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Distinguished (W 4): Near-Mother-Tongue Proficiency writing



To write like a well-educated mother-tongue speaker, and to publish material that is linguistically and intellectually complex, you have to attain this level. Good luck! Most people do not reach this level, even in their mother-tongue!

Newly-written languages

It is probably unrealistic to talk about a distinguished level of writing proficiency (as distinct from superior) in a newly-written language. Mother-tongue authors have not had time to develop specific written genres.

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