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  • May 08 / 2019
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Similarities between Latin and Gothic

Old book


By Erik Ogle, M.A.

Last time I talked a bit about how certain adjective forms in Germanic can help shed light on related forms in Latin and the idea of ‘definiteness’. We´ll continue with this today and explore some useful cognates between Latin and Gothic. Continue Reading

  • Apr 24 / 2019
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Latin Nicknames and the Germanic “The”

The Grammar, marble cameo panel (1437–1439) from the bell tower of Florence, Italy


By Erik Ogle, M.A.

One of the first things that Latin students learn is that there’s no word for “the”, “a”, or “an”. Latin just does without the little articles that we find so necessary in English that every sentence needs a few. Continue Reading

  • Feb 06 / 2019
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Hopi and Latin: A Few Unexpected Similarities

The Aztec Calendar Stone


By Erik Ogle, M.A.

Last week, I was reading up on Uto-Aztecan languages—as one does on a Friday night—and discovered an interesting parallel between Hopi and Latin. Latin, I’ll assume, is familiar to all readers, but Uto-Aztecan and Hopi might need some introduction. Continue Reading

  • Nov 21 / 2018
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How Latin Helped Me Learn Mongolian

Queen Dondogdulam by B. Sharav


By Erik Ogle, M.A.

No one denies that Latin is an immensely beneficial language for people to learn (least of all we here at Carmenta!); oftentimes, however, when the benefits are enumerated, the same examples come up over and over again. Continue Reading

  • Nov 08 / 2018
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Should Academia Be Reformed?

College graduation


By André Bastos Gurgel

Classics departments around the world and academia as a whole have become so bureaucratic and narrow-minded that, in the past few decades, they have churned out whole generations of students (and professors) who research and write articles only because they are forced to. Continue Reading