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MacLeod Dave wrote:
> You know, this thread reminds me - are there any records of Latin
> speakers decrying the use of "horrid" new Romance languages like
> Spanish and French?

Once I read somewhere (I can't remember where it was) an article where a
speaker of "pure" Latin criticised Vulgar Latin. Especially he advised
against using vulgarisms like "testa" (jar) instead of "caput" (head) and
"bucca" (hole) for "os" (mouth). Later these words rooted to Romance
languages, e.g. "testa" and "bocca" in Italian and "tÍte" and "bouche" in
French.

-- Risto Kupsala