Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting a large language family of eastern Asia whose branches include Sinitic (Chinese), Tibeto-Burman (Burmese and Tibetan), and, in some classifications, Tai (Thai and Lao). They are tonal languages, but the exact relationships among them are unclear.
- ‘The Tibetan language belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family.’
- ‘The Hmong language is relevant to the Sino-Tibetan language family and has two main dialects.’
- ‘Groups in the northern mountain belt speak languages belonging to the Tibeto-Burmese branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.’
- ‘Bhotia and other languages in the mountain belt belong to the Sino-Tibetan linguistic family.’
- ‘A member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages, Thai is one of the oldest languages in East or Southeast Asia.’
- ‘Linguists suggest that other languages in the Sino-Tibetan language family are indigenous to the country.’
- ‘Miao is a Sino-Tibetan language of the Miao-Yao family.’
- ‘Dong language belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family.’
- ‘Zhuang belongs to the Sino-Tibetan language family.’
- ‘Tibeto-Burman, a language of the Sino-Tibetan family, is based on a language that originated in India during the seventh century.’
- ‘Tibeto-Burman languages are a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family, which is mainly spoken in northeast India, China, and Southeast Asia.’
The Sino-Tibetan language family.
- ‘Balti, spoken in the extreme Northeast, belongs to the Sino-Tibetan, rather than the Indo-European, language family.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.