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Latin - What, Exactly?

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Why should we study a dead language, anyway? What is Latin today?

Why should we study a dead language, anyway? What is Latin today?

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  • 1. Latin, What Exactly? © 2006 Mr. Craft’s Class and CrossRoads Middle School
  • 2. What is Latin, Anyway?
    • Two types of Latin
      • High Class Latin
        • Used for business, literature, and speech.
        • “ Do you understand?”
      • Vulgur Latin
        • Used by ordinary, everyday people.
        • Not vulgur because it had curse words!
        • “ Ya know?”
  • 3. More everyday latin
    • The time is 9:00 a.m.
      • A.m. = ante meridiem
      • P.m. = post meridiem
  • 4. More everyday latin
    • The year is 2006, a.d.
      • A.d. = anno domini
        • The year of our lord
      • B.c. = before christ
  • 5. Latin is the basis
    • Romance languages
      • Group of languages derived from latin
        • Italian
        • French
        • Spanish
        • Portuguese
        • romanian
  • 6. Moving on…greetings
    • Salve
    • (to one person)
    Hello
  • 7. Moving on…greetings
    • Salvete
    • (to more than one person)
    Hello
  • 8. Moving on…greetings
    • Vale
    • (to one person)
    Good-Bye
  • 9. Moving on…greetings
    • Valete
    • (to more than one person)
    Good-Bye
  • 10. Moving on…greetings
    • quaeso
    Please
  • 11. Moving on…greetings
    • Gratias ago
    Thank you
  • 12. Moving on…greetings
    • Nihil est
    You’re welcome
  • 13. Moving on…greetings
    • ita
    yes
  • 14. Moving on…greetings
    • minime
    no
  • 15. Moving on…greetings
    • Magister
    • (magistra)
    teacher

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