Do people in Italy speak latin?
No, they speak Italian which is a derivative of Latin.
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For the same reason that British people don't speak Old English. Much of Southern Europe spoke Latin 2000 years ago, due to conquestby the Roman empire. But, like any language will do over time, thewords and structure gradually changed over the centuries, until thelanguage could no longer be called …"Latin". Of course, after theRoman empire fell apart, there was on controlling authority toensure that the language changed in the same way over the entirerange of Latin-speaking areas. So, in France, Latin evolved into French. In Spain, it evolved intoSpanish. And in Italy, it evolved into Italian. But that's anoversimplification. In reality, there were THOUSANDS of differentdialects that evolved from the Latin parent language. Most of thosein France were similar enough that they could all be lumpedtogether and called "French". Ditto for Spanish and Italian. But Idon't want you to get the impression that there is some hugediversion between Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Even after2000 years, the languages are STILL similar enough that a Frenchspeaker who had never been exposed to Spanish would be able tounderstand at least the general meaning of something said by aSpanish speaker. Just like Latin, Old English changed over time, to the point whereit could no longer be called "Old English". Technically, that's nottrue. Before it evolved, there was no "New" English, so Old Englishwas simply called "English". But, however you call it, it evolvedover time to the point where it could no longer be called the samelanguage. So linguists started calling it "Old English", because noone spoke it anymore, and called the new language "English". But because English, both new and old, was confined to a small areacompared to Latin, its evolution did not diverge as greatly asLatin's did. So the linguists didn't have to split it like thesplit up the languages that evolved from Latin. But it's still the same principle. Languages change over time, andat some point, the change is so great that you can't call it thesame language anymore. A comment that has nothing to do with thequestion but instead nitpicks at a minor part of the above answerwithout quite contradicting itSome of what was said is true, butnot all of it, i know Italian since i was a child because my fatheris Italian/eritrean. and my mother's background is from basquecountry/ scot. my mother learned french recently due to courses andfrench is hard for me to understand with the exception of a handfulof words. French is a mixture of latin/gothic/Celtic/German. the name Francecomes the germanic tribe named the franks. i also know intermediatespanish. Spanish is a combo of Iberian, latin, Arabic, Carthage,and visigoth.if you listen carefully you will notice that much ofspanish or i should say castilian which is more appropriate soundsa little like Arab. I have seen certain spanish last names that are named after citiesin Arabia or morocco. we called it spanish by mistake, Spain hasmore than one language just like the USSR once did. i would sayspanish has 35% of Italian words. Italy is in the middle of everything so their culture is different.but portuguese is about 78% like spanish. big difference. perhapsthe enclosing that Spain has over Portugal. lets not forget theeastern European countries such as Romania/ moldova, who too speaka "latin" language. But there more like the old soviet nations. the roman empirestretched from the Persian gulf/red sea to Scotland Netherlands soall those lands had some roman influence in some way. look at theword English, which is from angle which derived from latin meaningangoli(angulus)English had much influence from the normans whospoke french. Britain is a latin word. even London. Even Germany is a latin word. if you look at Mexico south Americanspanish it is 70% spanish or castilian & a combo of indigenouswords. we call ourselves Americans proudly in a sense. but whatreally is the meaning of that word? it comes from an Italiannavigator named amerigo vespucci! so i guess the real US citizensare really "Italian"? before that we had no official name. it wasjust known as the new world. Another comment that has nothing to dowith the question In Italy, the town of Faeto uses theFranco-Provencal dialect which is also used in one other place inFrance. ( Full Answer )
Latin, although a dead language, is not an extinct language. It exists all over the place, in ways and shapes that you may never even notice. If you're determined to learn the wonderful language of the Roman Empire, there are many books and online resources to learn how. It's very difficult to learn… without some help, because it is a fusional language, meaning that the ending of the word changes on what its function is in a sentence. An example would be: curro , 'I run'. But if I wanted to say 'they run', it would be currunt. And if I wanted to say, 'You ran', it would be ' cucuristi .' And so on and so forth. There are so many possibilities for a word, making it difficult to learn. But, persistence and diligence will get you through till fluency. Latina longa est, sed vita brevis est. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Romans (as a living language) Church and educated people until a few centuries ago. (it was the only language common to different nations.) Roam catholic church used Latin in its rituals until around 1960.
