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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French language, from Old French language, from Vulgar Latin *linguaticum (corresponding to langue + -age), from Latin lingua (tongue, speech, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (tongue, speech, language).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃.ɡaʒ/
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NounEdit

langage m (plural langages)

  1. language: word choice and usage
    Surveille ton langage!
    Watch your language!
    Koko, gorille devenue mondialement célèbre pour sa maîtrise du langage des signes et vue par beaucoup comme un modèle d'empathie avec les humains, s'est éteinte ce mercredi 20 juin.
    Koko, monkey wordly famous for her knowledge of the signs language and seen by many as an empathy model with humans, has died this Wednesday 20 June.
  2. (computing) programming language

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Haitian Creole: langaj
  • Mauritian Creole: langaz

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French language; from Vulgar Latin *linguāticum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lanˈɡaːd͡ʒ(ə)/, /lanˈɡwaːd͡ʒ(ə)/

NounEdit

langage (plural langages)

  1. language, tongue, speech
  2. dialect, idiom, local speech
  3. discussion, talk
  4. country (with a shared language)

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

langage m (oblique plural langages, nominative singular langages, nominative plural langage)

  1. Alternative form of language
    • circa 1155, Wace, Le Roman de Brut:
      Si savoit parler mains langages
      He knew how to speak many languages