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Postby Nihil » Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:09 am

I'm a beginner in Latin, and I'm using a combination of Wheelock's Latin and D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners to learn. I look forward to getting to know you all. :)
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Postby klewlis » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:56 am

hey, welcome here!<br /><br />(i've only been here since yesterday and i already feel like i belong... must be a good sign ;)<br /><br />i've got wheelock too, although i confess i haven't cracked it in several months... must get back into that. glad to see that there are lots of beginners like me.
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Re:Hey everyone

Postby Nihil » Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:41 am

Thanks for the the welcome. :)<br /><br />I looked around for other books other than Wheelock's Latin to do some comparison, but the only books my bookstore carried other than Wheelock were Latin for Dummies and various Latin dictionaries, so of the books there, Wheelock's appeared the most scholarly. But looking around this board, there appear to be better books out there. Hopefully the combination of the two books I'm using will serve me well. :)<br /><br />And you're right; the atmosphere of this place seems friendly.
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Postby klewlis » Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:58 am

yeah... wheelock seems to be the classroom standard at least. I haven't tried any others. I think I'm going to order 501 Latin Verbs as well... I sometimes have difficulty with irregular verbs and such, so I'm hoping that will help (next best thing to an actual instructor, I guess ;).
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Re:Hey everyone

Postby Nihil » Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:04 am

My bookstore has that book and it looks interesting. I know that when I studied Spanish in school its Spanish equivalent came in handy. I memorize things like verb conjugations better when they're in charts and paradigms.
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Postby mariek » Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:22 am

<br />Welcome Nihil! Just like you, I'm also a beginner in Latin. I'm using D'Ooge's Latin for Beginners. <br /><br />Take a look at the Rant against Wheelock's Latin thread. http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic . php?t=53. It's very interesting. That's where I learned about Moreland & Fleischer's Latin: An Intensive Course which many people here consider one of the best Latin books available. <br />
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Postby Nihil » Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:35 am

Hey Mariek, thanks for the welcome and the reference to the thread. It makes me glad that I am supplementing Wheelock with other texts and grammars. If I can't find Moreland & Fleischer's Latin: An Intensive Course, then I'll look on Amazon for it. :)
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Postby mariek » Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:50 am

<br />M&F is definitely on Amazon. I've added it to my Wish List. :)<br /><br />
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Postby Nihil » Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:01 am

Well, that's good. :) I'll definitely pick it up. The more references the better in my opinion.
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Postby Milito » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:33 pm

Hey, and welcome in!<br /><br />I used Wheelock to learn, and found it very good. D'Ooge has some... zealous... supporters here, and though I haven't looked at it in detail, it's been helpful, too. I have M&F, and use it as a great reference, and am also using Bennett's Latin Grammar, which is also available here. Bennett isn't a learning book, so much as a reference book, and although it's Saharan-dry, it's another good place to dig for answers to questions...<br /><br />In case you hadn't guessed, I'm with you - the more references the better...!<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Hey everyone

Postby Jeff Tirey » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:01 pm

[quote author=Milito link=board=6;threadid=332;start=0#2439 date=1059662018]<br />Hey, and welcome in!<br /><br />In case you hadn't guessed, I'm with you - the more references the better...!<br /><br />Kilmeny<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I'll chime in on that note too. All grammars have their pro's and con's because they have different goals and target audiences, so it's worthwhile to shop around and find the book that's right for you and your learning environment.<br /><br /><br />
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Postby Nihil » Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:44 pm

Thanks for your input Jeff and Kilmeny. :)<br /><br />I've added Latin: An Intensive Course to my wishlist and hope to pick it up soon. On finding it, I used the "look inside this book" feature to check it out, and what I like most is how the book presents a clear and concise explanation of the verb tenses. I know most of the grammatical terminology, but I was a little hazy on the specifics. I find its presentation quite good. It presents most of the verb tenses almost immediately, which I think is better. It looks like a good text, and the rest of it is apt to be well written as well.
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Re:Hey everyone

Postby mariek » Fri Aug 01, 2003 12:05 am

[quote author=Nihil link=board=6;threadid=332;start=0#2390 date=1059631294]<br />Well, that's good. :) I'll definitely pick it up. The more references the better in my opinion. [/quote]<br /><br />I agree. I'm just waiting for positive cash flow.<br /><br />
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Postby mariek » Fri Aug 01, 2003 12:06 am

[quote author=Milito link=board=6;threadid=332;start=0#2439 date=1059662018]<br />D'Ooge has some... zealous... supporters here [/quote]<br /><br />Really? I only know of one... ;) <br />
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Re:Hey everyone

Postby Nihil » Fri Aug 01, 2003 12:19 am

[quote author=mariek link=board=6;threadid=332;start=0#2468 date=1059696346]<br /><br />I agree. I'm just waiting for positive cash flow.<br /><br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />Same here. I'll probably pick it up within a few weeks. Ah, the life of a student.
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Re:Hey everyone

Postby Keesa » Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:46 am

Hi! Welcome to Textkit! <br /><br />I'm a beginner in Latin, too. (I'm also a beginner in Greek, but I've been studying it a full three weeks longer than Latin. :)) I've been using D'Ooge's Latin for Beginners and the Beginner's Latin Book, by William C. Collar and M. Grant Daniell. Good luck with your Latin! <br /><br />Keesa
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