Delodephius wrote:The reason why I always pray for more wisdom in the World. The reason behind ALL inter-human problems is human stupidity. So if most humans are stupid, why bother listening to what they think? If most Europeans are going to believe a commercial for Coca Cola why not do the same with a dead language? Tell them it's good and it will be.
Plato and Aristotle tried that a looong time ago...didn't work.
I prefer auxiliaries that the 5 cases of my own language and the 40802834028402183420384203842038402384203842 cases of Dative and how it is used in ancient Greek. I presume Latin uses something similar, and it has more cases(6).
Generally, English Grammar is simpler.
philly_boy wrote:Plato and Aristotle tried that a looong time ago...didn't work.
And socrates too. And what did they do to him? They sent him to exile... See what i mean?
Not Toki Pona!Neqitan wrote:All languages' vocabulary is incredibly vast.
Oh, I know it's a pain, even for a native speaker like me, but so many people know it already whereas Latin has been steadily declining for at least a century.It's arguable that English is any easier than Latin. It's complex array of auxiliaries, tricky (though not impossible) orthography, plus the usual problems of usage and extensive list of idioms found in learning any language. And don't forget its insane phonology! I believe is quite a pain in the rear end for students of the language (and specially for some native Spanish speakers).
I'm afraid I'm not really following this conversation about the EU.
Not Toki Pona!
Okay, every natural language has a large enough vocabulary to meet the needs of its speakers - they just develop that way. But I've heard some languages have more extensive lexicons than others. English, Spanish, Arabic and Russian seem to come up a lot in these lists.
Oh, I know it's a pain, even for a native speaker like me
but so many people know it already whereas Latin has been steadily declining for at least a century.
Neqitan wrote:It will be hard for another language to replace English, unless another Cold War starts with... I don't know, China against the United States or something crazy like that—China being the winner; let alone Latin which is only official in... the Vatican. Plus, with all these guys' fear toward cases, it would be even more difficult.
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