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Describing language
Describing language

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2 English is one language among many

Greetings akin to the word ‘hello’ are displayed in several languages, including Spanish, Italian, and Arabic.
Figure 2 Greetings in different languages.

In this course you’ll mostly be considering examples from English, but much of what you learn here will also apply to other languages. To illustrate similarities and differences, you’ll also see some examples from other languages. If you know any other languages in addition to English, you might be able to spot these similarities yourself.