Additional Latin Exercises to North and Hillard

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doniol
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Additional Latin Exercises to North and Hillard

Post by doniol » Mon May 25, 2015 12:53 pm

In a second-hand bookshop I found a Key https://www.dropbox.com/s/bzyj0lexpilqo ... Y.pdf?dl=0 to 'Additional Latin Exercises to North & Hillard...' and bought it on spec. Lo and behold, the 'Additional Latin Exercises...' are available on the Internet Archive and here https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlyyunp9ezuk2 ... d.pdf?dl=0. To facilitate some exposure to good models of Latin prose I've extracted all the individual sentences from the exercise book here https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlgnjzaxt03g9 ... .docx?dl=0. As an experiment I've also recorded them using my Text-to-Speech program 'TextAloud'. The Latin voice is an experimental application produced by eSpeak (http://espeak.sourceforge.net/); it's a bit clunky but I think it's amazing someone's gone to the trouble to produce this at all. I had to put in macrons to correct the accentuation throughout, and many errors probably remain. Feel free to advise! The recording lasts about 4 hours and I've left a 10 second gap between the English and Latin to allow a little thought about the forthcoming translation. It can be listened to while driving or doing the dishes. If anyone's interested I've uploaded it here https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ue7okqm762zf ... H.mp3?dl=0.

If you require more practice then there are all the continuous prose passages in the Additional Exercises to do, not to speak of the whole of North and Hillard which is on Textkit.

Best wishes,

Iolo.

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Re: Additional Latin Exercises to North and Hillard

Post by ÓBuadhaigh » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:47 am

Thanks for these! I have just downloaded a copy of each. Sincerely appreciated! :D
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Re: Additional Latin Exercises to North and Hillard

Post by Interaxus » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:23 am

doniol:

A couple of comments:

1) Have you noticed that the final 20 items do not exactly match? The English sentences are direct speech while the Latin examples are indirect speech beginning with 'dixit' etc. It's easy enough to work out what's going on, but I thought I'd mention it. Also, you might include a heading for each small unit - but of course that might go against what you had in mind.

2) I find the sound file useful not for the 'Latin Voice' but for the English Voice and the lengthy pauses allowing one to compare the English and Latin in a relaxed manner for a few seconds (and speak them 'aloud' in one's own mind). 'English spoken while Latin is viewed - without stress' is a technique I don't think I've come across before. Has possibilities.

The sound file might be even better if it too were broken up into a number of smaller files.

Anyway, nice of you to offer what you've produced to one and all.

Bene vale!
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Re: Additional Latin Exercises to North and Hillard

Post by doniol » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:25 pm

Hi Interaxus,
Thanks for your comments.
I guess the idea with the Oratio Obliqua sentences at the end is that you listen to the English and translate into Latin and put into OO at the same time, though this is not obvious from the text.
When I get time I will look at breaking the sound file up into smaller units and putting corresponding headings in the text.
Glad some people have found these resources of use.
Doniol.

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Re: Additional Latin Exercises to North and Hillard

Post by seneca2008 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:58 pm

Thanks for this I look forward to investigating.

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