hello welcome to the site and the craft :-) i hope you find the site helpful , as for advice .... well i always say take a look at newbie central and also read all that you can and never be afraid to ask questions as asking them is the best way for us all to learn , no matter what experience you have remember that we are learning along with you , try and study the history of the craft too and always remember witchcraft is not all about casting spells :-) it is so much more than that . if you feel i can help in anyway then do drop me mail and i will help all i can , bright blessings , macus
Drako, older languages are more tradition than necessity. They are sometimes used because more modern language will provide words which have more specific meaning, whereas older languages have words with a broader spectrum of meaning within a few words. Thus providing layers of meaning within the wording of your spells.
But then again, a spell need not have words at all.