If so, you should know that Latin is not the root of English. Latin has greatly influenced English but is not its ancestor. If we proceed with botanic metaphors, one could say that there is a Latin graft in English.(Emily) dixit:I plan to do something in the language field (not sure what yet) and I'm trying to get a feel for different languages. I know that I've found a lot of similarities between Latin, Spanish and English and knowing that Latin is a root of those languages fascinates me.