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Noun A name or title that distinguishes or identifies.
Appellation
Noun A speech sound that consists of either two vowels or a vowel and a semivowel (such as y) contained in a single syllable.
Diphthong
Noun A person for whom something is or is thought to be named.
Eponym
Noun The study of human speech, especially its components, structure, and nature, and how it changes.
Linguistics
Noun A newly made-up word, phrase, or expression.
Neologism
Noun A particular manner or kind of speech.
Parlance
Noun a. A dialect other than the standard dialect of a language, especially a regional or uneducated form of speech. b. The distinctive language of a special group; jargon.
Patois
Adj. a. Consisting of many groups speaking different languages. b. Speaking or writing several languages. c. Containing elements or material from different languages.

Noun a. A person who knows several languages. b. A mixture of languages
Polyglot
Noun a. The ungrammatical usage of a word or construction of a sentence. b. A violation of good manners or good taste. c. Something out the normal or proper order.
Solecism
Adj. a. Spoken by or using the language spoken by the common people rather than literary, cultured, or learned people; vernacular. b. Of or associated with the common people. c. Lacking taste or delicacy; coarse. d. Conspicuous and excessive.
Vulgar