Languages of Lesotho
The landlocked southern African country of Lesotho, an enclave in South Africa, is home to several languages, including English, Phuthi, Sotho, Xhosa and Zulu—all, except for English, belong to the Ni...
Teaching English with new gender pronouns
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Sotho language
The Sotho /ˈsuːtuː/ language, also known as Sesotho, Southern Sotho, or Southern Sesotho, is a Bantu language spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages, and in Les...
Sotho language - Wikipedia
List of English words of Old Norse origin
Words of Old Norse origin have entered the English language, primarily from the colonisation of eastern and northern England between 865 and 954 CE (see e.g. Danelaw). Old Norse (abbreviated in dictio...
Sotho grammar
This article presents a brief overview of the grammar of the Sotho language and provides links to more detailed articles.
The Sotho language may be described in several ways depending on the aspec...
Sotho grammar - Wikipedia
Linking and intrusive R
Linking R and intrusive R are sandhi or linking phenomena involving the appearance of the rhotic consonant (which normally corresponds to the letter ⟨r⟩) between two consecutive morpheme...
English grammar
English grammar is the structure of expressions in the English language. This includes the structure of words, phrases, clauses and sentences.There are historical, social, cultural and regional variat...
Basic English
Basic English is an English-based controlled language created by linguist and philosopher Charles Kay Ogden as an international auxiliary language, and as an aid for teaching English as a second lang...
Burmese English
Burmese English is the register of the English language used in Burma (Myanmar), spoken as a second language by an estimated 2.4 million people, about 5% of the population (1997).
The British Empi...
Superior Person's Book of Words
The Superior Person's Book of Words is a 1979 non-fiction book by Australian lexicographer Peter Bowler. It was first published in Australia as The Superior Person's Little Book of Words and has been ...
List of dialects of the English language
This is a list of dialects of the English language. Dialects are linguistic varieties which differ in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar from each other and from Standard English (which is itself a...
Sotho calendar
The Sotho language (Sesotho) has traditional names for the months of the familiar Gregorian calendar. The names reflect a deep connection that the Sotho people (Basotho) traditionally have with the na...
Foreign language influences in English
While many words enter English as slang, not all do. Some words are adopted from other languages; some are mixtures of existing words (portmanteau words), and some are new creations made of roots from...
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus by Tom Heehler (Sourcebooks 2011), is an American style guide and speaking aid. The Chicago Tribune calls The Well-Spoken Thesaurus "a celebration of the spoken word". The bo...
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus - Wikipedia
English Dialect Dictionary
English Dialect Dictionary (EDD) is a dictionary of English dialects, compiled by Joseph Wright (1855–1930).The English Dialect Dictionary, being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in ...
Englog
Taglish, or Englog, is code-switching between English and Tagalog, the common languages of the Philippines, that developed in Manila. There are attempts to differentiate the usage of the words "Tagli...
English exonyms
An English exonym is a name in the English language for a place (a toponym), or occasionally other terms, which does not follow the local usage (the endonym). Exonyms and endonyms are features of all ...
Porglish
Porglish or Portuglish (referred to in Portuguese as portinglês – [pɔʁtʃĩˈɡles], [puɾtĩˈɡleʃ] – or portunglês – [poʁtũˈɡles], [puɾtũˈɡleʃ]) refers to various types of language contact between Portugue...
Anglicisation of names
The anglicisation of personal names is the change of non-English-language personal names to spellings nearer English sounds, or substitution of equivalent or similar English personal names in the plac...
English studies
English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Canada, Aus...
Lists of English words
The following articles list English words that share certain features in common.
Plain language
Plain language is clear, succinct writing designed to ensure the reader understands as quickly and completely as possible. Plain language strives to be easy to read, understand, and use. It avoids ver...
Speak Good English Movement
The Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) is a Singapore Government campaign to "encourage Singaporeans to speak grammatically correct English that is universally understood".It was launched by then-Prim...
Speak Good English Movement - Wikipedia
Shm-reduplication
Shm-reduplication is a form of reduplication in which the original word or its first syllable (the base) is repeated with the copy (the reduplicant) beginning with shm- (sometimes schm-), pronounced /...
IPA chart for English dialects
This concise chart shows the most common applications of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to represent English language pronunciations.See Pronunciation respelling for English for phonetic tr...
LexSite
LexSite is a web-based free content linguistic resource for the English-Russian language pair. The resource includes a lexical database with a relevance-based search allowing users to search using str...
Latin influence in English
English is a Germanic language, having a grammar and core vocabulary inherited from Proto-Germanic. However, a significant portion of the English vocabulary comes from Romance and Latinate sources. Es...
Latin influence in English - Wikipedia
Siamese twins (linguistics)
Siamese twins (also irreversible binomials, binomials, binomial pairs, freezes) in the context of the English language is a pair or grouping of words used together as an idiomatic expression or colloc...
Anglosphere
Anglosphere refers to a set of English-speaking nations with a similar cultural heritage, based upon populations originating from the nations of the British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland...
Anglosphere - Wikipedia
New Zealand English
New Zealand English (NZE, en-NZ) is the dialect of the English language used in New Zealand.The English language was established in New Zealand by colonists during the 19th century. It is one of "the ...