It may be a dead language, but Google is bringing Latin back. Google announced the addition of Latin ti Google Translates (now the 58th language in its growing list of languages the search engine translates in one-click).
According to a company spokesperson, the addition of Latin to Google Translates will be more beneficial to American students who take the National Latin Exam every year (over 100,000) language scholars. Says Google’s spokeperson:
“As with every language, machine translating to and from Latin is a difficult problem and we know that our grasp of the ablative absolute or use of the subjunctive may occasionally be off. However, unlike any of the other languages Google Translate supports, Latin offers a unique advantage: most of the text that will ever be written in Latin has already been written, and a comparatively large part of it has been translated into other languages.”
If anyone can ressurect a dead language, it’s Google. Test the new Latin translation at Google Translates here.
Ego tamen, homo.