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Would you like to participate in a beginner's Latin study group (soon)?

Yes, using the Wheelock's Latin textbook
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Yes, using Latin for Beginners, by D'Ooge (available free from Textkit)
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24%
Yes, using Beginner's Latin, by Collar & Daniell (available free from Textkit)
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No votes
Yes, I would be willing to use any of these textbooks
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16%
Yes, but I would only be willing to use the free textbooks
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27%
No, I do not wish to join a study group at the present time
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16%
 
Total votes: 37

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Latin study group

Post by benissimus » Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:07 am

I would like to collect some information for a possible future Latin study group. Please do not vote for one of the textbooks unless you would actually join a group using that textbook; i.e. do not vote for a textbook just because you like if you already know Latin.

If you have an advanced knowledge of Latin and would like to help lead the study group, please PM me.
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Post by mingshey » Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:50 am

I have Wheelock, 3rd ed. And the others are available at textkit, there's no problem with the choice of textbook. And I want to begin Latin someday, only I have too little free time to devote in languages and currently focusing on Greek. And it is general agreement that you should not study both of them in parallel, that it could confuse you. But then again, I might never begin Latin if I postpone it until I get a good grasp of Greek. And I get more and more intrigued by the exposure to Latin here. :)

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Post by classicalclarinet » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:54 am

I would love for a new Latin group to start. Wheelock would be preferable for me since I have it in print, but D'Ooge is fine too, if that is more popular.

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Post by Meowth » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:03 pm

i'd prefer D'Ooge since i've been studying with it succesfully, it's really easy to get into it and it could be an option besides wheelock's (since they are some latin sutdy groups focused only in it)

a textbook plus a grammar book and complementary exercises would be great ! :D

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Post by Rhuiden » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:15 am

I would prefer Wheelock

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Post by William » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:47 am

I would prefer Wheelock, too. However, I'd probably still join up if one of the free texts were used.

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Post by Raider » Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:38 am

I would prefer to use D'Ooge; the fact that it's free makes it the most attractive choice for me. Whichever book is chosen, though, I think a beginner's Latin study would be fun, and I'll most likely join.

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Post by Meowth » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:52 pm

i've heard a lot of good things about wheelock's but it'd be a little difficult for me to get it since i'm not in the US :oops:

anyway, any good latin text to start with is very welcome :)

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Post by HSingTnK » Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:13 pm

Hi. I'm new here and interested in joining a new group. I took Latin for two years in highschool but I'm pretty sure its not likely I'll remember much, if anything. My daughter is using Artes Latinae but I like a more traditional approach myself. She has quit using it temporarily but will be doing it for credit soon so I figured if I joined a group, I could get a head start so I can be of help if needed. Also, how neat to brush up on it!

I would be willing to use any of the free texts if that is what the group is doing. I really am not in a position to buy another text.

Thanks in advance,
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Post by Zumzo » Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:16 pm

I`d like to participate in a new Lating group!Sign me in :D
I voted for any of free textbooks

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Post by Marcus Regulus » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:27 pm

I am partway into D'ooge, but I am early enough in it to still try a study group using the other free textbooks. I have a budget you know :D
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Post by Phonascus » Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:43 pm

I've been trying to teach myself for about a month now, and a group for either Wheelock or D'Ooge would be very welcome.

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Post by Marcus Regulus » Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:17 am

Just a question -- do we have any idea when this is going to start? I think it would help me stay accountable so the sooner the better.
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Post by Adelheid » Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:18 pm

I'm currently working on Greek, but did also intend to brush up my Latin.

So I would be interested in a Latin group for beginners. Don't mind really which book is used.




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Post by Adelheid » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:09 pm

Same question as Marcus Regulus: any schedule as to when this would be starting?

Just me being impatient.


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Post by benissimus » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:26 am

I can't really give a date right now, it's only gone from idea to probability since posting this thread. It will not begin for at least a month. Latin for Beginners by D'Ooge is the book that will be used, since the poll clearly shows it is the most appropriate book.
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Post by mariek » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:01 pm


I haven't voted (so as not to skew the results). But I might join in on this Study Group, it'll help me get back on track. I think Latin for Beginners is a good book choice since it is free and thus would be easily accessible by everyone.

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Post by RachelK » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:51 pm

If we use Wheelock's, I'd love to join!

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Post by Adelheid » Tue May 10, 2005 7:30 pm

benissimus wrote:I can't really give a date right now, it's only gone from idea to probability since posting this thread. It will not begin for at least a month. Latin for Beginners by D'Ooge is the book that will be used, since the poll clearly shows it is the most appropriate book.
It's just me being impatient, really, but is there news on this subject?


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Post by Andrus » Wed May 11, 2005 11:52 am

Hi Benissimus,

I’m studying Latin with the D’Ooge book but, as I had only gone thought one third of the book, I would love to join a study group that uses that book.

Best regards.

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Post by Interaxus » Wed May 11, 2005 1:14 pm

I wouldn't mind joining a D'Ooge group. Couldn't harm to make a thorough revision of the basics.
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Post by Barrius » Wed May 11, 2005 1:29 pm

I use both books as supplements to each other, but my biggest problem is finding the time. I'd definitly try to make time!

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D'Ooge

Post by Interaxus » Sat May 14, 2005 3:04 am

I just noticed that there is a copy of D'Ooge's Latin for Beginners currently being offered on eBay should anyone be interested (I already have a copy).

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Post by Keegan » Sun May 15, 2005 11:35 pm

I might look at that copy on eBay. I would join a study group, I think I have enough time to do so. Is it starting anytime soon?

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Lovely!

Post by Beati Pauperes » Wed May 18, 2005 3:14 am

I love this idea. I would be willing to be part of this study group using Textkit's free tests. They have helped me a lot! Hoping this idea goes into construction, greetings to you all :D
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Post by sisyphus » Thu May 19, 2005 12:54 am

i favour D'Ooge because i have no grammar (well, i knew what verbs, nouns, adverbs and adjectives were before i started). D'Ooge is the only author i've come across who assumes my level of ignorance. And he doesn't make me learn large tables of crud without explanation.

If there is another text with similar accommodations that is voted in then i'll consider switching.

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Re: D'Ooge

Post by sisyphus » Thu May 19, 2005 1:12 am

Interaxus wrote:I just noticed that there is a copy of D'Ooge's Latin for Beginners currently being offered on eBay should anyone be interested
Ah, now, the 1911 edition at 8 USD, or the 1921 edition at 290 USD? Amazing the difference a decade can make.

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Re: D'Ooge

Post by edonnelly » Fri May 20, 2005 3:55 am

sisyphus wrote: Ah, now, the 1911 edition at 8 USD, or the 1921 edition at 290 USD? Amazing the difference a decade can make.
Must be because of all the advances that were made to the language over those ten years.

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