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Darwin-L Message Log 4:44 (December 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<4:44>From c.lavastida1@genie.geis.com  Fri Dec 10 09:09:52 1993

From: c.lavastida1@genie.geis.com
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 93 14:49:00 BST
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: extinction and speciation

here that linguistic change is decay. It's merely change. Spanish,
 Portuguese, French, Italian, etc. aren't decadent Latin; they're varieties
 of modern Latin.
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 My interest was in the influence of portuguese-gallician and provencal-
catalan on castillian (the closest to Latin of either). I think it must be
specially relevant, since the former languages, while outside of the Muslim
area of direct conquest, are both older and contain less muslim words than
castillian. I would imagine that Andalusian castillian pronunciations and
drift reflect the arab influence most closely.
 Carlos.
 C.LAVASTIDA1@GENIE.GEIS.COM
 0700SYSTEMS
 PS. The comment on decadence was not on the definition of change but the
description of an imbalance.

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