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quality of wheelock's latin

Postby mohit » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:27 am

Which more qualities do wheelock's latin have than D'ooge, reading latin, cambridge latin course, etc.?
Why is it so widely used and lauded?
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Re: quality of wheelock's latin

Postby elduce » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:44 pm

because wheelock's is a standard text on Latin

it is old and purists have issue with it, but W's does provide the basics of Latin, correct verb conjugation and load of words; those pursuing latin get snotty about the "correct" source to understand true latin as the Romans spoke it, but since the language is not spoken among any ethnic group anymore, no one exists who can ever say one source is better than another

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Re: quality of wheelock's latin

Postby Nesrad » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:33 am

I've never seen anyone use D'ooge except some people on this forum, and only because it's free I suspect.
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Re: quality of wheelock's latin

Postby dlb » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:42 pm

mohit wrote:Which more qualities do wheelock's latin have than D'ooge, reading latin, cambridge latin course, etc.?
Why is it so widely used and lauded?

I am closing out my 5th year of studying both Wheelocks and D'Ooge simultaneously for several reasons:
- To get varied perspectives of the same lesson
- Not to become a slave to one author
- Exercises
- D'Ooge gives me a few more grammar notes than Wheelocks
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