When did latin become a dead language?

Answer After the decline of the Roman Empire in the fifth century A.D., Latin evolved into the Romance languages, such as Italian, Spanish and French. However, Latin remained for centuries as a second wri... Read More »

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When did the Latin language stop being common language?

As the Roman Empire grew, Latin evolved into several regional dialects, which eventually became the Romance languages (Spanish, French and Italian) after the empire fell. What became known as Vulga... Read More »

How old is the Latin language?

The most ancient version of Latin is more than 2,000 years old. This is referred to as Old Latin. Since then, Latin has experienced many minor permutations in pronunciation, grammar and syntax. A f... Read More »

Is Latin a spoken language?

Latin is considered a "dead" language. It fell out of common use in the 1700s. Latin is still taught in schools around the world. It is also still used as the official language of the Roman Catholi... Read More »

What is Latin the language of?

Latin is an ancient language that has no native speakers anymore; however, the Vatican officially adopted Latin. As Latin was spoken during the Roman Empire, it influenced many of today's languages... Read More »