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How is French and Italian Alike?

If you have tried learning French and Italian at any point in your life, you would be able to identify some similarities in the two languages. But is this just a coincidence, or are they really similar? The truth of the matter is, the French and Italian languages share about 89% lexical similarity. This means …

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How Did Latin Help a Reporter Break the Story of Pope Benedict’s Resignation?

We always hear the phrase Latin is dead. While it is true that Latin is now considered a dead language, it is still used today. But how did knowing Latin help a reporter get the scoop on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation? Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February 2013. He announced his resignation in Latin. While all the …

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