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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.
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Monsignor Brings Pope's Tweets To The World, In Latin

Monsignor Brings Pope's Tweets To The World, In Latin | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
Vatican Latinist Monsignor Daniel Gallagher has a unique job: He translates Pope Francis's tweets into Latin. And with 231,000 followers, the @Pontifex_ln Twitter handle is a hit.
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Et cetera, Re, and Sic

Et cetera, Re, and Sic | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
When the Latin-loving educated classes finally started taking English seriously enough to write their works in, they brought a lot of Latin terms with them. Some of the terms remain in the language, among them et cetera, re, and sic.
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Vatican gives new life to Latin with new journal - Telegraph

Vatican gives new life to Latin with new journal - Telegraph | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
The language of Caesar, Cicero and Pliny has been given a boost as the Vatican launched a revamped version of a journal in Latin.
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My TEDx talk on "lessons from ancient social media"

My TEDx talk on "lessons from ancient social media" | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
  The video of my TEDxOxbridge talk on "lessons from ancient social media", based on my forthcoming book "Writing on the Wall" is finally available! I’m quite pleased with it, even if they did cut ...
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Social media in the ancient world!

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The Many Origins of the English Language

The Many Origins of the English Language | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
In Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English, I examine how words borrowed from different languages have influenced English throughout its history. The above feature summarizes some of the main data from the book, focusing on the 14 sources that have given the most words to English, as reflected...
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Translation as a Performing Art

Translation as a Performing Art | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
Any word can be translated. But there is no way of dealing with the larger problem: untranslatable worlds.
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Education Week

Education Week | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
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Latin as a natural for the Common Core

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‘Writing on the Wall,’ by Tom Standage

‘Writing on the Wall,’ by Tom Standage | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
Twitter and Facebook are just the latest incarnations of a tradition that dates back 2,000 years, Tom Standage says.
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Fascinating book on how social media started with the Romans!

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Veni, vidi, vici: How Latin can help students conquer the SAT

Veni, vidi, vici: How Latin can help students conquer the SAT | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
The verbal section of the SAT focuses on English words, but studying Latin and Greek can help students prepare for the test. On this edition of “That’s
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A Brief History of the Hashtag, and Other Unusual Punctuation Marks

A Brief History of the Hashtag, and Other Unusual Punctuation Marks | Latin and Languages | Scoop.it
The stories behind the octothorpe, the pilcrow, the ampersand, the manicule, and the diple.
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