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  Living Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The expression Living Latin refers to the living use of Latin, a classical language that has often being classified as "dead".
On the one hand there are those who want to adopt active language usage as a means to make teaching of the language not only more enjoyable, but also more efficient than it has been, drawing from the experience of recent changes in methodology in the area of modern language teaching.
On the other hand, there are those who champion a return to Latin as a means of communication among people, mainly from different nationalities, or as an academic language, as it was in Europe from Roman times until the 18th century (cf.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Living_Latin   (178 words)

  
 Latin - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 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.
Nevertheless, there is a growing Living Latin movement, whose supporters believe that Latin can, or should, be taught in the same way that modern, "living" languages are taught; i.e., as a means of both spoken and written communication.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /latin.htm   (1014 words)

  
 Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Latin is also still used (drawing heavily on Greek roots) to furnish the names used in the scientific classification of living things.
Latin was once taught in most of the schools in Britain with academic leanings - perhaps 25% of the total [1].
However, there is a growing movement, sometimes known as the Living Latin movement, whose supporters believe that Latin can, or should, be taught in the same way that modern "living" languages are taught, that is, as a means of both spoken and written communication.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin   (1437 words)

  
 Living Latin Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 languageEnglish in the late 19th century19th.
Latin is also still used (drawing heavily on Greek languageGreek roots) to furnish the names used in the scientific classification of living things.
Latin is a Synthetic_languagesynthetic or inflectional language: affixaffixes 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 Latin conjugationconjugation.
www.echostatic.com /index.php?title=Living_Latin&action=edit   (1142 words)

  
 Citius, Altius, Fortius: The Challenge of Teaching Living Latin
The motive for learning to speak Latin varies, though most people who undertake this enterprise do so with the conviction that using Latin actively will benefit their understanding of the language and make them better readers.
In our view, speaking Latin in the classroom is not an end in itself but, rather, a uniquely effective means to the goal which has been the primary objective of all Latin teaching since the end of antiquity: reading Latin literature.
"Living Latin" is ultimately not about learning to speak, it's about speaking to learn.
www.camws.org /meeting/2005/abstracts2005/soter.html   (595 words)

  
 Independent Living in Latin America: Progress in Adapting a "First World" Philosophy to the Realities of the ...
This center was the first one of its kind in Latin America; its team was formed by people with disabilities and disability professionals that had already been working together towards the social emancipation of people with disabilities, either by political demands for their rights, or through support activities by people with disabilities and their families.
Independent Living tends towards the process through which each person with disabilities has the possibility to control all aspects of his or her life, to have ownership of his or her decisions, and the consequences they bring.
Differences between the Independent Living movement in Latin America and other underdeveloped countries, and the Anglo-Saxon world and the industrialized countries are the same as those in the context of economic development and of human rights when cultural, social and economic aspects are compared for each country or region.
www.disabilityworld.org /11-12_03/il/latinamerica.shtml   (7052 words)

  
 Latin: Living & Dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Latin never was a spoken language (except for its artificial adoption by medieval clerics and lawyers).
Caesar campaigned in prose in Latin; Cicero often opposed him by declaiming in highly convoluted Latin; Juvenal satirized in it; and Virgil sang of arms and the man in Latin: but when not speaking or writing publicly, the ruling class of Rome typically spoke Greek.
As hinted above, Latin was spoken regularly by the religious of the Roman Catholic Church of medieval times and by the growing class of secular scholars.
www.pkimaging.com /mik/kdot/write/letters/latin.html   (555 words)

  
 Press Feature: Faith and living hope
The seminar was organised by the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) and the World Council of Churches (WCC); its slogan was "Faith and Living Hope".
Living in a Nordic country, said Ole, "it is very easy to forget the needy".
She was full of admiration for the "cartoneros" (cardboard scavengers), sometimes entire families, who hunt through household rubbish bins for paper and cardboard that can be sold for recycling.
www2.wcc-coe.org /pressreleasesen.nsf/index/feat-03-05.html   (1109 words)

  
 Living Latin
No, in addition to teaching regular Latin grammar throughout the year at the University of Rome, he is the apostolic secretary to the Pope.
Even experienced Latin teachers are intimidated as Foster scuttles through the eclectic lesson sheet, randomly swooping on a pupil for translation or explanation.
There are Latin teachers wanting to practise what they preach and trainee priests wanting to preach what they practise, along with classics students, lawyers and the odd doctor.
www.grailtrail.ndo.co.uk /Grails/latin.html   (794 words)

