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Posted: 30 November 2013 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I am also skeptical, but I “also” refuse to say requiescat in pace.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303755504579207862529717146

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Posted: 30 November 2013 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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All my life, I’ve had a fondness for nuts: walnuts, Brazil nuts, pecans, almonds…. right now I’m adding Schola Nova to my list of lovable nuts ;-)

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Posted: 30 November 2013 11:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Mostly harmless.

Everyone needs a hobby.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 04:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It’s a lot less silly than Esperanto.

While the hopes of Latin becoming the lingua franca of Europe again are false, especially as Europe already has a lingua franca that is known as English, the idea of a school focusing on Latin is a good one. It’s not something that should be replicated throughout the educational system, but the fact that it exists is a good thing. Latin has left a huge cultural legacy, and we need a new generation of people to translate and interpret it.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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reticulum interretiale quite amusing.  I wonder what they would use for a forum…

oh wait....

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Posted: 01 December 2013 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Learning Esperanto is indeed pretty pointless today. And, given that human beings are what we are, hoping for a better, more rational world does seem futile; I’m not sure that “silly” is the right word for it, though. I think “pathetic” fits better.
As for Latin, it seems to me, after a little browsing the Internet, that lots of people (not just the Pope and friends, though reading about that Latin ATM in the Vatican did make me laugh) are working at keeping Latin studies going. I wish I’d spent more time on Latin when I was young, so as to be able “to read what’s written in it”, as that lady says.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Europe, of course, already has a lingua franca. It’s called English.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Mantelum est!

(and hoping not to have the joke nitpicked to death this time)

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Posted: 01 December 2013 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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As for Latin, it seems to me, after a little browsing the Internet, that lots of people ... are working at keeping Latin studies going.

Exactly.  This is not in any sense a new thing; it’s been happening, one way or another, as long as Latin has existed.  The New Yorker had a good piece (pdf) on the subject by Rebecca Mead (it was in the September 17, 2001, issue, and I think I was reading it on 9/11, so it stuck with me).

Hmm… that URL (http://www.vivariumnovum.it/edizioni/images/rassegna-stampa/2001/The%20New%20Yorker%20(2001).pdf) doesn’t seem to be working, but if you google [Rebecca Mead “Latin Lover"] it should be the first hit.

Europe, of course, already has a lingua franca. It’s called English.

As Dave said!

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Posted: 01 December 2013 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hmm… that URL (http://www.vivariumnovum.it/edizioni/images/rassegna-stampa/2001/The%20New%20Yorker%20(2001).pdf) doesn’t seem to be working, but if you google [Rebecca Mead “Latin Lover"] it should be the first hit.

Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately one must be a paid subscriber to read the full article. I will try later through a back door.

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Posted: 01 December 2013 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Dr. Techie - 01 December 2013 02:03 PM

Mantelum est!

D’oh!

languagehat - 01 December 2013 02:09 PM


As Dave said!

D’oh!

[ Edited: 01 December 2013 05:01 PM by aldiboronti ]
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Posted: 01 December 2013 11:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Never mind, aldi, winter’s coming, and a mantle or two might help Dave keep warm in Toronto’s equivalent of the “grove of Academe”, which is probably getting nippier day by day at this time of the year

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Posted: 02 December 2013 02:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Given that lh’s “As Dave said” had already been covered by Dr T’s “Mantelum est!”, is this a metamantle?

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Posted: 02 December 2013 04:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Given that lh’s “As Dave said” had already been covered by Dr T’s “Mantelum est!”, is this a metamantle?

Nah - more of a discontinuity

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Posted: 02 December 2013 06:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately one must be a paid subscriber to read the full article. I will try later through a back door.

You must be talking about this hit:

Letter from Italy: Latin Lover : The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2001/09/17/010917fa_fact_mead‎

I’m talking about this one, hosted by Vivarium Novum:

LATIN LOVER - Accademia Vivarium Novum
http://www.vivariumnovum.it/.../The%20New%20Yorker%20(2001).pdf‎

If you click that url here, it won’t work, but if you click it from the Google results page, it will (or at least it did for me).

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