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by Spyus Carus
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Classical or Medieval?
Replies: 74
Views: 38424

Don't we do this in English? (He took the lead. Get the lead out.) Well....we do have words that mean different things when pronounced with different vowel lengths. Which is why we frequenty use phonetic markers (in phonics programs and reading "Primers") when we teach young children how to read an...
by Spyus Carus
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Classical or Medieval?
Replies: 74
Views: 38424

Beyond issues of "taste" preferences, from what I have just been informed, Ecclesiastically-oriented teaching programs do not include macrons to show vowel lengths. This would include teaching programs for children such as Prima Latina/Latina Christiana from Memoria Press. I just don't understand th...
by Spyus Carus
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Lingua Latina Forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 23708

I would also be interested in a Lingua Latina forum
by Spyus Carus
Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation and self learning
Replies: 7
Views: 2507

Hi Keegan, I suggest you get the Audio CD avaialble from Focus Publishing, the publisher of Lingua Latina. The CD isn't great in and of itself... the interface is awful in my opinion. However, the audio files are MP3 which means you can copy them to your MP3 player and play each chapter as needed. ...
by Spyus Carus
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ...in saecula saeculorum?
Replies: 25
Views: 9919

First, I must apologize. Rather that re-typing the verse in my original post (being lazy) I googled and did a cut and paste. This resulted in not only spelling errors, but more egregiously in improper citation. The proper verse is Rev 5:12-13. So any construction issues (at least directly) came from...
by Spyus Carus
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ...in saecula saeculorum?
Replies: 25
Views: 9919

I also recommend two things: reading every chapter outloud, at least once, and rewriting it, reading outloud as you write. That way you immerse your brain in the beautiful Latinity. Worked for me, at least. My poor cramped and aching hand, nealy crippled by Dowling, must now copy out Familia Romana...
by Spyus Carus
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ...in saecula saeculorum?
Replies: 25
Views: 9919

For a beginner, I highly recommend Lingua Latina: http://www.lingua-latina.dk/ Bonam fortunam. :-) Estne Italia in Europa? :wink: I actually love Lingua Latina, and do my best to read a little from it every day. It keeps up my spirit for learning, and will hopefully make it possible to actually "re...
by Spyus Carus
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ...in saecula saeculorum?
Replies: 25
Views: 9919

Thanks for the responses. I was about to ask if the construction was typical of Latin, or a vestige of Hebrew (or a Greek translation of Hebrew)? Or perhaps both? After all, even "centuries of centuries" remains a "finite" period of time vs "forever and ever." And I'm assuming all agree "eternity" i...
by Spyus Carus
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ...in saecula saeculorum?
Replies: 25
Views: 9919

...in saecula saeculorum?

Being a new Latin student (and not a Roman Catholic) I found myself attending a Beethoven Mass in C at the local parsih Church this past Sunday. Among the Latin included in the handout was this bit of scripture: Dignus est Agnus qui occisus est, accípere virtutem, et divinitatem et sapientiam, et fo...
by Spyus Carus
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for a Greek program for children
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

There is a new series for Koine Greek called "Elementary Greek" that looks quite interesting. I believe that only the first installment in the series is currently released.

I wish something like this existed for Homeric or Attic Greek.

Link:
http://www.opentexture.com/
by Spyus Carus
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

If you do decide to use Wheelock's with your child (or even for yourself), I might recommend Dale Grote's web site: http://www.languages.uncc.edu/classics/Wheelock/ And his outstanding companion book, "A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin." Grote has a winning personality and a wonderful insigh...
by Spyus Carus
Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

I have recently started Latin self-study, with the aim of eventually teaching my son. He's still only 15 months...so I have a bit of a head start. I have been looking around at the Latin programs for children, and can not claim great authority, but one I am strongly considering is "Latin for Childre...