  
 Some Thoughts On Living In Latin America: Enjoying A Latin Lifestyle ~ by Jurgen Klemann
In case living in the United States was not feasible — for whatever reason — there was a Plan B. Plan B entailed living in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa or the United Kingdom.
As I tend to be a little opinionated, the deregulation in Latin America and the creation of new wealth there reflect that the subcontinent offers potential for folks who are fond of deviating from the mainstream to pursue roads less taken.
Latin America may be a case in point for the right sort of folks.
www.escapeartist.com /efam/61/Living_In_Latin_America.html   (2273 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Latin pop star getting US raves
He has won a Grammy and seven Latin Grammys for his literate pop music, which is often imbued with his own poetic songwriting.
Latin pop went south two years ago, with the wind that swept Ricky Martin and Shakira away.
Latin music fans know Sanz mostly from his soft-rock hits such as "Amiga Mia" and the acoustic lo-fi of his "MTV Unplugged" album.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2004/04/30/latin_pop_star_getting_us_raves   (883 words)

  
 23 February 1998 Campus News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Latin's revitalization after its disastrous plunge in popularity could partly be cyclic.
There may well be nothing new under the sun, but Latin for the 21st Century includes information on innovative teaching tools that were inconceivable even a generation ago, much less in the days when Latin was still a living language.
Latin, of course, is no longer the ultimate required course, as it was through the 19th century in American colleges.
www.uga.edu /columns/022398/camp1.html   (457 words)

  
 Discovery Online, The Skinny On ... Latin Names for Living Things
In the time of Garland, Latin is the language that drives scientists to drink.
Latin is one of those languages that offers innumerable endings for each word, and each ending changes that word's relationship to the other words in the sentence.
The rules decree that once a description and Latin name of a new species have appeared in a scientific journal, it's official and eternal, grammatical errors included.
www.discovery.com /area/skinnyon/skinnyon970919/skinnyon.html   (841 words)

  
 Publications
Information about composers born or living in Latin America who have been producing electroacoustic and computer music is compiled on this paper.
Most of them born in Latin America and are living here at the moment, some are living outside the region, and a few did not born in Latin America but are living here now.
Some of his pieces are: "Sobre la inmiscusión", for tape, 1975; "Falafel", for percussion, tape and live electronics, 1979; "Alborada isleña", for tape and computer, 1982; "Juracán", for live electronics, 1992; "Los Ciclos de Luisa", for tape, dancer and slides, 1994; "Cantos de Alborada" for piano, double bass and electronic sounds, 1995.
eamusic.dartmouth.edu /~ricardo/Publications.html   (1635 words)

  
 Why Speak Latin?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
While some would argue that Latin, unlike French, Spanish or German, is a 'dead' language, and that there is therefore no point in learning to speak it, NAILLS believes that the concept of 'living' and 'dead' languages is founded on a misconception of what languages are.
In the past several centuries, millions of people have learned Latin and used it effectively to write and speak with one another, in spite of the fact that none has been able to claim it as his native tongue.
In universities today, Latin studies are competing with other disciplines for students, funding and public respect, and have consistently been losing ground to languages perceived as more 'relevant' to the needs of a society driven by the spoken word.
www.latin.org /english/naills/why-speak.html   (261 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Latin American series links empty pockets with empty lives
Lili and her husband, Ramón, live in Buenos Aires, and they are slowly slipping from solvent to broke.
He has lost his job as a chef -- the modest restaurant he worked at has switched over to canned food -- street thugs have stolen his shopping cart enterprise selling homemade pork sausages, and eviction is close at hand.
Released in 2004 and directed by Mariano Galperin, ''Lili's Apron" is one of five films that make up the ''Contemporary Latin American Cinema" series at the Museum of Fine Arts, running today through April 17.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2005/03/06/latin_american_series_links_empty_pockets_with_empty_lives   (572 words)

  
 Latin Trade: Keeping Up With The Fulanos - overview of middle class living standards in Latin America
The LATIN TRADE Consensus Forecast shows that the region's economies, after bottoming out this year should begin to recover.
Latin Americans are free of many of those costs: Young families live with parents, use public buses more readily and do not bother with such things as health insurance.
The reality, says Holcombe, is that Latin purchasing power is still hovering around the same levels as in the mid-1970s.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BEK/is_11_7/ai_56899208   (1468 words)

  
 Latin Business Chronicle - Latin America's Business, Economy & Technology
U.S. trade with Latin America grew significantly the first half of this year.
Key Latin American exports use alternative U.S. ports of entries, but rising oil prices are a big burden for most.
34 percent in Latin America due to declined activity in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
www.latinbusinesschronicle.com   (380 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Gabriel GarcIa MArquez (Latin American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Widely considered the greatest living Latin American master of narrative, GarcIa MArquez won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Reflecting the influence of writers such as Jorges Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Alejo Carpentier, his work focuses on the physical and moral travail of coastal Colombia, but is given universal meaning in his books.
GarcIa MArquez's style marks a high point in Latin American magic realism; it is rich and lucid, mixing reality and fantasy.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/GarciaMa.html   (352 words)

