Declined Language

Entertainment / Literature / Declined Language: Also called a synthetic language, or an inflected language, a declined language is one in which word order is not as important in making meaning as the use of inflections or declensions--special endings stuck on the end of words--to indicate the case, or how each word functions. These endings are called declensions, a term that comes from the handwritten grammar charts used by medieval monks who create a series of angled or declined lines in specified patterns, and on these lines the students would write the correct word-ending as part of grammar exercises.

Other Words for Language

Language Noun Synonyms: jargon, lingua franca, vocabulary, terminology, vernacular, lingo
Language Attributive Synonyms: speech, tongue, idiom, parlance, dialect, idiolect, patois, jargon, cant, argot, vernacular, lingo
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Natural Language Processing

Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / Natural Language Processing: Algorithms which attempt to understand the true intent of a search query rather than just matching results to keywords. MORE

Ov Language

Entertainment / Literature / Ov Language: A language that tends to place the grammatical object before the verb in a sentence. Japanese is an example of an OV language. Contrast with VO languages. (pronounced 'oh-vee') MORE

Paralanguage

Entertainment / Literature / Paralanguage: The non-verbal features that accompany speech and help convey meaning. For example, facial expression, gesticulation, body stance, and tone can help convey additional meaning to the spoken word, these MORE

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