February 28, 2011

Classic Books…in LATIN!

Latin rules! Or at least, Latin used to rule, back in the days when it was the official language of the ancient Roman Empire. And from that mighty position, Latin helped create later languages like English, Spanish, and Klingon.

There are lots of good reasons to learn Latin phrases. After all, there are hundreds of thousands of Latin roots in English, and the legal system is full of Latin phrases. And these Latin words are super easy to learn. For example, do you know the Latin word for “Ouch!”? It’s “Uah!”

See what I mean?

But the best reason to know some Latin is so you can translate children’s books into Latin. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Winnie the Pooh are great… as is Walter the Farting Dog!
List of Latin kids' books here.

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