Spanish is a Semitic language

Spanish is a Semitic language

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4000 is not a lot.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Cult of Passion

      Thats massive. Asia is the same, "delivery, phone, internet etc". To the point you can speak broken english like a caveman and be understood. Lots of repitition since the actual word in a "word between the words".

      Mathematical Linguistics is fun.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Depends on the language. Japanese and Korean for instance borrow a lot of English words, Chinese is more inclined to come up with native coinages (maybe because it's awkward to transcribe foreign words in Chinese characters?)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Cult of Passion

          True, I noticed it in Medicine for the Chinese, they were direct translations of the Greek or Latin definition (or close enough/similar). I didnt really notice it in Korea or Jaoan but wasnt paying attention.

          Thailand in filled with boomers now, it gave me culture shock, I only get that when I go to the US [shivers].

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think medical terminology is more made of Chinese-based coinages than modern tech terminology even in Japanese and Korean.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By that "logic" English is a romance language.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it is tbh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's not how it works.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it is, actually

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Linguistic classification, as used by linguists, refers to descent, not just predominant vocabulary. The majority of an English dictionary by total words is Romance, but the core vocabulary (98 of the 100 most common words for instance) and the grammar (strong verbs, prepositions ending sentences, etc) are very clearly Germanic.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you'd think there'd be more arabic loanwords in greek due to the interaction between the eastern romans and the arabs during the middle ages

    also how are there more loanwords in english than french and nearly as much as portuguese?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you'd think there'd be more arabic loanwords in greek due to the interaction between the eastern romans and the arabs during the middle ages
      Not to mention Arabic loanwords borrowed through Turkish. Or is this only counting direct loans from Arabic? But then the number for English is definitely high, as we got a lot of our Arabic loans through continental European languages.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Greeks used to call their gyros "döner" until the 1970s.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Isn't one term just a calque of the other (i.e. a literal translation of the same meaning)?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, both mean "turn" or "spin".

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Makes sense, that's how you make it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no they didn't

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is there so much less in Portuguese than Spanish

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Castilian was designated to be the most logical to learn from all Romance languages.
      It was changed by Toledo's scholars of Alfonso X' court that closely followed Aristotelian ideas from language (in Toledo scholasticism was fathered) to be a language used by his administration and chroniclers, so it does sounds as it is written (ie, Lacks of the apocope of other Romance languages) and syntactically it is made to tell the most information avaible with the less words possible.

      He also added many loandwords from Latin and Arab to make use for them at terms related to agriculture, astronomy, theology, philosophy, geography, etc.
      Portuguese, Italian and French weren't modified as this until Renaissance but instead of adding Latin and Arabian loanwords, they added Latin and Greek loandwords.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What? That is not how languages work

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >let me tell u about ur language n history
          Germanic brute vibes

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/5bYjSbc.jpg

            Castilian was designated to be the most logical to learn from all Romance languages.
            It was changed by Toledo's scholars of Alfonso X' court that closely followed Aristotelian ideas from language (in Toledo scholasticism was fathered) to be a language used by his administration and chroniclers, so it does sounds as it is written (ie, Lacks of the apocope of other Romance languages) and syntactically it is made to tell the most information avaible with the less words possible.

            He also added many loandwords from Latin and Arab to make use for them at terms related to agriculture, astronomy, theology, philosophy, geography, etc.
            Portuguese, Italian and French weren't modified as this until Renaissance but instead of adding Latin and Arabian loanwords, they added Latin and Greek loandwords.

            Ojala we werent sephardic rapebabies tho

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Sephardic rapebabies
            This board's IQ is rapidly approaching 0.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Spanish is not a conlang designed by some guy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It is, people speak vulgar tongues until someone decide to make it into one proper language

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There's no objective linguistic criteria for saying that one language is more or less proper than another.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >ACKSHUALLY
            Yes but it's a required step to build a country

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            At least along the modern 'nation-state' model.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >spaincels voluntarily arabised their own language
        med moment

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is it surprising?

          Romans voluntarily arabized their peninsula
          Franco voluntarily moroccized spanish veganas

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Compared to barbaric germanic languages such as French, Arabian is a sophisticated language that determined Middle-Ages...

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            French is not a Germanic language. It is a Romance language with an above-average amount of Germanic and Celtic influence, but it is very clearly descended from Latin (i.e. you can trace a continuous chain of language acquisition from modern French back to Latin)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            French is a germanic language moron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then why can basically every word in French's Swadesh list (or Leipzig-Jakarta list if you prefer) be directly traced to Latin (though inheritance, not borrowing)?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/120AAno.jpg

        >let me tell u about ur language n history
        Germanic brute vibes

        Bien dicho es, hermano, que el asno germano con recelos y envidia desearía una lengua tan culta y completa como la del hombre castellano, una lengua digna para alabar al Señor y sus potestades. Una lengua que esgrime una compleja sencillez carente del primitivo declinamiento y de las afeminantes fonemas del francés.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's not how linguistic classification works.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Haciendo de lado la evidente mentira a la cual los desventurados perros que se afincan en este tablón vienen a rendir loor con lisonjeras calumnias a una fuerza superior cual la lengua cultera del hombre castellano, el castellano lengua noble es, pues no de lenguas bárbaras cual el germano o eslavo ha recibido sin artificiosos robos, los obsequios gramaticales de lenguas cultas como el latín hablado por ilustres compatriotas hispanos como Marcial, Seneca y Marcial, o el ismaelítico hablado por Averroes y Abentofail.
    Para alabanzas de nuestro Señor y gloria de Cristo y Maria, santísimos, que venerado es ante todo en lengua castellana.

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