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So the CONservatives have come up with an idea to get the schoolkids learning again, a £4 million venture to bring back Latin! I know it might give Boris a chance to show off on tv with a few Latin jibes, but surely getting the kids to master the English language and basic maths would be money better spent.If not these, put it towards more Mandarin teaching, this will be far more useful in the future.

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud

So the CONservatives have come up with an idea to get the schoolkids learning again, a £4 million venture to bring back Latin! I know it might give Boris a chance to show off on tv with a few Latin jibes, but surely getting the kids to master the English language and basic maths would be money better spent.If not these, put it towards more Mandarin teaching, this will be far more useful in the future.

I dont think its such a bad idea. Some kids will feel they have a point to prove. It's different and It could help to understand basic English as most of nowadays words and sayings evolved from Latin. Could interest a few more than you think. 4 million on the education budget is not a great deal in the bigger picture. Admittedly it won't equate to job prospects in a practical sense but to an employer it could be an ice breaker.

 

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If only it were the caine.

 


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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

If only it were the caine.

Indeed!

 

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Originally posted by cryrst

I dont think its such a bad idea. Some kids will feel they have a point to prove. It's different and It could help to understand basic English as most of nowadays words and sayings evolved from Latin. Could interest a few more than you think. 4 million on the education budget is not a great deal in the bigger picture. Admittedly it won't equate to job prospects in a practical sense but to an employer it could be an ice breaker.

Icebreaker? Only if you owned a latin teaching agency!

 

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Originally posted by cryrst

I dont think its such a bad idea. Some kids will feel they have a point to prove. It's different and It could help to understand basic English as most of nowadays words and sayings evolved from Latin. Could interest a few more than you think. 4 million on the education budget is not a great deal in the bigger picture. Admittedly it won't equate to job prospects in a practical sense but to an employer it could be an ice breaker.

Apparently Boris wanted to bring in a few other outadted practices- exempli gratia-fagging, but after careful consideration, it was thought our inner city comprehensive kids might not play ball! exempli gratia, see what i did there mate? why not just put eg? Proves my point.

 

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amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant.

About all that I can remember of the Latin I was taught in school!

 

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Originally posted by georgenorman

amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant.

About all that I can remember of the Latin I was taught in school!

Can you remember the meanings though?

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud

Can you remember the meanings though?

I love, you love, he loves, we love, you love (plural), they love.
Latin is hard because there so many different variations of a word depending on its context - bit like 'racism'!

 

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Originally posted by cryrst

I dont think its such a bad idea. Some kids will feel they have a point to prove. It's different and It could help to understand basic English as most of nowadays words and sayings evolved from Latin. Could interest a few more than you think. 4 million on the education budget is not a great deal in the bigger picture. Admittedly it won't equate to job prospects in a practical sense but to an employer it could be an ice breaker.

No it didnít. English isnít a Latin language.

 

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Originally posted by georgenorman

I love, you love, he loves, we love, you love (plural), they love.
Latin is hard because there so many different variations of a word depending on its context - bit like 'racism'!

Bravo that man, 10/10!

 

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Originally posted by DanH

No it didnít. English isnít a Latin language.

Yes and no. English is Germanic in structure, but around 60% of words have their origin in Latin and the other Romance languages.

So there.

 

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