The Addams Family show Wednesday has a Latin inscription in a crypt: pluet igne cum surrexero, “Fire will rain when I arise,” and the absolutely buckwild thing about translating languages in general is that the vocabulary and grammar are technically correct but what I have heard called “latinity” in the sentence is low. Personally, for a long time I found it very hard to grasp the idea that you could write something perfectly understandable and technically using the mechanisms of the language correctly while having an unnatural style. Because Latin is different. There are no native speakers of Latin so it is literally impossible to be fluent in it. You can communicate in Latin because it is ultimately a language but without a population of native speakers you can only replicate the phenotype of the language but the genotype remains dead. Without an unbroken succession of native speakers, Latin has not been foundational to the language acquisition of individuals or populations so fluency is literally impossible. Because the Latin foundations of language aren’t laid, the fundamentals of more modern languages (and their medievally-evolved Latin “receptors”) are detectable when reading Latin compositions. Like, it’s not enough to say that Latin didn’t usually do parataxis especially without conjunctions because it’s not about style or proper grammar, it’s about Latinness, which is all of that and more.
me: namor is a representation about how white colonialism and the visceral reactions to it separate black and brown people through violence￼. the movie ending with a partnership between him and shuri is a symbol that, violent or not, bipoc can overcome neocolonialism and war when they work together with philosophies like Pan-Africanism and Pan-Latinism - showing each other mercy while being willing to defend each other from violent acts of white supremacy￼
also me: hehe… strong fishy feather man make panties go brrrrr
somehow made it all the way to grad school without realizing that ius means both law and. Soup. why is plautus the only one to flagrantly abuse this. if i wrote in a language where law and soup were the same word i'd make puns at an insufferable rate. no speech act would be safe