Studying ancient languages: things to know

Foreword: Most people are not interested in learning obsolete languages that are not in use any more. After all, what’s the purpose of leaning languages that are extinct, when there are so many other important issues to tackle? To many, learning ancient languages only looks like a waste of time. But surprisingly the study of languages that were in vogue in the olden days also has a positive side to it; several reports and investigations endorse this fact. Now let us check it out.

Astonishing end results: Researchers state that learning ancient languages like Latin has many optimistic outcomes such as:

  • Better comprehension of popular languages like English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Romanian, Italian, etc.
  • Improves cognitive skills.
  • Improves your understanding of the ancient cultures, which helps you develop a better understanding and appreciation of the history and literature of the ancients. Now, wouldn’t you enjoy reading all those exciting classics and literature pieces (that you love) in the original language in which they were written?

Final words: Linguists and researchers state that most of the modern-day languages that are used universally, branch out from a common ancestor generally referred to as the Proto-Indo-European. That is, the ancient languages can be termed as the “parents” of the present day languages. Therefore learning ancient languages would not be a waste of your precious time, as it would help you comprehend the modern languages in a better manner.

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