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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. Is it (a) "Whatever has been said in Latin seems noble" or (b) "Whatever has been said in Latin seems profound" or (c) maybe the ambiguity is intended, i.e. "Whatever has been said in Latin seems noble/profound" Just curious. Ray =============================================== =============================================== "They are evidently confusing science with technology." UMBERTO ECO September, 2004


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