Hello. I am very new to Textkit. After 25 years away from my high school Latin, my love of things ancient Roman has reasserted itself in a manner I can't deny any longer...so I found this place and mean to study Latin again.
I downloaded the beginner's text and will no doubt be looking to this board for lots of good help!
Ok, I was looking up Latin educational CD's on eBay, and I found one which states it is useful for:
* Asking common questions
* Making a telephone call
* Talking about the weather
* Using the postal service
* Working with a calendar
* Ordering at a restaurant
* Inquiring about directions
* Counting money
* Family relations
* Reading street signs
* And much more!
I am a simple old woman, mostly self-educated. I have a friend who likes to send me little tidbits in (what I suspect to be poor) Latin. Normally I can use a beginning Latin text I picked up at a flea market to assist in translating. But this time, while I am getting the gist of individual words, I am not grasping the overall meaning of the phrase... I just can't seem ...
Num nemo linguam graecam loqui vult?
Scio linguam latinam faciliorem esse scriptu, sed graecam mirabiliorem esse auditu. Verorum Romanorum est linguam graecam cognoscere ac uti. His verbis finem facio, sperando aliquem vobis responsurum esse eis meis voluntatibus.