World Languages - Latin and French
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The study of Latin can be richly rewarding. First of all, it gives you the foundation for a much stronger and more robust English vocabulary, since 60% of English words derive from Latin. But perhaps even more useful is Latin's window into the nature of language itself. Latin's inflections enable you to understand how many other languages in the world create meaning. Additionally, the study of Roman history, civilization, and classical mythology will really enrich your understanding of the western classical heritage.
Please click the links below to hear Krsna Kothari, Philip Brand, and Marc Hersch
talk about why taking Latin is a good idea:
French, the most beautiful language in the world, is a grandchild of Latin. French is spoken on several different continents and is truly a world language.
Today's News in Latin:
Wikipedia in Latin:
Latin and ancient Rome in the news:
Tunnels discovered under Hadrian's Villa (BBC 9/10/2013):