When I was young, a Catholic priest with a thick Irish accent once scolded me and exclaimed… YOU MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND LATIN, BUT THE DEVIL DOES! That freaked me out a little as a kid, but it's a funny incident to look back upon.
>humans spoke an ancient language that all humans spoke and which all human languages came from.
Maybe Latin is closely related to that proto language? Thinking of The Fifth Element movie now, where the Leeloo character shows up speaking some divine language that only the old priest can partially translate.
as someone not particularly religious, i cant speak much on logic concerning the bible, but to me it would seem more likely for demons to speak their own language. perhaps they latched onto latin for communication with worshippers? i suppose it depends what you believe in
They spoke Latin to Latin speakers, and these encounters were the best recorded so it is how they were portrayed later.
Demons are pretentious bastards and always putting on airs. They probably speak Latin for the same reason that Star Wars villains sometimes sound vaguely British.>>185>but to me it would seem more likely for demons to speak their own language
There is that Enochian language that was channeled by John Dee and Edward Kelley…>>189
but this does seem to be the simplest explanation.
The Romans had a practice of calling up demons to converse with them and learn their secrets. How do you think they became so knowledgeable in architecture? When the catholic church clamped down on the practice, demons never caught up with changing human languages.
This makes me curious about more recent though more unverified encounters with demons. Such as the story of the devil at the crossroads. I don't know if the church has commented on that tale yet.
fun fact in the star wars books they tell a story about how the british sith fuckers sent some of themselves away to another planet to try and conquer it. they became the british empire