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Megan Schiferl and Mili Oromendia

Learn a Pidgin Language!

A pidgin language is a form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca; used for communications among speakers of two different languages.

For example: Hawaiian

Learn Franglais!

Franglais is a term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language; combination of French and English.

For example "le hot dog", "le ski".

Learn Denglish!

Denglish is a combination of German and English. Denglish is spelled, "Denglish" and "Denglisch" depending on where you are.

For example, der dressman, downgeloadet

Learn Spanglish!

Spanglish is a combination of Spanish and English used by the Hispanic Americans.

For example, Parquear, lonche.

Learn Vulgar Latin!

Vulgar Latin is a form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which was used for official documents.

For example, dēmandāre, interrogāre

Learn About Different Dialects!

A dialect is a regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.

Some examples of different dialects of English include; American English and British English.

Learn a Creole Language!

A creole language is a language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language and he indigenous language of the people being dominated.

An example of a creole language is Hawaiian Creole.

Learn a Lingua Franca!

A lingua franca is a language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different nationalities.

An example of a lingua franca is English. It is used in many countries that do not traditionally speak English, for trade and politics.

Learn the Literary Traditions of a Language!

Literary traditions are a system of written communications.

For example, right now, this text is a literary tradition of English.

Learn Ideograms!

Ideograms are the system of writing used in China and other East Asian countries in which each symbol represents an idea or a concept rather than a specific sound, as is the case with letters in English.

For example, one symbol in Chinese could symbolize "Fish", where as in English, 4 letters would be used to come up with the sound of the word.

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