I just got the news about Latin and thanks to all the people who made this happen. I been learning French for two years, I was not expecting such shocking similarities between the two especailly in stuff like basic sentences. Also, is femenia the actual word for women?
Like mother like daughter (language). :) Latin is really cool. As cool as French!
(Note, femina, spelling.)
This is kind of OT, but referring to this thread, you'll be pleased to know that a wolf played a big part in the legendary story of the founding of Rome:
(see, here, "The Discovery of Romulus & Remus").
That's cool! It's interesting to read this from your perspective, because I had the opposite happen - I learned Latin first and reveled in its complexity, so when I started Italian, I was quite disappointed to find that it was far simpler than what I had been expecting. :D
That said, I did recently have a similar experience to what you had. I was thinking about a phrase in French that I had memorized (I don't actually know much French), and then my brain started doing its little blippy thing and tried to convert it to Italian, and I realized - I understood it. Granted, I knew what it meant already, but it was thanks to Italian that I understood the grammar. :D
Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.
Yeah, it really is amazing on how close on how all these languages really are. I was basing it on complexity and the evolution rate and French has one of the lowest with 80%, so the way I understood it was pretty exciting. I can't wait to learn more of Latin but first I must learn Chinese which I am going to be taking next year in School.