Word Of The Day: Diglossia

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diglossia

di-glos-si-a

[dahy-GLOS-ee-uh, -GLAW-see-uh] noun:

the widespread existence within a society of sharply divergent formal and informal varieties of a language each used in different social contexts or for performing different functions, as the existence of Katharevusa and Demotic in modern Greece.

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