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- n. A conceptual barrier to effective communication, that occurs when people who speak different languages attempt to communicate with each other.
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- n. barrier to communication resulting from speaking different languages
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The girl who cleaned my place up and did my laundry was named Boonaling, although we never got far enough through the language barrier to figure out how that should be spelled in English.
It failed to dampen Boonaling's spirits and she broke through the language barrier far enough to refer to him as Colonel God Damn from then on.
A rather sickly-looking prince from somewhere called Teth-Korun expressed interest through an interpreter, but Tobas reluctantly turned him down; the language barrier would be too much trouble.