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Continuing classical Latin
Continuing classical Latin

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1.6 The Indo-European language family

Latin belongs to a big family of languages, called the Indo-European family. Other members of the family include Greek, Sanskrit, Russian and English. Some words can be reconstructed from the parent language ‘Proto-Indo-european’, for example: *seks ‘six’, *septm ‘seven’. These words are written with an asterisk before them, to show that they are reconstructed words, and not actually attested in any written form.

Audio activity 6

Now listen to the final audio conversation between James Clackson and Geoffrey Horrocks.

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