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vernacular

1. a local style of architecture, in which ordinary houses are built
2. designating or relating to the common name of an animal or plant
3. built in the local style of ordinary houses, rather than a grand architectural style

Vernacular

In architecture, vernacular buildings reflect the traditional architecture of the region originally developed in response to the climate, land conditions, social and cultural preferences, scenery, and locally available resources and materials. The forms are native or peculiar to a particular country or locality. It represents a form of building that is based on regional forms and materials, primarily concerned with ordinary domestic and functional buildings, rather than commercial structures.
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Both Fattori's and de Miranda's work are characterized by clear and engaging writing and both constitute a significant addition to the literature of the period, most especially, in the case of Fattori's work, to the central importance of Latin in its relation to the ascendancy and exclusive dominion of the vernacular languages in early modern times.
On the other hand, works that are commonly considered `classics' in a given vernacular language may prove useful in providing a suitable standard for its vocabulary and usage.
The official also argued that since the pope uses liturgical texts as translated into the vernacular languages, the Vatican has a legitimate interest in the quality of those translations.
In the period between 2004 and 2010 the government introduced, in an experimental way, seven vernacular languages, namely Cokwe, Kimbundo, Kikongo, Oxikwanyama, Olunyaneka, Umbundu, Nganguela.
Erasmus' Knowledge and Estimate of the Vernacular Languages.
Training modules are available in Hindi, English and vernacular languages.
And if online advertisers can pay heed to the demand for more usage of different vernacular languages in websites, the market will be set to grow further.
Regional newspapers in vernacular languages are the biggest culprits but their national English language counterparts do not escape criticism, the probes said.
To be honest, the idea to have the curators' manual -- originally written in English -- re- written in different vernacular languages has further helped matters," the chief PCA Stadium curator revealed.
He'd like to include sound bites to help students with pronunciation, and he'd like to see the site expand to include other vernacular languages.
Gulf News spoke to seven families from different parts of India with different mother tongues to find out whether they feel the rapid erosion of vernacular languages pose a challenge for future generations.
Included in its entirety is a first translation into English of Richard's "Four Degrees of Violent Love," a spiritual treatise highly influential during the Middle Ages; it was translated into several vernacular languages, including Old Norse.