language game

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lan·guage game

in philosophy, all the operations and behaviors contained in and expressed by symbols, language rules, and the social customs concerning language use.
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SCIENTISTS have found that elephants have a secret language that can't be understood by humans.
It's a novel thought in an intriguing book packed with Welsh and Celtic folklore called The Secret Language Of Birds, by Pen y Fan author Adele Nozedar.
It was a secret language kids used that teachers couldn't understand.
Rumour has it that Siobhan was made to feel totally excluded from the band by the other two girls, who are even believed to have developed their own secret language with which to talk about her and other people in the room without them knowing.
They would greet each other in a secret language, a tongue filled with unpronounceable words and with sentences that seemed to flow into one long guttural assault as sounds slid into each other without pause or punctuation.
There is a secret language out there that we don't understand.
The parlour tries to hide its secret by using a secret language to describe what is on offer.