By James Clackson
A better half to the Latin Language offers a set of unique essays from foreign students that tune the advance and use of the Latin language from its origins to its modern-day usage.
- Brings jointly contributions from across the world popular classicists, linguists and Latin language specialists
- Offers, in one quantity, a close account of other literary registers of the Latin language
- Explores the social and political contexts of Latin
- Includes new money owed of the Latin language in mild of recent linguistic theory
- Supplemented with illustrations overlaying the improvement of the Latin alphabet
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Even more rare is punctuation that separates a document into sections or chapters. 61 In Latin of the imperial period interpuncts were used less regularly to mark the boundaries between words and so writers developed other functions for punctuation. g. Vindol. g. Vindol. 345). The phrases reflect the enclitic character of prepositions and pronominal indirect objects. Of some interest also is the use of interpuncts as clausal dividers. The following are examples of two co-ordinate clauses set off by interpuncts: · NON V.
In the first century of the Roman Empire, Latin began to be recognised as a universal language, as shown by the comments of the Greek author Plutarch (Moralia 1010D). In consideration of the question of why Plato said that the only parts of speech were nouns and verbs, Plutarch notes that in Latin there is no definite article as there is in Greek, nor as many prepositions. Parenthetically, Plutarch adds that almost all men use Latin. These comments mark a significant stage in the history of Latin, since it is now that Greeks take an interest in the language, and start to relinquish their own claim to linguistic predominance.
Vindol. g. Vindol. 345). The phrases reflect the enclitic character of prepositions and pronominal indirect objects. Of some interest also is the use of interpuncts as clausal dividers. The following are examples of two co-ordinate clauses set off by interpuncts: · NON V. TV. N. Vindol. 164). The features of punctuation described above are found also in ostraca from Wâdi Fawâkir, a Roman military outpost in the eastern Egyptian desert. 63 Abbreviations One of the most notable features of Latin writing from the third century BCE on is the frequency of the abbreviations.
A Companion to the Latin Language by James Clackson