Talk:Latin

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Former good articleLatin was one of the Language and literature good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
DateProcessResult
April 17, 2006Good article nomineeListed
May 25, 2006Peer reviewReviewed
October 14, 2007Good article reassessmentDelisted
October 17, 2009Good article nomineeNot listed
Current status: Delisted good article

Case system[edit]

It would be if this article contained a section on the case system and listed the six cases in Latin in the section on Latin grammar. Vorbee (talk) 16:58, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Latin and Greek[edit]

Due to our common saying of classical Graeco-Roman culture, many people seem to assume that (Old) Latin and Koine Greek would be about as close to each other as English and Norwegian, or even English and Scots. I'd therefore suggest to add a small section comparing Latin and Greek, noting that they don't even belong to the same language families (Italo-Celtic vs. Balkano-Illyrian) and, not counting loanwords from about the late Republic onwards, are basically about as close to each other as they are to Sanskrit. The bulk of similarities readily notable to laypeople is due to scholarly loanwords from about the late Republic on. What else is there is an earlier spurious, hardly tangible, and speculative Hellenic substrate particularly in Southern Italic dialects such as Oscan, Sidicini, Pre-Samnite, and Sice due to early Hellenic colonization. Finally, what such a section would need would be a sourced percentage of how much of Old vs. Classical Latin vocabulary were scholarly Greek loanwords (one column) and has other Greek roots (second column) vs. native Italic vocabulary. --93.223.194.254 (talk) 21:02, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Why not "Latin language"?[edit]

Why is this article named simply "Latin" instead of "Latin language", consistently with most articles on languages? Thanks, --Checco (talk) 10:04, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

It's possibly a benefit of Latin being a "dead" language, that there is no one left who is usually described as "Latin", as opposed to French, Spanish, English, etc. Dhtwiki (talk) 21:25, 6 October 2018 (UTC)