Latin should become the new world language (16)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-12-22 13:38 ID:Vbs6/m2d

Forget English, it's crude and muddy.
Schools should require that all students learn and become fluent in Latin, then it should replace English.

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-12-22 21:32 ID:Rsd4FGN0

Forget Latin, it's crude and muddy. Everything since PIE has been a step backwards.

[Gʷr̥hxḗi] h2óu̯is, kʷési̯o u̯lh2néh4 ne (h1é) est, h1ék̂u̯ons spék̂et, h1oinom ghe gʷr̥hxúm u̯óĝhom u̯éĝhontm̥ h1oinom-kʷe ĝ méĝham bhórom, h1oinom-kʷe ĝhménm̥ hxṓk̂u bhérontm̥. h2óu̯is tu h1ek̂u̯oibh(i̯)os u̯eukʷét: 'k̂ḗr haeghnutór moi h1ék̂u̯ons haéĝontm̥ hanérm̥ u̯idn̥téi. h1ék̂u̯ōs tu u̯eukʷónt: 'k̂ludhí, h2óu̯ei, k̂ḗr ghe haeghnutór n̥sméi u̯idn̥tbh(i̯)ós. hanḗr, pótis, h2éu̯i̯om r̥ u̯l̥h2néham sebhi kʷr̥néuti nu gʷhérmom u̯éstrom néĝhi h2éu̯i̯om u̯l̥h2néha h1ésti.' Tód k̂ek̂luu̯ṓs h2óu̯is haéĝrom bhugét.

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-05-09 19:11 ID:S1ZfavhX

Latin has always been the world language. It remains the world language. Deny that it is the world language, & I will show you a copy of ACTA ACADEMICA SINICA.

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-05-09 21:07 ID:Heaven

Latin does not adapt, it's not flexible. An argo or dialect is unlikely to develop, in contrast with other languages where their richness allows not one, but many expansions.

Should a language be revived, that should be <a href="">ancient Greek</a>.

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-05-09 21:08 ID:Heaven

Should a language be revived, that should be ancient Greek.

(corrected - I apologise for this)

6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-05-22 16:55 ID:1haWS4gQ

Why exactly do you think Latin is so precise?

7 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-05-29 12:40 ID:XUHOmxwC


Because it is synthetic, and lacks any nasty articles or separable verbs.

8 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-06-06 04:46 ID:thVV4/6v



9 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-06-06 19:16 ID:Heaven

10 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-06-06 19:20 ID:Heaven

Add to that, OP seems to know latin and english. When you only know of a turd and a polished turd, clearly you'll think the polished turd is superior and anyone who doesn't like polished turds is insane. Well I like gold and fuck your turds.

11 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-06-06 19:22 ID:Heaven

No - let me rephrase, Latin is fine. English has poor expressiveness. Ancient Greek tops both. Other languages exist which are more advanced than Latin or English.

12 Name: Caeia : 2009-07-02 01:58 ID:9+PUk/vl

Latin is great as a nameing language -- for things like coining new terms and phrases, but considering the number of people who would be unfamiliar with the basic concepts of latin grammar (i.e English and Chinese don't decline nouns, Japanese and Chinese don't use endings for tense, etc.) I think it would get messy pretty quickly as a common speech.

I'd probably go for one of the invented languages, like Interlingua, Ido, Lojban or Esperanto. At least that way we're not trying to teach a language with features that many people are not familiar with.

For a natural language, I'd probably go with either English or Danish. No cases, and a simple structure. Epic win.

13 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-07-10 22:10 ID:4FXiXgsq

down wit ancient greek as long as it's one of the respectable dialects and not that gay ass koine shit

(aeolic for life fuck the haters)

14 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2010-04-28 03:09 ID:CdgjyOX0

lulz. But really, the guy saying "English is stupid, thus we should learn Latin" is elitist, though I think Latin should make a comeback, in fact to the point where I want it to be my kid's native language. P.S. there's no such thing as "more advanced" languages...

15 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2010-05-23 04:19 ID:2LxR/EXL

I love the fact that the old monarchies of Europe just communicate directly through Latin.

Forget the translators.

16 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2010-06-03 15:35 ID:c90JTEpr

If any language should become the world language, it should be Esperanto. Very easy to learn, and helps with learning any other future languages

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