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language

 [lang´gwij]
1. the use of a meaningful pattern of vocal sounds (or corresponding written symbols) to convey thoughts and feelings, or a system of such patterns that is understood by a group of people.
2. by extension, any of various other systems of communication that use sets of discrete symbols.
3. any of numerous sets of standardized vocabulary terms for use among health care providers in a variety of settings allowing comparisons of care across populations, settings, regions, and time. There are over 30 researched standardized health care languages. Called also standardized vocabulary.
body language the expression of thoughts or emotions by means of posture or gesture.
International Sign language a sign language composed of a blending of vocabulary signs from numerous different countries, sometimes used at international meetings and events of deaf persons; formerly called Gestuno.
natural language ordinary language as used by the speakers of that language, as opposed to a language made up for a special purpose (as for use by a computer system).
nursing language any of various sets of standardized terms and definitions for use in nursing to provide standardized descriptions, labels, and definitions for expressing the phenomena of nursing; some include category groupings of terms. The American Nurses Association has recognized twelve official languages.

natural language

Language as used in ordinary verbal and written communication among humans, as distinguished from controlled vocabularies and structured languages used exclusively for communicating and interoperability among information systems.
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By the seventeenth century, these categories were swiftly deteriorating and they were certainly highly fluid, so his lengthy exegesis on the religious and natural philosophical but not occult philosophical leanings of the artificial language movement seems forced.
Other artificial languages are Volapuk, Ido and Glosa, a grammar-free international language based on Latin and Greek.
Yet, significantly, what are regarded as defects to be removed in the seventeenth-century artificial language schemes are precisely the characteristics to be cultivated in the rhetorics of the earlier century.
artificial language can be invented: Which was to be demonstrated.
If the hypothesis is correct, quantificational domains are fixed in fundamentally different ways in natural languages and in standard artificial languages.
The adult learners who had had little to no exposure to languages with word orders different from those in English quite easily learned the artificial languages that had word orders commonly found in the world's languages but failed to learn Verblog.
Part II addresses two broad concerns: 1) Tolkien's beliefs concerning the genetic and symbolist nature of language, and 2) the influence of universal, artificial languages and phonetic alphabets on Tolkien's own invented languages.
He adds provocative remarks about the early development of the use of artificial languages within India, as well as many asides in many other directions.
With an eye towards automated code generation rather than intensive programming, the advanced textbook extends linguistics to artificial languages, explores the cognitive model of internal information presentation in the brain, introduces the generic rules and theories of abstract systems, applies decision theory to engineering management, and provides a framework for optimal allocation of labor, resources, and schedules.
Concluding with lectures on Black English, "language death", and artificial languages, Professor McWhorter ends with his lecture series with "Finale--Master Class".
It is clear that there are artificial languages that have been deliberately created, in probably most cases closely following the lexicons and grammars of European languages, as with Esperanto, though in other cases departing far from these norms, as in the case of Klingon, created for the Klingons (a group of extraterrestrials) in the series Star Trek and its successors and the subject of a substantial cult following.
119) are representative of the artificial languages that flaw twentieth-century music.