Month: October 2021

Is there a word for no in Latin?

Latin has no single words for yes and no. Their functions as word sentence responses to yes-no questions are taken up by sentence adverbs, single adverbs that are sentence modifiers and also used as word sentences. How do you pronounce no in Latin? What does the Latin word no mean? Etymology 3 Variant of No., […]

Learn Greek grammar

Best ways to learn Greek grammar for beginners in 2021

So you’ve made the decision to begin to learn Greek grammar or Latin. You performed some Google search and looked at Amazon’s course books. There are so many alternatives. Which one should you pick? What’s up with some of the books being so… vintage? (Mustache-wearing Greeks, Ionic columns, and all?)

Is Google translate accurate for Latin?

Google Translate is notoriously unreliable for Latin. Is there a Latin translator? Lingvanex provides an accessible alternative to Google translate service from English to Latin and from Latin to the English language. What is the best Latin translation? Lewis & Short is, without a doubt, the most commonly used Latin dictionary for learners and scholars […]

Do all languages originate from Latin?

All modern languages are evolved versions of ancestral languages. Spanish, for example, derives from Latin, as do the other Romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Catalan. How many languages are Latin based? Languages that are derived from Latin are called “Romance languages,” and most linguists agree that there of a total of 47 different […]

What caused Latin to be a dead language?

Latin essentially “died out” with the fall of the Roman Empire, but in reality, it transformed — first into a simplified version of itself called Vulgar Latin, and then gradually into the Romance languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. Thus, Classical Latin fell out of use. When did Latin become dead language? Historians have […]

What language is the old?

Tamil is the oldest language still in use today. By order of appearance, the Tamil language (part of the family of Dravidian languages) would be considered the world’s oldest living language as it is over 5,000 years old, with its first grammar book having made its first appearance in 3,000 BC. What is the oldest […]

What is ancient Hebrew called?

Ancient Hebrew, also known as Biblical Hebrew or Classical Hebrew, is the original language of the Old Testament in the Christian Bible also known as the Torah or Tanakh which is the religious text of Judiasm. What is the oldest form of Hebrew? The oldest form of Biblical Hebrew, Archaic Hebrew, is found in poetic […]

What is an ancient word for death?

It has been speculated that Old English had *diegan, from the same source, but it is not in any of the surviving texts and the preferred words were steorfan (see starve), sweltan (see swelter), wesan dead (“become dead”), also forðgan and other euphemisms. Is mortis Latin for death? The Latin noun for “death”, mors, genitive […]

What is the dead language in the world?

1. Latin language. Latin is by far the most well-known dead language. Though it has been considered a dead language for centuries, it is still taught in school as an important way to understand many languages. What does it mean to speak a dead language? In linguistics, a dead language is (usually) defined as a […]

What is the main Romance language?

Spanish is the most spoken of the Romance languages, with around 75% of today’s Spanish vocabulary coming from Latin. After Mandarin Chinese, Spanish is the second most spoken native language worldwide. What are the 13 Romance languages? Why is it called a Romance language? The term Romance derives from the historical origins of these languages […]