NiE Speaking your language

Gladstone West State School Choral Speaking Choir  Photo Chrissy Harris / The Observer
Gladstone West State School Choral Speaking Choir Photo Chrissy Harris / The Observer

It's a part of our daily lives, it's a necessity, we all speak one and some speak several.

To talk  to others and express your feelings, thoughts, ideas and experiences you use a system of communication called language that utilises voice sounds, gestures or written symbols.

Language is used for a wide variety of functions in society and is characteristic of a particular geographic region, social grouping, or historical era.

The language you know best and use most is your mother tongue.

The rules are learned as you master a language. These rules include, the sound system (phonology), the structure of words (morphology), the combination of words to form sentences (syntax), the meanings of words (semantics), and the vocabulary (lexicon).

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nǐ hǎo = Chinese  bula = Fijian bonjour = French gutentag = German  konnichiwa = Japanese kiaora = Maori namaste = Indian  olá = Portuguese god dag = Swedish / Norwegian ciao = Italian hello = English


1. ICC Cricket World Cup

2. The House of Hancock

3. Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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