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How would you use audio of spoken latin?

Poll ended at Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:19 pm

to hear the spoken language only
6
25%
to learn to speak the language
1
4%
both to listen and to speak
17
71%
 
Total votes: 24

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Post by Timothy » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:19 pm

Some of the members here and I have been working on a audio suppliment to the Latin texts available here. We hope to have the project ready in the next month or so. We are at the point now where we are beginning to finalize the work.

This poll is meant to get a feel for how members would use such a suppliment.

This poll will run for 30 days.
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Post by Episcopus » Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:50 pm

Well on my pc I have reading of me reading some Pliny. Ye shall hear me speak and have an eerie feeling, is this kid roman?

Well, providing that your supplements are the Whey Isolate >85% protein content then I shall vote yes.
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Post by Amy » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:07 am

:shock: that's awesome, which texts in particular? I would use them mostly to listen, but also to get a better sense of pronounciation in general, also indirect memorization thus whispering/reading aloud. When I listen to reconstructed latin, it becomes stuck and I end up mumbling the passage everywhere...
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Post by classicalclarinet » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:10 am

Hey, Good project! Thank you!

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Post by Timothy » Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:44 am

Amy wrote:...which texts in particular?
Beginner's Latin by Benjamin D'Ooge
The Beginner’s Latin Book by William C. Collar and M. Grant Daniell

We cover basic pronunciation and a number of passages from both texts.
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Post by Episcopus » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:30 pm

I think the pronounciation sounds a bit german sometimes. And a few parts are not clear enough surely one could have not breathed so much like that! Nevertheless it's a great resource and something that could be used for example with Viva Voce for listening purposes only. To speak it you have to speak often with other people. To whom do you speak in latin?
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Post by classicalclarinet » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:51 pm

is it released now?

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Post by Timothy » Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:52 am

classicalclarinet wrote:is it released now?
Sorry, not yet.

I've asked a few people to give it a first pass review so that we can correct any mistakes we missed. We should be done in about a month.

If this project has taught me one thing it's that things like this take time and patience.

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Post by Meowth » Sat Oct 16, 2004 2:54 am

Timothy wrote:
Amy wrote:...which texts in particular?
Beginner's Latin by Benjamin D'Ooge
The Beginner’s Latin Book by William C. Collar and M. Grant Daniell

We cover basic pronunciation and a number of passages from both texts.

yay ! :)

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Post by Amaranta » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:02 pm

Awesome. Yet another reason for me to love Textkit. This will be so helpful.

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Post by eris » Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:16 pm

Thank you for taking the time to put together the audio files, especially to books found here on TextKit. I think many will find it useful and entertaining! I, for one, enjoy listening to others read aloud as I follow the text. We have a small group here that meets once a week to take turns reading and sometimes acting out the parts. It is quite fun!

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Post by Timothy » Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:04 pm

That is so cool! 8)

What texts are you using?
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Post by adz000 » Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:43 pm

I haven't recorded any Latin, but I've used recordings of myself reading Greek (Homer) in order to memorize portions on a daily basis. I have about a half-hour walk to and from school (which I really enjoy having) and with an MP3 player I can do about 10 lines on a good day. I've always figured that I would move on to other things: some of Cicero's speeches, some Latin elegy, etc, but Homer is a never-ending project.

The one caveat for this method is that it's useful to split recordings into short and logical segments, so that someone can replay one section over easily. I find that about 10 hexameters is a manageable unit. I wouldn't know for prose.

But if someone else were doing something like this and posted their recording, I would certainly take advantage.

Thanks!

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