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Silberio VIP Member

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#1 7 years ago

Ave, fratres!

I'm highly interested in ancient history and dead languages and I just wanted to know how many of you out there are interested in Latin specifically :nodding:

Thanks to my Spanish, I've been able to read some Latin and actually understand at least the point of the paragraph/sentence (So far, Vicipædia articles).

If not Latin... Got any interest in other ancient dead language?


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#2 7 years ago

I learned Latin at school for about 5 years. But as I didn't have much use for it since I forgot most of it. Interesting though to read some of the more famous texts in the original.




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#3 7 years ago

Seems to be a quite common topic in European primary schools. We learn nothing of it in American public schools (I don't know about religious ones), unless you major in something relating to it at university.


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#4 7 years ago

[COLOR=SeaGreen]I have though often about learning Gaulish. As it is the native language of Switzerland, I should definitely learn that. :nodding: [/COLOR]


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#5 7 years ago
Red Menace;5632404Seems to be a quite common topic in European primary schools. We learn nothing of it in American public schools (I don't know about religious ones), unless you major in something relating to it at university.

It used to be common that kids learn Latin as first foreign language at one of the three secondary school types we have (the one which prepares for university). Nowadays most start with English, which probably makes more sense unless you want to study a course at university which requires some knowledge in Latin.




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#6 7 years ago

In the Swedish humanistical line in high school, Latin is obligatory, I've also read that somewhere else, France I think, it is obligatory aswell.

@Master Lindale: That sounds great! Is it part of the Germanic languages?


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#7 7 years ago
Einherjar Silberio;5632586@Master Lindale: That sounds great! Is it part of the Germanic languages?

[COLOR=SeaGreen]No. The Gauls were actually Celtic, inhabiting a great deal of Central and Western Europe.

Little by little, they were conquered by the Holy Roman Empire, until being nearly eliminated by Julius Ceaser. In the end, Gaulish was ultimately supplanted by the Germanic and Latin languages.[/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen]

Nowadays, the Celtic languages are nearly extinct, spoken only by a few scholars, historians, and those just proud about their heritage.[/COLOR] [COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR] [COLOR=SeaGreen]Take Switzerland for example. The name, “Confœderatio Helvetica,” comes from the name of the Gaulish tribe who inhabited the region that is now Switzerland.[/COLOR] [COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR] [COLOR=SeaGreen]For more information, see [COLOR=Red]Helvetia[/COLOR].[/COLOR]


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