One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A language which is no longer in everyday spoken use, such as Latin.
- ‘The other part of Jonathon understood the language that Minoie was speaking: a dead language of antiquity which was remembered only in the ceremonial prayers of the Rentaio.’
- ‘He more or less gave up photography and devoted himself to the study of Assyrian, a dead language.’
- ‘Hebrew was a dead language till 1880 but today it is the official language of Israel.’
- ‘She knew that Latin was a dead language but it helped her when she came across an historic document that needed translation.’
- ‘The film is shot entirely in the dead languages of Aramaic and Latin, the two that would have been spoken around the time of Jesus' life in Jerusalem.’
- ‘To memorize ancient chants and spells is not so very different from learning the dead languages of Latin and Greek.’
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