Monday, November 28, 2011

Random Linguistics Definitions Beginning with the Letter "J"

Jacaltec Mayan language spoken in the interior of southern Guatemala, in an area close to the border with Mexico.

jargon In the ordinary sense of technical or pseudo-technical vocabulary. Also of nonsense forms as a symptom in aphasia; hence a type labelled 'jargonaphasia'.

jer One of two letters in the Cyrillic alphabet, one indicating that a preceeding consonant is palatalized, the other, no longer in use for Russian, that it is not.

Definitions from: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics, Second edition, 2007
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