Peter_Constable@... wrote:
> "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...> wrote on 08/14/2003
> 07:03:11 AM:
> > What's Latin about it? It wasn't spread by the Latin Empire!
> The fact that that's what it is conventionally called. Does it all have to
> be directly linked to the Roman Empire to be called by convention "Latin"?
> The connection is one of origin -- all ~200 characters of the Latin script
> are derived from the alphabet used for the Latin language. That's enough of
> a connection for me.

In the literature it's generally called the roman alphabet, since the
Latin alphabet is specifically the one for that language.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...