Living-language sentence example

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  • 1 The vowels, which are ten in number (a a e e i i o o u u), were, as usual in the Semitic languages, indicated only partially by the use of consonants as vowel-letters 2 and by means of certain diacritical points, so long as Syriac remained a living language.
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  • The school of Kufa claimed to pay more attention to the living language (spoken among the Bedouins) than to written laws of grammar.
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  • Latin continued to be the living language of learning and of literature, and a correct and elegant Latin style was regarded as the mark of an educated person.
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  • During the 18th century, however, they did not write in the living language of the Servian people.
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  • But Russian-Slavonic was not readily understood by the Servian reading public. It was not much better when through the influence of the living language it began to approach nearer to Servian than to Russian, and was called " Slavonic-Servian " (Slaveno-Serbski).
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  • All kinds of devices were suggested for expediting the acquisition of Latin; grammar was to be set aside; Latin was to be learned as a " living language "; much attention was to be devoted to acquiring an extensive vocabulary; and, " to save time," composition was to be abolished.
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