American English, or United States (U.S.) English, is the set of dialects of the English language native to the United States. English is the most widely spoken language in the United States and is the common language used by the federal government, considered the de facto language of the country because of its widespread use. English has been given official status by 30 of the 50 state governments. As an example, while both Spanish and English have equivalent status in the local courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, under federal law, English is the official language for any matters being referred to the United States District Court for the territory.
The use of English in the United States is a result of British colonization. The first wave of English-speaking settlers arrived in North America during the 17th century, followed by further migrations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since then, American English has been influenced by the languages of West Africa, the Native American population, German, Dutch, Irish, Spanish, and other languages of successive waves of immigrants to the United States.
Within our Irish-English language, we have words and phrases that are "old, local and traditional" as well as "new, innovative and urban" ... "The core of Dublin-English traditional speech is maintained," she insists, explaining that people and communities will protect the things most precious to them - including words.
Translations, the first of three plays by Brian Friel (1929-2015) constituting Irish Rep’s entire season this year, was in the opinion of its author “a play about language and only about language.” In fact, Friel felt it “should be written in Irish,” but, considering the marketplace, he succumbed to English.
The inspiration behind this heartwarming gathering is rooted in Icelandic tradition. Icelandic people have long celebrated Christmas through a unique practice known as Jolabokaflod, which translates roughly to “Christmas book flood” in English. This tradition has its origins in ...
What is a keffiyeh? A keffiyeh — sometimes spelled kufiyya or kaffiyeh in English — is a traditional scarf worn across many parts of the Middle East... In addition to the traditional style worn on the head, today the scarves are also seen worn around the neck and as shawls across the shoulders.
Protect Your Money.” The campaign consists of digital display ads, including web banners, search engine marketing and sponsored social media that connect consumers to deposit insurance information and resources on the FDIC’s website in English and Spanish.
When a federal agent knocked on the door of apartment No ... They were staying at Awartani’s grandmother’s house on North ProspectStreet and went for a walk on Saturday, smoking cigarettes and chatting in a mixture of English and Arabic, according to the affidavit. Ali Ahmad and Awartani were wearing keffiyeh, traditional Palestinian headscarves ... Close.
When a federal agent knocked on the door of apartment No ... On Saturday, they went for a walk after going bowling for Awartani’s 8-year-old cousin’s birthday, and they were smoking cigarettes and chatting in a mixture of English and Arabic, according to the affidavit. Ali Ahmad and Awartani were wearing keffiyehs, traditional Palestinian headscarves ... .
When a federal agent knocked on the door of apartment No ... On Saturday, they went for a walk after going bowling for Artwani’s 8-year-old cousin’s birthday, and they were smoking cigarettes and chatting in a mixture of English and Arabic, according to the affidavit. Ali Ahmad and Awartani were wearing keffiyehs, traditional Palestinian headscarves ... .
Editor’s note ... To subscribe, click here or fill out the box below. Close ... 7 ... ▪ Sen ... Books and reading — a focus for first lady Jill Biden, a community college English professor — are highlighted. The library displays vignettes that celebrate the tradition of holiday bedtime stories, including a brass bed with a cat that resembles Willow, the Bidens’ cat.