click language

Main Entry:  click language
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a language of the three-branch family (Khoisan, Sandawe, and Hatsa), which uses tones to distinguish meanings and show case, gender, and number for nouns
Example:  A click language involves a sucking action by the tongue, but the position of the tongue and the way in which air is released into the mouth vary, just as in the formation of other sounds. Clicks may be dental, palatal, alveolar, lateral, labial, or re's 21st Century Lexicon
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