Let me bring you a thing back
- blond= male
- brunet=male or female
I did not know this.
you cant put gender on words wtf WHAT KIND OF FUCKING WORLD DO WE LIVE IN THAT PUTS GENDER ON WORDS WOW
it’s called “french”
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, any language that is derived from Latin really
English is derived from Latin
No. no it is not.
While most European Languages, and a fair number of Asiatic tongues (such as Sandskrit), share a common Indo-European ancestral language, English is a Germanic based language, which is a completely different branch of that linguistic tree from the Latin derived Romantic Languages. The use of gendered words is not exclusive to the Latin tree, but rather a trait of many Indo-European Languages, as I can attest that Old Norse and Old English (a mix of the Native Celtic Language, the Germanic Anglo-Saxon tongue and Old Norse) use gendered words extensively (and also don’t rely on suffixes/endings to get across the subject of the sentence). Furthermore, Indo-European languages not only share the use of gendered words, but also a similar series of cases (Nominative, Genitive, Ablative and Dative) with some variance (such as the Old English Instrumental case, which deals with how or in what manner something was done).
This isn’t to say that Latin hasn’t had it’s influence on the English Language, quite the contrary. However, due to its relative isolation to the spheres of Law and Religion after the fall of the Roman Empire, it is mainly seen in legal and scientific terminology rather than the language at large. However, there is one Romantic Language that has had a distinct influence on English by and large, and that is French. This is thanks to the Norman Invasion and the subsequent Harrowing of the North (in which william had to wage war against the rest of the country and removed all the Anglo-Saxon nobility from power and replaced them with French imported nobles), and not only added all those annoying silent letters but also was part of what is believed to have precipitated the Great Vowel Shift (the reason why English has multiple pronunciations for vowels), helping develop the language into what eventually became Middle English and, later, Early Modern, or Shakespearean, English.
tl;dr: English is a Germanic language, not a romantic one. Get your facts straight before you claim any sort of authority on this sort of thing.
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