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Could anyone here recommend some good beginner books for learning Latin?

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Thomas


Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:02 pm
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Hi Thomas,

Is this for a child, young adult, or adult?
That makes a difference.

~Larie


Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:40 pm
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Oh, sorry for not including that. :oops:
Young adult, I'm 18.

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Thomas


Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:29 am
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Dear Thomas

In my novus ordo seminary we used Scanlon:

http://www.amazon.com/Latin-Grammar-Voc ... 0895550024

Book 1 deals with the missal and breviary, book 2 is canon law and philosophy.


Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:15 am
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Depending on what your final aim is, you may find texts by Wheelock or Henle worth your money. They will both give you a solid grammatical background, as well as good vocabulary coverage.

Will you study this on your own?


Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:11 pm
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Thomas,
Before you go and spend good money on a printed book, have a look at the lessons in Father Reginald Foster's Latin class which you will find here.
There are just two PDF files that you can download -- which he calls "The First Experience" and "The Third Experience". (He explains why there's no PDF for "The Second Experience").

As yet, I have not worked my way through these lessons to see if they measure up to the promise, so it might be a bit premature for me to mention them. But what immediately struck me is that he takes you along in easy steps, and gives little tips that help to build up confidence in finding your way into a language that can be quite daunting for the beginner.

As the Vatican's latinist, Fr Foster lamented: "If speeches were still written in Latin, the Pope would not speak so much."


Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:00 am
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TraditionalistThomas wrote:
Could anyone here recommend some good beginner books for learning Latin?
Check out my resources here, esp. the Simplicissimus Ecclesiastical Latin course.

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