langage

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French language, from Old French language, from Vulgar Latin *linguaticum (corresponding to langue + -age), from Latin lingua (tongue, speech, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (tongue, speech, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃.ɡaʒ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

langage m (plural langages)

  1. language: word choice and usage
    Surveille ton langage !Watch your language!
    • 2014, Jean-Claude Bernardon, Résolution de conflits
      Votre langage doit vous permettre de maintenir une bonne distance de sécurité, être un peu plus poli et détaché que nécessaire est un avantage.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2018 June 22, “Mort de Koko, le gorille qui parlait le langage des signes”, in Le Point[1]:
      Koko, une gorille devenue mondialement célèbre pour sa maîtrise du langage des signes et vue par beaucoup comme un modèle d'empathie avec les humains, est morte mercredi à 46 ans en Californie, a annoncé la Gorilla Foundation qui suivait l'animal.
      Koko, a gorilla famous worldwide for her mastery of sign language and seen by many as a model of empathy with humans, died on Wednesday aged 46 years in California, the Gorilla Foundation, which followed the animal, has announced.
  2. (computing) programming language

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Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: langaj
  • Mauritian Creole: langaz

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French language; from Vulgar Latin *linguāticum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lanˈɡaːd͡ʒ(ə)/, /lanˈɡwaːd͡ʒ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

langage (plural langages)

  1. language, tongue, speech
  2. dialect, idiom, local speech
  3. discussion, talk
  4. country (with a shared language)

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

langage m (oblique plural langages, nominative singular langages, nominative plural langage)

  1. Alternative form of language
    • circa 1155, Wace, Le Roman de Brut:
      Si savoit parler mains langages
      He knew how to speak many languages