Learning the Latin Language
Latin is no longer spoken. It evolved and broke into several other languages:
Latin is an inflected language: nouns and verbs change their endings according to their use in a sentence.
There is a wealth of literature in Latin, from the classics, to Winnie Ille Pu!
Ecclesiastical (Church) Latin is still learned and used.
One of the reasons why Latin has regained its popularity is that the study of Latin grammar provides a framework for understanding
the grammar of languages derived from Latin and the grammar of other inflected languages
The study of Latin helps one to understand that words in a sentence have definite relationships,
that there is meaning to utterances and that the meaning is shown through the words and their inflections.
This provides an antidote to the current tendency of American English to dissolve into a series of
words whose relationships must be inferred by the listener, rather than being shown through the words themselves.
We have books on 3 kinds of Latin: Classical - E.G. Caesar,
Ecclesiastical - E.G. Church Fathers and Liturgy,
"Modern" - A revival of Latin adapted to the present day. E. G. Winnie Ille Pu.
Books and CD's for Learning Latin
Latin Online Radio and TV
Latin Online Language Courses
Latin Online Dictionaries and Translators