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Latin and the spread of vernacular language

The trouble with Latin was that it was primarily used for religious texts, and most whom were scribing were religious people. Vernacular language was the common spoken language, and the spread of this was the way that people told their tales and passed along important information about day to day culture. Latin, Greek and perhaps Aramaic were the big three educated languages. To read and write, people had to be affiliated with the church,mosque or temple. Some very wealthy merchants and landowners could have access as well, but the texts were written and illuminated by hand, and were primarily for religious purposes The spread of spoken language happened on its own. The church did not disallow people speaking to each other, but as shown in [2] it was really the development of the printing press that allowed people to read texts in romance languages based on latin. Latin is the mother of all romance languages, and if it is studied well, the student finds they can learn or understand many written words. Vernacular or colloquial language was developed by communities either without the influence of latin at all or with the sound of latin being said by memorization. It was the access to moveable type that set up all of Europe for a huge jump in the use of vernacular language to describe many things. Science, one of the newest studies, was finally able to be printed, made into books, and disseminated throughout Renaissance Europe. This not only could not happen before because of the lack of the printing technology, but also the stronghold of the church deciding what should be taught.

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here is a nice site that describes the growth of vernacular language.
http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/whyread/vernac.htm[1]

and another
http://communication.ucsd.edu/bjones/Books/vernac.html[2]

and another!
http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/press.html [3]

The trouble with Latin was that it was primarily used for religious texts, and most whom were scribing were religious people. Vernacular language was the common spoken language, and the spread of this was the way that people told their tales and passed along important information about day to day culture. Latin, Greek and perhaps Aramaic were the big three educated languages. To read and write, people had to be affiliated with the church,mosque or temple. Some very wealthy merchants and landowners could have ...

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This discusses the change in vernacular or colloquial language in Europe, and the attainment of reading and writing skills expanding with the growth of romance languages. Assess and evaluate the impacts the spread of vernacular languages on cultures during this period.

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