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Why Study Latin?

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Find out why the study of Latin is good for you. View video and then visit www.livelylatin.com

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If it wasen't for Latin 40% of your english vocabulary would not exist. Get educated U moron! LOL!
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this person is an idiot (because its latin) if its so beautiful and logical why did history get rid of it with languages today and if it so good we could easily go back. (To increase english vocabulary) this is false because to increase my vocab of annother language by learning a different language is silly and you would need to know the latin more than you know english if you were to read english , not know the word but get it in latin you must be good at latin.
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yup u r just right and they didn't mentioned it in the video but it is so true so one vote for u
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They forgot to mention the coolness-factor, and the show off-factor:P:P
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Well, it seems that you understood completely the message. Just one advice: you are a Brazilian right? Then I suggest that you go into the rain forest and go jump from tree to tree and have a great life with your own kind. You don't need Latin for that. Have a good banana!!
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95% ? im not sure about that .....
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Usque ad nunc, quid didicistis mi amice? Ullum bonum? Ita et aliter...superbus sum te decidisse linguam Romanorum discere.
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Learning any romance language will help you just as much with learning other romance languages, give you language learning skills, and actually be useful because it's spoken somewhere.
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I printed a book to learn Latin but I am yet to begin. Should I be intimidated by it? Can I do it on my own?
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About 60% of English Vocabulary comes from Latin. English is a true marriage of Germanic and Latin (German grammar, Latin vocab)... The Latin mostly indirectly of course via Norman-French.
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i like latin...it's a good way to express your feelings with words.. i mean latin is the language of philosophy... And....you will defenitly feel smarter ;D
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I'm going to study Latin in High School, and everyone is telling me to drop my class, because it's a dead language, and I'm going to regret it. ...What's so wrong with Latin? o_o
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Learning Latin isn't just to learn other languages like portuguese and stuff, it's just memory training. Your brain get's trained to stuck up big Parts of Learning substance at University. I'm not saying it isn't helpful, but it shouldn't be the main reason of learning it :)
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Please also see "How To Teach Latin, Etc." I've tried to add it as a video response but for reasons way beyond me, YouTube has placed this video in limbo!
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I don't see how so many people are complaining about learning Latin in school! Do any of you know how badly I want to learn Latin? Very. I know this would help me so much with my studies. Come on, guys. You'll know the language nobody speaks anymore. You'll impress your friends!! =D
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I'm latin american, so i speak latin !! :p
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"this person is an idiot" Pot, kettle, black! "if its so beautiful and logical why did history get rid of it" History did not "get rid of it." The language died. That's what happens to languages. "and if it so good we could easily go back." Not as long as idiots like you are around. The rest of your word salad does not even make sense. Also, why do I seem to notice that all people on here complaining about Latin have a horrible grammar and spelling?
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That is because you are retarded. If you were born, say 200 years ago, you would have been a failure :)
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Mea latina lingua magistra pulchra est :)
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I was put in Latin class my sophomore year because an Art class wasn't available for me, and I am so glad that it turned out that way, Latin is my favorite class! And seriously, I feel pride learning Latin than any other foreign languages, I mean, there are like millions of people who can speak French or Spanish, one wouldn't be so amazed if you can speak either, but it takes a true hard-working person to master the Latin language.
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70% french, 20 something% Germanic words, the rest is other stuff
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Actually, I think it's easier to learn Spanish before latin, cause latin's grammar is complex
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2:57: WRONG!!!! You must add Catalan, Sardinian, Romance....
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I don't like latinm but I do like Greek... Idk whyy and btw latin isn't funn
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I am a doctor, and every single cell, organ, tissue, muscles, etc hv Latin names
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Are you kidding me? English just copied words from French...
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If you love culture, history, literature, philosophy, poetry, aurguement, rhetoric, and the universality of Latin. Classical Latin lets you understand the very core of human expression and communication. You should check out a latin text and do a lesson or two and you'll see what I mean.
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Wouldn't you rather take a language that isn't dead? To be able to speak to other people that don't speak English? Just seems much more logical to me.
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Nothing is wrong. It's a good language. Don't listen to the other people, when you do better on ACT, SAT, college english classes, resume writing, foreign languages, math, and general everyday speech, you'll have the last laugh.
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well it depends on what u wanna do. its a great opportunity to read all the great autors of european history in the original language. its necessary to know it if u wanna study religion, history, archeology, and strongly recommended for medicin, law, philosophy and other sciences as well.
