vegetariantaxidermy wrote: 'Liber means book in Latin.
Really? I only did a very little Latin, a long time ago, but I'm fairly good on mythology. As I said Liber was a god of wine and freedom, so it depends on the context.
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:New words come into existence and can add to the language.
And the meaning of words change and some words fall out of use.
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:'Latin is no longer spoken'. So? What does that have to do with it?
Chaucer wrote in English. It is unintelligible to most modern English speakers. Language is not a set of rules determined by some 'Académie', even the French don't take that seriously.
One thing is certain--that hardly anyone knows Latin if googling it is anything to go by. So much nonsense. Apparently the Latin word 'liberalis' means 'hberalis' in English
I'll see what it says in my Latin dictionary tomorrow.
Latin is very useful for anyone with an interest in knowing and understanding English.
So is Greek, but as English is a Germanic language, it's probably best to start with German.
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:But of course all of this is meaningless.
Again, you are implying that I have said something which I have not, don't put words into my mouth. What I have said is that words are contextual, that is true even of Latin ones.
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:Can you tell that I'm actually talking about the housing market in today's financial climate?
Same answer as before: you have made it clear that you assign particular meanings to particular words.