This weeks Latin words

Not having learned last weeks. But hints gets sowed, right? So studying, then moving on, and at a later time going through it again. Yes, I am determend to learn Latin. Only choosing words by the meaning of it also keeps getting tired of it away. If I choose meanings that appeal, speaks to me in person; It’s fun.

caelestis : heavenly, celestial / noun, a god, dweller in heaven.
caelum : sky, heaven.
calumnior : to accuse falsely.
canto : to sing.
carmen : song, poem.
cohortor : to encourage, incite, exhort.
comis : courteous, kind, friendly.

Latin Language

Did you ever wonder why the language of ancient Rome was called Latin and not Roman?

The answer is in the fact that Romans spoke the language of the district in which they lived, Latium in Italy.

The influence of Rome as a country made Latin the common language of South and Western Europe. In these areas Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese) were later derived from Latin.

To understand the English language thoroughly it is necessary to have a knowledge of Latin. This is caused by the fact that Anglo-Saxon language (Old English), had borrowed many words from Latin, either directly or through French. This Germanic language group, spoken in Britain, south of the Forth (except Wales and Cornwall), has been making these borrowings both before and after the Norman Conquest (AD 1066). As a result, modern English and Latin are quite closely connected.



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