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This is what we learnt today: ego ad forum contendo ego sum candidatus. WHY?!? I will never use this line in my whole life evr again...
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you really have a bad accent..you would study in the write way not only "study"
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Romanian language is clearly latin, even as people for example Polish people call italy "Wlochy", and we Romanians were known in history as Vlachs or Wallachians very near "Wlochy" this approve that we were romance speakers population, the same etymology goes to Wallonians (from Belgium) this names came from ancient Germanic meaning "Roman" or people who spoke romance languages deriving from Latin
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I am all for studying other languages. I studied Korean at DLI. I have recently become interested in studying Latin. Any recommendations on books or programs?
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latin has a very lively community if you go to events and stuff liket hat
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"analytical, observant, logical, accurate and organized in your thinking." hmmm, now I know why the youth of today with they way they speak sound like absolute idiots.
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I don't really understand why people think Latin shouldn't be studied at schools simply because it's a dead language. Studying Latin improves your skills, makes you speak ANY language properly and lets you learn a lot of things about ancient civilizations and modern aspects of society. That's much more than what learning a "living" language does.
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It helps very much so to know Latin, especially if you are one who is trying to learn another European language like Portuguese. I know four languages as of today and I am very proud to say that it all began by taking Latin. It's not so much the language that is important, but the fact that when you take Latin, you get taught all relavent parts of grammar and then you can apply this knowlegde to help yourself learn other languages easier.
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It is. But only amongst smart people. Catch my drift?
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aghhh you guys are disgusting its not important to learn this fuckin language its all bullshit! English is the language that you must study and if you study latin its only just a waste of time FFS it wont make you smarter
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italian guys MUST study it at high schools still today. They study grammar and literature
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It will make ur brain grow.. BUT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES! touché
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It's called European culture, not "Western" culture.
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Latin nouns DECLINE, making it an inflected language, which gives language skills far superior to any other Romance language. I can attest because I learned Spanish before Latin, but not until I learned Latin did my command of languaeg so drastically improve. Plus, Latin is an unparalled academic discipline for the logical, critical thinking and grammar skills it builds in addition to reading two thousand years of literature, history, philosophy, etc.
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Tacere inutilis mentula cum quae non novisti metuens contemnansque deridas aiasque verbis quae a Latina lingua in ipsam qua uteris irrisionis causa ineptis stultisque linguam hanc pulcherrima deceret te! (that means "You'd better shut up, you stupid asshole, since you're mocking what you don't know and it's with words that from Latin came in that language you're using to deride it that you're saying that this wonderful language is for stupids and idiots!" in Latin)
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I am home schooling and am learning Latin and teaching it to my kids I am going to purchase some good curriculum and then the Rosetta stone program. I understand the importance and I want to give my kids the gift of knowing Latin! Great video I am posting it on my home school blog thanks!
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There are tens of Romance languages... naming them all wouldn't be interesting.
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what about the seventh reason it the language you need to know if your going to exorcise a demon with .
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Looks like you have never studied Latin in your life. Studying Latin at school is different from studying any other language - students don't learn how to speak it but rather translate scripts of great writers and study Latin grammar. A normal Latin course doesn't turn people into Latin speakers - it's up to them to improve their skills and being actually able to speak Latin. I personally love Latin although I'm not able to speak it and I suggest people to study it. =)
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that was only hard to watch b/c of the voice. good point tho.
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eu vorbesc romana :P aha i speak romanian. i think.. all languages that come from latin are most beutiful :]
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Great video we are learning Latin and I am teaching it to my kids. check out my home school blog link on my channel page
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I'm sorry, but I still don't see the point of learning Latin. Except for those who study Linguistics and Law, learning Latin is pretty useless. "Language learning machine" haha, I laughed so much at this part. It's much better if you learn Latin Languages directly. You see, I'm brazilian and I think that "living" Latin languages help much more in foreign language learning than the old Latin.
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guess what. Latin is used to describe every animal in the world. I dont know if this is in the video because i still havent watched all of it but every species in the world has a latin name and Latin is still used in Philosophy as well. People who want to become philosophers and scientists should know some latin.
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i'm going to start learning today. yay!
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I need a motto translated into latin. how do i say "THE PEOPLE, UNITED, WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED!" or at least... "UNITED PEOPLE ARE NEVER DEFEATED!" thanks
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senatus populusque romanus! et lingua latina est beneisimo!
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No ofense, I find Romanian language really cool. But is the most slavic romance language...
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Latin is a lame language, English should be derived from Akkadian or Aramaic words, which are older than Latin.....
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