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Title of a latin dissertation

 
 
mistral
 
Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2018 08:19 am
Please help to translate this title of a perhaps linguistic dissertation from 19th century: "De principiis in fundamentum linguae condendae"
Many thanks!
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George
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2018 09:36 am
@mistral,
These two phrases seem clear:
De principiis --> concerning the principles
linguae condendae --> of a language to be built

but the phrase in fundamentum literally means "into the foundation"
and I am not sure how that fits. Perhaps he means the fundamental
principles of a language to be built, that is, the basis of building
a language. But I am not certain.

mistral
 
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Reply Thu 22 Mar, 2018 04:14 am
@George,
Thank you for your help, George!
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mistral
 
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Reply Thu 22 Mar, 2018 04:31 am
@George,
Perhaps it means:
About the principles of the origin of languages.
Sorry about my English!
George
 
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Reply Thu 22 Mar, 2018 10:18 am
@mistral,
I like that.
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