In the United States, Latino stands for Latino Americano (Spanish for Latin American), or people whosenative language originated from ancient Latin. It includes Spanish,French and Portuguese speaking people born in Mexico, CentralAmerica, the Caribbean and South America. Hence, people from Mexico…, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil or Argentina areknown as Latinos. ( Full Answer )
Being a language invented by little kids, Pig Latin is very simple and has just two rules: . When the first letter is a consonant (any letter but a , e , i , o , u , and sometimes y ), it's moved to the end of the word and the suffix -ay is added. For example, Pig Latin is Ig-pay Atin-…lay . Sometimes, however, the first consonant sound is moved instead (e.g. elve-tway instead of twelve ). . When the first letter is a vowel ( a , e , i , o , u , and sometimes y ), only the suffix -way or -hay is added - the first letter isn't moved to the end of the word as with consonants. For example, add is add-hay or add-way , and edit is edit-hay or edit-way . Here are some examples of Pig Latin: . I love you = I-hay ove-lay ou-yay . It is twelve o'clock = It-hay is-hay elve-tway ock-o'clay . May I talk to you? = Ay-may I-hay alk-tay o-tay ou-yay? . Shut the door = Ut-shay e-thay oor-day . Merry Christmas! = Erry-may Istmas-chray! ( Full Answer )
Latin was the language of the Roman people and the lingua franca ofthe Roman Empire.
No one speaks Latin as a native language. There are conversational Latin classes and workshops, however, where students and lovers of the language learn how to speak it to one another.
There is no specific evidence either way. My opinion is that he could have, since he was a scholarly and learned individual, but we cannot know for sure. It would seem likely that he would have certainly learned it while in Rome, to facilitate his witness there. Given his desire to be all things to …all men, in order to win them to Christ, it would seem likely that he would have made the effort ( Full Answer )
Latin is an official language of the Vatican. Its website and even its ATMs can be accessed in Latin. http://www.vatican.va/ However, no nation or linguistic group of people still speak Latin as a native tongue. Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian are the direct descendants of Latin and origin…al Latin words and grammatical constructions can still be found in them.. Some individuals, however, still keep Latin alive as a spoken language. In America's largest cities, (and I assume in Europe as well) you can find at least one group that meets to speak in Latin. Latinists meet together on Skype to practice oral Latin. The University of Kentucky, among other schools, has courses in speaking Latin. The Finnish national radio broadcasts the news over the internet in Latin. http://www.yleradio1.fi/nuntii/ There are websites and podcasts devoted to learning oral Latin. http://latinum.mypodcast.com.. Today, you can find Latin speakers if you look -- you just will not find any native Latin speakers. ( Full Answer )
German is one of the Official language in the Province of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy. Which has a population of 487,673 people. About 287,500 Germans live in Italy, then there are all the people who use it as a second language, in industry and the tourist trade. Also German is taught in schools as a… second or third language. There are no exact figures available but the number of German speaking people is quite high. German is the official language of the German minority in the region known as South Tirol. There are almost 290,000 German speakers there. ( Full Answer )
Latin is not spoken in Latin America. Latin is a dead language.That means it is no one's mother tongue or native language. It wasonce the language of Rome and the Roman Empire. It was never thelanguage of Latin America. People still learn Latin however; it isone official language of the Vatican. Mos…t people in Latin Americaspeak Spanish but Brazil speaks Portuguese. ( Full Answer )
You would call such a person a Latinist, which means a specialist in Latin. If they've studied the language for many years, they should be able to speak it. Once you learn to read the language fluently, speaking is a matter of time.. There is a priest in Rome who teaches spoken Latin. His name is F…r. Reginal Foster, and if Augustine popped out of the ground, they could talk about his theory of just war.. Wouldnt that be a sight to see... ( Full Answer )
Latin was spoken by the Latins who lived in Latium (land of the Latins) in central Italy, south of the river Tiber. Originally, Latium was not unified under one ruler. It was a collection of independent city-states. Rome was one of the Latin cities.
