By: Ainsley Taipala
6th Century BC
Latin was invented in Italy. It was a branch off of Greek.
The first Latin literature. Meanwhile, the Romans were expanding their territories and bringing the language with them.
Latin has become a dead language. Only a couple people could read and write Latin. Italy's languages became French and Spanish.
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In the entire world only 3% of population speaks Latin. That's only about 22 million people.
53% of the worlds population speaks Spanish. That is about 399 million people.
Surprisingly, English does not conquer the world, Spanish does. 44% of the population speaks English. That's about 335 million people.
I interviewed Evan Taipala. He is a Latin student at this school. These were the questions.
- How long have you been speaking Latin?
- Why did you start speaking Latin?
- Once you learned Latin, is English easier to understand?
- What language do you like speaking better: Latin or English? Why?
- How do you think Latin affects modern day English?
- How are Latin and English similar? How are they different?