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Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Amabilia says...



I'm giving a persuasive speech on why Latin should be taught at my school. I need both pro and con points, any help would be amazing!
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:02 am
bigsisfarmer says...



Latin helps with SAT scores. It does make learning a modern vocabulary easier. True, Latin is abundant in the technical vocabularies of the soft and hard sciences and law. A student of Latin should also gain a firmer grasp on English vocabulary by recognizing that almost all the big words come from Latin. While these benefits are impressive, they are minor compared to the real value of Latin. There are more important objectives that Latin achieves better than any other subject: The first is mental development, and the second is an understanding of English grammar.
- https://www.memoriapress.com/articles/l ... lops-mind/

Half of our English vocabulary is made up of Latin words and roots.

Latin provides the root words for all of the modern sciences.

Latin is the language of law, government, logic, and theology

Latin is the most efficient way to learn English grammar.

Latin is the best preparation for learning any language.

Latin effectively develops and trains the mind.
- https://www.memoriapress.com/articles/t ... ing-latin/

I absolutely hate Latin, but even I have to realize that it helps me.

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Amabilia says...



Thank you!
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:11 am
Liminality says...



I've never had the chance to learn Latin myself, but this is one con I've heard from people where I live: Latin, for the most part, is only helpful in learning European languages, as languages in other parts of the world have very different structures. (For example, you wouldn't be able to branch from Latin to Japanese.) This could limit its worth as "preparation for learning any language".
  








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