Latin Language

The language of the Romans, and from which RomanceLanguages are descended. The EnglishLanguage still retains many Latin phrases; some of these are:

For a long list, see see See also: EnglishIsTheNewLatin

Also, Latin is the New Perl: see PerliGata

For most "Latin phrases" bandied about for humorous intent: see DogLatin

My personal favorite: morituri te salutant

What about ArgumentumAdHitlerum? Curiously, I've been compared to Hitler by my detractors on a number of occassions. Anyway, my favorite is the lyric for Monteverdi's Domine Ad Adiuvandum, 1610 Vespers:

Deus, in adiutorium meum intende: Domine, ad adiuvandum me festina...

...and don't tell me you don't love benedicamus domino like in German Christmas carols.

-- TheerasakPhotha


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