Latin, the ancestor of the Romance languages, was the major spoken language of Ancient Rome, the written language of the “educated” European elite through the Renaissance, and the liturgical language of the Roman Catholic Church until the 1960s. I’ve never tried to learn it, although I have studied a few of its descendants. I know Latin is much more highly inflected than the modern Romance languages, which makes it seem hard to many English speakers.
- : 🇮🇹 Link: “Four-gender systems in Indo-European”
- : 💬 Link: “Latin as She is Spoke: How Classicists Tricked Themselves, and the Real Issue with Mary Beard’s Latin” by A.Z. Foreman