Current Vocabulary

Current Vocabulary

 

the words and expressions in a language used at a given period within a particular language sphere. A distinction should be made between the current vocabulary of a language and the active vocabulary of individuals speaking that language. Individual speakers may not use certain strata of scientific or professional terminology, or of literary or expressive-ornamental vocabulary, which are nevertheless part of the common current vocabulary of the language. The current vocabulary is constantly changing. A part of it gradually moves out of circulation but still remains understandable and is retained in the passive vocabulary. On the other hand, new words and expressions do not always enter the active vocabulary at once—for instance, lunnik and prilunit’sia (“to land on the moon”). Words and expressions that have dropped out of the active vocabulary sometimes return to it—for instance, ukaz, ministr, and serzhant.

V. P. GRIGOR’EV

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The current vocabulary set includes words like thugs ' Balatagiya ', rebel ' Tamarod ', deep state ' Al Dawla Al Amiqa' and ' Set El Banat' , an expression used to refer to the woman in the blue bra who was stripped by military soldiers late in 2011.
The dialogues also permit learners to witness the syntactic and intonation patterns of everyday speech and hear current vocabulary in spoken context.
As I prepared to mount the platform where hundreds of thousands of Cubans were assembled on the Malecon--just opposite the US Interests Section--to protest President Johnson's escalation of the war, I was a little nervous due to the fact that I was going to have to deliver some fairly complicated lyrics in English without a translator familiar with the current vocabulary of our movement.
Conciliatory talks the talk Conciliatory, something lacking in racing's current vocabulary, lifted the festival's biggest prize, the John Smith's Brighton Mile, for owner-breeder Kirsten Rausing and trainer Rae Guest.
Paragon dictionaries contain the most current vocabulary with built-in live voice pronunciations by native speakers to improve pronunciation, and provide the most detailed and reliable reference and translation sources available on the market.
It is from 2003 onwards that we see Hall develop his current vocabulary of methods, techniques and colour.
The Times had almost all of the tools it needed to create a dynamic, usable, clearly-articulated and familiar language from within its current vocabulary.
Zanzotto uses a great deal of variety here: we find rare words and current vocabulary together with both free and traditional verse forms.
But for all that, they want to question, and perhaps change their current vocabulary for philosophical reasons.
Now and again, however, the reader is jarred by the author's current vocabulary and reference.
We have to do that again"--My Tears Have Been My Meat Night and Day is a far more intriguing exposition of Lemon's current vocabulary.
Berlitz dictionaries contain the most current vocabulary with built-in live voice pronunciations by native speakers to improve pronunciation and build confidence in every social, educational, travel and business situation.