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  Latin language, alphabet and pronunciation
Latin was the language of the area known as Latium (modern Lazio), and Rome was one of the towns of Latium.
Latin was used throughout the empire as the language of law, administration and increasingly as the language of everyday life.
Modern Latin was used by the Roman Catholic Church until the mid 20th century and is still used to some extent, particularly in the Vatican City, where it is one of the official languages.
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  Latin Language - MSN Encarta
Latin Language, language of ancient Rome and the neighboring territory of Latium.
Latin is a member of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European languages; among non-Italic Indo-European languages, it is related especially closely to Sanskrit and Greek and to the Germanic and Celtic subfamilies.
Latin was influenced by Celtic dialects in northern Italy, by the non-Indo-European Etruscan language in central Italy, and by Greek, which was spoken in southern Italy as early as the 8th century bc.
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 Latin language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It is especially from Vulgar Latin, carried by the soldiers and colonists of Rome throughout the Roman Empire, that the modern Romance languages are descended.
Latin survives as the official tongue of Vatican City and as the official language of communication of the Roman Catholic Church.
It was the language of diplomacy in Europe as late as the 17th cent.
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  Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moreover, in the Western world, Latin was a lingua franca, the learned language for scientific and political affairs, for more than a thousand years, being eventually replaced by French in the 18th century and English in the late 19th.
Latin is also still used (drawing heavily on Greek roots) to furnish the names used in the scientific classification of living things.
Latin is a synthetic or inflectional language: affixes are attached to fixed stems to express gender, number, and case in adjectives, nouns, and pronouns, which is called declension; and person, number, tense, voice, mood, and aspect in verbs, which is called conjugation.
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 Latin at AllExperts
Latin is a member of the family of Italic languages, and its alphabet, the Latin alphabet, is based on the Old Italic alphabet, which is in turn derived from the Greek alphabet.
Latin was first brought to the Italian peninsula in the 9th or 8th century BC by migrants from the north, who settled in the Latium region, specifically around the River Tiber, where the Roman civilization first developed.
Latin translations of modern literature such as Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Le Petit Prince, Max und Moritz, Walter the Farting Dog, and The Cat in the Hat are intended to bolster interest in the language.
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 Latin Language - ninemsn Encarta
Latin Language, extinct language of ancient Rome and the neighbouring territory of Latium.
It was the language of scholarship and diplomacy until the 18th century and is still used in the Roman Catholic liturgy; it is also the official language of Vatican State.
Latin is a member of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European languages and is the ancestral language of the modern Romance languages; among Indo-European languages, it is one of the oldest after Sanskrit and Greek.
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 Latin Language
Latin was the native language of the Romans, who spread it petty much throughout their empire.
But while Latin was evolving into the Romance languages, the Church continued to use it for official purposes, as did also the law and the universities.
In fact, what passed for Latin in the Church, the Law, and the university was a new form of the language, generally regarded as Medieval Latin.
www.hyw.com /books/history/Latin_La.htm   (336 words)

 Latin language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Latin was first encountered in ancient times as the language of Latium, the region of central Italy in which Rome is located (see Italic languages).
It is especially from Vulgar Latin, carried by the soldiers and colonists of Rome throughout the Roman Empire, that the modern Romance languages are descended.
Latin survives as the official tongue of Vatican City and as the official language of communication of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Latin developed in west-central Italy in an area along the River Tiber known as Latium which became the birthplace of the Roman civilization.
The Catholic Church used Latin as its primary liturgical language until the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) after which it was largely replaced by the local spoken languages of the parishioners.
However, Ecclesiastical Latin, also known as Church Latin, remains the official language of Vatican City, and is used in documents of the Roman Catholic Church and in its Latin liturgies.
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 Learn Latin Language - Free Conversational Latin Lessons Online - Common Latin Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
Latin Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
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 Latin language - Simple English Wikipedia
Latin is an old language spoken by the Romans.
Many words used in science and medicine were created from Latin words or are Latin words.
The five most important Romance languages are French, Romanian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish (these derived languages can be remembered by the words FRIPS.) Most Indo-European languages have some links with Latin.
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 First Europe Tutorial - Latin and Vernaculars
The growth of the Roman state was accompanied by the spread of the Latin language, which came to be widely used throughout the Mediterranean world.
Latin became the language of the Western Church, focused on Rome, beginning well before the emergence of Christianity as the dominant religion in the Roman world.
Latin also became the liturgical language of the Western Church and until recent times remained the means of exchange and communication within the Church.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/firsteuro/lang.html   (1389 words)

 Latin language
The Classical Latin language took birth in the 6th century BC and gradually disappeared in the 4th and 5th century AD, becoming Popular Latin.
Latin had prepositions with ablative and accusative nouns, several postpositions were used with genitive nouns.
Latin used a syntax system seen even now in Romance tongues: the adjective follows its noun, sequence of tenses is widely used, etc. In fact, Latin is an excellent example of an Indo-European language in its best and most wonderful shape.
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 Latin Language
While classical Latin developed in the city of Rome and its environs, a spoken vernacular form of Latin was carried by the Legions throughout the Roman provinces.
As the centuries passed it continued to be an international language of the educated and social elite, accompanying the modified tongues of the common people.
The Latin language is the bedrock of the language of Western Civilisation.
www.unrv.com /culture/latin-language.php   (630 words)

