Language and Vernacular


Language noun - The stock of words, pronunciation, and grammar used by a people as their basic means of communication.
Usage example: Great Britain, the United States, Australia, and other countries where English is the dominant language
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Synonyms for Language

Vernacular is a synonym for language in tongue topic. In some cases you can use "Vernacular" instead a noun "Language", when it comes to topics like speech, dialect, words, native language. popular alternative


Vernacular noun - The everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language).

Language is a synonym for vernacular in native language topic. You can use "Language" instead a noun "Vernacular", if it concerns topics such as dialect, words. popular alternative

Nearby Word: vernacularly

How words are described

complex complex language complex vernacular
formal formal language formal vernacular
vulgar vulgar language vulgar vernacular
native native language native vernacular
Other adjectives: actual, unique, strange, local, modern.

Both words in one sentence

  • In the worst cases, some figures of speech may be translated literally, instead of going with an equivalent from the vernacular language or simply translating the meaning.
  • During the medieval period, the lower vernacular forms of Latin mutated away from the base language and became the Romance languages.
  • Creator / Gavin Free Separated by a Common Language: Everyone else is regularly confounded by Gavin's slang, which can be described as a mixture of legitimate British English vernacular and "words that Gavin made up".Michael: You're the ONLY one here that doesn't speak English!
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Vernacular or Language. 2016. Accessed June 28, 2022.
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