The Indigenous Languages of South America

The Indigenous Languages of South America

The Indigenous Languages of South America When people are asked “which mother-tongue languages are spoken in South America?” the answer almost invariably is “Spanish, Portuguese and perhaps some other minorities including English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese...

Is Latin a Dead Language?

Is Latin a dead language? At first, the question may appear absurd. No population alive today speaks Latin as its mother tongue, so the answer seems self-evident. Yet in reality, the position is more complex than that. Dead Versus Extinct It’s important to grasp at...
Romance Language

Romance Language

What is a Romance Language? The Romance Languages are often described as being the most beautiful in Europe and perhaps the world. What are they and where did they come from? At the height of the Roman Empire in Europe, Africa and parts of Asia, Latin was widely...