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Postby metrodorus » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:18 pm

For those interested in trying new methods for memorizing declensions and verb forms, I have written up a couple of guides to using the Method of Loci for memorising the declensions and also the verb forms, which are linked from my FaQ for latinum, which you can find here:

http://www.e.millner.btinternet.co.uk/l ... inFAQ.html


If you do try these, and they work for you, let me know! Also, any suggestions you've come up with for memorisation tricks, useful word associations, also. If they seem useful, I'll incorporate them.
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Postby Deses » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:04 pm

Interesting. Although I must say that the method of loci does not seem to work well for me personally. By the way, I have posted a version of Diederich's list with definitions:

http://www.inrebus.com/latinwords.php
<a href="http://www.inrebus.com"> In Rebus: Latin quotes and phrases; Latin mottos; Windows interface for Latin Words </a>
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Re: Memorisation Methods

Postby Scribo » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:16 pm

metrodorus wrote:For those interested in trying new methods for memorizing declensions and verb forms, I have written up a couple of guides to using the Method of Loci for memorising the declensions and also the verb forms, which are linked from my FaQ for latinum, which you can find here:

http://www.e.millner.btinternet.co.uk/l ... inFAQ.html


:lol: Wow. That was certainly a fun mental exercise.
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Postby metrodorus » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:38 pm

Exempli gratia; sit natura inquisita, memoria, sive excitans et adjuvans memoriam. Instantiae constitutivae sunt; ordo, sive distribution, quae manifesto juvat memoriam. Item loci in memoria artificiali; qui aut possunt esse loci secundum proprium sensum, veluti janua, angulus, fenestra, et similia; aut possunt esse personae familiars et notae; aut possunt esse quidvis ad placitum ( modo in ordine certo ponantur) veluti animalia, herbae; etiam verba, literae, characters, personae historicae, et caetera; licet nonnulla ex his magis apta sint et commode, alia minus. Hujusmodi autem loci memoriam insigniter juvant, eamque longe supra vires naturals exaltant. Item carmina facilius haerent, et discuntur memoriter, quam prosa. Atque ex isto manipulo trium instantiarum, videlicet ordinis, locorum artificialis memoriae, et versuum, constituitur species una auxilii ad memoriam.
Pg 124 Novum Organum Liber II, London ,1824 Francis Bacon Scripsit.
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Re: Memorisation Methods

Postby cantator » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:59 am

metrodorus wrote:If you do try these, and they work for you, let me know! Also, any suggestions you've come up with for memorisation tricks, useful word associations, also. If they seem useful, I'll incorporate them.


I recommend singing Latin songs. Songs are easy to memorize and fun to perform. There are excellent collections of Latin lyrics and songs from the Carmina Burana, and some of the original tunes are beautiful. Orff's versions might be better for some learners, I love singing his setting of the Archpoet's "Aestuans interius" at the top of my lungs while walking in the country.

The birds seem to like it. :)

Of course you could sing the Latin versions of Elvis's tunes too. It all comes down to vocabulary.
Similis sum folio de quo ludunt venti.
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Postby tjnor » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:07 am

Salve Metrodore,

If you like Latin ditties you may like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDxgPdOo1TI

Vale,

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Postby tjnor » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:08 am

As would you O Cantatore.
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Postby tjnor » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:15 am

And now I see that a Textkitter has already discovered this gem and shared it with all of you: http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?p=67872&sid=f5e062d33a3f0c0d6d4a4cbaf6e9757f

The race is to the swift...
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Postby Estoniacus Inoriginale » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:21 pm

I've found an even longer version of this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEXNKDVs8Sw
OINOM ANNOM STVDIAVEI DINGVAM LATINAM OREIGENEBOS VARIONS
HANCE SICNATOVRAM VIDETE ET REDITE

ITEM BOLVNTAS BIXET BERITAS BIVAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxc0qxl4Hfk&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
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