Latin Learning Games

Latin Learning Games

Latin was the official language of the Roman Empire. When the Romans conquered so much of Europe, the local languages were extended by the addition of Latin terms. Additionally, in 1066, when the French continued…

Latin and English Phrase Games

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conquered England, the French terms that were introduced into English (irrigation, plantation, irritation, mansion, etc) often had Latin roots too. As a result, many Latin words, Latin expressions, and Latin roots are used in English. In fact, it is estimated that as much as 20% of the English language has Latin roots.

Examples of Latin roots and prefixes include: micro, macro, acid, acu

Examples of expressions in English from Latin: etcetera, carpe diem

Rather than endlessly memorizing English words, clever students will learn their component parts, their Latin roots. These give them hints on understanding innumerable English words derived from Latin. Latin study provides tools to students to help them learn new vocabulary words. For instance, you could say that Latin roots in English are omnipresent. Omni is a Latin prefix meaning “all” or “every.” In other words, Latin roots seem to be everywhere!