Latin Is A Great Language To Learn
Latin may not be used in any country in the modern era, but preserving the history and using it to understand how other languages were designed is quite important to me. I had an argument with my family about how I was wasting my time with my desire to learn Latin. I just feel like i'm not the only one who agrees that learning anything doesn't have to be practical, it can be purely for a desire to understand modern language and enjoying older languages as well.
"Latin may not be used in any country in the modern era" To be fair, Vatican is officially a country.
"I just feel like i'm not the only one who agrees that learning anything doesn't have to be practical" Maybe I'm just over-exposed to the internet, but that is sounding like a pernicious trolling. Latin is very practical actually... I'll not even stress the reasons here, go discover for yourself.
Pope Benedict announced his resignation in a speech delivered entirely in Latin. No one really noticed - even some cardinals missed that. Luckily a handful of journalists understood him and broke the news. So if you consider to work for the Vatican press corps, Latin may come handy https://www.huffpost.com/entry/giovanna-chirri-pope-benedict_n_2662975?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAD2fFF5qtdwMuGpu0eEhvL72c9en1F5rMWnaJBLwLBvRhZiTVYtsdznRDW82-nDeIDbrzEBvsYJQitgVlH0ft5NhRcAKee9mG5LHpZMCNNgtGkjcrLlnvXG4prLoPNDCmxiUPX9bSvGwFAVIUCjxEuRZVyxdLuw2TgLfskE8Tvnj
Want to learn some thing really not useful there are the fantasy languages Klingon and the one from Game of Thrones. I just which some of the lessons actually covered famous Latin saying from Ancient Rome and Science. "Maybe they do?"
Latin is fine .... it is interesting and that is enough for me. I also study romance languages and Latin is the base.
Absolutely agree. It's always great to learn new things just for the adventure of it. And I think Latin could also be looked at as very practical if you really want to understand grammar, history, Romance languages, get insights into the foundation of western civ, give your mind a great workout, create a window into a culture that's a strange reflection of our own, etc., etc. It makes me sad and frustrated that our society has such an unimaginative idea about Latin.
Latin (Latinas) is a great language for people like me (A.K.A. history and mythology geeks). I really want to learn the entire language (linguas/lingua IDR), and I also had an argument with my sisters (sorores) about the usefulness of Latin in the Modern Era, and I think Latin is a very useful language. If you want to know why, check the comments.