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  • It is in some other languages!
  • In Spanish it is. Except that we call the earth Tierra. We added an I in terra.
  • I believe those words and spellings are Latin, on which Spanish (and French, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian) is based.
  • They are all Latin words. They are derived from Sol - Sun. Luna - Moon. and Terra. There is a saying Terra Firma, meaning solid ground/Earth.
  • 1) these are their names in Latin 2) Latin was for a very long time the most used scientific language in Europe, and most planets became in many european languages a Latin based name. 3) However, the three most common astronomical objects made an exception. They kept the usual name that they had in the respective language. - For the Romance languages (such as Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese), there is mostly also a Latin based name. - But for the Germanic languages (such as German and English), a Germanic based name ist mostly used. Sun / Sonne (not Sol) Moon / Mond (not Luna) Earth / Erde (not Terra) 4) Here are lists with the names of the common objects of the solar system: "Planetary Linguistics": http://www.gly.bris.ac.uk/www/teach/virtrips/nineplanets/days.html "Solar System (sorted by language family)": http://www.geonames.de/planets.html 5) Further information: About languages: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-European_languages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_languages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_languages About planets names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_naming_conventions#Names_of_planets http://paganastronomy.net/deities.htm
  • because you humans are nitwits, so you take a good latin name and convert it to other languages.
  • I goes time goes by and as people mix, so do language. Interesting but in time we will return to thinking and speaking in picture form.
  • it is if its in spanish

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