Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What Ancient Latin Sounded Like

Latin is a language
As dead as dead can be;
It killed the Romans long ago,
And now it's killing me.
Animator Josh Rudder of NativLang draws from ancient rhetorician Quintilian and Virgil’s’ poetic meter to tell us what the Romans sounded like.

(BTW Latin was my favourite subject in high school and I still remember all the Latin words for "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.)

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Janet R said...

I have only retained jingle bells in Latin so kudos to you : )

The Nag said...

I remember Jingle Bells too! (tinniunt, tinniunt, tintinnabula)