parent language


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parent language

n.
A language from which a later language is derived: Latin is the parent language of Italian and French.
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Like those sort of hipster parent language, trying to make us not do it.
Modern linguistics have contributed significantly to it and historical linguistics are trying to reconstruct the parent language of a family and compare careers and developments of daughter languages, he added.
Incidentally, the parent language of Gaelic and Welsh is technically known as "Insular Celtic".
The ethnic difference was also reflected in the age-group differences in child and parent language.
Puzzle play was found to be a significant predictor of spatial skill after controlling for differences in parents' income, education and the overall amount of parent language input.
Just like XML, which is its parent language, it's happy to work with any platform or proprietary format.
SCHOLARS from a Mid Wales university are to search for evidence of the long-lost parent language from which Welsh and the other surviving Celtic languages developed Aberystwyth University's Department of Welsh, led by Professor Patrick Sims-Williams, has been awarded a pounds 390,000 grant to carry out the work.
Are you involved in or have you previously been involved in a parent language instruction program or parent training?
We talk about how to address standards in parent language as opposed to educational jargon.
To illustrate the antiquity of the word we only have to point out that it can be traced right back to Indo-European, the parent language of most of the languages of Europe and Northern India, believed to have a history stretching back 3,000 years.
The language is now considered the parent language of 7,000 Dravidian languages spoken in the Deccan in India.
Mailhammer expands upon his work on morphological and etymological study if Germanic strong verbs by investigating Germanic, the common ancestor to all Germanic languages, centering on the topological position of ablaut in comparison to the parent language, which is Indo-European, the high degree of uniformity and organization, the fusion process involved in the language's genesis.