Language is unquestionably the most important revelation that occurred throughout human history. An easy way to explain a complicated idea to someone. A quick way to let someone know how you feel. A means to prevent conflict and allow us to settle our differences in a more civilized manner. Despite it’s importance, we don’t really pay it much attention from day to day. We just walk around, using our language of choice, not considering how that language came to be. Today we learn about one of the most important languages in the history of the Western world, Latin. We’ll learn how it evolved and its massive influence over the languages many of us speak today.
1:20 - Start
4:40 - The history of Latin.
6:30 - The height and popularity of Latin.
9:15 - The romance languages and how the came from Latin.
13:30 - Old vs. modern English.
15:45 - Latin’s influence in English.
20:15 - English as a Germanic language.
21:30 - Language crossover.
24:00 - Latin’s decline.
26:00 - Opportunities to speak Latin.
27:45 - Keeping Latin current.
29:00 - Latin as the language of education through the late 1700’s.
33:15 - Where Latin has held up in the modern world.
39:00 - Chuck’s love of Latin.
45:30 - Advice.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner