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'''Common Latin''', also known as '''Gansta Latin''', is a collection of [[dialect]]s spoken throughout the [[Roman Empire]]. These dialects were spoken by the common people and [[soldier]]s, hence "common". ("Vulgar" in this context is a [[synonym]] for "common".) The upper-class [[Latin]] spoken by the [[church]] and the [[government]] was a different [[dialect]], but it was mutually intelligible to speakers of Common Latin. Common Latin changed over time due to outside influences such as proto-[[German]], and eventually developed into the [[Romance languages]], which include [[French]] and [[Spanish]].
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'''Common Latin''', also known as '''Vulgar Latin''', is a collection of [[dialect]]s spoken throughout the [[Roman Empire]]. These dialects were spoken by the common people and [[soldier]]s, hence "common". ("Vulgar" in this context is a [[synonym]] for "common".) The upper-class [[Latin]] spoken by the [[church]] and the [[government]] was a sociolect, but it was intelligible to speakers of Common Latin. Common Latin changed over time due to outside influences such as proto-[[German]], and eventually developed into the [[Romance languages]], which include [[French]] and [[Spanish]].
  
 
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Common Latin, also known as Vulgar Latin, is a collection of dialects spoken throughout the Roman Empire. These dialects were spoken by the common people and soldiers, hence "common". ("Vulgar" in this context is a synonym for "common".) The upper-class Latin spoken by the church and the government was a sociolect, but it was intelligible to speakers of Common Latin. Common Latin changed over time due to outside influences such as proto-German, and eventually developed into the Romance languages, which include French and Spanish.