[Ltru] 639 coding wrt historic varieties (was RE: Request forvariant subtag

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Jan 12 19:00:08 CET 2007

CE Whitehead scripsit:

> By the modern variety are you referring to the Latin that was used in the 
> Catholic service until recently and to the Latin used in various phrases 
> such as "e pluribus unum?"

There's a lot more than that, from Newton's _Principia Mathematica_
to the weekly broadcast of world news in Latin from Finland.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Latin for details, but generally
everything written after 1600 is considered Modern Latin.

John Cowan    cowan at ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
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        -- Julius Caesar

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