Latin Language Is Not Dead Essay

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Latin Dictionary Though Latin is no longer anyone’s first language, it is not completely “dead”. Latin continues to be an influence in English, about three fifths of English words stem from Latin. Students of Latin have gone on to be successful in other fields. Two (famous) examples are J.K. Rowling (writer of the Harry Potter series) and Ted Turner (founder of CNN and TBS). Latin not only an influence in English, but it is also the base of other languages such as French, Spanish, and Italian. Latin is not the language you speak with your friends, but it has had a bigger impact on you than you think. Latin is still taught in schools even though it’s not anyone's native language anymore. There are many uses for Latin, so learning Latin…show more content…
Latin Dictionary Though Latin is no longer anyone’s first language, it is not completely “dead”. Latin continues to be an influence in English, about three fifths of English words stem from Latin. Students of Latin have gone on to be successful in other fields. Two (famous) examples are J.K. Rowling (writer of the Harry Potter series) and Ted Turner (founder of CNN and TBS). Latin not only an influence in English, but it is also the base of other languages such as French, Spanish, and Italian. Latin is not the language you speak with your friends, but it has had a bigger impact on you than you think. Latin is still taught in schools even though it’s not anyone's native language anymore. There are many uses for Latin, so learning Latin does have advantages. One advantage is it lets you read classic literature without translation into another language. The good part about that is you can read everything because some words do not translate and you can feel the flow of the words better when its read in its original format. One other use for Latin is it can help you get better test questions. Not questions directly related to Latin, learning Latin will help you with the origins of many English words and that can help your understanding of English vocabulary. As I mentioned earlier, about 60% of English words stem from Latin. Another language that a lot of English words stem from is French, and Latin is the base of French. English and Latin are in the same language family which
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