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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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    • Latin, What Exactly? © 2006 Mr. Craft’s Class and CrossRoads Middle School
    • 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?”
    • More everyday latin
      • The time is 9:00 a.m.
        • A.m. = ante meridiem
        • P.m. = post meridiem
    • More everyday latin
      • The year is 2006, a.d.
        • A.d. = anno domini
          • The year of our lord
        • B.c. = before christ
    • Latin is the basis
      • Romance languages
        • Group of languages derived from latin
          • Italian
          • French
          • Spanish
          • Portuguese
          • romanian
    • Moving on…greetings
      • Salve
      • (to one person)
      Hello
    • Moving on…greetings
      • Salvete
      • (to more than one person)
      Hello
    • Moving on…greetings
      • Vale
      • (to one person)
      Good-Bye
    • Moving on…greetings
      • Valete
      • (to more than one person)
      Good-Bye
    • Moving on…greetings
      • quaeso
      Please
    • Moving on…greetings
      • Gratias ago
      Thank you
    • Moving on…greetings
      • Nihil est
      You’re welcome
    • Moving on…greetings
      • ita
      yes
    • Moving on…greetings
      • minime
      no
    • Moving on…greetings
      • Magister
      • (magistra)
      teacher