Hello! Here I am with my first actual post on this blog. Today I was looking through my old school books, a new school year is about to start and I need to make some space for the new ones. I came across my old Latin book and flipping through the pages I started to remember all the grammar that made me cry for 2 years. For Italian students Latin had always been a pain in the lower back, for me too. But to be honest, if it wasn’t for Latin probably all my linguistic knowledge would be pretty low… Latin isn’t really necessary in everyday life, you definitely can live without it! But for some reason, it helped me a lot with Japanese and Korean, making study a little bit more easy for me!
The first similar thing that comes to my mind is the sentence structure:
It is the same thing in Korean and Japanese! And also you can express a completely logical sentence just saying the Verb. It works pretty much like this in Latin too, even if it is a bit more complicated but that’s another topic^^`
Also another similarity could be that every word in a sentence have their own function and it is clearly highlighted by a particle or a modification of the word itself.
I eat an apple.
나는 사과를 먹어.
It can be pretty confusing at first, because we aren’t used to use them in English but I think it’s all about logic and with time particles won’t be a problem anymore^^v
Sorry for the long and tedious post, I just love to compare languages, and this time I just wanted to share my thoughts about them. I hope it was interesting enough, let me know what you think!
Now I am off to try to stop hiccups, any suggestion?