 The Intelligent Person's Guide to Latin Grammar
Latin is often still taken to be a matter of discipline, enforceable by automatic conversion of words to English as the daily "translation exercise", along with instant parsing of the grammar on command.
But as many formerly discouraged Latin students got older, they remembered that they had heard something about a great poetry in Latin, which was so closely written that you had to read it in the original tongue and preferably aloud, to understand it's beauty.
You read a language with the words on a page appearing in active memory, while the grammar is linked point by point from a sub-conscious level of attention, to decode and explain the words on the page.
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/Classics/LatinGrammar.html   (1699 words)

 AllRefer.com - Latin language (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Latin language, member of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
Latin was first encountered in ancient times as the language of Latium, the region of central Italy in which Rome is located (see Italic languages).
Numerous documents, such as Latin inscriptions and literary works, furnish much information about the language, as do the comments of ancient scholars and various related dialects and languages.
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 Latin Teaching Materials at Saint Louis University: Teach & Learn the Latin Language
This exercise presumes a synoptical overview of all the major Latin forms, as presented in Verbal Brilliance in Latin.
A sample of early modern Latin taken from a classic text in the history of Latin pedagogy (and Western/World educational history).
There is some material relating to the history of Latin pedagogy, including a rare Latin textbook from 1623 (John Harmar's Praxis, with translation), and a very full timeline of Roman history from John Sandys.
www.slu.edu /colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/tchmat.html   (994 words)

 Learn Latin Language | Learn Latin on CD-ROM
Latin language was used by Ancient Romans, the Christian Church, and medieval science.
Latin language has played an important role not only in the development of European arts and cultures, but also has had a major influence on European languages, including English language.
Latin language had probably the greatest impact on Western civilization and learning is fun and easy.
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 Latin Language
The Latin language has left a rich legacy of literary texts that have exerted great influence on Western thought and culture into the 21st century.
Latin literature spans multiple ages, from Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and even into the Enlightenment.
Latin language may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.
www.lclark.edu /dept/latin   (155 words)

 Vassar College Classics Department : Curriculum : Latin courses
Both are introductions to the reading of Latin authors but Latin 210 begins with a concentrated review of grammar whereas Latin 215 proceeds immediately to the reading of Latin texts and incorporates grammatical review with the readings themselves.
Latin 210 is recommended for students who for any reason would benefit from an overview of Latin grammar in order to refresh their skills before proceeding to the translation of Latin authors.
Latin 301 and 305a-306b are offered every year, Latin 302-304 in rotation; the topic of Latin 301 changes annually.
classics.vassar.edu /latin.html   (610 words)

 Latin Translation Service - English to Latin Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Latin is unlike most of the languages we translate, in that it’s an extinct language.
Latin has exerted a major influence on many other languages spoken through the world and continues to see limited use in academia, medicine, scientific classification and law.
Over 50% of English language, in common use, is taken, directly or indirectly, from the Latin language.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/latin_translation.shtml   (421 words)

 Why Study Latin?
The Romans' language, Latin, came to be used everywhere, largely displacing the native languages of France, Spain, the Balkans, North Africa, and parts of western Asia.
As the centuries passed, Latin continued to be the international language of all educated men and women, living a parallel existence with the different national languages, such as Spanish or French, which were growing beside it.
Since Latin is rarely used as a spoken language today, the emphasis in class is on reading and writing, although some Latin is spoken in drills, classroom directions, and songs.
www.csus.edu /indiv/r/rileymt/course1/WhyStudy.html   (1088 words)

 Learn Latin, Latin Windows, Latin Office, Latin Software, Latin Dictionary, Latin Translation, Latin Keyboards, Latin ...
Latin, the language of ancient Rome, is the ancestor of the modern Romance languages.
Latin was brought to the Italian peninsula by a wave of immigrants from the north about 1000 B.C. Over the centuries the city of Rome rose to a position of prominence and the Latin of Rome became the literary standard of the newly-emerging Roman Empire.
Latin lacks somewhat the variety and flexibility of Greek, perhaps reflecting the practical nature of the Roman people, who were more concerned with government and empire than with speculative thought and poetic imagery.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Latin.htm   (544 words)

 Latin Translation - Translate Latin Language Translator
Moreover, in the Western world, Latin was a lingua franca, the learned language for scientific and political affairs, for more than a thousand years, being eventually replaced by French in the 18th century and English in the late 19th.
It remains the formal language of the Roman Catholic Church to this day, which includes being the official national language of the Vatican and it was the official language of Portugal until 1296 when it was replaced by Portuguese.
Latin and Romance differ (for example) in that Romance had distinctive stress whereas Latin had distinctive length of vowels.
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 A Note on the Latin Language
Latin is known from as early as 500 B.C., in and inscription on a gold fibula or safety-pin, which reads:
The inscriptions are the better index of what Latin of this period was like, since Roman Comedy was somewhat edited over the course of time as it became part of the required reading in Roman school-system.
And more to the point, don't read Latin in a vacuum, read it as part of Greco-Roman thought, and part of Medieval and Modern Literature, and be conscious of Latin as a critical ingredient in the development of the Western Mind.
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/LatinBackground/LatinLanguage.html   (886 words)

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