from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The common speech of the ancient Romans, which is distinguished from standard literary Latin and is the ancestor of the Romance languages.
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- proper n. The Latin language as spoken by the Roman people, as opposed to Classical Latin as written in formal literature until about 4c.
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- n. nonclassical Latin dialects spoken in the Roman Empire; source of Romance languages
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Polyglot, and collate it exactly with the Vulgar Latin, which is in the second column, writing down all (even the least) variations or differences between them.
Unlike Classical Latin, Vulgar Latin was not standardized, so no rules governed its grammar or spelling.
I can't say for sure why this has happened but I'll just blame it on the peculiarities of later Vulgar Latin until I do. ;o
This archaic feature, direct from Vulgar Latin, also turns up in Portuguese O lobo Oo loh-boo "The wolf" too, and Romanian Lupu-l.
And this sense is followed by the Vulgar Latin, "Oleum autem peccatorum non impingat caput meum;" but the other construction and sense of the words is more natural.
If the candidate's major elective be Romanic, the technical Greek requirement is waived as far as practically possible, and he is guided into the history of the Roman popular vernacular, the common source of the Romanic tongues, and into an acquaintance with the authors illustrating the Vulgar Latin in literature.
Romanic tongues, and into an acquaintance with the authors illustrating the Vulgar Latin in literature.
'Cantium', because, according to the rules of Vulgar Latin, 'Cantium' would have been pronounced 'Cantsium' in the fifth century, when the
The modern Romance languages are almost entirely descended from Vulgar Latin, which was Latin spoken by the common people in the later centuries of the Roman Empire.
Latin has also given us the alphabet used to write most Western European languages, including English. almost entirely descended from Vulgar Latin, which was Latin spoken by the common people in the later centuries of the Roman Empire.
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