The Latin language has a reputation for difficulty that is… Well, not entirely undeserved. However, it is easier than you may think, and there is no reason why you too cannot come to learn and love Latin. Hopefully, the articles below will help with that endeavour.
20/06/2020 – Rhotacism, and how it can help your Latin
Why is time ‘temporal’? Why is the plural of ‘corpus’ ‘corpora’? Find out in this short piece on the sound change known as rhotacism.
15/10/2020 – Latin Stems! (Part I)
Latin nouns and adjectives have a reputation for being complicated and hard to learn. How does the concept of stems demystify them?
25/10/2020 – Latin Stems! (Part II)
This article continues the introduction into the idea of stems. This time, we look at verbs and how they are built by stems.
11/11/2020 – Re-Reduplication in La-Latin
Why do so many Latin verbs sometimes look as if their first letter has been doubled? Find out why in this short piece on the process of reduplication.
16/05/2021 – Latin’s Nasal Infix – A How-to Guide
What’s a nasal infix? And how can it connect paintings to pictures?
28/05/2021 – Grave Language : The Epitaph of Lucius Cornelius Scipio
Here’s an introduction to the language of the tomb of the ex-consul Lucius Cornelius Scipio, who left us Latinists a real linguistic treasure trove.
31/08/2021 – As Julius Caesar said, “Wehnee, weedee, weekee!”
How did the Romans pronounce their Latin? How can we know? And is this why I myself like to pronounce Latin all weird?
07/09/2021 – Grave Language: The Epitaph of Pope Gregory V
Here’s a brief blog post (at least by my standards) on the little linguistic details within the epitaph of a rather unfortunate tenth-century pope.
13/10/2021 – Latin: Language, Society and Some Sociolinguistics
What’s dead must have once lived – here’s how a little linguistic analysis can bring Roman society and the Latin language back to life.