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A chance to shudder

Postby Anthony Appleyard » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:38 pm

For a really bad example of Latin, try this AD 1417 example from London, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limehouse#Etymology

Inquisicio capta sup' litus Thomisie apud Lymhosteys pro morte Thome Frank.

("Inquest held on the shore of the Thames by Limehouse for the death of Thomas Frank")
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Re: A chance to shudder

Postby adrianus » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Why is it so really bad? Seriously, it seems OK and normal for the time to me. That's maybe just a transcription error for Thamisie.
The letter 'e' is normal for 'ae' and 'oe' because they were pronounced then in the same way, ē, so Thamisie = Thamisiae and Thome = Thomae, you know, + sup' = super.

Cur tam inlaudatum est hoc exemplum? Bonum secundum aevum id mihi videtur. Non ludo. Nonne Thomisie est mendatum transcribendi pro Thamisie (scilicet Thamisiae). Solebat scribi e pro ae vel oe diphthongis quod sic sonarentur.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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