Letter: Latin is dead, long live English

Sir: Trevor Cox (Letters, 10 May) suggests that Latin may serve as a common language for Europe and Dr Peter Jones claims it helps children with grammar and romance languages. Esperanto is much more useful.

Because of the logic and simplicity of its structure, Esperanto is easier to learn than most natural languages - in particular Latin, which is rather difficult - and it helps children with grammar and also to learn other languages. This is not speculation: it has been tested by experiment.

Dr MIGUEL NAVARRO.

London W6.

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