Saturday, 18 May 2013

Te amo

Yes, I am teaching myself Latin. As if I don't have enough to do in life however I digress. Many a young Italian has whispered 'ti amo' and clearly not meant it but I wanted to understand the language from which my beloved French is derived. Latin is exceptionally difficult as with German, the verb is all over the place. In German, for example, the verb can be at the end of those very long sentences! I shall persevere with Latin if only to understand such marvellous bits as this:

Qui in amorem praecipitavit, pejus perit quam si saxo saliat. He who plunges into love is more lost than if he leapt from a rock. - Plautus

Te amo indeed.

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