‘Veni, vidi, vici’ I came, I saw, I conquered. You might have heard of this sentence before. It’s one of the best known Latin sentences by people that don’t study it. Just like ‘Cogito, ergo sum’ I think, therefore I am.
I love Latin, because it this weird language, which is like a puzzle when you’re translating it. Latin is a weird language, which really is unpronouncable. I mean there are some rules you have to follow, but really there is no way to know for sure that they said it like that.
Besides this it’s quite difficult to translate certain sentences. It’s very common to have a sentence which you can translate in multiple ways and then you have to rely on the context. And let me assure you, the context can be very vague, very very vague. However, I do like figuring this out, becuase to me it’s like a puzzle.
I want to tell you all a little bit about my Latin class. I’m in a class with a lot of people that don’t like latin one single bit. Which I must say is a bit disappointing, but if you know what we have to learn for our upcoming exam you’d want to cry and quit Latin, so I don’t balme them. The thing that sucks the most though is that our teacher is really excited, but our class is incredibly annoying, so the classes can be quite a struggle.
As I said my teacher is great and he can be quite funny. He once told us this joke:
A Roman walks into a bar. While pointing two fingers up, he says to the barman: “Five beer please.”
Hahahahaha, I am still laughing, it’s really my type of humor. I apologize for the bad joke, but so funny though! I love Latin!
Have a nice day!