One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a language) tending to have each element as an independent word without inflections.
alienating, estranging, schismaticView synonyms
- ‘Sino-Tibetan languages are distinguished from western language families by two main traits: isolating or monosyllabic characters and the use of tones.’
- ‘This change is attested in Kamti Tai, a tonal and isolating language spoken in Myanmar.’
- ‘We experiment these models on Classical Chinese, a typical isolating language.’
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