulating models of linguistic competence common to all humans.
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- Wales : A country of the United Kingdom that historically was considered a principality; population about 3,000,000.
- Welsh language : A Brythonic Celtic language spoken mainly in Wales and Patagonia, Argentina.
- Written language : The communication and representation of a language by means of a writing system.