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by Jandar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Koller's Orbis Pictus Latinus
Replies: 5
Views: 2082

Re: Koller's Orbis Pictus Latinus

The previous release of Koller's Orbis Pictus Latinus has a preview option on amazon.de.
by Jandar
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Spellchecking Latin texts?
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Spellchecking Latin texts?

Someone mentioned a spellchecker here.
by Jandar
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Number of unique words in readers.
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Number of unique words in readers.

Not a book, but worth mentioning: clicking through every page of every 'lectionis' and 'extra' story at trescolumnae.com gives you a a long, graded, continuous narrative, currently with a total length of 154.475 (!) words, using a vocab of 3191 (of which about 950 are names, numerals, singletons and...
by Jandar
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Number of unique words in readers.
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Number of unique words in readers.

"Pons Tirorum" uses way more than 250 unique words. On page LXXXXI starts a list of words readers should already be familiar with...
by Jandar
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Number of unique words in readers.
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Number of unique words in readers.

Apart from these older (graded) readers, 35+ easy novellas have been published over the past 3 years, with word counts ranging from 20 to 440.
by Jandar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: speaking latin
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Re: speaking latin

The Telepaideia conversational Latin courses may be an option.
by Jandar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this called reading Caesar?
Replies: 35
Views: 7193

Re: Is this called reading Caesar?

In his preface, H.C. Nutting writes that with Ad Alpes he intends to help students make the transition from Caesar to Cicero. So it might not be the accessible text you hope it to be.
by Jandar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this called reading Caesar?
Replies: 35
Views: 7193

Re: Is this called reading Caesar?

... needed to get anywhere... So if anyone knows of a shortcut... People who really like to travel, particularly enjoy the journey itself. Because by the time they reach their destination, they are not travelling anymore... A shortcut (taking a plane instead of a camel) is definitely not what they ...
by Jandar
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this called reading Caesar?
Replies: 35
Views: 7193

Re: Is this called reading Caesar?

Did you try operation Caesar ? It gives you several simplified versions (tiers) of the same text with increasing difficulty, easing you into the final (original) version.
by Jandar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How long should one work with Familia Romana?
Replies: 19
Views: 7388

Re: How long should one work with Familia Romana?

Somehow this forum has a problem displaying the link in the post above, probably due to the Ø in the link.
by Jandar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How long should one work with Familia Romana?
Replies: 19
Views: 7388

Re: How long should one work with Familia Romana?

If you want a running explanation of grammar points, parallel to the chapters of Familia Romana, you could use A Companion to Familia Romana https://www.amazon.com/Companion-Familia-Romana-Ørbergs-Vocabulary/dp/158510809X . Personally I used it after I was finished with a FR chapter, to see if I had...
by Jandar
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How long should one work with Familia Romana?
Replies: 19
Views: 7388

Re: How long should one work with Familia Romana?

To learn a language up to a reasonable level normally takes 300-400 hours of study. Latin/Familia Romana is no different. So expect to spend about 10 hours per chapter, including exercises, extra readings (Colloquia Personarum, Fabellae Latinae), listening to the mp3's, re-reading and re-reading (sa...
by Jandar
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin as the Romans Learned It
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: Latin as the Romans Learned It

by Jandar
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Medieval and Neo-Latin
Topic: Online: NLyze (display/search "Nuntii Latini")
Replies: 9
Views: 5341

Re: Online: NLyze (display/search "Nuntii Latini")

Someone's just started an online petition to collect signature against the cancellation of 'Nuntii Latini" per December 2017, would be great if people could sign & share this!

https://la.petitions24.com/appellite_ut ... ntinuentur
by Jandar
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Medieval and Neo-Latin
Topic: Complete Nuntii Latini?
Replies: 10
Views: 8462

Re: Complete Nuntii Latini?

After more than 28 years, the last Nuntii Latini weekly news review will be broadcast on Yle Radio 1 on Friday 21 December 2017 at 6:15 p.m. Someone's just started an online petition to collect signature against the cancellation of 'Nuntii Latini", would be great if people could sign & share this! h...
by Jandar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Memorizing Paradigms
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: Memorizing Paradigms

However, by the time they receive that 'elementary' education and start memorizing those paradigms they already are native and fluent speakers, and have been for several years... CI definitely acknowledges the role of learning paradigms etc. as monitor (see monitor hypothesis ), but only after acqui...
by Jandar
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: cap XV Julia
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: cap XV Julia

See http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... f=3&t=3022 :
Democritus wrote:dis = divis, from divus -a -um, "divine", or "the gods" as a noun
by Jandar
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: realistic learning goals for scanning??
Replies: 11
Views: 5499

Re: realistic learning goals for scanning??

