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Postby kyles978 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:52 am

I am a monolingual SAHM mother of two pre-school boys. I am planning on homeschooling and have just discovered classical education which brought me here.

I have always wanted to read the Bible in it's original language both Greek and Hebrew and now I am developing an interest in Latin as well. I don't have the time to attend classes or have assignments due but I would like to be able to study at my own pace.

So here I am, introducing myself, having a look around, and trying to find out what I need to learn to meet my goals.
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Postby MiguelM » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:34 pm

Good luck with your endeavor! We'll be glad to help. :)

What resources are you using to learn?
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Postby kyles978 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:50 pm

Currently none. As I said I'm just exploring. I have BYKI light for latin that I've been playing with, and I've found this site. As I said I haven't ever learnt a second language so all the talk about bilabial, and other phonetic terms is beyond me and I don't understand other grammar systems at all so I need something basic that will lead me through by the hand.

What language should I start with and can you recommend a text that will suit my complete lack of experience with languages?

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Postby Amadeus » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:48 pm

Salve, Kyles!

Here's a good link that'll introduce the basic grammar concepts you need before studying Latin, and then point you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the best textbook. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wcd/Latin.htm

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Postby thesaurus » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:44 pm

Amadeus wrote:Salve, Kyles!
Here's a good link that'll introduce the basic grammar concepts you need before studying Latin, and then point you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the best textbook. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wcd/Latin.htm


One question: why does the author of that page keep refering to "all four volumes" of Lingua Latina? I'm not sure what others there are besides "Familia Romana" and "Roma Aeterna."
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Postby Amadeus » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:39 pm

thesaurus wrote:One question: why does the author of that page keep refering to "all four volumes" of Lingua Latina? I'm not sure what others there are besides "Familia Romana" and "Roma Aeterna."


Hmmm... I hadn't seen that. I don't know which 4 volumes he is referring to, but just buying Familia Romana with its Exercitia Latina I should be enough to start with.
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Postby MiguelM » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:42 pm

I always assumed that the course's core was Volume I&II and Exercitia I&II, making 4 volumes. I could be wrong, and he could be refering to any of the supplements.
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