The language of the Romans, and from which
s are descended. The
still retains many Latin phrases; some of these are:
Latin language link for measuring its livelihood:
For a long list, see see
Also, Latin is the New Perl: see
For most "Latin phrases" bandied about for humorous intent: see
My personal favorite:
morituri te salutant
? 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
like in German Christmas carols.
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