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Postby jkmoore » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:00 am

It's been 35 years since I took a couple of years of Latin prior to medical school. I'm brushing up (starting over, really) in order to be able to translate medieval documents as part of ongoing genealogical research. About all I remember at this point is how to say "this little piggy went to market, etc." Thanks for a great site! I'm looking forward to figuring out whose land Henry III stole from whom.
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Re: New User Introduction

Postby thesaurus » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:57 pm

Welcome aboard! If you have any questions about the medieval Latin, I and others would always be interested in taking a look at it in the Latin forum.

Salve conscendens! Si ulla dubia de latinitate mediaevalis temporis te vexant, certe ego aliique in foro Latino manus dare semper optamus.
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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Re: New User Introduction

Postby Einhard » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:04 pm

Salve jk, and welcome to texkit. I started with Latin in order to help with a Medieval Studies course I'm planning on doing (any time now as I've been saying for the past 2 years!), and over a year later I'm still wading through Classical Latin! I want to get as comprehensive a grounding in that before I move on, much the same way, although somewhat in reverse, that one would need to learn modern Englisn in order to tackle the Middle English. Anyway goodluck. By the way, I'd recommend you get your hands on a good Med Latin reader. I have "Reading Medieval Latin" by Keith Sidwell, and though I haven't dipped too much into it (see above!), it seems quite good from what I have seen.
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