In English, Latin loan-words carry overtones of intellectual,
moral and aesthetic superiority that are not
borne by their Anglo-Saxon equivalents:
‘maternal’ for ‘motherly’ for example or ‘intoxicated’ for ‘drunk’ etc.
Unfortunately, our word for ego, ‘personality’, is derived from the Latin,
and thus carries with it a high degree of respectability.
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About Sue Vincent
Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye
, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France,
exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent
. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs.
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