188.8.131.52 wrote: technically yes. hispanic means of spanish descent. like spain spanish. spain is a latin decsendint country. like italy.
spanish is based on latin as well as other languages. so, spanish is like Imperials(they're both based in latin) but they're not the same, why? apple pie and apple juice are both based on apples, that does'nt mean apple pie is apple juice... got it?
imperials are Romans in Skyrim(just like Prof Dandruff said)
All European languages are "based on Latin" to some degree, and all European countries are of Latin descent. Italian is particularly strongly linked to Latin in vocabulary, Spanish considerably less so - Spanish is part Basque, part Occitan French, significantly Arabic - the Ibero-Romance base, coming from a western dialect of Latin, makes it quite different from Italian or what we think of as Latin even at the start, but it's a language that's undergone much change since then.
Imperials are not Spanish in any way. Their names are Latin or Italian, their culture is Roman/Italian etcetera. Hispanic means descendent from Spain or Portugal - not Italy at all.
Wellllll, technically if we look at it from a historical standpoint, the Imperials(Romans) would be the ancestors of the Spanish, Italian, and basically southern/western Europeans. So, in a way you are correct. But don't put too much thought on this because it really, REALLY, does not matter.
Nerevarine465, I think you're pandering to them and putting an awefully large stretch on it all, lol. TodKarison, language may have more to do with it than the misunderstanding, but the language isn't what the Imperials were modeled after.
There are aspects of the game's denizens that have accents based in their culture, but the fact remains that we have no idea what ancient Romans sounded like. All we have is a compilation of the language off-shoots that came from them and we can make some rather intelligent guesses, but we just don't know for sure. So the Imperials have a "sophisticated" yet "strong" language base (UK, US) and are rather arrogant (also UK and US) compared to some of the rest of the races of Man (don't confuse Imperial arrogance for Nordic nationalism). With that, and what we know from history about Rome, Bethesda has made the Imperials, without any regard to the Latin languages.
On the other hand, if you want a character that "feels" hispanic, playing an Imperial is the way to go. Just fiddle a bit with the skin and hair color. Obviously none of the modern ethnic groups would appear in Skyrim since that world is based on 4th or 5th century Europe. At the time, none of the modern ethnic groups existed: you have to wait a few centuries for Spain and Portugal to emerge of the blending of Iberic Celts, Romans, Greeks, Germanics and Arabs that they actually are.
& Latinos are descendants of Spanish Conquistadors & the indiginous "natives" (whose ancestors came across Asia, across the Bering Sea, down through N. America). Ultimately, we're ALL originally from AFRICA. This entire discussion really kind of silly, really. Nirn is an IMAGINARY world with many features which parallel Earth, because the games authors were inspired by the world they know. None of the "backstory" of Earth applies to Nirn. Think about it. Argonians are lizards. Why would the females have boobs?
Imperials are obviously the Romans (NOT Italians, just Romans), but i have also noticed that the Colovians might represent the northern Romans that where mixed with Visigoths (a Germanic barbaric tribe that travelled throught the hole european continent).
However, just to think that the Imperials are hispanics rather than Romans is stupid..