spoken language

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spoken language (language) communication by word of mouth "his speech was garbled","he uttered harsh language","he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
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Quotations

  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.”

Usage

In literature:

Even such community of feeling as one spoken language gives was lacking.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
At the beginning of the century the language was a mere spoken tongue, not yet shaped for literary use.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
New Orleans at that time was practically a French city, and the French language was very largely spoken in the family life.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
All languages are spoken in Hell, but chiefly those of Southeastern Europe.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
Speaking English, the chief foreign language spoken, has been tabooed.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Jerusalem was, like the majority of the large cities of the East, a city in which many languages were spoken.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
She had spoken Language, and he'd answered in it.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Not many words in spoken language.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
The only language that has ever been spoken at the North Pole is English.
"This Giddy Globe" by Oliver Herford
He made a strange experiment to discover what language was first spoken by mankind.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
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In poetry:

The spirit is often enraptured
With sweet tokens of love divine,
But seldom in language so plain
As spoken through music, to mine.
"Music" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
Yet it is music in the language spoken
Of thine own land; and on her herald roll;
As bravely fought for, and as proud a token
As Cœur de Lion's, of a warrior's soul.
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck

In news:

They teach deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and develop spoken language.
There are almost 5,000 different languages spoken in the world.
Did you know about Kulina, the language spoken by just 30 people in the Brazilian Amazon.
The Vatican is adding Arabic to the languages spoken at Pope Benedict XVI's weekly Wednesday public audience, saying it is a means to express support for Christians in the Middle East.
Hear a cross-section of languages spoken in Canada as people recite the national anthem.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is adding Arabic to the languages spoken at Pope Benedict XVI's weekly Wednesday public audience, saying it is a means to express support for Christians in the Middle East.
Jones says there are 25 dominant languages spoken here in Magic Valley.
Tolkien wanted to develop a mythology and a world where the languages he created could be spoken.
At Sonny Carter Elementary school, students are learning the most widely spoken language on Earth.
VATICAN CITY—The Vatican is adding Arabic to the languages spoken at Pope Benedict XVI's weekly Wednesday public audience, saying it is a means to express support for Christians in the Middle East.
You don't need to understand whatever language is being spoken here to know that this proposal was a terrible idea.
That's "hello" in Swahili, the language spoken in East Africa.
R, for strong language (spoken by children), violence and drug use.
Spoken by only a few dozen people, a language uttered in river villages 3,000 miles from Alaska is related to Tlingit, Eyak and Athabascan.
Robots invent their own spoken language.
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In science:

Figure 1: Empirical variation of the number Ns of languages spoken by s people each.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
In contrast to the Schulze model, the Viviane model gives languages spoken by 109 people if a sufficiently large lattice is used.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
Figure 6: Variation of the number Ns of languages spoken by s people each in the Viviane model, as modified and published in .
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
Then for low, neutral or slightly higher status s of its language X, the fraction decays further towards zero, but for a higher status like x = 0.7 it finally wins over and is spoken by everybody (not shown).
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
Before, languages spoken by a fraction x of the four neighbours were dropped in favour of the language of a randomly selected neighbour with probability (1 − x)2 r (r = 0.9).
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
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