Then use it more practically and you yourself will start to listen and understand better. You cannot speak because there are too many ways of saying anything. That is like the paradox of Buridan's mule, that dies of hunger, not so much because there isn't enough food but because there is too much to know where to start. Start anywhere because a little is enough, and you know that you only learn by making mistakes. That's what I do anyway, and I think it's working. No, it definitely is, because I now understand others' Latin much better, 'though I still make lots of mistakes. And only someone crazy, in order to speak it, would study German through the writings of so many ages.
Tunc eundem utiliùs adhibeas and tu ipse alios meliùs audies intellegesque. Loqui non potes, dicis, quod tàm multi modi exprimendi exstant. Hoc simile est paradoxi de asino Buridani qui fame exit, nihilò minùs satis faenum sed tantò talem abundantiam habente ut diligere ubi is id edere incipiat non potest. E quocunque loco incipias, quoniam minimum nutriminis sufficiet, et in errando discas. Sic ego facio et in faciendo procedo, nisi fallor. Immò, quod prodeo certum est, quia Latinum ab aliis scriptum nunc clarius mihi est, etiamsi saepè erro. Et nemo sanus scriptis tot multorum aevorum linguam Germanicam discere velit ut eam loquarit.
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on Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:20 am, edited 2 times in total.
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.