monoglot

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mon·o·glot

 (mŏn′ə-glŏt′)
n.
A person who knows only one language.
adj.
Knowing only one language; monolingual.

monoglot

(ˈmɒnəʊˌɡlɒt)
adj
1. having command of a single language
2. written in, composed of, or containing a single language
n
a person with command of a single language
[C20: from mono- + Greek glōtta tongue]

mon•o•glot

(ˈmɒn əˌglɒt)

adj.
1. knowing only one language; monolingual.
2. composed in only one language.
n.
3. a person with a knowledge of only one language.
[1820–30]

monoglot

a person capable of speaking only one language.
See also: Language
Translations

monoglot

[ˈmɒnəʊglɒt]
A. ADJmonolingüe
B. Nmonolingüe mf
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However we are bombarded with complaints when a gathering of Welsh speakers converses in Welsh in front of monoglots.
Monoglots who share Mr Griffiths'' outlook should stop trying to make their own linguistic deprivation the gold standard for the rest of us.
ENGLISH-SPEAKING monoglots are in a majority of 98% in most of Wales, 80% when North West Wales is included.
Only a century ago, approximately 75% of the population was Welsh speaking, with significant numbers of monoglots.
People like you, I suspect, are monoglots and have no choice but to speak English.
Surely it is only Welsh monoglots (one per cent of Wales' population) who would require a Welsh sign?
I only wish that the Tories would apply a similar policy of immigrants having to learn English, to English monoglots moving into rural Wales.
This nadir of knowledge that some monoglots descend to deserves our pity, be they speakers of English, French, German or whatever.
In my early years this was reduced to about 50 per cent Welsh speaking with few Welsh monoglots over the age of five.
The experiments showed a success rate of 75% for the multilingual group versus 50% for the monoglots.
SIR - Your correspondent Ann Spinks (Letters, April 14) who feels that it is discriminating against Anglophone monoglots that you fail to provide a translation of Welshlanguage letters clearly would not be interested in the opinion of anyone who chooses to write in the older of the two official languages of Wales.
Perhaps he can enlighten us what other countries in the world have decided to kill off their own language in order to get on, not realising that bilingual people find it much easier to learn new languages than monoglots do.