In a message dated 10/29/2002 08.13.25 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

>The classic example is Latin. If you take French, Spanish,
>Romanian, Portugeuese, et al and throw them into a pot, out comes something
>akin to Late Vulgar Latin

    Or something mutant kin to Dr. Gode's Interlingua (IALA), LOL...

> which is not the same as Classical Latin, which
>they teach in schools. [. . .] Vulgar Latin is just the natural progression
of the >language as spoken by the common folks and garrison soldiers.

    Well written basic definition there. _Saluta_!

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