A feeling that some sounds or arrays of sounds belong to English while others do not.
A feeling that some words go together while others do not.
A feeling for the word classes of the language, the parts of speech.
A feeling that certain sentences are structurally related to others while others are not.
A feeling for structural differtences.
A feeling that some sentences have more than one meaning.
It is symbolic
It is a system
It is universal
It is creative
It is ambiguous