Death of Latin

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Death of Latin
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2014-06-13 10:24:17
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  1. ennek ellenére
    mégis
    mindegy
    All the same

    All the same, with so many languages owing at least part of their roots to Latin, where has all of the Latin gone?
  2. köznapi Latin
    Pig Latin

    In general, we could be more familiar with Pig Latin than Latin itself, and for pragmatic uses, Latin is ineffective.
  3. Miért van ez így?
    Why is that so?
  4. végrehajt
    kivitelez
    carry out

    All important processes were carried out in Latin, and all important documents (such as the Bible) were written in Latin.
  5. csökkent
    fogy
    diminish

    Taking all of this into consideration shouldn't diminish what Latin means to us as communicators, however.
  6. sokat köszönhet
    owes much to

    As previously mentioned, the Germanic based English owes much to Latin, perhaps some 60% and Romance languages are almost fully derived from Latin.
  7. mindenütt
    széltében-hosszában
    all over

    I mean, what people also need to know is how much accents vary all over the United States and all over the UK, but we can talk about some general differences that people may not be familiar with.
  8. készületlenül találják
    be caught off one's guard

    I once heard someone say "lorry" for what we would call a "truck" and it caught me off guard because that's my mom's name, not something I associate with  traffic.
  9. nem belemenve
    not even getting into

    I mean we are just talking about spoken examples right now, not even getting into the differences on paper...
  10. pofon
    slap

    Something like "babe" might earn you a slap in the face.
  11. leereszkedő(en)
    condescending

    If someone younger than me called me "sweetie" it would seem extremely condescending.

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