Learning Latin

Mike Baker mbaker at rapp.com
Wed Oct 23 17:50:00 PDT 1996

>>Fourthly, learn heraldic terminology. Hey, yet another benefit of
>>associating with the SCA at more depth than the "costumed party" level!
> Huh? Why do you see this as a benefit to learning Latin? I thought most
> of the heraldic terms were French?

And what was French primarily derived from? Why is it considered one of the 
"Romance languages"? By considering the lines of descent, it *does* make it 
easier to understand the ancestor.

Stefan, I do not mean to be snide in the above - it just came out that way, 
and dammee if I can think of a better way to phrase it at the moment without 
being MUCH more wordy.

Amr ibn Majid al-Bakri al-Amra
Mike C. Baker                      mbaker at rapp.com
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