The ancient Romans spoke Latin. Latin was the universal language of Italy and all of the Roman empire. The modern language of Italian is a direct descendant of Latin, as are French, Romanian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Latin is the basis of all the Romance languages: Italian, Spanish,French, Portuguese, etc. and so on. The legal profession uses manyLatin phrases and of course so do Doctors. Latin makes English aswell as the romance languages much easier to learn.
The Latin phrase 'In vino veritas' literally means 'in wine the truth'. It means that when people are drunk they may say things that they would otherwise not have said.
Italian is rooted in latin, so it probably was a transition that was undefined. in other words they didn't change at a recognizable time. I was in Italy for the first time on New Year's Eve, 2005, and when I asked a native Italian when the change occured, he replied, "Around the sixth century." Rig…ht at the beginning of the Dark Ages. Called the Dark Ages due to the decline in literacy, civilization and overall social advancement, I assume that since Latin was so coplex with its case-endings and such , the Italians of the unrefined soceity of that period decided to simplify things and thus Italiano was born. Us, I, O, Um, O, A Orum, Is, Os, Is.....I don'ta thinka soa, Paisan, we're a justa gonna enda everthinga ina a, OKa? ( Full Answer )
The Latin word for Italy is Italia . A more ancient form (used by Vergil, usually referring to Italy in pre-Roman times by the Romans) is Hesperia.
Yes, all Roman citizens spoke Latin. However, many Romans spoke other languages as well, namely Greek, as the Romans always looked up to ancient Greece.
Latino is a term used to identify people of Latin Americanorigin.They are the descendants of people from Spanish speakingcountries
There is a limited number of opportunities for exercising your conversational Latin, but one is the Conventiculum Latinum held annually at the University of Kentucky. This is a week-long summer workshop for participants who have a "reasonably secure" grasp of Latin syntax and want to improve their… proficiency by interacting in an all-Latin environment. Follow the related link below for more information. ( Full Answer )
Latin is a dead language, and it is only spoken as a second language by a few hundred thousand people in the world, but it is also an official language of Vatican City.
Because several modern languages have evolved from Latin over the centuries and they are the languages spoken in Europe today. But Latin is still in use in the Vatican, and is used as a reference language in, for example scientific classification.
Dicere is the Latin root word that means 'to speak'. The word in Latin is an infinitive. The first person singular form in the present indicative is 'dico', which means '[I] am speaking, do speak, speak'. That form finds an older version in 'deico', which is related to the Greek 'deiknymi'.
Historically speaking, Jesus is a Hebrew of the tribe of Judah. He was raised in the city of Nazareth in Galilee. Being such, he spoke Hebrew with aGalilean accent. It was noted that hearing Jesus speak, on occasion, the listener would hear him speak in listener's native tongue. To assume that Jesus… was a native Latin speaker violates his Jewish roots and upbringing. It is believed by many scholars that Hebrew is the original language. History records that Alexander the Great wrote back to his teacher that he had discovered an ancient tomb with ancient Hebrew writing on it while he was in India. Alexander concluded in his letter that Hebrew must have been the original language. This is consistent with Judeo-Christian beliefs concerning the accounts of the tower of Babel. At Babel, Nimrod had organized a pagan sun god worship and had gathered most peoples of the earth at that time to him. They constructed a great tower in an attempt to prevent YHVH from destroying all men with a flood again. This rebellion provoked YHVH into give them different languages so as to prevent them from getting together in rebellion with ease of communication. The few men in the family of Noah, who was still alive at this event due to his longevity, retained the original language. There is much historical evidence to support this view if one diligently searches. This is not the popular belief. ( Full Answer )
My guess in Northern Italy about 25% but in the rest less. I found the only French speaking person in Rome. It was at a police station and I was reporting my items getting stolen. I asked for someone who spoke English and got a fellow who spoke French. Go figure.
