Classical Latin, was Re: Slezan
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 25, 2004, 0:10|
In a message dated 1/24/2004 4:53:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>There has never been a Latin dialect even close to CL (at least, not
>one closer than others). Even at the time of the kingdom or of the
>republic, spoken Latin was quite different. CL is in many ways a very
>artificial contruction, made by Romans to give Latin a status of literary
>language, on par with Greek. Of course it was spoken, but that was as a
>consequence of being read (and because it was indeed a consensus on how
>Proper Language Ought to Be, so high figures like Senators had to speak CL,
>at least in their official speechs - at home, they probably spoke a Vulgar
>Latin like everyone else -).
Which aspects of Classical Latin are believed not to have been part any stage
of spoken Latin?