Re: OT: First text in Agsem
|Date:||Saturday, February 5, 2000, 12:46|
Ed Heil euecuet:
> Since I was talking specifically about pronunciation (the
> monopthongization of 'ae'), I have to say that you have just agreed
> with me while trying to disagree.
> yl-ruil wrote:
> > Ed Heil euecuet:
> > > It's not just Church Latin, man; it was all over by the late Empire.
> > > Heck, Julian the Apostate probably spoke that way, or close to it! :)
> > No it wasn't. _Vulgar_ Latin (or Romance) was spoken in europe at this
> > Compared to Vulgar Latin, Church Latin was gramatically remarkably pure,
> > with most changes being in pronunciation.
> > Dan
It's merely a matter of nomenclature. We are linguists, and by nature rather
pedantic people ;). After all, who else could sit and come up with tables of
verb conjugation and suchlike?