native language

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the language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood

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He made use of but few words, and such as he did utter were in his native language, and consequently only understood by himself and Natty.
Still, with an unshaken confidence that the English tongue was somehow the mother tongue of the whole world, only the people were too stupid to know it, Mr Meagles harangued innkeepers in the most voluble manner, entered into loud explanations of the most complicated sort, and utterly renounced replies in the native language of the respondents, on the ground that they were 'all bosh.
Or, if I would delight my private hours With music or with poem, where so soon As in our native language can I find That solace?
Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespear and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.
And, whatever people may say," continued Caderousse, in his native language, which was not altogether devoid of rude poetry, "I cannot help being more frightened at the idea of the malediction of the dead than the hatred of the living.
But God who oft descends to visit men Unseen, and through thir habitations walks To mark thir doings, them beholding soon, Comes down to see thir Citie, ere the Tower Obstruct Heav'n Towrs, and in derision sets Upon thir Tongues a various Spirit to rase Quite out thir Native Language, and instead To sow a jangling noise of words unknown: Forthwith a hideous gabble rises loud Among the Builders; each to other calls Not understood, till hoarse, and all in rage, As mockt they storm; great laughter was in Heav'n And looking down, to see the hubbub strange And hear the din; thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work Confusion nam'd.
He's speaking English but changed the structure of it to be like his native language.
For example, if a local area is flooded with an immigrant population who fail or refuse to assimilate to the local culture then their foreign language will thrive in that area at the expense of the native language.
Tester has been a longtime champion for preserving Native languages.
Or should they get at least some instruction in their native language to ensure they don't fall behind in other subjects?
The addition of these languages means Dashlane is available in the native language of nearly 1.
The divide is often generational, with children and young adults more comfortable speaking Spanish and older adults who speak a native language almost exclusively.
Perhaps the most important area for development in the native language is literacy.
Because consumers usually have more personal memories with words in their native language than in their second language, marketing messages in their native language tend to be perceived as more emotional," they added.