The written Latin language changed minimally from the time it was used in Antiquity to the time it was used in the Medieval Era due to it not being spoken frequently in everyday situations. Instead of learning Latin by hearing others speak it, just as one learned Old English or French during this time, one needed to have a connection with the Church in order to be taught the language, or they needed to hear others speak it. The Latin taught by the Church was undeviating throughout Europe, and as. It is common for languages to take words, phrases and meanings from one another, and this is no different than English taking from Greek and Latin. This includes the adaptation to technology, science, military purposes and even everyday use, many of which are significant in their own respective area.
Want to impress your friends with your erudite ways? Eager to utter completely vicious phrases that people will have to look up later? Looking for a more educated way to talk trash online? Then you, my friend, need to brush up on your Latin.
Latin is more than a dead language; it is access to a better understanding to terms that are used in daily academics. Carpe diem : This well-known phrase comes from a poem by Horace. E pluribus unum : Simply take a look at American currency to see this Latin phrase in use. Et tu, Brute?
Salvete, omnes! You may have heard Latin is a dead language. Not so! Latin is fundamental to the vocabulary of millions of people.