The term common language is used with different meanings:
- Standard language (also general language ) (an ideally ) all members of a language community to understand language - in contrast to the dialect and technical languages , known as "general - usage " or (not necessarily in the same meaning) "everyday language" or " vernacular called".
- Common language is also used as a loan translation and synonym for the linguistic term Koine .
- Occasionally, terms such as common Romanesque , common Germanic , common Indo-European or common- Semitic are used for common features of related languages . Most of the time, however, such terms coincide with the more common terms ancient Romanesque , ancient Germanic , ancient Indo-European and ursemitic .
- Common language . In: Duden online dictionary . Bibliographisches Institut GmbH - Dudenverlag.