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This should be adopted here, too. I dearly wish I'd had the opportunity to learn Greek at an early age.
1 posted on 11/19/2012 5:05:05 AM PST by Renfield
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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)


2 posted on 11/19/2012 5:18:02 AM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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I’m surprised Arabic wasn’t on the short-list. How will the Brits communicate with their new overlords?


3 posted on 11/19/2012 5:32:00 AM PST by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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It should serve Britain well as we head into a new medieval period. There should be ample demand for scribes and illuminators.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 5:33:03 AM PST by oblomov
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My daughter is learning Latin right now - of couse, we’re Home Schoolers.........


6 posted on 11/19/2012 5:40:10 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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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.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 5:42:42 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Greek? That’s a failing society. The language kids should learn in order to prepare for the future is Mandarin.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 5:53:12 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Renfield; PJ-Comix
I had classical Latin in high school and college, and ecclesiastical Latin at seminary--all Lutheran (LCMS) schools. Of course, as a pastor, I learned Greek, in order to read the New Testament. I have also taught Greek.

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).

11 posted on 11/19/2012 6:28:35 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS .)
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Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 7:08:54 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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EDITORIAL: Try to go a day without Latin
19 posted on 11/19/2012 9:16:43 AM PST by SuperSonic (If I had a dog it would look like the one Obama ate!)
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