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  1. Language as a system rather than language in use. Langue is the formal rules, structures, and limitations of language.




From *linguaticum, from lingua, tongue, speech, language, from Old Latin dingua, from *dnghwa-, tongue, speech, language


  • /lɑ̃ɡ/, /lA~g/


fr-noun f
  1. tongue
    la langue dans la bouche
  2. language
    la langue maternelle
    faire parler la langue française — Bertrand Barère

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Langue is a municipality in the Honduran department of Valle. The town is located near the border of El Salvador and is a regional Hammock making center. Most of the town is made up of sharecroppers and day laborers. There are usually Mormon missionaries and Peace Corps volunteers in the town. There is a lot of cattle raised on the flat areas of town. The town has suffered greatly from deforestation and drought. The town's technical school "Instituto Tecnico John F. Kennedy" was built by the Peace Corps. The municipality has an official population of over 25,000, most of whom live in the surrounding villages. The main town has a moderate sized market that expands greatly on Sundays when villagers come to town to sell crops or goods.
langue in Portuguese: Langue
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