While Latin's influence is apparent in many modern languages, it is no longer commonly spoken. So exactly why did the language die out? When the Catholic Church gained influence in ancient Rome, Latin became the official language of the sprawling Roman Empire.
English is a Germanic languagewith a grammar and a core vocabulary inherited from Proto-Germanic. However, a significant portion of the English vocabulary comes from Romance and Latinate sources. A portion of these borrowings come directly from Latinor through one of the Romance languages, particularly Anglo-Norman and Frenchbut some also from ItalianPortugueseand Spanish ; or from other languages such as GothicFrankish or Greek into Latin and then into English.
It began, as all languages do, as an isolated local tongue of a small territory on the Tiber River called Latium. As the people in Latium developed into an organized community, the city of Rome was eventually founded in, according to legend, BC. In a little over a century, the Latin Romans would fall under the sway of Etruscan Kings.
The Latin alphabet is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Romeknown as Latium. Latin has contributed many words to the English language.
Latin, the language of science, at one time the lingua franca of the western world, a language shaped by culture and spread by conquest, is now considered a "dead language. The rise and spread of Latin has had a profound influence on the world that is still felt today in the form of the Romance Languages, and Latin terminology in medicine, law, and religion. Exploring its history reveals how and why it has had such an impact.
About 80 percent of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed, mainly from Latin. Over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. In the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure rises to over 90 percent.
Latiumancient area in west-central Italyoriginally limited to the territory around the Alban Hills, but extending by about bc south of the Tiber River as far as the promontory of Mount Circeo. It was bounded on the northwest by Etruria, on the southeast by Campaniaon the east by Samnium, and on the northeast by the territory of the Sabini, Aequi, and Marsi. The modern region of Lazio extends farther to include the entire coastal plain between the Fiora River in the north and Garigliano River in the south and is bounded by the Apennines on the east.
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J Balvin, Ozuna and Karol G have all become global hit-makers with reggaeton and trap songs. One of the most important narratives in contemporary pop has been the emergence of Latin music as a potent commercial force in the United States. Between andthe number of Spanish-language entries on the Hot jumped from a mere four to So far this year, there have been at least 16 more charting singles.