Lee
I am not sure if the following one counts. But it definitely opened my eyes. I heard that Latin, or rather, old French, has an influence on English. But it was not until I began to try to learn Spanish (which I think is also originated from Latin) that I realized how true it is. For instance, fast and rapid have the same meaning in English. Fast is developed from old English, but rapid is borrowed from French, and rapido (fast in Spanish) may be an circumstantial evidence. I hope I was right.
Oct 4, 2021 10:45 PM
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I am not sure if the following statements are true. It was an eye-opener when I heard that Latin had a strong influence on English. It became apparent when I started learning Spanish (which I think, also originated from Latin). For instance, the words 'fast' and 'rapid' have the same meaning in English. Fast originated from old English, while rapid came from French. The word 'rapido' (fast in Spanish) may be a circumstantial evidence. I hope I am right.
Two grammar points: a book, an echo. (an is used only before vowel sounds) I hope I am right.
Oct 5, 2021 2:27 AM
I am not sure if the following one counts. But it definitely opened my eyes. I heard that Latin, or rather, old French, has an influence on English. But it was not until I began to try to learn Spanish (which I think is also originated from Latin) that I realized how true it is. For instance, fast and rapid have the same meaning in English. Fast is developed from old English, but rapid is borrowed from French, and rapido (fast in Spanish) may be an circumstantial evidence. I hope I was right.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_languages Latin is not old French by the way. It started in Italy. Have a read on the internet.
Oct 5, 2021 2:03 AM
I am not sure if the following one counts. But it definitely opened my eyes. I heard that Latin, or rather, old French, has an influence on English. But it was not until I began to try to learn Spanish (which I think is also originated from Latin) that I realized how true it is. For instance, fast and rapid have the same meaning in English. Fast is developed from old English, but rapid is borrowed from French, and rapido (fast in Spanish) may be an circumstantial evidence. I hope I was right.
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Oct 4, 2021 10:52 PM
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Lee
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
Learning Language
English, Spanish