[Ads-l] bona fide (adj.), 1755

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 30 15:57:26 EDT 2017

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:37 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> attended parochial school

That's irrelevant WRT learning Latin or even simply hearing anyone say
anything in Latin. Even in the '40's, when I was in grade school and Latin
was still the only official language of Catholic-church services, there was
no teaching or use of Latin in school. Altar-boys and choirs learned to
parrot Latin, pronounced roughly as Italian. Aside from becoming a priest,
the only way to learn Latin was to go to high school, whether public -
Latin was taught in _every_ kind of high school, in those days - parochial,
or private, and study it there.

A. Intro eebo odd all tah-ray Day-ee
B. Odd Day-um kwee lay-tifficot yuvin-tootim may-um.

Introibo ad altare Dei
Ad Deum qui laetificat iuventutem meam.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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