Study Latin

The study of Classical Latin language and literature is a part of the curriculum in schools and universities in many countries.
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Practice Proper Pronunciation

Proper pronunciation is an essential part of learning any language as it solidifies in our minds both the use and function of the words. This is especially true for native English speakers as so many Latin words have found their way into the English lexicon.

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Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit

"Nothing comes from nothing," — it is used as a reminder that hard work is always required to achieve something.

Felix Culpa

"Happy fault" — an apparent mistake or disaster that ends up having surprisingly beneficial consequences.

Hannibal Ad Portas

To the people of Rome, the threat of an attack from Hannibal made him something of a bogeyman, and as a result, Romans would often tell their stubborn children that Hanniabl ad portas—"Hannibal is at the gates".


Present Tense

The present tense in the Indicative Mood has both Active and Passive voices.

Latin Imperfect Tense

The imperfect tense in Latin is used for both continuous and habitual actions in the past. Ex.: I was walking - ambulabam.

Latin Future Tense

The future tense is the verb tense used to describe a future event or state of being. Ex.: He will walk - ambulabit.

Latin vs. Greek


Sentence Structure

Ancient Greek and Latin consisted of a verb-final sentence structure while Modern Greek has changed into a VSO or SVO structure.

Alphabet

Latin and Greek languages have different alphabets.

Heritage

A large number of scientific and technical words stemmed from Greek roots while Latin lent words to many other languages.

Grammar

Although Greek and Latin share many grammatical features such as gender, cases, noun inflections, certain subtle differences between Greek and Latin can be noted in their origins and history.


Etsile Thusego, Educator at Bettexse Language School