kirtu wrote: Then there might be some very minor Romance language in the wilds of France or the mountains of Spain that is close enough to Latin to make the sutra useful. Perhaps Helvetica (Swiss Swiss) as well?
In realty, Spanish (even in the wildest places where people haven't even heard the very word "civilization") went too far from its Latin progenitor. I don't even wanna speak about French: its evolution ran even faster.
Although Latin is their progenitor but 2,000 years 've done their work
. For example, the English can't read English texts even of 13 century, and you want the French to remember Latin...
kirtu wrote:There is an interest in Latin with media in Latin for example (Radio Bremen and of course the Vatican).
They in Vatican will read the Sutra with pleasure
Anyway, it's beside the point.
Astus wrote:What is the use of translating the Diamond Sutra at all?
Strange question. It's very useful to translate Dharma texts. Undoubtedly.
But why to translate them in the dead languages...