What is another word for native language?

Pronunciation: [nˈe͡ɪtɪv lˈaŋɡwɪd͡ʒ] (IPA)

The term "native language" refers to the first language that a person learns from birth or early childhood and typically the language spoken in their home country. Some synonyms for "native language" include mother tongue, first language, primary language, and home language. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe the language that a person is most proficient in and feels most comfortable communicating in. Other terms such as L1 (first language), dominant language, and heritage language are also used to describe the same concept. It is important to recognize and respect the diversity of languages that exist around the world and to promote their preservation and celebration.

What are the hypernyms for Native language?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Native language?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Famous quotes with Native language

  • A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty people unless he goes abroad. A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
    George Stigler
  • We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language.
    Benjamin Whorf
  • We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
    Benjamin Lee Whorf
  • The language of imagination is the native language of man. It is the language of his excited intellect, of his aroused passions, of his devotion, of all the higher moods and temperaments of his mind.
    George Gilfillan
  • Thus, at eighteen, we find him, an English lordling, who could speak no English, and yet who could read and write his native language. Never had he seen a human being other than himself, for the little area traversed by his tribe was watered by no greater river to bring down the savage natives of the interior. High hills shut it off on three sides, the ocean on the fourth. It was alive with lions and leopards and poisonous snakes. Its untouched mazes of matted jungle had as yet invited no hardy pioneer from the human beasts beyond its frontier.
    Edgar Rice Burroughs

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