Some articles on speakers, speaker:
... 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,) the ...
... Many speakers consider their language to be a dialect of standard Bengali, the official language of Bangladesh ... Standard Bengali will not understand Chittagonian speakers, and vice versa - normally the metric for languagehood among linguists ... a dialect continuum between Chittagonian and neighboring dialects of Bengali, meaning that speakers of each neighboring dialect can largely understand each other ...
... 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 ... of recent migratory patterns, small populations of Otomi speakers can be found in new locations throughout Mexico and in the United States ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word speakers:
“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)
“Whats this, Aurora Leigh,
You write so of the poets and not laugh?
Those virtuous liars, dreamers after dark,
Exaggerators of the sun and moon,
And soothsayers in a tea-cup? I write so
Of the only truth-tellers, now left to God,
The only speakers of essential truth,
Opposed to relative, comparative,
And temporal truths;...
The only teachers who instruct mankind,
From just a shadow on a charnel-wall.”
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (18061861)
“The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the creativity of language, that is, the speakers 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)