I also adore languages. I think I love them because I love anything word-related. I like to look at the differences between the languages, and the similarities, and the way the words within a language complement each other.
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But that you got to do was listen to her translations! That's just stupid, how can you learn anything like that?
It seems you would be better off if you just used a textbook and ignored her.
There are some free Latin textbooks on this site, which you could use and any questions you have you can ask in the Latin forum.
Where are you from? What are you studying in university?
If you want to practice *listening* to spoken latin, I highly recommend Nuntii Latini
your main aim was mine also! I would love to see latin be reborn too.
How do you know, that was how they pronounced latin? It is very good but still tainted with a scandinavian accent
Put on an accent according to how the words commonly sound. You will know about Sprachgefuhl...it helps.
Hi Lucus! Welcome to Textkit!
Lucus Eques wrote:
Thank you, Keesa! Yes, I noticed how wonderfully literate they all are at the Agora; very intimidating. Still, I hope one day to be among them.
Lucus Eques wrote:
I'm from Pennsylvania, at Lehigh University, and it looks like I'll be studying multiple foreign languages (though for a while it seemed as if I would pursue Astrophysics), for a career perhaps in international politics or business or diplomacy. I also love singing and performing on stage, writing poetry, plays, novellas, and at heart I am wholly dedicated to the principles of chivalry (hence the Eques association to a knight).
Astrophysics is cool; I'm crazy about physics myself, especially quantum mechanics (and I find the superstring theory fascinating!),
which is odd, since I have only a slight interest in the sciences, and I'm rotten at any kind of higher mathematics. But words are my first love. (I'm actually a writer, and as of September 2003, I'm also a published writer. )
I love singing, too, and my sister and I sing in churches sometimes. (Strictly amateur, though-no professional work.) I've never done any acting, though, with the exception of Christmas pageants. (I got to be the angel, once, announcing Christ's birth to the shepherds. My sister seemed to find the thought of me playing an angel hilarious. )
I love reading about King Arthur, Ivanhoe, and the Song of Roland (someday I'm going to read that in French!), but my knowledge of the laws of chivalry is sadly limited. Someday I'll have to remedy that...
That was a really great introduction.
If you want to speak Latin you can always message me on AIM or something (I have just about every messenger known to exist),
and this applies to anyone else too! The Agora is a great place but I find it difficult to think of anything about which to write, since the very nature of a forum is geared towards lengthier posts and not towards conversation.
Still, very fascinating it all is. Would anyone know of a website that lists Latin conversational expressions, like "how are you doing?", "what time is it?", "my name is...", et cetera?
klewlis wrote:there's also the daily email from um.... hm, what's it called? someone help me here. Anyway, this woman sends out an email nearly every day with some conversational phrase in latin.
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