  
 Living in Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Live Spanish and the Latin American (business) culture during an unique cross-cultural awareness and language training in Cuernavaca.
Whereas previously the integrated circuit had had to be manufactured to fit a special purpose, now one microprocessor could be manufactured and then programmed to meet any number of demands.
Soon everyday household items such were no lo Living Latin America nger developed exclusively for large business or government contracts.
www.anderslanguages.com /living_latin_america   (236 words)

  
 Science Roots / Living Roots, Latin & Greek Roots for biology, Paula's Archives
As you learn the roots, you learn your biology terms more easily, you understand biology better, and you gain a tool which will help you in all future science studies.
Latin and Greek roots build an overwhelming majority of life science terms.
It teaches 108 common Latin & Greek roots using a spiral study approach, all familiar example words, and a dozen zero-prep games.
www.redshift.com /~bonajo/latinlifesci.htm   (1089 words)

  
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Likely participants are high-school Latin teachers and graduate students in classics or medieval studies.
Accordingly, the Cursus aims to return to Latin these pedagogical techniques which have been proven again and again in the modern languages: activating orality, developing compositional ability, emphasizing vocabulary growth, focusing on simple variation, using graduated exercises, and improving processing strategies.
A residential setting devoted strictly to Latin allows participants more linguistic exposure and support than can be had in a typical academic course.
www.urich.edu /~wstevens/englatviv.htm   (554 words)

  
 reviewjournal.com -- Living: Latin music fans have their say during awards sho...
reviewjournal.com -- Living: Latin music fans have their say during awards sho...
Latin music fans have their say during awards show here
The fifth annual El Premio de la Gente Latin Music Fan Awards show is in Las Vegas for the first time, a move from Southern California.
www.reviewjournal.com /lvrj_home/2003/Oct-16-Thu-2003/living/22281858.html   (239 words)

  
 Latin Business Chronicle: Cost of Living in Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Latin Business Chronicle: Cost of Living in Latin America
exico City is the most expensive city in Latin America and Asuncion the least-expensive, according to the 2005 cost-of-living survey from Mercer.
Similarly, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic has become much more expensive (its score went from 47.3 to 72.3) due to the appreciation of the Dominican peso against the U.S. dollar and low inflation last year, Mercer says.
www.latinbusinesschronicle.com /topics/costofliving.htm   (156 words)

  
 Latin Links / Catenae Latinae
Read the Latin text of Quintilian book 10, on the study and cultivation of Latin in reading, speech, and writing.
Some of the best Latin was coming out of Italy during the Renaissance.
Latin Lexicon compiled by David Morgan of Furman University.
www.johnpiazza.net /latinlinks   (697 words)

  
 García Márquez, Gabriel on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Widely considered the greatest living Latin American master of narrative, García Márquez won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
Drawing on his own history and that of his family, town, and nation and reflecting the influence of writers such as Jorges Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Alejo Carpentier, his work focuses on the physical and moral travail of coastal Colombia, which is given universal meaning in his books.
García Márquez's style marks a high point in Latin American magic realism ; it is rich and lucid, mixing reality and fantasy.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/GarciaM1a.asp   (749 words)

  
 Newton assisted-living company eyes Latin America - 1999-03-01
A prominent former Chilean congressman is advising Solomont and Bailis in Latin America.
Chile's population of roughly 14 million is concentrated in and around Santiago, which is on a plain in the foothills of the Andes mountains.
But he said it is not surprising that companies are looking outside of the United States because many nations have an increasing percentage of elderly in their populations.
www.bizjournals.com /boston/stories/1999/03/01/story6.html   (883 words)

  
 Language Centre - Language learning links
Grex Lantine Loquentium “Grex Latine Loquentium' is a website group whose main aim is to promote the ongoing study and use of Latin as a living language among academics, students and amateurs across traditional language borders.
Scrinium Latinum: a toolbox of matierals for the intelligent study of Latin
The North American Institute for Living Latin Studies.
www.lang.ox.ac.uk /langlinks/indivlangs/latin.html   (258 words)

  
 Classics Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A Selection of Latin Stories, from Manuscripts of the Thirteenth and Founteenth Centuries: A Contribution to the History of Fiction During the Middle Ages.
Please post questions regarding teaching Latin, answers to questions, classroom experiences, curriculum suggestions, encouragement, prayer requests, any thing you have found helpful and especially quality Latin materials you have created, etc." Hosted by http://groups.yahoo.com.
Also at the Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid site, which includes "Words by William Whitaker," which is "about 30000 entries, as would be counted in an ordinary dictionary." Type in the Latin word, get the English translation.
www.latech.edu /~bmagee/latin/latin_links.htm   (1898 words)

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