One definition is that a person is bilingual if they are equally proficient in two languages. Someone who grows up speaking Spanish and then learns English for four years is bilingual only if they speak the two languages with equal fluency. Pearl and Lambert were the first to test only "balanced" bilinguals—that is, a child who is completely fluent in two languages and feels that neither is ...
Many Caucasian languages and some Uralic languages (like Komi) also use phonemic schwa, and allow schwas to be stressed. In Armenian, schwa is represented by the letter ը (capital Ը ). It is occasionally word-initial but usually word-final, as a form of the definite article.
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Old Saxon, alone of the West Germanic languages except for Frisian, consistently preserves Germanic /j/ after a consonant, e.g. hēliand "savior" (Old High German: heilant, Old English: hǣlend, but Gothic: háiljands).
As of June 2017, the series has been translated into 80 languages, placing Harry Potter among history's most translated literary works. The last four books in the series consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books of all time, where the final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , sold roughly fifteen million copies worldwide within twenty-four hours of its release.
The High German dialects (German: hochdeutsche Mundarten), or simply High German (Hochdeutsch); not to be confused with Standard High German which is imprecisely also called High German, comprise the varieties of German spoken south of the Benrath and Uerdingen isoglosses in central and southern Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and eastern Belgium, as well as in ...
This article may need to be rewritten to comply with Wikipedia's quality standards. You can help.The talk page may contain suggestions. (February 2013)Below is a list of languages sorted by writing system (by alphabetical order).