Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

   NOUN:LANGUAGE; phraseology [See Style]; speech [See Speech]; tongue, lingo [chiefly humorous or contemptuous], vernacular; mother -, vulgar -, native- tongue; household words; King’s or Queen’s English; dialect, brogue, patois [See Neology]; idiom, idiotism.
  confusion of tongues, Babel; pasigraphie [F.], pasigraphy; universal language, Volapük, Esperanto, Ido; pantomime (signs) [See Indication].
  LINGUISTICS, lexicology, philology, glossology, glottology, comparative philology; Grimm’s law, Verner’s law; comparative grammar, phonetics; chrestomathy; paleology or palæology, paleography or palæography.
  onomatopœia, betacism, mimmation, myatism, nunnation.
  LITERATURE, letters, polite literature, belles lettres [F.], muses, humanities, litterœ humaniores [L.], republic of letters, dead languages, classics; genius -, spirit -, idiom- of a language; scholarship (knowledge) [See Knowledge].
  LINGUIST (scholar) [See Scholar].
   VERB:EXPRESS, say, express by words [See Phrase].
   ADJECTIVE:LINGUAL, linguistic; dialectic; vernacular, current; bilingual; diglot, hexaglot, polyglot; literary; colloquial, slangy.
  1. Syllables govern the world.—Selden
  2. Literature is the Thought of thinking Souls.—Carlyle