Latin - What, Exactly?

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

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Latin - What, Exactly?

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

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