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Etymology

French

Noun

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Singular
langue

Plural
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langue (-)
  1. (linguistics) Language as a system rather than language in use. Langue is the formal rules, structures, and limitations of language.

Antonyms


French

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *linguaticum, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] lingua (tongue, speech, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Indo-European *dnghwa- (tongue, speech, language).

Pronunciation

Noun

langue f. (plural langues)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
    la langue dans la bouche
  2. (linguistics) language (system of communication using written or spoken words)
    la langue maternelle
    faire parler la langue française — Bertrand Barère

Derived terms


Italian

Verb

langue

  1. Third-person singular present tense of languire.

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