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Oh my god I'm honestly shocked so many people hate it. I LOVE LATIN. I did it for years in university and I still use it in my studies today, and it gives me a great advantage in my research. Who needs to rely on the translations of others? Not this guy. Plus, there's just no way to hate latin when you're translating Catullus or Virgil. Also I don't get why so many want to speak latin. It's not a language to be spoken, there's not even any js... Like, there is literally no way to know how it was pronounced, so you can just pick any type of enunciation and you're perfectly valid.
'To love another person is to see the face of God' - Les Miserablés
'There's some good in this world... and it's worth fighting for' - The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers.
'This is why I love books... they jump into the abyss to be with you.' - John Green
- they just "need" Latin for things like archaeology.
@Wietske But it's so funny! Reading out translations in class was always a hoot, especially Catullus 16. @BelisariusNaturally! I won't be pursuing an MA or PhD, not in classics anyways, but I'm working on my Honours degree right now. How about yourself? Are you going into academics? I could honestly talk abou Vergil for hours. You can't understand how truly beautiful it is unless you translate and parse it yourself, then you can see how every single word is selected so carefully in order to fit. God, the flow of the words are even chosen in such a way to reflect what's going on! The swaying vowels during ocean scenes, the use of consonants and cacophonous words in battle scenes, it's just... so freaking beautiful.