Reply to post: "We don't speak a latin language"

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Voyna i Mor Silver badge

"We don't speak a latin language"

Depends on who "we" are. There are two quite distinctive versions of English that could be described as "educated" and "uneducated" - as happens in other countries e.g. Greece and to a degree in France. Educated English still retains very significant verbal forms from Norman French and Latin.

Let's write that again with Romance-derived words missing:

on who we are. There are of English that could be as and as happens in other and to a in English still from and.

Another example, from a train in Yorkshire:

"Please retain tickets for inspection"

for which the demotic is

"Keep tickets to be looked at".

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