Fun read on Latin written by one of my classmates. Hope you enjoy it!
When I enrolled in my first Latin class, I received mixed emotions from my friends. “Latin? Why would you take that as your foreign language? Nobody speaks it anymore. IT’S A DEAD LANGUAGE!” I can understand that initial reaction. One might assume learning Spanish or French would be more practical to use in a professional field. However, I have to disagree. Latin is often referred to as a “dead language” because it is not spoken on a daily basis… or is it?
Doctors, Lawyers, and Scientists:
As many of you may know, Latin terminology is highly notable in legal jargon, medical terms, and scientific classifications. New discoveries in these fields are made all the time. When a new species is discovered, how do they decide what to name it? When a new disease is found, what is it going to be called? The names of these new discoveries will be Latin.
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