Definition of isolating in English:

isolating

Syllabification: i·so·lat·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈīsəˌlātiNG
 
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adjective

  • (Of a language) tending to have each element as an independent word without inflections.
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    • Sino-Tibetan languages are distinguished from western language families by two main traits: isolating or monosyllabic characters and the use of tones.
    • We experiment these models on Classical Chinese, a typical isolating language.
    • This change is attested in Kamti Tai, a tonal and isolating language spoken in Myanmar.

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