Long before English became the lingua franca of the Internet age, the world has wanted a common language.
lingua franca of Scotland.
lingua franca communication.
The new Northern Ireland Assembly will need to institutionalize what we might term an inclusivist lingua franca, or common-sense.
English is becoming one lingua franca which of us cause to sigh with relief!
lingua franca spoken with a foreign accent and some dubious prepositions.
German is now spoken by up to 100 million people as their mother tongue tho English remains the lingua franca.
lingua franca used by a print server and a printer.
EM uncovers how English is changing and spotlights people, groups and governments as they embrace and fight the global lingua franca.
English operates as an international lingua franca and the great majority of communication in English is between people who come from non-Anglo backgrounds.
Perhaps England's greatest cultural export has been the English language, the current lingua franca of the international community.
English may be the new lingua franca, a competitive advantage for us as a nation, not least in education.
lingua franca in all inner cities where Asians are in majority.
lingua franca of the technological world in which Nigeria is seeking to operate.
The extent of the rights which the charter conceded determined whether the town was a free town (vr je stadt - villa franca) or a commune (gemeente - communia).
The particular form of this general speech which was used as the lingua franca, the Hindustani of the period, was the form in use in Kosala.
By the simplicity of its phonetic elements, the regularity of its grammatical structure, and the copiousness of its nautical vocabulary, the Malay language is singularly well fitted to be the lingua franca throughout the Indian archipelago.
But in the lingua franca of the Levant the Italian word guarda means " beware," a meaning also attached to the Portuguese word guardafu.
It is not a uniform speech, but comprises several dialects which have been classed by Jaeschke into three groups, namely (i) the central or the dialects of Lhasa and the central provinces of U and Tsang (including Spiti) which is the lingua franca of the whole country, (2) the western dialects of Ladak, Lahul, Baltistan and Purig, and (3) the eastern dialects of the province of Khams. In addition to these, however, are many sub-dialects of Tibetan spoken in the frontier Himalayan districts and states outside Tibet, namely, in Kunawar and Bashahr, Garhwal, Kumaon, Nepal including especially the Serpa and Murmi of eastern Nepal, Sikkim (where the dialect is called Danjong-ka), Bhutan (Lho-ka or Duk-ka.), all of which are affiliated to a central group of dialects.
5) was called ha-`ibhri because he travelled about for trading purposes, his language, `ibhri, being the lingua franca of Eastern trade.
The Great Vehicle arose in the very stronghold of Brahminism, and among a people to whom Sanskrit, like Latin in the middle ages in Europe, was the literary lingua franca.
Hausa is the lingua franca of the whole.
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