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January 16
Overview of the Series

  1. Evolution of languages
  2. English words taken from Latin
    1. Words taken directly from Latin--opus, onus, agenda
    2. Words that use the Latin plural ending, such as curricula
    3. Phrases taken directly from Latin--modus operandi, ad hoc, ad infinitum
    4. Abbreviations such as RX, e.g., i.e., etc.
    5. Mythological references--Herculean task, odyssey, carrying the world on one's shoulders
  3. Latin as the source for new words, such as computer and ordinateur (French for "computer")

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