Tag Archives: Latin

Oh, English! (And Its Strangely Spelled Words)

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English is a quirky language. Because it’s been constantly changing and borrowing from other languages for hundreds of years, it’s no surprise that the spellings of some words make little to no sense at all. From silent letters to vowel and consonant combinations that are pronounced differently despite looking similar, it can be quite confusing(…)


New Latin academy

The Pope is planning to set up a new Latin academy to promote the language. Until the 1960s Vatican documents were only published in Latin but usage has waned. Currently a small team promotes the language but the academy is expected to team up with academics to better “promote the knowledge and speaking of Latin,(…)