Spoken Latin in Britain as Evidenced in the Inscriptions

  title={Spoken Latin in Britain as Evidenced in the Inscriptions},
  author={J. C. E. Mann},
  pages={218 - 224}
  • J. Mann
  • Published 1 November 1971
  • History
  • Britannia
The student of inscriptions is often confronted with variations and peculiarities of spelling. Sometimes these are simply the result of errors on the part of the stone-cutter. But in many cases these variations are of much greater significance, since they derive from the spoken language. It seems reasonable to attempt to distinguish the latter from mere errors in stone-cutting. This paper aims to facilitate this for students consulting British inscriptions. 


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