On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > It's another language? I'm confused. > I thought it was a simple form of another language. No, a trade language is a kind of language. It's another word for a pidgin: a sort of simplified hybrid of two languages that develops when people who don't understand each other's native languages need to trade.