A remark that helped me a lot was: "The trick to reciting Latin Poetry is actually to pronounce Latin exactly as you normally would (e.g. accent, and syllable length) just without stopping after each word. The challenge is being aware of when vowels drop between words." ( Lance Piantaggini in his La...
by Jandar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: spoken latin
Replies: 4
Views: 2618

Re: spoken latin

Perhaps Ellie Arnold's Latine loquamur. It's main target group is Latin teachers though:
A chat, in Latin, but not necessarily about Latin. The chat is usually about teaching because that's what we have in common, but it certainly doesn't have to be. Saturdays 11am Eastern Time.
by Jandar
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning Latin with Audiobooks
Replies: 14
Views: 11144

Re: Learning Latin with Audiobooks

You might also be interested in this newly started Latin conversation podcast series, episode 1: http://quomododicitur.com/2016/06/13/qd ... nominibus/
by Jandar
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Inscription on Mosaic at the Louvre
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

Re: Inscription on Mosaic at the Louvre

If you type 'NARDUS SENIOR' as Search text 1 on the seach page of the Epigraphic-Datenbank you'll find 'Nardus Senior / Turassus Iunior / Restitutus Iunior / recessit(!) pridie Idus / Maias fideles in pace'.

I really like their clickable map of Geographical distribution of inscriptions!
by Jandar
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Eius et Suum (Lingue Latina, Capitulum Quartum)
Replies: 7
Views: 3713

Re: Eius et Suum (Lingue Latina, Capitulum Quartum)

Toby wrote:If there's an answer key to the book that I'm not aware of...
The answer key for Familia Romana and Roma Aeterna (both for the Pensa and the Excercitia) can be found in the Teacher's Materials.
by Jandar
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Diederich's 1939-page on Word Frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Re: Diederich's 1939-page on Word Frequency

Thanks for this! It's great to finally be able to read Diederich's original paper! For comparison, another interesting frequency list is the Dictionnaire fréquentiel Index inverse de la langue latine by Delatte et al (1981 - L.A.S.L.A. - Université de Liège). Here a database of 794662 words (582411 ...
by Jandar
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Monolingual Latin Dictionary
Replies: 65
Views: 31468

Re: Monolingual Latin Dictionary

Well, there is a latin-Latin Orbis pictus latinus: Lateinisches Bildlexikon (click 'Blick ins Buch' for sample pages... such a preview is not available on the corresponding page at the English Amazon site).
by Jandar
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advice on learning Latin
Replies: 28
Views: 7143

Re: Advice on learning Latin

If acquisition of more vocabulary is your primary goal, perhaps you should first try simpler texts, in large quantities. I don't know which textbook you used to learn latin, but there are others.... each of them teaching the same grammar, largely the same vocab (but not exactly the same!!), and each...
by Jandar
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Fabellae Latinae - LLPSI
Replies: 1
Views: 2586

Re: Fabellae Latinae - LLPSI

There exist several versions of Fabellae Latinae. People keep adding stories to it. As far as I know they were never published as a real book, but were at some time available as free downloads. Still are, but some are hard to find nowadays. Or garbled like the one you found. Yesterday I luckely stum...
by Jandar
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: After "Familia Romana"
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

Re: After "Familia Romana"

From the website of the publisher : 'Sermones Romani can be read immediately following Ørberg’s first year elementary text, Familia Romana (Lingua Latina Pars I).' But the difficulty of the texts in this booklet varies. There are other books in the series which do require some progress within Roma Æ...
by Jandar
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: After "Familia Romana"
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

Re: After "Familia Romana"

Fabulae Syrae parallels Cap.XXVI - XXXIV of Familia Romana , like Colloquia Personarum and Fabellae Latinae do with the previous chapters. Further staying within the series, after Familia Romana either Roma Aeterna or one of the readers De Bello Gallico (Caesar), Amphitryo (Plautus), Sermones Roman...
by Jandar
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 6581

Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

553. Doctrina est fructus dulcis radicis amarae. Learning is the sweet fruit of a bitter root.
(Compare this similar saying: Litterarum radices amarae, fructus dulces, "The roots of scholarship are bitter, its fruits are sweet.")
(found in http://latinviaproverbs.pbworks.com/ )
by Jandar
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Order to Use LLPSI Readers and Supplements?
Replies: 7
Views: 5021

Re: Best Order to Use LLPSI Readers and Supplements?

Even if you would not already own the four books, if you would search for them on amazon.com, you'll find that each of them has a 'look inside' option, which shows you the first few pages. That should give you a good impression whether the text of each appeals to you, and how easily it reads. Then c...
by Jandar
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LLPSI readers list
Replies: 5
Views: 4358

Re: LLPSI readers list

Jandar wrote:...
Vita moresque by Luigi Miraglia
...
is in latin
...
I was wrong there. The book is in Italian.
by Jandar
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LLPSI readers list
Replies: 5
Views: 4358

Re: LLPSI readers list

A Dutch teacher (Casper Porton) is currently preparing a new reader in LLPSI style: Metamorphoses (Ovidius). This can still take some time though.
by Jandar
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LLPSI readers list
Replies: 5
Views: 4358

Re: LLPSI readers list

Hm, yes, I had noted Vita moresque by Luigi Miraglia: but most booksites show an incorrect cover (the one of Familia Romana; the correct one is http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71pIuGkxOtL.jpg) and most sites also qualify this book as 'Italian', so I dismissed it at first. But indeed it is in l...
by Jandar
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LLPSI readers list
Replies: 5
Views: 4358

LLPSI readers list

I was searching for readers compatable with the 'Lingua Latina per se Illustrata' series (apart from the ones listed on http://focusbookstore.com/lingualatina.aspx ) and I stumbled accross: Tibulli Elegiae , Bucolica Carmina and De Rerum Natura (the latter two mentioned on http://www.culturaclasica....