I don’t know, if there’re any practical applications to learning dead languages. However, I’ve heard arguments that Latain helps you learn English better. I think Japanese would be fun to learn (easy to pronounce, read, at least not the kanji, difficult to master the grammar); similarly traditional Chinese (easy grammar, but need a brain transplant to learn to read, write it)
I’m surprised Arabic wasn’t on the short-list. How will the Brits communicate with their new overlords?
It should serve Britain well as we head into a new medieval period. There should be ample demand for scribes and illuminators.
My daughter is learning Latin right now - of couse, we’re Home Schoolers.........
Had 4 years of Latin in an all girl Catholic School. Besides the vocabularly bump it gives you, it was a great history lesson, too.
Greek? That’s a failing society. The language kids should learn in order to prepare for the future is Mandarin.
My daughter has had three years of Latin (grades 7-9) and now is in her second year of NT Greek at a classical Christian academy.
I have always advocated the study of Latin as a great part of becoming a well educated person. Studying Latin was the best thing for my English--understanding how grammar works, building my English vocabulary, etc. I also learned how to learn languages, which has helped in all the other languages I have studied (besides English, Latin, and Greek, also Hebrew, Aramaic, German, and Swedish).
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.