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( pālēŏg'rəfē ) [Gr.,=early writing], term generally meaning all study and interpretation of old ways of recording language. In a narrower sense, it

Open Panjabi language
Panjabi language

Panjabi is the language of the people of Panjab, a region that was divided into two parts and apportioned one each to India (East Panjab) and Pakistan

Open Pashto language
Pashto language

PERHAPS 14,000,000 SPEAKERS Afghanistan, Pakistan Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. Among modern iranian languages it is

Open Perrault, Charles (1628 - 1703)
Perrault, Charles (1628 - 1703)

1628-1703 French writer Born in Paris, he studied law, and from 1654 to 1664 worked for his brother, the receiver-general of Paris. In 1663 he became

Open Persian language
Persian language

member of the Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Indo-Iranian languages). The official language

Open Phonetics

The identification, description, and classification of sounds used in articulate speech. These sounds are codified in the International Phonetic

Open Phonology

In linguistics , the study of the sound systems of languages. Its main activity is the discovery of the distinctive sounds, or phonemes , of the


( pĭj'ən ), a lingua franca that is not the mother tongue of anyone using it and that has a simplified grammar and a restricted, often polyglot

Polish language

member of the West Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages ). Polish is spoken as a first

Portuguese language

member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages ). It is the mother tongue of