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English is a West Germanic language originating in England.

Modern English is sometimes described as the global lingua franca.


English phonology of the English language differ from one dialect to another, usually without interfering with mutual communication. Phonological variation affects the inventory of phonemes (i.e. speech sounds that distinguish meaning), and phonetic variation consists in differences in pronunciation of the phonemes.


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