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How hard is it to learn Latin?

Idk why but I want to learn Latin

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I did two years on Latin on my own. It's a hard language to learn, but with the right program anything can be fun to learn. I used Arteas Latinea, I'm not sure if they are selling it anymore, but it is awesome!! It is so much fun to learn Latin, and wasn't actually that hard.

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Salve! And cool!
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My brother figured it out after about three years of study, and still uses it almost a decade later.

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most-likely hard since it's a dead language, but (maybe since our words now root from it) you can figure it out. really, it depends on how dedicated you are to learning it and how many people you can use it with. i suggest tricking a friend into learning it with you.

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You already know so much. The Roman invasion of England and the following French-Norman invasion brought in so many Latin (Roman) words. This Language will help you all your life with the major European languages. Spanish is full of it.

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So is Italian
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They are basically Roman Latin that have evolved. Modern iItalian has a lot of borrowed words. Spain was colonized by Arabs for over 500 years so it has a lot of Arabic influence. I say it made the language more difficult. I really enjoy Spanish. My fried finds Itallian comical and a hoot to learn. Romanian is very like Latin I am told. It was a Roman province. Julius Cesar invaded England and now we have the month July. His brilliant nephew became Augustus Caesar and we have the month August.
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Simple - in fact you already know more Latin than you think you do. Most of the English language is rooted Latin (as are many of the so-called "Romantic" languages) so you're already well on your way. I still remember most of the Latin I learned 30 years ago in high school (salve, magistra!) so it sticks with you pretty easily.

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Salve! Lol thats the only word ik
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Hah! That's funny! The word I remember best is "concumbete" which basically means let's screw, but I'm not saying that to you, k? Latin is a fun language to learn because it's sooooo close to the English you already use. Fact is, the word "language" comes from "langua" which of course means exactly what you think it means. Keep on with the Latin!
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Excuse me, athennas, this isn't an IM forum....and so what are you adding to the conversation, which is what this is all about?
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I take Latin at my school and it's pretty boring. My teacher says it takes 10 years to learn it fluently (At least I don't have to take it for a whole 10 years!) Anyways, I wouldn't waste my time with it if I were you, it's really hard.

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No one speaks latin anymore. America is trying to bring it back but it is a ver difficult language to learn

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It is more useful to learn a Latin derivative like French or Spanish. It is much simpler then learning a language with a different script...Korean was difficult, Chinese grammar is closer to English. Learn Egyptian and study archaeology! I would if I had my years back.
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its not very hard. My 8th grade class is taking it. I have an A+. Just pay VERY close attention and dont skip any lessons b/c u will become very lost and not understand it

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its easy if u have interest .

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Hi Robin Where did you get the last name?
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is hard, 1st. it´s not spoken anymore so it would be more difficult to practice.

2nd. it doesn´t have articles like: to, for, of, or other like: very, mine, etc.

3rd. the verbs are in infinitive, so is not so easy knowing for sure what they are referring to.

But that's just my opinion you might find it easier

Hope this helped :)

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Wow, MJ, you really don't know much about Latin. True, Latin is no longer a "spoken language" because there is not a country called "Lata"; however, Latin is the ONLY language of doctors, and the base language of every legal system (at least those that are still legitimate) in the world. You must be thinking of the spoken Latin as in spoken Spanish (which comes from Latin) or French (same deal)....LATIN is **ALWAYS** spoken!
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Depends on your leaning ability

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