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Definitions of Languages

  1. A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
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Quotes of Languages

  1. I would have thought it possible to choose delegates for these larger conferences who, even if they could not speak the principal languages could at least understand them or could have friends seated beside them who could keep them informed on essential points. – Fredrik Bajer
  2. I was very adept at acquiring languages – Anna Held
  3. Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage to wipe out languages in Lithuania, neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the extent that we had feared. – Jeane Kirkpatrick
  4. My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education. She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures. – Jet Li
  5. From the viewpoint of what you can do, therefore, languages do differ- but the differences are limited. For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer. – Yukihiro Matsumoto
  6. Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here. – Yao Ming
  7. Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. – Alan Perlis
  8. But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind. – Thomas Reid
  9. No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. – Edward Sapir
  10. Any psychology of sign systems will be part of social psychology- that is to say, will be exclusively social; it will involve the same psychology as is applicable in the case of languages – Ferdinand de Saussure
  11. In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of game of comparing different Indo -European languages with one another, and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly these connections showed, and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms. – Ferdinand de Saussure
  12. Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another. – Ferdinand de Saussure
  13. I have a good ear for languages – Harry Dean Stanton
  14. In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry. – Ivanka Trump

Usage examples for Languages

  1. The two languages quickly met one another in the market, and in all the necessary business of life; but in respect of literature they long stood apart. – Anglo-Saxon Literature by John Earle
  2. Did they speak different languages – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  3. They who have a more general knowledge of languages could produce, I make no doubt, many other and equally striking examples. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in School and University. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  5. But, although the Dutch speak so many foreign languages they hold to their own, and grow indignant when any ignorant stranger shows that he believes Dutch to be a German dialect, this being, in truth, a theory held by many who only know the language by name. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  6. They are in various languages and I never found his mark in any book that was not worth buying, or that I should not have bought without that indication to induce me. – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey
  7. The hotel has this name in three languages English, French, and German, as people speaking those several languages come, in almost equal numbers, to Switzerland. – Rollo in Switzerland by Jacob Abbott
  8. Kendricks spoke swiftly to the girl, in one of the Darkovan languages Jay didn't understand, and then drew Jay aside, out of earshot. – The Planet Savers by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  9. The work has been translated into several different languages in Europe. – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  10. At the very close of his life, in 1789, he issued his famous protest against the study of dead languages – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  11. Can you read it, now, with all your learning, and knowledge of dead languages – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  12. Yes, but she has different names in all the different languages you know. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  13. " It may be that he understands the dead languages but the living ones not in the least. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  14. At one time he was a professor in modern languages – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  15. How many languages can your father speak? – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  16. He's been everywhere- and back- twice; he speaks a dozen different languages – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  17. I shall go to London and teach the languages – The Man from Home by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson
  18. Some of Eucken's most important works have already appeared in half a dozen languages – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  19. He extended his reading and his knowledge of languages – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. Long words, learned words, words directly derived from other languages are only understood by those who have had the advantages of an extended education. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin