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[muhth -er tuhng for 1; muhth -er tuhng for 2] /ˈmʌð ər ˈtʌŋ for 1; ˈmʌð ər ˌtʌŋ for 2/

the language first learned by a person; native language.
the language first learned by a child
a language from which another has evolved

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