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Postby Matrix » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:11 pm

hi im matrix and im new here...
well just want to ask help because im an independent learner for latin, ive always wanted to study latin since high school but it was never part of the curriculum... so im here just want to ask which books should i download and what the supplements that i need to learn latin? thanks in advance
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Postby Meowth » Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:00 pm

you should consider to download D'Ooge and Allen and Greenough Grammar books

i've been studying latin from D'Ooge book with excellent results ;) you just need to be disciplined
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Postby kissifer » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:18 pm

hey, i'm training as an english teacher, i've wanted to learn latin for a while, and as well as making me seem clever to other people, i think it will help with my english grammar and technical terms. just though i'd say hi.

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Postby jaiden » Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:21 am

I'm new here, too. I've always wanted to learn Latin, and so when I found this site I've jumped in! Learning independantly when you haven't had grammar inforced since 8th grade is a bit of a challenge, but the textbook has been tremedously helpful so far.

;) look forward to getting to know you all...
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Postby Kip » Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:10 pm

grammar inforced since 8th grade is a bit of a challenge

Know how you feel. Learning latin requires knowing grammer in it's basic form. You're looking at a guy that had 4 years of English I! :oops: No kidding. I am a self-learner too and I am grasping grammer a heck of a lot better than I did 25 years ago by reading these Latin Grammer books. I am also using D'Ooge to study Latin as with other books as well. I do not have the Wheelock books. Not sure which edition to have yet. I am getting conflicting opionions on that issue. Anyway, this site has been a tremendous help for me.

Welcome aboard!
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Postby Dom » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:30 pm

I use 'ecce romani' - a very respectable book. It also contains information about the ancient world which is very interesting. Being mere 14 years of age, however, I am not entirely sure of whether you would share my enthusiasm (though it still teaches you all the things you need to know). Kennedy's Latin primer is also an excellent resource to supplement 'ecce romani'.

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Postby CuinoVivien » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:02 am

I've always been interested with Languages. Latin's one of the most beautiful, i'd say. Precise and extremely well-constructed. Thought i'd give it a try with D'Ooge book.

Just thought I'd say hi to everyone here. :)
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Postby runicus » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:42 pm

Hi there,
This is another novice,and a fanatic for languages,who besides his native Chinese and a second language,English,has attempted to learn several other tongues and not without results,say,German,French,Japanese.
I began to be interested in Latin when I was reading a Chinese version of LE COMTE DE MONTE-CRISTO,in which to have found lots of Latin proverbs. When I had some knowledge about German,which shares with Latin at least declensions of nouns,I was able to have a look into a dilapidated textbook for Latin editioned in 1980s.
I was ecstatic when I found this marvellous website for classical languages,and I am no less interested in these despite my Chinese nationality.For now,I have a general knowledge about Latin,say,five declensions,four conjugations,and the delicate and complicated paradigms for the verbs(which remind me of LA CONJUGAISON DES VERBES DE FRANCAIS. :) ).I am a person good at memorising and analysing,so I find learning of Latin a lot of fun,and so I believe as far as Greek is concerned.
All I need now is more and more practice and memory work which I am quite willing to do.(considering that I have VENI VIDI VICI the GRE vocabulary) Fortunas bonas,O amici!!


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