Gratias tibi ago

10th March 2006 at 00:00
Potentia secum sit! or to translate, 'Good on yer'! "Latin man with a Transit van", TES, February 24).

Around three-quarters of our language is rooted in Latin. Study of it makes it easier to spell, interpret unfamiliar words, write logically or learn other languages.

Having introduced a Latin club at our primary school and used many of the techniques one would with a modern language, I believe Latin can be seen as an enjoyable living language. To Alex Horne I can only add: Gratias tibi ago.

Grace C P Reader Crumpsall Lane primary school 36 Derby Road Manchester

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