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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007, 08:20:43 AM »
Well, Cymru is the native name of Wales, thus Cymraeg is indeed another name for the Welsh subset of the Celtic language family.

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007, 09:22:59 AM »
Long thread in a day! :D WHo said French is vulgar Latin? I love to ehar frenchmen speak french. LOL If there's a hunky frenchman talked to me in french, I would melt like overheated chocolate in his arms!!! :D

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2007, 09:31:29 AM »
My French teacher always stressed that "French is only vulgar Latin" XD

As a matter of fact, it was the Latin the Roman soldiers spoke and thus it wasn't the high register Latin spoken by the higher classes.

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2007, 11:25:14 AM »
Wow, they say you learn something new everyday and its true ^.^ I had no idea that french was vulgar Latin...hmm Ill have to
remember that if I ever got on to Jeopardy.   
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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2007, 12:08:51 PM »
Vulgar or not, French is SEXY :D But its hard to find gay frenchman XD Oh I wish i could speak it. Its very ahrd to my stiff tongue.

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2007, 02:23:31 PM »
French is pretty sexy I agree...doesn't seem vulgar, but Latin sounds really pretty too.
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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2007, 02:26:39 PM »
Well, I used the term "vulgar" in the sense of vernacular /  relating to the common people and not in a pejorative way.

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2007, 03:09:54 PM »
Someone still speak Latin? I thought its extinct language? LOL SOrry if Im mistaken, coz I never hear anyone speak Latin, except in biology class :D

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2007, 03:13:00 PM »
Well, they do talk Latin in Vatican. It's the ecclesiastic language most high-ranking priests use nowadays (at least Catholic ones).



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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2007, 03:13:18 PM »
Well, in the Holy See, Latin is listed as official language: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vt.html

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2007, 03:18:19 PM »
@Raiden: Oh? I c :D Weird priests LOL

@Shaina: Holy SEE? What's that? Typo? :D Btw I got 'Retrieval of secure URLs through a non-secure proxy is forbidden.' when I tried ur link - duh! Oh well, its ok :D

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2007, 03:21:08 PM »
Nope, no typo. Holy See is another name for the Vatican. And the link is the CIA World Factbook - very interesting read.

(In religious terms, "see" is the seat of a bishop, btw)

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2007, 03:37:40 PM »
Thx for the info Shaina. No, I did NOT know that :D Wow, new thing I learn from this forum :D

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2007, 05:40:36 PM »
Indeed, the things you find on that CIA factbook...

A couple of things:
 - It is not THAT hard to find gay French man... As I said before, the French aren't extinct thanks to tourism.
 - Latin is just one of those languages used by those who wish to maintain themselves above the rest of the human species - Vatican leaders among them.
 - Endy, You can't access CIA website most likely because you're in one of those countries that are not very well... considered... by the US government.
 - French isn't vulgar Latin. French was influenced a lot by Celtic languages and by Germanic languages from the invading armies from the North of Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. And of all the languages derived from Latin, there isn't one that resembles it more than the other. They all got strong influences from other languages (Portuguese was even influenced by Arab just as an example...)

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Re: The Linguistics Topic
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2007, 01:51:08 AM »
VanFanel thx for that wonderful forensic analysis :)
1) For me who live in Indonesia, yes it is hard to find serious gay frenchman.
2) Modern Latin speakers are weirdos
3) Weird, Im using a proxy already, just like how I get into SSFan forum coz my ISP is rejected by SSForum. I should have been able to open CIA web.
4) French is still sexy language to me tough Im 'deaf' to it.