Meaning of Language

What is Language:

A language is the language of a people or nation or of several peoples and nations. The word language comes from Latin idiom, and this from the Greek ἰδίωμα (language), which means “private property”.

As such, language is a linguistic communication system, which can be both oral and written, and is characterized by being governed by a series of conventions and grammatical rules that guarantee communication between people. Hence language and language are synonymous terms.

In the world there are approximately between six thousand and seven thousand languages, however, the three most widely spoken are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English.

On the other hand, language can also refer to a particular way of speaking or expressing oneself, according to the context or the occasion. In this way, we can speak, for example, of the language of the street or the language of the court.

See also Language.

Language and dialect

Dialects are the regional varieties of a language. As such, dialects are spoken and shared by a community of speakers in specific geographic areas.

Languages, in this sense, are divided into dialects. For example, the Spanish language consists of an infinity of dialects, starting with national dialects such as the Spanish of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina or Spain, which are all dialect variations of the Spanish language.

Likewise, each national dialect is subdivided into as many as the Chilango dialect in Mexico City, the Buenos Aires dialect in Buenos Aires, and the Madrid dialect in Madrid.

However, dialect differences do not pose a communication problem for speakers of the same language, which implies that they all communicate under the same sign system and the same spelling rules, and that they can understand each other without further ado. complications.

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