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by Inero
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A beginner begins.
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

But I have to scoff at the way they teach languages these days because I think that in my ~8 years of French education I've learned next to nil. With due respect, your comment says more about you than the Canadian school system. Like all institutions schools have their faults, but a blanket condemn...
by Inero
Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Virgil or Vergil
Replies: 18
Views: 9219

I've always associated <Virgil> with North American usage, and <Vergil> with British.
And I could be quite wrong, of course!
Inero
by Inero
Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek grammar texts
Replies: 15
Views: 6110

You never had to worry about grammar to speak English, Inero
That's logical. Perhaps, Bardo, your statement should read something like : <Before attempting to learn another language, one should nail down the grammar of one's own>. This is precisely what happened to me.
Inero
by Inero
Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Caelambulatorem Lucum patrem olim cupere, Puto.
Replies: 14
Views: 5273

When Canadian schools started (c1970s) teaching French to anglophone students through total immersion programs (i.e. the student's entire school day in and out of class was in French), researchers came up with a figure of some 1200 hours of instruction per academic year as the threshold at which the...
by Inero
Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek grammar texts
Replies: 15
Views: 6110

I'd say that your first grammar book should be one about your native tongue. True, but how do you explain that I learned more English grammar through my study of French, then, later Latin and Greek, than I ever did from an <English> grammar? I know others who make a smiliar claim. Perhaps it's a ca...
by Inero
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs
Replies: 13
Views: 3245

<Yep. Ontario, about an hour north of the Centre of the Universe (also known by non-snobs as 'Toronto.')

On that reckoning, I live somewhere beyond the plaent Pluto!
Inero
by Inero
Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs
Replies: 13
Views: 3245

Borealis (are you in Canada, by any chance? With a handle like that!) The series Artes Latinae is produced specifically for homeschooling kids. It is in four books at two levels, and is a programmed course. That is it uses no English. It has neat illustrations which are helpful for understanding the...
by Inero
Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: 1000 Essential Latin Words
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Useful, but perhaps more useful is the list of 1400 words found on <http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~vnedeljk/TL/apropos/gws.pdf> or accessed through the Tolle Lege website <http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~vnedeljk/TL/> where it states: <the 1400 enables you to read almost any Latin text without having to use th...
by Inero
Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Relative Difficulty of Classical Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 5097

Well done Kynetus and Carola on your review of easy and hard texts! I too am no expert scholar (the blind leading the blind!) - though that's where I aim to be - but I find Caesar hard to take except in small doses. They taught Caesar in British schools during the colonial days because it inspired y...
by Inero
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Laurent Maybe of help: As an afterthought to your request for Latin material en français, you might want to check out the excellent Latin-French Budé editions of classical authors. They are published under the name <Collection des Universités de France> by the Société d'Edition: Les Belles Lettres. ...
by Inero
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Jeffrey Norton Publishers, Inc puts out a series of audio cassettes of (no idea if they are vaailable as CDs but I imagine they are) ancient authors, under the title: The Lving Voice of Greek and Latin. The speaker on the Virgil, Catullus and Horace I own is one Robert P. Sonkowsky (prof of classics...
by Inero
Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Laurent Glad you managed to track down a library copy of Latin Sans Peine. While it is a good and amusing way to get into Latin, I wouldn't rely on it as your sole source. The Assimil method (they put out books in several languages), as you can guess by the name, is to teach by assimilation. That me...
by Inero
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Laurent
Any decent bookstore should be able to order the Assimil Latin Sans Peine for you in less than a month.

As for Wheelock, it provides a good base for anyone learning Latin. Lots of discssion and help on these discussion boards. Some people swear by it; others swear at it!
Inero
by Inero
Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: French lessons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5785

Try <Latin Sans Peine> in the Assimil series. It comes with an audio cassette (I don't know about CD) and is a fun way to learn Latin en français.
Salut!
Inero