Did you know that the Latin language permeates our society? We have so many sayings (caveat emptor, carpe diem) and language forms that are taken straight from the language! Most people don't realize that over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots, and that about 10 percent of the Latin vocabulary has found its way directly into English. Quite a feat for a language that has been "dead and dusted" since the fall of Rome in 476 A.D.
The fun part about teaching Latin for me is helping students understand that there are so many varieties of Latin words and phrases in the English language - and the similarities become more and more clear as we delve deeper into the language. In other words, Latin lives! Latin phrases and sayings especially abound in the legal and medical professions. With some basic knowledge of Latin, many of these mysterious terms suddenly make perfect sense.
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