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By Oz_Media ·
I am thinking about takling latin again, I spent some time studying verbage a whle back but got side tracked into other issues.

I have a friend (copywriter/partner) that speaks fluent Latin and the chicks just love it (I'm sure that's not why he learned it though). My brother is quite good, he owns a law firm though so it's all legal latin.

Does anyone else out there speak or study Latin, does anyone have some good resources thay've found, Latin discussion groups for practice etc.?

OM

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correction

by Oz_Media In reply to Latin resources

In the first line I said TAKLING latin, this wasn't a typo meaning TALKING but should have read TACKLING.

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Why?

by jkaras In reply to correction

why tackle Latin, what did it do to you? Just kidding. What's the overall purpose for the learning? To act cool or for understanding? I admit it would be interesting, but practical? When would you use it? I think sign language is more presitegious and I'm not talking the bird either.

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I have reasons

by Oz_Media In reply to Why?

It would be mportant in some of my work to be able to read and understand latin.

As I've said, Law, copy etc. are all fields that I would need a better understanding of Latin.

If soeone chooses to broaden themselves even if for purely personal reasons, should they then have a reason for expanding thier knowledge?

Perhaps why so many people find themselves pigeonholed when thier job dries up.

Not that Latin will help me find work but it fits with who I associate with, and what I do

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because

by john_wills In reply to Why?

Latin is a natural language the use of which aids in programming well. It does not have the external structure of a programming language, but its grammar has a certain internal parallelism.

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ok

by Oz_Media In reply to because

I had no idea. I write Python but I'm sure there's SOME relation.

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duo devoro

by maxwell edison In reply to Latin resources

duo devoro - Notre Dame

siquidem translatum causa

eccere

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addere

by maxwell edison In reply to duo devoro

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adfectio fortuna ab vester cognitio.

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HMMMMM

by Oz_Media In reply to addere

Are you saying something about To learn Latin is a daunting task that takes patience? And there is additional benefit in expanding knowledge?

Don't understand eccere or adfectio (adfectio I would assume means Added or additional).

Like I said, I dabbled in it, was quite interested in it and owuld like to find further resources or a latin forum. If you speak latin would you be able to point me to some resources you know of? I've seen the UND site before but was looking for more than a mere dictionary.

Another question for you, is there a latin font for Windoze? It would be cool to have the extra characters used for punctuation and announciation.

Thanks for your reply though, it got me thinking again.

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websites...

by john_wills In reply to HMMMMM

http://www.learn-latin-language-software.com/

but there is a Finnish site and there is Finnish broadcasting in Latin. The Economist had an article on modern use of Latin in its Christmas edition, and I quote the url, but you may need a password to get there: www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=S%27%298%24%24PA%5F%21%20%20%20%2C%0A

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That's great John!

by Oz_Media In reply to websites...

Thank you very much for the links I will check them out for sure.

OM

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