Who speaks Latin?
Latin belongs to the group of the Italic languages constituting part of the Indo-European language family. It is the so-called passive language – it does not meet all requirements to be considered dead, but its use remains marginal.
The only country in the world using Latin is the Vatican. It plays a very strong role in the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church (and, for its needs, its vocabulary is still expanded), in medicine, biology and law. Apart from these fields, it is practically not present in the contemporary world.
History of the Latin language
Latin was originally spoken in Latium – the ancient area in Italy. It was the language of the ancient Romans and the official language of the Roman Empire. First records in Latin originate from around the 6th century BC. In the 5th century, the Law of the Twelve Tables, i.e. the first codification of Roman law, was written in Latin. Since the 11th century AD, the role of Latin has begun to decline and literature is created in other languages. In the 18th century, its role was marginalised. In this state it remains until today.
Use of the Latin language in business
Latin is a passive language, it does not play any role in the international business or trade. Nevertheless, citing thoughts of famous philosophers in this language is considered good manners.
Translators of the Latin language
Skrivanek performs professional translations of texts into Latin and translations from Latin into Polish. We cooperate with experienced staff of translators who specialise in various disciplines. We may provide both standard and certified translations. Our offer is addressed to companies from all sectors (including specialised sectors: industrial, technical, medical, legal and many others). We may perform the translation of an agreement from Latin and translate company documents, invoices, catalogues, advertising slogans, reports, agreements, business correspondence, acts, powers of attorney, forms and other materials, also classified. Our translators of the Latin language will not only take care of the translation correctness, but also the effectiveness of the text, its appropriate style and adaptation to the cultural context, both in terms of the language itself and the country.
Orders for translations into and from Latin most frequently performed:
standard and business translations into and from Latin; express translations; certified translations; proofreading; localisation; translation of websites into Latin; DTP – graphic preparation of documents; interpreting from and into Latin – simultaneous and consecutive;