Carolus Raeticus wrote:Salvete!
I'm trying to improve my Latin vocabulary and do so by concentrating on the words given in Paul B. Diederich's "Basic Vocabulary", a list of the 1,500 (more or less) most common words. Mr. Diederich, however, gave only English "core-meanings" which I found somewhat problematic.
I toyed around with a list based on the definitions from Whitaker's "Words"-programme, but I found the wide range of meanings given in that database as far too confusing for the purpose of this list. So I adapted the "Basic Vocabulary" using instead the English meanings taken from "The Vocabulary of High School Latin" by Gonzalez Lodge (1922).
For easier use I supplemented the Latin nouns with the genitive, gender, the verbs with the principles parts, and all with the macrons (the latter ones taken from a German dictionary). So, a typical entry reads like this (formatted in the actual file as two columns):
nūbēs, -is, f. - cloud (esp. storm cloud); (fig.) crowd, throng
dūco, -ere, dūxī, ductum - to lead (in var. senses); (fig.) deem, consider, hold
As this list may be of use to other "discipuli", I have uploaded the list (PDF, file size about 237 KB) here (last entry): http://hiberna-cr.wikidot.com/topical-vocabulary
Should you find any spelling errors etc., please report these in this thread.
Would you tell how you manage to accomplish this? I would love to be able to automaticly give genders and macra to a list of latin words.
Carolus Raeticus wrote:Salve Hampie!Would you tell how you manage to accomplish this? I would love to be able to automaticly give genders and macra to a list of latin words.
If only I were able to do so! I am a humble beginner. No, I merely invested quite a bit of time, first looking up the Latin word in one dictionary and then doing the same thing in "Vocabulary of High School Latin". Giving the gender is rather straightforward, simply a matter of learning the vocabulary, and in many cases it is even possible to do so for unknown words provided these follow some simple rules. Macrons...well, that is more difficult. For me it is just one thing that has to be learned by rote, I guess. But as not even the dictionary makers agree in all instances, I can live with making errors in that area. Especially as it rather unlikely that I shall ever meet Cicero or Caesar and have my pronunciation corrected by them
If you do want to have a good source I'd recommend Vox Latina...
Carolus Raeticus wrote:I have uploaded corrected versions of "Paul B. Diederich's Basic Vocabulary", both the original edition and the Lodge-edition.