interlanguage

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Etymology[edit]

inter- +‎ language

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɜɹˈlæŋɡwɪd͡ʒ/
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Noun[edit]

interlanguage (plural interlanguages)

  1. A language created by students of a foreign language, incorporating aspects of their own language, a mixed language.
    Trasyanka and Surzhyk are interlanguages - a Belarusian–Russian and Ukrainian-Russian mixed languages.
  2. A lingua franca, a common language used by speakers of different languages.
    Latin used to be the European interlanguage. Currently English widely serves this purpose.
  3. A pidgin, a creole

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