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45, 616 - Counting and giggling at the fact that yesterday's lesson in my Latin book included learning how to talk about counting :D 

Ego numero - I count, I am counting.               

Numeramus - We count, we are counting.

Not to be confused with Spanish where "numero" means number. And now I want to know why a form of the Latin verb evolved into a noun in Spanish (and maybe also in Italian?). 

I'm going to go and have some lunch and ponder all this geekery. 

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45617 I don't know anything about Latin, but I can count. :rolleyes: It's a pity though there is no nice round number in sight.

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2 hours ago, Frankaz said:

45618 I can't count and I don't know anything about Latin...

But it seems interesting

45, 619 - I got into studying Latin partly from learning Spanish, which seems to be the descendant language that has stayed closest to the forms of it's parent. Once you start learning Latin, you start noticing the many ways where Spanish (and Italian, French etc) are similar, but also intrigued by how each of them has developed differences - often along regular patterns.

I would like to study that sort of comparative/historical linguistics, but wouldn't have a clue where to start. So I'll just make my own charts and notes for now :)

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On 3/3/2021 at 6:37 PM, Malahide said:

45620 Here in Belgium you can choose for Latin or Greek in secondary school. I don't know if that is so in the UK.

 

45, 621 - I think most secondary schools over here have stopped teaching Latin and Greek :(  Except maybe some of the posh, fee-paying schools. Places like Eton still teach them, but most regular, state secondary schools only offer modern languages like French, German and Spanish.

We only did French and German at my school. I did GCSE Spanish later on through distance learning and took the exams at a local boarding school. I dressed so smartly for those exams that one lady thought I was a new trainee teacher :lol:  

I eventually got to study Latin and Greek as part of my uni degree - and there are plenty of books you can buy or borrow from the library for home-learning languages that are not taught at school :)

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45, 622 Asian languages are taught in the UK now, especially Chinese & Japanese.

They actually start in primary school, which is the best time to learn.

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3 hours ago, Frankaz said:

45, 622 Asian languages are taught in the UK now, especially Chinese & Japanese.

They actually start in primary school, which is the best time to learn.

45, 623 - Sounds like they offer more choice now than when I was at school. Mind you, that *was* 20 years ago now :o

I imagine the current popularity of K-Pop might also be encouraging some teens/young people to learn Korean as well. I got into learning Spanish through Spanish-language music.

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21 hours ago, padawanbeck84 said:

45, 623 - Sounds like they offer more choice now than when I was at school. Mind you, that *was* 20 years ago now :o

I imagine the current popularity of K-Pop might also be encouraging some teens/young people to learn Korean as well. I got into learning Spanish through Spanish-language music.

45, 624 Yeah, they get a lot more choice, but start younger. A fair few of my Chinese friends get jobs teaching Chinese in Primary or Secondary schools

I was forced to do French at high school, which I considered to be useless... Still do haha! Probably because I have no desire to go to France.

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