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group for "Latin For Beginners" by Benjamin L. D'O

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:25 pm
by worthywoman
From a purely selfish standpoint (I prefer lists to groups that I have to GO to) It looks like it would be useful to have a group for "Latin For Beginners" by Benjamin L. D'Ooge. What would be the best way to go about thinking about doing this?

I am not even sure that the list would have to be hosted at TextKit, as we have been discussing the possibility of a Latin learning list over on some Lutheran theological and homeschooling lists. We have pretty much decided NOT to go with ecclesiastical Latin if we go with all.

I am envisioning one chapter per week... Since we do not really have an experienced Latinist, joining textkit and using the answer key that goes with the book would at least be something.

I had been going through Wheelock's at http://www.ravendays.org/latin/lists/listindex.html , but, I have a neuromuscular disorder and can no longer hold books. Online texts work best for me...

Other resources could include:
SWORD Project-- free Bible software
http://www.crosswire.org/sword/index.jsp including their Latin
Vulgate Module Add-in
http://www.crosswire.org/sword/modules/ ... me=Vulgate

A living and sounding alphabet
http://www.learnlatinlanguage.com/DEMALPH.HTM

Lhomonds's "Epitome Historiae Sacrae"
http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/language ... index.html

And from http://www.emmanuelpress.us/ "Patres Latini Lutherani"

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:22 am
by Carola
I have just finished 3 years of university level Latin, but would like to go back through D'Ooge for some revision. I wouldn't mind doing the exercises and also helping some beginners if possible (although my real focus has to be on Greek this year and my time is a bit limited).

We seemed to gallop over the grammar and get into literature very quickly (and see some other recent posts about this subject) and I feel there are areas where I am a bit wobbly on syntax and translation from English to Latin.

You can message me or post back here if you want to discuss any ideas about this.

Re: group for "Latin For Beginners" by Benjamin L.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:16 pm
by worthywoman
The poll will close on the 27th... by then, everyone will know what their schedules will really allow.

It looks like there are six interested people, so I will see what it will take to set up a list on the 25th.

One lesson per week...
No theological focus...

Anything else... I will figure it out as quickly as I can.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:40 pm
by annis
Note from the Textkit Groups Coordinator (I wear a special hat for this role):

At this point I assume the group is going forward. I've started in on the background arrangements. I'll announce more here when we're ready for people to join the list, &c., &c.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:46 pm
by annis
Ok, we're on, starting January 27.

First, the session web page: D'Ooge A. This is where the schedule will be.

To join the mailing list, you need to visit this page, and enter you email address. You'll get email back asking you to reply to confirm you want to joing (prevents people from subscribing people against their will), and then someone will approve your membership (to prevent spam weasel drive-by joining).

We'll also be using Paul's GTSS (that G will perhaps need to change) web-based system for handing in work. That'll let us compare answers very easily. You'll also need to log into that to use it, so we'll need to get login names and passwords out to people who will be participating. We'll deal with that a bit later.

And, as a matter of trivia, this is the first group where I will also be participating as a neophyte.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:49 am
by Andrus
Great news Annis!

Thanks.

Andrus

Latin

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:57 am
by Iamblichus from Chalcis
I'm very glad to participate and I have one question. In january 27, everybody will recive some kind of homework by mail?
Happy new year!

IAMBLICHUS

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:04 pm
by Paul
annis wrote:We'll also be using Paul's GTSS (that G will perhaps need to change) web-based system for handing in work.


I think the 'G' stands for 'Guided', not 'Greek'. :)

Cordially,

Paul

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:36 pm
by ingrid70
I'll join this group and edit the key that's still under construction as we go. Maybe it will finally be finished!

Ingrid

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:40 pm
by Iamblichus from Chalcis
What's "Paul's GTSS"?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:57 pm
by Carola
Hi there and welcome to Textkit. I have been preparing a schedule which I will post this week - the idea is just to post homework exercises through the group site and those of us (like me) with some Latin (I have just finished 3 years of university level Latin) can offer some comment and help. It is really a co-operative effort, not a correspondence course, although I have prepared some extra notes to help with your studies and I have a lot of material from my uni course. I am not the world's best Latin scholar by any means - but probably good enough to help beginners!

William - perhaps you could let me know when everything is ready to start posting notes etc.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:44 am
by Paul
Iamblichus from Chalcis wrote:What's "Paul's GTSS"?


Hi,

Please see http://www.greekgeek.org/gtss.pdf and http://www.greekgeek.org/gtssIntro.pdf

Neither is complete but they'll get you started.

Cordially,

Paul

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:18 pm
by annis
Carola wrote:William - perhaps you could let me know when everything is ready to start posting notes etc.


I'd wait until the session starts offically. Some people may yet need to join the mailing list.

Re: Latin

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:39 pm
by annis
Iamblichus from Chalcis wrote:I'm very glad to participate and I have one question. In january 27, everybody will recive some kind of homework by mail?


First, Iamblichus, could you make your avatar image smaller, at least more narrow? It crowds out the text of people's posts.

Please see this page: D'Ooge A. This has the schedule of assignments. Right now it is very tentative. In another few days I will update the schedule so that the section numbers for each assignment will appear. For example, the first translation sentences are in Section 31, which is on (book) page 15 of the book. Homework is handed in on a web-page exercise system. It will allow us to compare our work very easily.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:56 pm
by Qbe
I'd like to participate. One of my resolutions for the new year is to brush up my Latin or Greek. Since there's a Latin group starting, I'll go with Latin. Is it too late to sign up? I registered a few days ago but haven't yet received any instructions.

Welcome to the fun!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:07 pm
by worthywoman
Qbe wrote:I'd like to participate. One of my resolutions for the new year is to brush up my Latin or Greek. Since there's a Latin group starting, I'll go with Latin. Is it too late to sign up? I registered a few days ago but haven't yet received any instructions.


You are not too late...we are still introducing ourselves.

You may want to check out
http://www.textkit.com/groups/dooge/session-a.php

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:20 pm
by annis
The group is closed now!

If someone is moved to run one more D'Ooge group let me know. There's certainly enough interest.

Relation of this forum to D'Ooge study group

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:10 am
by tjnor
What is the relation of this forum to the newly formed D'Ooge study group? Is this the proper place to discuss questions that will arise over our course of study, or should we restrict the concerns of the study group to emails, etc.?

Re: Relation of this forum to D'Ooge study group

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:54 am
by annis
tjnor wrote:Is this the proper place to discuss questions that will arise over our course of study, or should we restrict the concerns of the study group to emails, etc.?


Things related directly to the study group (work that week, say), should go to the mailing list for it.