Haha, I didn't coin that, but I wish I had. It's an expression that you see in some older books in English. The idea is that when you salt food, it tends to bring out its true flavour.Neqitan wrote:In the old forum we also a had a thread discussing the reliability of Wikipedia by chris (and it was NOT off-topic). And Talib coined the phrase "take it with a grain of salt". If you don't trust Wikipedia that's fine, but be aware you might be missing some good information.
Latin pronunciation is quite easy actually as long as vowel length is noted. (I'm talking about the classical pronunciation, not the "ecclesiastical" method used by the Catholic Church). As for the vocabulary, neologisms are coined from native roots for new concepts, not unlike what's done with modern Arabic and Icelandic.Jayan wrote:But Latin's pronunciation is so unwieldy. It would have to be modified for everyday use. And what about vocabulary?
Not that I think Latin should be revived. If you ask me that language has had its time. English is suitable enough for a lingua franca, at least in Europe. Latin is biased towards Romance speakers and is a dead language. English is biased towards Germanic speakers but also has a lot of loanwords and a simpler grammar, and it's a living language.