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Basic Latin Phrases

Postby Джек » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:12 pm

Salvete

Can anyone help me with a few very quick and basic Latin phrases. Where there are synonyms or similar expressions, it'd be nice to know as much as possible.

Hello - Salve, salvete?
Thank you - gratias multas/multas gratias - any others?
You're welcome
Thank you for... - I assume the word for "for" will need a case other than the nominative... which case does it need?
How are you? - formal and informal

Thank you for your help. I'll learn far faster when Lingva Latina arrives.

Jack
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Postby Lucus Eques » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:05 pm

The easiest for "gratias" may be "gratias ob [+accusative]..." as "thank you for ..."

John Traupman's book is supreme: http://www.amazon.com/Conversational-La ... 0865163812

Oh! And you asked for a dictionary, Jack. The free downloadable one Whitaker WORDS is really very good:

http://users.erols.com/whitaker/words.htm

A good portable dictionary is Cassell's Latin Dictionary. Concise, useful.
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Postby Gonzalo » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:31 pm

Try Franmorar's lessons in this very site. You can find the other lessons in the Agora.
Verus enim amor semper tempore tristi elucescit magis. (Philipp Melanchthon: Decl. de studiis Linguæ Græcæ)
Quin age, si quid habes (P. Vergilii Maronis Ecloga III:52)
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Postby Джек » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:42 pm

Thank you for all the links and phrases. As I have said, when Lingua Latina arrives, I shall learn faster. Is it generally a good idea to learn Latin's grammatical structures before attempting to acquire a large vocabulary? Obviously this question will be irrelevant after I acquire Lingua Latina, however until that time, what do you think?
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Postby Lucus Eques » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:22 pm

Scanning or even memorizing the various forms can't hurt. It won't make a negative impact, but it's hardly necessary.
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Postby Джек » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:34 am

Thanks, Lucus. At the moment it's a joy to read any Latin that I can get my hands on, even if it's just through the examples of conjugation tables. If I'm finding that fun, then I wonder how much fun reading real Latin will be. :)

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Postby Bretonus » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:58 am

Lucus Eques wrote:The easiest for "gratias" may be "gratias ob [+accusative]..." as "thank you for ..."

John Traupman's book is supreme: http://www.amazon.com/Conversational-La ... 0865163812

Oh! And you asked for a dictionary, Jack. The free downloadable one Whitaker WORDS is really very good:

http://users.erols.com/whitaker/words.htm

A good portable dictionary is Cassell's Latin Dictionary. Concise, useful.


Lucus, I have been debating whether I should order this since you mentioned it in another one of your posts. If you don't mind I have a few questions for you about it. What will I gain from it? Does it offer idioms that I would not acquire through the LL series, or Wheelock's Latin? How is it meant to be studied? I am afraid I would not be able to practice much, given that the only place I come to talk to people, also learning Latin, is here. Is there some sort of chat room out there, that could be used for practice?

I normally would just buy it and if I felt it was of no use just not bother with it, but it has a bit of a larger price tag than my other Latin texts.
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Latin resources for conversational latin

Postby metrodorus » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:02 am

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You could buy Adler's textbook - it is much, much bigger than Traupmans, and also includes a complete Latin syntax and grammar. It has a much larger selection of examples of conversational latin, and unlike Traupman, it aims to be a complete Latin course, only teaching via conversational latin. If you include the key, there are almost 900 pages of small print.
Adler is around $20, and key is around $9, links to purchase are on the Latinum site, from public domain reprints. You can ask on here what people think of Adler - his book has only been available as a reprint for a few short months - after having been out of print for over 150 years.




You might find the recorded lessons on Latinum of some use:

http://latinum.mypodcast.com

If you have a visual memory, then the 3-d declension tables on Latinum's you tube site might be useful for you.
http://uk.youtube.com/user/evan1965
These now cover all the declensions, and some verbs forms are also in place.
I am currently making some movies for learning the consecutio temporum.

There is a Latin chatroom with option for voice chat etc linked from Schola - but due to the tiny number of people in the world who can speak Latin, this room is not well frequented. If you open the chat window and wait for a few hours, though, someone will usually pop in. Schola is here
http://schola.ning.com

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Re: Latin resources for conversational latin

Postby ingrid70 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:24 pm

metrodorus wrote:Bretonus
You could buy Adler's textbook - it is much, much bigger than Traupmans, and also includes a complete Latin syntax and grammar.


:wink: If you're up to 25 chapters of false accusations. Although I really appreciate the work you have put into this, I'm getting slightly fed up with "Do you have my nice new table?" Non habeo, fur non sum! :wink:

Ingrid (somewhere around chapter 17, listening to the podcast on my way to work).
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Postby adrianus » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:30 am

Adler is very good, but so is Traupmann, and Conversational Latin (2004) is very contemporary besides,—definitely worth buying. I love it. And you're very on the ball, Ingrid70. Good stuff! :wink:
Optimus est liber Georgii Adler, sed optimus quoquè ille Johanni Traupmann. Dierum nostrorum ceterùm est Conversational Latin (2004),—emendus est. Is me delectat. Et benè perspicace es, ingrid70. Macte!
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Basic Latin Phrases

Postby rustymason » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:15 pm

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