- May 2010
I used to be fluent in Latin and as a result found that learning Spanish, Italian, and French was remarkably easy to learn. I've also looked at Portuguese and can see the linguistic roots of Latin in that language. Once in Italy, I inadvertantly lapsed into Latin and although it caused a bit of hilarity, the Italians I was speaking to understood what I was trying to say. Latin is highly underrated in my view as it can help open doors to about 25 living languages.