Within my limited experience I do know that all documents at Droitwich
were previously written in Latin, were after 1536 written in English.
If this was
not widespread then it is possible it applied only to the Crown domain?
Did this not also affect church services previously given in Latin but
now mandated in English? Perhaps
someone who is more knowleageable on this subject can enlighten us?
>> Linguistics is not my field of study but I am wondering, if there are few
>> Latin loan words in English, if that is because English became mandatory
>> at the Reformation?
>This is a baffling question on any number of levels. English did not, of
>course, become mandatory at the Reformation (except, perhaps, in Ireland).
>But it is the number of Latin loan words in Old English that is the issue.