dead language definition

  • noun:
    • A language, such Latin, which not learned as a native language by a speech neighborhood.
    • a language which not any longer has actually any local speakers
    • a language that's no longer learned as a native language
  • adjective:
    • a language which can be not spoken or in typical usage by a people, and is understood just in writings, once the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

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