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Re: Arabic article (was: Corpses)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, November 13, 2003, 10:37
Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> writes:
> >More through mediaeval Latin than Spanish, surely? It would have been The >Lord's Dogs who brought them into European use, about the 13th century. > >Pete
Algebra comes from midieval Latin Alchemy comes from midieval Latin via french Alcohol comes from midieval Latin via Old Spanish Zenith comes to us from midieval Latin, via old Spanish So, in a sence, yes they do come from Midieval Latin, but that Latin got some of them from Spanish, and some from French, according to Merriam Webster (i'm more inclined to think they all traveled to Midieval Latin via Spanish, since that was the area of Muslim learning in Europe). Remember though that at the time these terms were coming into use, Spain still had the Muslim kingdoms, and here was where Science was kept alive in Europe.


John Cowan <cowan@...>