Why Learn Latin?
In This Chapter
◆ Latin—not the favorite of foreign languages
◆ Latin increases your English vocabulary
◆ Latin helps you learn about history
◆ Tips on pronouncing Latin
◆ You already know some Latin!
Latin is a language Dead as it can be. First it killed the Romans And now it’s killing me!
This age-old witticism is a good example of Latin’s bad press. Why does everyone roll his or her eyes, groan, and grimace when you mention that you want to learn Latin? Inevitably, such nonfans of Latin will repeat the word in disbelief and peer at you as if you have lost your mind. Latin? Why on Earth?
Latin—the Bad Boy of Foreign Languages
Latin is so hard! Take French or Spanish instead! High school students perpetuate the myth ...