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Re: CHAT Latin sig? (was: Conlang Flags)

From:Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 7:04
--- Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:
> > "Magis magnos clericos non sunt magis magnos > > sapientes". > > > > (Francois Rabelais) > > Ach!!! "magis magnus" = 'greater', I can go along > with - But using the > accusative case for the subject!! Ach! > > It is obviously an early example of one of the many, > many neo-Latin > conlangs :-) >
Rabelais's purpose was satirical, or humoristic. He loved to mix bad Latin with parts of other existing, and forged, languages. I would bet he very well knew how one should write this sentence in correct Latin. ===== Philippe Caquant Barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intellegor illis (Ovidius). Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo (Horatius). Interdum stultus opportune loquitur (Henry Fielding). Scire leges non hoc est verba earum tenere, sed vim ac potestatem (Somebody). Melius est ut scandalum oriatur, quam ut veritas relinquatur (Somebody else). Ceterum censeo *vi* esse oblitterandum (Me). _______________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Win 1 of 4,000 free domain names from Yahoo! Enter now.


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>CHAT Rabelais (was: CHAT Latin sig?)