Those of us who study, teach and explore multiple languages know of the many benefits that come from language learning. One positive to learning a new language, whether modern or ancient, is for writers. In a podcast that explores writing, podcasters Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd interview Natalie Haynes, who has written three novels and also works as a stand-up comedian. She has also written for publications such as the Times, the Independent, and the Guardian.
What's the point of learning Latin or ancient Greek?
In our latest episode, classicist Natalie Haynes (@@nataliehaynesstandupclassicist) explains learning a new language, be it ancient or modern, is “a huge boon” to writers because it’s “basically empathy distilled”.
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Created by, for and about writers, Always Take Notes offers a bi-monthly podcast. Listen to journalists, publishers, screenwriters, novelists and agents talk candidly about their work and career paths. Hear authors describe how they develop characters; editors explain what makes a pitch exciting; and agents outline the business end of writing a book.