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Postby klewlis » Mon May 31, 2004 1:29 am

Two questions! :)

1) I'm looking for an online lexicon of neolatin and have not been able to find anything useful. Any ideas?

2) Does anyone have "Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Phrasebook and Dictionary" by John Traupman? I'm wondering whether it would have some of the vocab that I'm looking for. What all does it cover? Does it include slang, profanities, technological terms, etc?
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Re: neolatin and converational latin

Postby JuliaP » Mon May 31, 2004 2:17 am

klewlis wrote:Two questions! :)

2) Does anyone have "Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Phrasebook and Dictionary" by John Traupman? I'm wondering whether it would have some of the vocab that I'm looking for. What all does it cover? Does it include slang, profanities, technological terms, etc?


It has XXIV chapters, each consisting of three model conversations and a section of "topical vocabulary." These are followed by a final chapter on grammar, four appendices, and a "general vocabulary" section.

I've only gone through the first XII chapters so far, as this is as far as the companion audio tape goes. I've noticed no profanity at all. Chapter XI covers "Useful Colloquial Expressions," is that considered slang? There doesn't seem to be much in the way of technological terms. It has words for "electrician" and "photographer" but not "computer" or "programmer!"
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Postby klewlis » Mon May 31, 2004 3:56 pm

Thanks, Julia.

It sounds like this would be a great book to have, but maybe not for my immediate purposes.
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Re: neolatin and converational latin

Postby NelsonN » Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:22 pm

klewlis wrote:... technological terms, etc?


Have you seen this page? It has neo-latin words for the computing industry.

http://www.obta.uw.edu.pl/~draco/docs/voccomp.html
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Re: neolatin and converational latin

Postby klewlis » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:30 pm

NelsonN wrote:
klewlis wrote:... technological terms, etc?


Have you seen this page? It has neo-latin words for the computing industry.

http://www.obta.uw.edu.pl/~draco/docs/voccomp.html



yes, thank you. :) I had checked it and got a couple of the words I needed.
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