A language which is still spoken in the contemporary period, as opposed to a dead language.
Living-language Sentence Examples
1 The vowels, which are ten in number (a a e e i i o o u u), were, as usual in the Semitic languages, indicated only partially by the use of consonants as vowel-letters 2 and by means of certain diacritical points, so long as Syriac remained a living language.
The school of Kufa claimed to pay more attention to the living language (spoken among the Bedouins) than to written laws of grammar.
Latin continued to be the living language of learning and of literature, and a correct and elegant Latin style was regarded as the mark of an educated person.
During the 18th century, however, they did not write in the living language of the Servian people.