Latin has ZERO native speakers and it is estimated that there are less than 10,000 people in the world that can speak it fluently as a second language. Answer: The only people who speak Latin are those people who have studied the language. There is no country in the world where Latin is the pr…imary language. As the saying goes: "Latin killed the Romans- now it is killing me!" ( Full Answer )
The Latin verb to speak is loqui . This is a deponent verb, which means that it is conjugated using passive forms even though the meaning of the verb is active. In the present tense, the forms are: loquor - I speak loqueris - you (singular) speak loquitur - he/she/it speaks loquimur - we …speak loquimini - you (plural) speak loquuntur - they speak ( Full Answer )
as of 2013 there are approximately 290,000 people speak German in Italy, which is about 0.004% of the population.
Latin is no longer spoken today. It is still taught in schools and universities because it is the basis for many modern languages, for example Italian, French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, and many more. It is also used heavily in scientific and legal terminology. Languages based on Latin are known… as Romance Languages because it was the language of ancient Rome. Please see a more comprehensive list on the link below. ( Full Answer )
England people don't speak in latin. In old days other contries use to but now none of people speak in Latin. England people only speak in English or American or more but mostlly English and American.
There are numerous ways of saying "speak" dependent on context, but the most general word would be dicare. That's the infinitive, so "I speak" = dico , etc.
When did Italy start speaking Italian and not Latin but I don't want an answer of Italian is evolved Latin I want a straight answer to my question?
There isn't a simple answer. Prior to 16th c there was not one Italian language at all, but several regional languages. The Florentine language was established as the common literary language in the 16th century - when the 1st Italian dictionary was published - and is what we now call Italian. It be…came more commonly adopted after Napoleon invaded in the 19th c, and regional languages went into decline at that time. ( Full Answer )
No. The Romans spoke Latin which is the basis for all Romance Languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Romanian). The Spaniards conquered southwestern North America, Central America, and South America (except Brazil which was Portuguese). All these conquered lands spoke one of two languag…es based on Latin so it was natural to identify the area as "Latin America". ( Full Answer )
Romanian people speak the Romanian language and the Italian people speak the Italian language; but the two languages are Romanic (Latin) languages and are surprisingly similar.
To answer your question, I am going to take your sentence and translate it into Pig Latin. "How do you speak pig latin properly?" In Pig Latin, this is, "Ow-hay o-day ou-yay eak-spay ig-pay atin-lay operly-pray?" It is very simple for the first word, "how." You take the first letter, H, and pu…t it at the end of the word with -ay attached to it. A word like "speak" is a little tougher. You take both the first and second letters, because there is no vowel between them, making it "eak-spay." If the first letter of a word is a vowel, then you just add "-yay" to the end of the word. I have also seen/heard people add "-ay" in those cases. That's all there is to it! Good luck! ( Full Answer )
The word for 'Latin' is a bit tricky. 'Linguam latinam narro' would be 'I speak the Latin language.' _____________________________________________________________ The use of " Narro " is inappropriate and should be replaced by " dicere " which means, "to speak". Narro is a verb meaning "to …tell, relate". A more appropriate way to say "I speak Latin" is, " latine possum dicere". T his roughly translates to "I can speak in Latin/ I am able to speak in latin" or you could say "latine dico"; but this could also be interpreted as "I am speaking latin" or "I speak latin". This would really only be appropriate if you were in fact speaking latin (present tense); in which case, you should not need to tell the other person that you are in fact speaking latin unless you enjoy talking to people in a language