lingua franca

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Synonyms for lingua franca

a common language used by speakers of different languages

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The visually seductive but ultimately dissonant coupling of these cityscapes with incongruous geometric symbols pokes fun at the political folly of imagining a global village connected by a common tongue of universal forms.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the common tongue in Turkey was Turkish.
The resulting archaic translation once again makes the language of the liturgy alien to the common tongue of the faithful, as Latin was before it.
Because we share a common tongue and look the same, we don't see them as foreign.
O'Neill admits communicating in a common tongue does have its advantages for players and insists Cuellar's English is improving.
mandali, saili) of men who gathered regularly to discuss classical Digambar philosophical and devotional texts, translate these texts into the common tongue, compose their own texts, and sing bhajans.
It is now the fourth most common tongue after English, Punjabi and Urdu.
Here comes a troca, "truck" in Spanglish, the common tongue in the borderlands.
Anzaldua makes this point in very Wittgensteinian terms, calling for the construction of a "We"--un "Nosotras"--around a common tongue that corresponds to a shared form of life.
Indeed, this unselfconscious fluency in the common tongue readily gives the lie to any notion of 19th-century "Negro inferiority," and it should have been apparent at the time as well.
and Britain being divided by a common language, both countries recognize that we share a great opportunity to help reading and learning around the world through the growing use of English as the common tongue not only for business but also for education and learning globally.
For a while the Queen and Mrs Putin conversed freely, presumably in French, their only known common tongue.
In fact, one wonders if it is even appropriate to speak of English society as if early modern England was indeed a nation rather than a collection of local entities barely united by a common tongue under a monarch.
Instead of promoting a common tongue, the government enforces a rigid policy of bilingualism.