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A Lingua Latina Forum?

Post by edonnelly » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:36 pm

There was discussion in a recent thread about the idea of starting a forum on the Latin board for the Lingua Latina series. I wanted to start a new thread to draw more attention to the idea and avoid hijacking someone else's thread.

I personally think it would be a good idea. We are getting more and more interest in that set of books. Also, the fact that the books are entirely in Latin means that many students struggling with some part of the text might like a place to discuss their translation attempts.

I predict such a forum would be used more than the M&F forum, which has only 45 topics to date, and averages just over one topic per month from the last year.

Now, who would be a good moderator? If only there were someone on this forum with an enthusiasm for this series...
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Post by benissimus » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:31 pm

Indeed, there is a lot of interest in that book (probably at least in part due to the abundant advertisement of it), but I don't think I've actually seen anyone ask questions about the exercises in that book yet. I fear that any new forum for a book that is not in general usage will be as abysmal as the D'Ooge and M&F forums. Of course if it were created, Episcopus would be the most likely candidate for moderator :lol:
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Post by Lucus Eques » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:24 pm

All right, all right, we can stop kidding; we all know what I say. (You all know I'm this close to putting LL and Dowling Method links in my signature.).

Actually, Ben, I've fielded many questions already about Lingua Latina, about excercizes and contextual questions. A great amount of it has been through PM (mainly by my own request — I'm happy to help, but my chances to visit the forum are not constistently frequent).

In any event, I would happily volunteer to be a moderator to this proposed Lingua Latina forum. I second the proposal.
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Post by Brian » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:16 pm

Hello All

Lingua Latina forum?? Age; incipiamus

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Post by nostos » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:21 pm

I fourth (?) the motion for a Lingua Latina forum, and Lucus is the obvious choice for moderator. He has been struggling to convey that the method works well, often in the face of sheer dismissiveness (of which I too was guilty). Giving the LL series a forum would all but eliminate an uphill clamber; and it's a fresh approach, as edonnelly (and of course Lucus) said, on different principles. That way we would have more of a balance I think between the two overall approaches to learning Latin, and it's a good way to validate the often overlooked LL books.
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Post by benissimus » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:50 am

perhaps there should be a poll on how many textkittens are currently studying from Lingua Latina :idea:
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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:37 am

If I were Lucus, I would have already put LL and the Dowling method in my signature to spare all the typing.

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Post by leoninus » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:39 am

For what it is worth, I fifth the the motion. I will be starting LL as soon as it arrives.

To anyone contemplating purchasing this series from Amazon - DON'T !
I strongly suggest purchasing from the publisher, or perhaps from
http://www.pullins.com

Amazon.com is definitely NOT gay with Hans H. Orberg.

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Post by nostos » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:45 am

benissimus wrote:perhaps there should be a poll on how many textkittens are currently studying from Lingua Latina :idea:
I agree, though I think we should put it on the open board so more people will see it no?
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Post by Spyus Carus » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:00 am

I would also be interested in a Lingua Latina forum
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Post by William » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:40 pm

To add my voice to the proceedings, I would use a Lingua Latina forum as well. I have started reading the first volume. I can see having some problems as I get toward the end of the book.

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Post by mfranks » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:25 am

I would love to see a LL Forum!

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Post by CharlesH » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:44 am

Since I just received my copy of Lingua Latina I would strongly welcome a forum for it.

I am already on Cap. 4. It is easy so far but I expect the difficulty to ramp up immensely. I want to make a good dent in it by August.

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Post by Amadeus » Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:42 pm

CharlesH wrote:Since I just received my copy of Lingua Latina I would strongly welcome a forum for it.

I am already on Cap. 4. It is easy so far but I expect the difficulty to ramp up immensely. I want to make a good dent in it by August.

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Post by mariek » Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:44 am

leoninus wrote:To anyone contemplating purchasing this series from Amazon - DON'T !
I strongly suggest purchasing from the publisher, or perhaps from
http://www.pullins.com

Amazon.com is definitely NOT gay with Hans H. Orberg.
Just wondering why not order from amazon, since I was thinking of doing just that. What do you mean when you say Amazon is not "gay"? ... that they're not a "member of the committee?" :?

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Post by edonnelly » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:46 am

mariek wrote:What do you mean when you say Amazon is not "gay"? ... that they're not a "member of the committee?" :?
I think it refers to this thread.

As far as Amazon goes, I think I recall some people had trouble with slow delivery on this book, but I can't remember the details or to where they were having the book shipped.
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DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library

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Post by leoninus » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:56 pm

mariek wrote: Just wondering why not order from amazon, since I was thinking of doing just that. What do you mean when you say Amazon is not "gay"? ... that they're not a "member of the committee?" :?
I suffered shipping delay after shipping delay when I ordered LL from Amazon - to the point where I cancelled the order. I must say this is not my normal experience with Amazon. It just seems to be with LL.

I then ordered from www.pullins.com and it shipped immediately.

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Post by mariek » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:03 am

leoninus wrote:I suffered shipping delay after shipping delay when I ordered LL from Amazon - to the point where I cancelled the order. I must say this is not my normal experience with Amazon. It just seems to be with LL.

I then ordered from www.pullins.com and it shipped immediately.
What a strange Amazon experience! I've never had that problem with them before. I was looking at the hardcover version of Lingua Latina which is available from Amazon.

How much is shipping from Pullins.com?

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Post by Deudeditus » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:40 am

I reserved a copy from Borders and it was there early. Amazon autem hasn't let me down yet. Then again, I haven't ordered LL from Amazon, either.
mariek wrote:
What do you mean when you say Amazon is not "gay"? ... that they're not a "member of the committee?"


I think it refers to this thread.
I remember that one. It made me laugh. Such hostility, but ended nicely by Bellum Paxque, I must say, with much honor. :wink:

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Post by mariek » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:49 am

Deudeditus wrote:I reserved a copy from Borders and it was there early. Amazon autem hasn't let me down yet. Then again, I haven't ordered LL from Amazon, either.
Ah... I stopped by Borders today and did a search for LL at their kiosk, LL came up as "out of print", so I didn't even bother to inquire about ordering it. Borders did have the Cambridge Latin Course in stock. I think I'll go back there tomorrow to pick it up.

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Post by CodyKay » Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:01 am

I recently began Lingva Latina after a couple months of preliminary study of the language. I worked a little through D'ooge, among others, but got bored quickly. Even though I am not too far into Lingva Latina (I started chapter 6 earlier today) I have much higher hopes for this book! Each chapter is getting more and more difficult... so expect some questions!

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