that they do not understand. better yet: Loquor Latine _______________________________________________________________ Simply a grammatical correction, "I can speak in Latin", or "In linguÄ latinÄ dicere possum", even "Linguam latinam dicere possum", which respectively translate to "I can speak in the latin language" and "I can speak the latin language". Possum, the verb, will always follow an infinitive in the latin language, except in the case of the enclitic syllable -ne in which, for example, possumne dicere would be at the beginning of the sentence. _______________________________________________________________ Using Latine as an adverb is fine for saying "in the Latin Language". The preposition in would not carry over into Latin. Latine dicere possum would be the most vanilla word order, though the rule mentioned in the above post is not a hard and fast rule, but more of a tendency. ( Full Answer )
You take the first letter of the word and put it at the end and add ay. Ex. Sally walked. Pig L. Allysay alkedway. I think differently, 1) Take the 1st letter of the word and put it at the end. Ex. Marker --> Arkerm 2.) Now add an 'a' 3.) And your final answer should be Arkwerma (ar …kwer muh) Easy! ( Full Answer )
What is the only country in the new world that is in Latin America. That is the only country in Latin America where people don't speak Spanish. What is the language?
Actually, there are two of them: . Haiti - French . Brazil - Portuguese And some other Dutch and English-speaking countries that are aoften associated with Latin America, such as: . Suriname - Dutch . Guyana - English . The Bahamas - English . Jamaica - English . Grenada - Engl…ish ( Full Answer )
No. The last Roman Emperor to speak Latin was Justinian I of the Byzantine Empire who ruled more than two centuries after Constantine.
because it is ther language they speak like u 4 example u speak English its what u speak and french, Japanese, Scandinavian its ther languages!
cur dice latina EDIT: That is not a grammatical translation at all :) Without more input, there are a few ways to take the questions you asked: Why should (I) speak Latin Why should (we) speak Latin Why should (you) speak Latin Why should (y'all) speak Latin Why should (he/she/it) speak Latin Why …should (they) speak Latin In English and Latin you can leave out a nominative, but in Latin any regular verb needs to have a person. In any of these situations, you would still begin: Cur dicam/dicas/dicat/dicamus/dicatis/dicant "Why should [subj] speak", using the subjunctive to convey the "should" aspect. The second part is tricky as well. Do you mean "[speak] in Latin", or a more general "[speak] the Latin language"? for the first: Cur dicamus Latine? and for the second: Cur dicamus linguam Latinam? (NB I decided to use only why should we speak, as it seems to fit most contexts you might be asking this for) ( Full Answer )
To form Chinese Pig Latin, just add an "ong" after every consonant in the word/sentence. For example, "Hi, how are you?" would be, "Hongi, hongowong aronge yongou?" When pronouncing it, you pronounce each vowel individually. So the sentence I just used would be pronounced, "Hong-i, hong-o-wong a-ron…g-e yong-o-u?" ( Full Answer )
u take the 1st letter of every word move it 2 the end and add erb ex: ferb latin erb ferb atin lerb
because latin is a dead language and the spaniards came into that land and taught everyone spanish
no, latin is a dead language, meaning it is not an official language anywhere. most people speak French or Spanish in Latin America , It all depends on the country.
Spanish is the dominant language in South and Central America because Spain, at the height of her power in the 15 and 16th centuries sent its conquestadores to discover 'the new world. Portuguese is spoken in Brazil because that country was colonized by Portugal.
Romanians don't speak the Latin language but the Romanian. The Romanian language is a language of Latin (Romanic) origin; themost part of the vocabulary is of Latin origin.
Most people in the Byzantine Empire spoke Greek. Latin was the language of government until the reign of Heraclius (Heraklios) I in the early Seventh Century A.D., when it was officially changed to Greek as well.
The Latin did arrive in Italy in 753 B.C. They were encouraged bythe arrival of the Carthaginian fleet.