Skip to comments.LATIN 1: THE EASY WAY
Posted on 09/25/2004 12:02:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
I used to teach this subject. I use a method that's a little different than the standard, a method aimed at results, not tradition, and no need to learn grammar at the outset, when you've got enough new things to learn. If you learned by the traditional method you may find this radically different; but trust me.
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I got everything but the short story in Latin. It wasn't there.
About 10K words in our language are derived from Latin. It's all stems and endings. Verbs are similiar to nouns. "To hear" is audîre. "I hear" in Latin is expressed as "hear I", or "audiô. "You (singular) hear" is "audîs, "He/She/It hears" is "audit". Plural of these are "audîmus" (we hear), "audîtis (you hear), and "audiunt".
I remember, years ago, when Compuserve was first new...corresponding with C. J. in the Sci-Fi areas. On a 300 baud modem. What fun. 72327,120 was my user number. Funny the things you never forget.
That sounds like fun. I'm already getting the OED word-of-the-day. If they would just lower the yearly price, I'd sign on (so would thousands of others). Why don't companies understand that when you drop the price, you get more people buying? Maybe they WANT to keep it expensive and exclusive.
Color me clueless. Oxford English? If so, very expensive. Like I said earlier, about 10K of English words are derived from Latin. One book I read stated that a basic vocabulary of 1000 Latin words was HUGH. Textkit's vocabulary service is FREE, and you can get as many words a day as you'd like, as well as on-line reviews/tests to see how you're doing. I've seen another site that has a on-demand vocabulary test as well.
Mrs. "Bloody Sam" Roberts? ;o) I remember folks standing in line to access one of the 2 1200 baud modems, and tables of 300's sitting idle. String and cans would have been faster.
Thanks all for the nice comments! :')
One book I read stated that a basic vocabulary of 1000 Latin words was HUGH.
Eheu! I say that's hugh! [lol, only on FR!]
Now that I've learned all that Latin, I think I'll go back and review all the lessons again.
Here's a question: How big of a market for Latin is there? I wonder how many copies of Dr. Seuss in Latin were sold.
I'm just about to sign up for Textkit. I opened a few of the vocabulary words. They give the definition, but not the pronunciation. Does the actual course give the pronunciation?
Where was this when I needed it? I also survived two years of Latin in high school. It was one of the best decisions I made because it still helps me when writing or when I need to understand new words. I was jealous though because all the cool kids had taken spanish. hehehe. Where are they now?
Thanks, Mrs. Vance!!
Well, you're two years ahead of me in Latin, because I took Spanish in high school - whereas all the Catholic school kids took Latin. That's why I'm here taking remedial Latin! lol
Best way to learn Latin: be a teen-age boy (or somewhat confused girl, I guess) with hormones raging thru your system, then take Mrs. Ross' class back in the 80s. You will hang on each and every word the woman says, regardless of language.
Yeah, not bad. ['Civ begins to recall all the Latin anatomical terms he's heard over the years... then drifts back]
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Posted on 11/03/2003 2:40:42 PM PST by Mad Dawgg
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