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CHAT Rabelais (was: CHAT Latin sig?)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, September 10, 2004, 6:05
On Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at 08:04 , Philippe Caquant wrote:

> --- Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote: >>> "Magis magnos clericos non sunt magis magnos >>> sapientes". >>> >>> (Francois Rabelais) >> >> Ach!!! "magis magnus" = 'greater', I can go along >> with - But using the >> accusative case for the subject!! Ach! >> >> It is obviously an early example of one of the many, >> many neo-Latin >> conlangs :-) >> > Rabelais's purpose was satirical, or humoristic.
Yes, I'm sure it was. Many years ago when I still a schoolkid, some of us discovered Rabelais. He appealed to our schoolboy sense of humor :)
> He > loved to mix bad Latin with parts of other existing, > and forged, languages. I would bet he very well knew > how one should write this sentence in correct Latin.
Yes, I'm darn sure he did. Ray =============================================== =============================================== "They are evidently confusing science with technology." UMBERTO ECO September, 2004