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Chamorro Language - Speakers
... The numbers of Chamorro speakers have declined in recent years, and the younger generations are less likely to know the language ... On Guam (called Guåhan by Chamorro speakers, from the word guaha, meaning "have", but its English meaning is, "We Have", from the idea that they had everything they needed ...
Erris - Gaeltacht
... Much of Erris is a Gaeltacht area, with first-language speakers of Irish in the following areas of the barony An Fál Mór, Tamhaiin na hUltaí, Glais, Eachléim, Tearmann, Tránn, An ... The area with the most Irish speakers is Ceathrú Thaidhg ... There are between 1,500-2,000 native Irish speakers in Erris ...
Otomi Language - History - Current Speaker Demography and Vitality
... Currently, Otomi dialects are spoken by circa 239,000 speakers — some 5 to 6 percent of whom are monolingual — in widely scattered districts (see map) ... The highest concentration of speakers is found in the Valle de Mezquital region of Hidalgo and in the southern portion of Querétaro, where some municipalities have concentrations of Otomi speakers as ... of recent migratory patterns, small populations of Otomi speakers can be found in new locations throughout Mexico and in the United States ...
Chittagong - Dialect
... Many speakers consider their language to be a dialect of standard Bengali, the official language of Bangladesh ... who only know how to speak Standard Bengali will not understand Chittagonian speakers, and vice versa - normally the metric for languagehood among linguists ... and neighboring dialects of Bengali, meaning that speakers of each neighboring dialect can largely understand each other, while speakers of more distant dialects cannot ...
Japanese Phonology - Phonological Processes - Consonant Processes - Weakening
... Standard Japanese speakers can be categorized into 3 groups (A, B, C), which will be explained below ... If a speaker pronounces a given word consistently with the allophone (i.e ... a B-speaker), that speaker will never have as an allophone in that same word ...

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    The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the ‘creativity of language,’ that is, the speaker’s ability to produce new sentences, sentences that are immediately understood by other speakers although they bear no physical resemblance to sentences which are ‘familiar.’
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    The problems of society will also be the problems of the predominant language of that society. It is the carrier of its perceptions, its attitudes, and its goals, for through it, the speakers absorb entrenched attitudes. The guilt of English then must be recognized and appreciated before its continued use can be advocated.
    Njabulo Ndebele (b. 1948)

    All the great speakers were bad speakers at first. Stumping it through England for seven years made Cobden a consummate debater. Stumping it through New England for twice seven trained Wendell Phillips.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)