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Latin

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Latin is a Classical language originating from Rome, Italy.

Basic Translations[edit | edit source]

Common Phrases[edit | edit source]

English Latin
Hello Salve
Good morning Bonum mane
Good afternoon Bona dies
Good evening Bonum vesperam
Good night Bonum noctis
Goodbye Vale
See you later Te visurum
See you tommorow Te videre
See you around Et circumagam te videre
English Anglicus
How are you? Quid agis?
I am... Ego sum...
Good, well Bonum, bene
Okay, fine, so-so Bene, sic-so
Bad, ill Malus, ill

Basic Numbers[edit | edit source]

  1. unus
  2. duo
  3. tribus
  4. quattuor
  5. quinque
  6. sex
  7. septem
  8. octingenti
  9. novem
  10. decem

Sounds[edit | edit source]

Main article: Latin Sounds. Also see: International Phonetic Alphabet

Origins[edit | edit source]

Latin originates from

Latin as a Lingua Franca[edit | edit source]

Main article: Latin as a Lingua Franca. Also see: Lingua Franca

Latin is a classical language that originated in the region of Latium in central Italy. It is an Indo-European language and is a member of the Italic branch of the family of languages.

The origins of Latin can be traced back to the early Iron Age in Italy. During this time, the area of Latium was home to a number of small tribes, including the Latins, who spoke a variety of different dialects of the Italic language. The Latins were one of several groups that lived in the region, and they eventually became the dominant tribe.

The Latin language itself began to emerge as a distinct language in the 6th century BC, when the Romans began to expand their territory and influence. The early Latin language was heavily influenced by the Etruscan language, which was spoken by the Etruscan people who lived to the north of Latium.

As the Roman Republic grew in power, so too did the influence of the Latin language. Latin became the official language of the Roman Republic and was used for all official documents and communication. The Roman conquests also brought Latin to other parts of Europe, where it eventually became the lingua franca of the Roman Empire.

Over time, Latin evolved into a number of different dialects and forms, including Classical Latin, Medieval Latin, and Ecclesiastical Latin. Classical Latin was the form of the language spoken during the height of the Roman Empire, while Medieval Latin was used during the Middle Ages. Ecclesiastical Latin is still used today in the Catholic Church.

Latin has had a significant impact on the development of other languages, particularly Romance languages such as Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian. Many of the words and grammatical structures of these languages are derived from Latin.