(redirected from vernaculars)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to vernaculars: vernacularly
References in classic literature ?
And his wife dealt out stockings, and calico shirts, and smock frocks, and comforting drinks to the old folks with the "rheumatiz," and good counsel to all; and kept the coal and clothes' clubs going, for yule-tide, when the bands of mummers came round, dressed out in ribbons and coloured paper caps, and stamped round the Squire's kitchen, repeating in true sing-song vernacular the legend of St.
Thus I was given to understand that he was the captain, the "Old Man," in the cook's vernacular, the individual whom I must interview and put to the trouble of somehow getting me ashore.
Could rotary levers be substituted for two of the limbs, agreeably to the improvement in my new order of phalangacrura, which might be rendered into the vernacular as lever- legged, there would be a delightful perfection and harmony in the construction.
This, in turn, served to both desacralize Latin and authorize (as well as uniformize) vernaculars.
Finally, Jones rightly connects the supplanting of Cicero with the rise of vernaculars to the disadvantage of Latin, symbolized by the arrival of the King James Bible.
Women deserve more notice than they have received here; the appearance of texts by a number of women writers during the next few years, translated from Latin and the vernaculars of western Europe, will make evident this lacuna.
Francis Higman's study of sixteenth-century translations of works by Calvin into various European vernaculars, excluding French (82-99), contains two statistical surprises: translations into Italian slightly outnumbered translations into Dutch; and the 91 translations into English accounted for over half of the entire European total.
Erasmus makes it clear, at least in Adagia 3484, that he is referring to his native language and also to other vernaculars.
Royal Media Services (RMS) will be introducing four vernaculars TV services in Kenya under the company s strategy to consolidate and diversify its business.
46) Dante identifies at least fourteen principal Italian vernaculars and suggests that in all their variations must exceed a thousand.
Though it might seem obvious that the early modern vernaculars would be in some sense alienated from classical ideals of fine speaking, in reading this book we quickly learn that this eccentric--that is, de-centered, deviant--eloquence is not a vernacular innovation.
This comprehensive bibliography offers convenient access to the vast amount of material that has been published in the last 50 years on the intersection of language and education with regard to African American Vernacular English, English-based pidgins and creoles, Latina/o English, Native American English, and other vernaculars such as Appalachian English in the US and Aboriginal English in Australia.