"I myself speak the language
of the Munchkins, which is also the language
of the Emerald City.
A large part of one of Wundt's two vast volumes on language
in his "Volkerpsychologie" is concerned with gesture-language.
So that was the way the Doctor came to know that animals had a language
of their own and could talk to one another.
A person who has not studied German can form no idea of what a perplexing language
But that was later, and not because Latin was the language
of the people, but because it was the language
of the learned and of the monks, who were the chief people who wrote books.
However much we may admire the orator's occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language
as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds.
In the case of oratory, this is the function of the Political art and of the art of rhetoric: and so indeed the older poets make their characters speak the language
of civic life; the poets of our time, the language
of the rhetoricians.
Perhaps they would know this almost universal language
. I knew it--as well as the German language--well enough to read it fluently, but not to speak it correctly.
Nalasu, in teaching him the whiff-whuff language
, deliberately had gone into the intelligence of him; but Villa, unwitting of what she was doing, went into the heart of him, and into the heart of his heredity, touching the profoundest chords of ancient memories and making them respond.
Sweet, with boundless contempt for my stupidity, would reply that it not only meant but obviously was the word Result, as no other Word containing that sound, and capable of making sense with the context, existed in any language
spoken on earth.
Confusion of language
of good and evil; this sign I give unto you as the sign of the state.
and literature the most general immediate result of the Conquest was to make of England a trilingual country, where Latin, French, and Anglo-Saxon were spoken separately side by side.