10,061
reputation
2
14
52

Ben Kovitz
top 5% overall

Native speaker of American English, only a beginner in Latin, learning from Ørberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata. What I find most fascinating about Latin is its use as the language of record and as a common second language from 800 to 1800 A.D.—that is, its use as a non-​vernacular language, learned from and defined by a written tradition, "owned" by no one country, providing continuity and communication across centuries, millenia, nations, and widely divergent pronunciations. It's extraordinary and wonderful that today you can read the works of Gauss, Cicero, medieval logicians, and many more, and they are all clearly in the same language.

If you see me post something ungrammatical or just not in good Latin style, please point it out a comment. I do appreciate it.

In real life, I'm a grad student in cognitive science and computer science at Indiana University. Occasional Wikipedian.

66
answers
77
questions
~82k
people reached

Top tags (116)

Score 92
Posts 16
Posts % 11
Score 77
Posts 17
Score 57
Posts 11
Score 33
Posts 20
Score 29
Posts 13
Score 29
Posts 7

Top posts (143) All Questions Answers | Votes Newest

View all questions and answers

Badges (68)

Gold

2

Rarest

Silver

14

Rarest

Bronze

52

Rarest