On 02/02/18 00:08, Jack wrote:
>> "eg", which, phonetically, is the start of the word "example". > > A non-native speaker of English, or a non-native speaker of Latin?
And Latin's descendants (which are mutually comprehensible) are actually the most widely spoken first language in Europe. I always thought Europe should adopt Modern Latin (however you care to define it) as its main official language.
(Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian put together are very similar and are larger than any other grouping of similar European language, excluding perhaps Russian which is spoken mostly by non-EU nationals.)