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Postby Tarential » Sat May 01, 2010 7:59 am

My name is David. I'm a computer programmer from BC, Canada with an interest in languages. I've signed up for these forums because I have decided to study Latin in addition to Spanish and French. Currently, I have a basic knowledge of Spanish and a limited French vocabulary. My intent is to study all three languages simultaneously. I hope to use these forums to practice my composition and eventually communicate with other members in Latin.

That's about it. I hope you are all doing well :)
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby thesaurus » Sat May 01, 2010 3:16 pm

Welcome!

I have not attempted to study three Romance languages simultaneously, but it might be easier to study them one at a time. Otherwise, you may risk mixing up vocabulary and grammar (plus it's difficult to memorize too many new things at once). It might be helpful to study one until you've finished an introductory textbook, and then you can proceed to practice your reading/writing etc. as you then pick up the second language and so on. With a little overlap, you avoid memorizing multiple conjugations all at once, and having committed, say, Latin grammar, to memory before you start French will make learning French grammar easier.
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Tarential » Sat May 01, 2010 11:57 pm

Such I have been told before, yet as it stands I am willing to accept the challenge. If this undertaking becomes too complicated I may have to rethink my position. For now, I will try.

Thank you for the advice, however.
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby rustymason » Sun May 02, 2010 12:31 am

Welcome, David. Bonam Fortunam.
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