modern language

(redirected from Living language)

modern language

n
(Languages) any of the languages spoken in present-day Europe, with the exception of English
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Translations
لُغَه عَصْرِيَّه
živý jazyk
moderne sprog
élõ nyelv
lifandi tungumál
živý jazyk
yaşayan dil

modern

(ˈmodən) adjective
belonging to the present or to recent times; not old or ancient. modern furniture/clothes.
moˈdernity (-ˈdəː-) noun
ˈmodernness noun
ˈmodernize, ˈmodernise verb
to bring up to date. We should modernize the education system.
ˌmoderniˈzation, ˌmoderniˈsation noun
modern language
a language spoken nowadays (as opposed to ancient Greek, Latin etc).
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References in classic literature ?
In similar manner he collected lists of strong phrases, the phrases of living language, phrases that bit like acid and scorched like flame, or that glowed and were mellow and luscious in the midst of the arid desert of common speech.
Her letter to Sir Leicester is discovered on her table, but it is doubtful yet whether he has not received another missive from another world requiring to be personally answered, and all the living languages, and all the dead, are as one to him.
The gentleman, after looking towards me once or twice, politely accosted me in very good English; I remember I wished to God that I could speak French as well; his fluency and correct pronunciation impressed me for the first time with a due notion of the cosmopolitan character of the capital I was in; it was my first experience of that skill in living languages I afterwards found to be so general in Brussels.
A living language needs babies from the first language community, not people who have learnt it as a hobby as a second.
The two complementary strategies that give effect to this active partnership-the Maihi Maori and Maihi Karauna - work together to ensure that te reo is a thriving, living language, and a normal part of New Zealand culture and society.
According to ethnologue Statistics, over 7000 living language are spoken worldwide l.
Miran uddin, one of the two living Language Fighters was present in the reception held under the auspices of district administration in the evening.
It is also one of the unique languages which has been progressing after passing through an evolutionary process attaining the status of a vibrant living language. But unfortunately it is disheartening to mention that our national language is neglected while English language is given much importance.
Have they sat down, and absorbed the politically incorrect fact that the Welsh language core population (those who speak it as a living language, not as a hobby) are in demographic free fall.
Have they sat down and absorbed the politically incorrect fact that the Welsh-language core population (those who speak it as a living language, not as a hobby) are in demographic freefall?
We strive to give a warm Welsh language welcome to all - from every corner of Wales and the world - and having eager volunteers allows us to do that and to show that Welsh is a vibrant living language."
Filipino is a living language, he says, quoting from the official definition of Filipino as promulgated in KWF Board Resolution No.