MsShibaInu wrote:I am a new member. My name is Diana, I am 63, retired, and a fairly new grandmother. I am just in the beginning stage of learning Latin without formal training. I'm not sure how successful I will be or how much time and effort I will put into it. I have checked out books from the library, and purchased a self-study course. I hope I can persist as it is something I have always wanted to do. I am not really interested in learning Greek at this time; but who knows, as I learn Latin I may also develop an interest in Greek.
Learning Latin is a great hobby. I have been slowly learning Latin on and off for a number of years.
I didn't do Latin at school. It irritated me that I would see Latin words and phrases in books or on buildings and could only at best half understand them. So I began to study Latin alone as an adult.
At present I am studying Oerberg's Lingua Latina Familia Romana which is an excellent course, although all in Latin. Before that I worked through about two thirds of D'Ooges Latin for Beginners which is good for absolute beginners and available online as a PDF or as web pages.