Month: April 2022

What language do they speak in Greece today?

The vast majority of the 10.7m population of Greece speak Greek, which is the country’s official language. The other languages spoken there are Macedonian (called “Slav-Macedonian” in Greece), Albanian, spoken in the centre and the south, Turkish, spoken by Muslim communities around the Aegean, Arumanian and Bulgarian. Do they talk English in Greece? Although the […]

What are 5 Latin languages?

Latin did not die but evolved into the five Romance languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. What are the 3 Latin languages? Currently, the five most widely spoken Romance languages by number of native speakers are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Romanian. How many languages are Latin based? Languages that are derived from Latin […]

Is mortis Latin for death?

The Latin noun for “death”, mors, genitive mortis, is of feminine gender, but surviving ancient Roman art is not known to depict Death as a woman. Latin poets, however, are bound by the grammatical gender of the word. What is an ancient word for death? It has been speculated that Old English had *diegan, from […]

Do any countries still speak Latin?

Latin is still the official language of one internationally-recognised sovereign state – the Vatican City. It is not only the language of official documents, but is often spoken among prelates who have no modern language in common. Which countries spoke Latin? Why is Latin a dead language? Conversely, although many modern languages were heavily influenced […]