[Ltru] Ltru Digest, Vol 44, Issue 15

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Oct 3 17:21:13 CEST 2008

CE Whitehead scripsit:

> However, "le tresor de la langue francaise" online
> (http://atilf.atilf.fr/tlf.htm) seems to largely agree with your
> definition of "langue" -- as something pertaining to the "tongue" or to
> things that remind one of a "tongue" (such as a "the tongue of a flame")

Etymology is not a key to meaning.  "Verbal communication" is
communication in words, and although sign languages don't involve the
tongue, they definitely have words.

John Cowan    cowan at ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
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