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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,
christophe.grandsire@FREE.FR writes:

>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?