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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
2. Conventional Means
1. Language generally
560. Language.
NOUN:LANGUAGE; phraseology [See Style]; speech [See Speech]; tongue, lingo [chiefly humorous or contemptuous], vernacular; mother -, vulgar -, native- tongue; household words; King’s or Queen’s English; dialect, brogue, patois [See Neology]; idiom, idiotism.
  confusion of tongues, Babel; pasigraphie [F.], pasigraphy; universal language, Volapük, Esperanto, Ido; pantomime (signs) [See Indication].
  LINGUISTICS, lexicology, philology, glossology, glottology, comparative philology; Grimm’s law, Verner’s law; comparative grammar, phonetics; chrestomathy; paleology or palæology, paleography or palæography.
  onomatopœia, betacism, mimmation, myatism, nunnation.
  LITERATURE, letters, polite literature, belles lettres [F.], muses, humanities, litterœ humaniores [L.], republic of letters, dead languages, classics; genius -, spirit -, idiom- of a language; scholarship (knowledge) [See Knowledge].
  LINGUIST (scholar) [See Scholar].
VERB:EXPRESS, say, express by words [See Phrase].
ADJECTIVE:LINGUAL, linguistic; dialectic; vernacular, current; bilingual; diglot, hexaglot, polyglot; literary; colloquial, slangy.
  1. Syllables govern the world.—Selden
  2. Literature is the Thought of thinking Souls.—Carlyle



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