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Thread poster: Manuel Rossetti
Manuel Rossetti
Local time: 12:07
Aug 24, 2007

Are Asian Languages Latin based also in the Medical field as is English?

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NancyLynn
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Hi Emily Aug 26, 2007

Could you expand on your question a bit, please? I suspect this post belongs in another forum, and with more detail, we may be able to determine what that forum is.

Best,

Nancy


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Manuel Rossetti
Local time: 12:07
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re: Aug 26, 2007

NancyLynn wrote:

Could you expand on your question a bit, please? I suspect this post belongs in another forum, and with more detail, we may be able to determine what that forum is.

Best,

Nancy


i wasnt quite sure how to ask the question or word it. however,

i english, in the medical field latin is used for terminology, medicines, and such and doctors or students pursuing anythin in the medical field or fields having to do with the human body take latin. I was wondering if this was the case too in countries that are not of the Germanic languages or Latin based languages such as Russia, Japan, China, etc.


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Alessandro Zocchi  Identity Verified
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...I think we should distinguish... Aug 27, 2007

... for Russian is not the same as Japanese or Chinese: different languages, different cultures, different roots (despite of their being Asian).


As regards Russian, many words are loans from Latin or Greek, but the autoctone Slavic-based roots are present, so that, like in the case of diseases involving the stomach, we can see:

RU gastrit / EN gastritis,

but

EN gastric / RU zhelùdotchnyj.


For Jp and Zh, I honestly don't know how I could help You to solve Your doubt...

Have a nice day


Ale


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NancyLynn
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Perhaps the Linguistics forum would be best Aug 27, 2007

Hi again Emily,

Good - I did understand your question as you meant it, then. I'm moving it to the LInguistics forum, where you may get more answers.

Best,
Nancy


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Latin and Sanskrit Oct 8, 2010

Many Latin words are similar to Sanskrit (ancient Indian language), Chinese and Arabian words. My reply to this question is NO, however. Reason: Latin grammars and Sanskrit grammars are alike but European medical words have roots in Greek and Latin due to the medical development history.

[This issue should be discussed in linguistic forums]
Soonthon Lupkitaro


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