CHAT Latin sig? (was: Conlang Flags)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 5, 2004, 21:09|
On Saturday, September 4, 2004, at 11:41 , Shanthanu Bhardwaj wrote:
> ``Quidquid latine dictum, altum viditur''
viditur??? I assume the sentence is meant to be Latin, but *viditur is
certainly _not_ Latin.
Even if we amend it to Latin "videtur", I am wondering what "Quidquid
Latine dictum [est], altum videtur" (Yes, the 'est' may be omitted) is
intended to mean as Latin "altus" means both 'high' and 'deep' and there
are metaphorical extensions of both.
(a) "Whatever has been said in Latin seems noble"
(b) "Whatever has been said in Latin seems profound"
(c) maybe the ambiguity is intended, i.e. "Whatever has been said in Latin
"They are evidently confusing science with technology."
UMBERTO ECO September, 2004