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Old December 11 2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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Re: They teach Latin at Starfleet Academy?

Also, it does seem like English is used throughout Starfleet, so training in Latin (even for aliens) would be helpful to understanding the technical vocabulary that we've adopted directly from Latin.

Personally, I have an interest in Latin (just as a hobby) and that interest served me very well when I trained for my job. I'm a dental technician and knowing a bit of Latin helped immensely in learning all the technical vocabulary of teeth, which draws heavily from Latin. Other medical and legal terminology does this even more, so, depending on what field of study a cadet is going through, I expect 24th Century Latin to be no less relevant than Latin today.

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