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Language

Update : March 1, 2020

Classification

There are several classifications of Language. They are not mutually exclusive.

  • Natural Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Universal Language (e.g. Esperanto)
  • Spoken Language (e.g. Myanmar Sagar)
  • Written Language (e.g. Myanmar Sar)
  • Programming Language
  • Scientific & Technical Language
  • Business Language
  • Specialty Language / Domain Language
  • Meta Language (to describe a language)
  • Compiled Language
  • Interpreted Language
  • [Per Dr. Kyaw Tint} Body Language

Major Languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • … are some languages that are read and spoken by many people in the world.

Dialects

There are often dialects of a language.

  • English (UK, USA, Australia …)
  • French (France, Canada …)
  • Spanish (Spain, Latin America …)

English

  • English is not our native language.
  • We had to take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) to prove that we had a reasonably good command of English.
    TOEFL covers (a) Reading Comprehension (b) Listening Comprehension (c) Essay
  • Several Community Centers in the USA offer ESL (English as a Second Language).
  • Saya Des Rodgers taught English at RIT.
    He did further studies in the UK.
    He taught “English as a Specialty Language” (aka ESL in Canada.)

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