Isolating languages

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An isolating (or 'analytic') language is defined as one in which all words are invariable.


Chinese is often cited as a well-known example of the isolating type of language.

Other languages

German isolierende Sprachen Chinese 孤立语


Lyons, John. 1968. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.