British Recieved Pronunciation (BRP)
One particular dialect of English, the one associated with upper-class Britons living in the Londong area, is recognized in much of the English-speaking world as the standard form of British speech.
Creole (creolized language)
A language that results from the mixing of the colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
combination of German and English.
A regional variety of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
Distinctive dialect of many African Americans; the word is a combination of "ebony" and "phonics".
Languages that were once in use, even in the recent past, but no longer spoken or read in daily activities by anyone in the world.
The widespread use of English in the French language; the word is a combination of "français" and "anglais", which is French for "French" and "English".
Characters that represent ideas or concepts, not specific pronunciations.
A word-usage boundary.
A language unrealted to any other and therefore not attached to any language family.
A system of communication through speech, a collection of sounds that a group of people understands to have the same meaning.
A collection of languages related through a common ancestral langueage that existed SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
A collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed long BEFORE RECORDED HISTORY.
A collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively RECENT PAST and display relatively few differences in grammar and vocabulary.
A language of international communication.
A system of written communication.
The language used by the government for laws, reports, and public objects (such as road signs, money, and stamps).
A simplified form of a lingua franca.
A dialect that is well establish and widely recognized as the most acceptable for government, business, education, and mass communication.
The diffusion of English in the Spanish language; the word is a combination of "Spanish" and "English".
A form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which was used for official documents.
Largest language branch, covering: North America, South America, Northern India, Western Europe, Southern Russia, Australia, and South Africa (the country). Spoken by 46 %
Language branch that covers: Eastern Asia (China, North Korea, South Korea, Myanmar) Spoken by 21%
Language branch that covers: Northern Africa, and South West Asia (the Middle East). Spoken by 6%
Language branch that covers: Madagascar, Southern Asian Islands (Phillippines, Western Indonesia), Pacific Islands. Spoken by 6%
Language branch that covers: Western and Central Africa (below Nilo-Saharan) Spoken by 6%
Speakers of a language group found in India since earliest times; mostly spoken in South India today. Spoken by 4%
Language branch that covers: Southern Europe (Turkey), Northern Europe, Northern Russia, Central Asia, and Western Asia. Spoken by 2%
Language branch that covers: South Eastern Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia) Spoken by 2%
Languange branch that covers mainly Japan Spoken by 2%
Other language families
about 100 other smaller language families is spoken by 5%