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Questions about influence of Latin in Spanish language (origin of words, expressions tha come form Latin, etc). Preguntas sobre la influencia del Latín en el Español (origen de las palabras, expresiones que provienen del latín, etc...)

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In fieri del efecto. What does “fieri” mean?

The sentence is this one: «Hay que tener presente aquí que el infinito de que se trata en las vías es un infinito metafísico(...) y no un infinito matemático(...) ni físico, en el que las causas son ...
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When the Moors conquered Spain did Spaniards already speak Spanish?

When the Moors conquered Spain did Spaniards already speak Spanish? Or were they speaking a different language like Latin?
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Latin Abbreviations in Spanish

I work for a product company and some of our documents are translated from English to Spanish. I noticed that the translator had translated Latin abbreviations like 'i.e.' and 'e.g.' to Spanish as 'es ...
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Origen de la conjunción copulativa “y”

Mi lengua materna es el español, hablo también francés y hace unos días estuve en Italia. Me he dado cuenta de que tanto en francés como en italiano, la principal conjunción copulativa (lease la ...
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Why, when, and how did vowels E and I get special treatment from consonants like C,G & Q?

I think this question may involve more than Spanish, and may include Romance languages or even Latin. I wonder why, when, and how did vowels E and I get special treatment from consonants like C, G, ...
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Latin /f/ to Spanish /h/

Many (most? all?) Spanish words containing the letter h come from corresponding Latin words containing the letter f. Through what process did /f/ get softened to /h/? During what time period did this ...