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Old 11-22-2018, 12:22 PM
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"Call on god, but row away from the rocks." -Proverb

After taking many minutes to solve this one for the second time I decided I'd better commit it to memory.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:28 PM
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It's probably already on here, but I'm freaking mad!

"Dios tarda pero no olvida - God delays but doesn't forget. "
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would admin consider removing that one?
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:19 PM
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It's probably already on here, but I'm freaking mad!

"Dios tarda pero no olvida - God delays but doesn't forget. "
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Wow! That's definitely out of bounds! One word in a foreign language is bad enough, but five words in a dead language . . . . I can't believe you solved it!

And the vague attribution doesn't give any clue either.

Maybe account options could include "Show quotes that include dead languages? Yes/No".
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:35 AM
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This is in Spanish, not a dead language.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:55 PM
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OOPS. Well obviously I don't know a word of Spanish OR Latin. It "looked" so much like Latin to me, who knows neither language, that I didn't even bother to check. Thanks Roxanne.
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LLapp, I don't think it's that big of a deal that you thought the quote "looked like" Latin, since Spanish evolved from Latin. And saying that you don't know a word of Latin is probably not accurate: though I dislike Latin, I think that you know more Latin (and Greek) than you think you do. I don't think Latin and Greek are really "dead," since they have morphed into other languages.

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Default latin is considered a dead language

i found this online:
An extinct language is a language that no longer has any speakers, especially if the language has no living descendants.
In contrast, a dead language is "one that is no longer the native language of any community", even if it is still in use, like Latin.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:53 PM
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"Latin is a dead language that never died." I was emphasizing the "never died" part.

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Kimmie, thanks for downplaying my error, which I think struck an embarrassed nerve in me. I've done editorial work most of my life, and I have long felt a bit sheepish about never studying Latin and still claiming to be an expert on English syntax. Not that that embarrassment motivates me to go study Latin; I really don't want to. But I am humbled by the classics experts on this site, especially Marnita and CarpeLanam, and I always appreciate their perspective.

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