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laura_innolesSaturday 15th of May 2004 04:18:52 PM
Please Help! I really want to learn Latin!! - I really want to learn Latin. It is such an amazing language and whts really cool about it is that lots of other languages originiated from it. I have tried some sites but none of them are that good so if anyone speaks latin or knows a good site that teaches latin could they please post a note on this board!!! Many thanks!
luukasSaturday 15th of May 2004 09:00:00 PM
- Hi,
I can't really help you with latin, I studied it at school and though I used to get very good marks I have almost forgotten everything I learnt. I would suggest you not to consider it a dead language. This is what we used to do at school and now I can hardly remember the basics.
The Finnish national broadcaster (YLE) airs news in Latin, the program is called Nuntii latini. Even though you have barely started learning some latin, it might be interesting to see that Latin can still be used as a spoken language. You can listen to the program via internet. Have a look at the program's site:


You can listen to the news clicking Recitatio. There is even a discuss (called Colloquia latina) with people writing in Latin, it might be interesting just browsing.

I found also this page with Latin lessons but I really don't know how good they are:


Feliciter! (Good luck)
mohamed_am83Sunday 06th of June 2004 05:34:05 PM
Easy Quick Latin - hi
i'm interested too in Latin.
while searching the internet, i found this site. it made me know useful latin phrases and general phrase structure in 3 hours !!
i think it deserves to look at :
tell me about any resources u find as i'm a beginner too
happyturnipWednesday 18th of August 2004 12:50:58 AM
FURNULUM PANI NOLO!!! - Yey! YOu live in Bristol. That's good - you should be able to get latin books. Good ones for beginners are The Cambridge Latin Course (book 1) and Minimus the mouse books. They are designed for schools, but it's easy enough to learn alone because you get all the grammar and vocab(in CLC anyway)
Once you've started, you may want to go on to some more useful phrases and insults... ...go on - don't be a radix lecti.
Lucky06Tuesday 05th of October 2004 08:48:56 AM
- I'm currently a latin student at my high school, drop me a line if you want me to try to share some of my basics. The course we use is called the Cambridge Latin Course, there's a website for it somewhere, i'll have to dig it up.
discipulus latini sum. parts Latina Intellego et Scio, sed intellegere non totus possum. si potes percipere parvus latina, debes da vocas mihi.
Not bad, not bad at all.
SatsukiWednesday 13th of October 2004 10:11:30 AM
- Well, I think if you're really quite serious about learning Latin, you might want to buy an introductory book to supplement online lessons, so that you have something solid to look off of. They shouldn't cost too much.
TristaThursday 06th of January 2005 06:59:10 AM
Learning Latin 101 - I think that there are a lot of people wanting to learn latin, and no one to teach it, so why don't we all just share what we know, and are learning, in a sort of group study. We could all learn together. I am currently enrolled in a latin class taught by a very learned professor who has been teaching the language for over 16 years. If any of you would like to take me up on this idea, feel free to email or post about it. I can post lessons and stories from my book and help with pronuciations as I learn myself.

werothegreatSunday 09th of January 2005 08:18:58 PM
- good idea! i have gotten through lesson nine of Cherryh's course, and feel I have gotten through an entire semester's worth of knowledge. I just don't like the dull memorization drills; her way of giving examples in a casual way works much better. teaching in a casual way always works better, unless of course the students are a bunch of lazy bums just doing this to get a language credit. if they're that lazy, they should take esperanto or just forget about it.
TristaTuesday 11th of January 2005 06:49:56 AM
As promised-kindof - I thought hard about how to help all of us trying to learn latin, and came up with this. I created my own web page with all the things I could think to start out for those who want to learn, it has two lessons, vocab to learn, a pronunciation guide, and a few other neat things. If you want to check it out go to and look around. Feel free to Email me with any suggestions or questions, my email is at the bottom of the homepage.
AshleeWednesday 09th of March 2005 01:41:36 PM
- [quote]Originally posted by werothegreat
I just don't like the dull memorization drills; her way of giving examples in a casual way works much better.[/quote]

Well that really depends on the person. I much prefer solid grammar lists over trying to be casual about it.
Misao_belgiumSunday 13th of March 2005 02:35:28 AM
- Think best thing to do is to learn those vocabulary lists (that's what we had to do the first 4yrs). Then the grammar like 'esse, amare, ire, debere,... those verbs are the basic!), then the cases like 'nominative, genitive,...' In the beginning it's bit difficult to memorive everything, but maybe one day you'll be able to read 'De Bello Gallico' or Vergile ;)

m5sg2Thursday 31st of March 2005 02:21:08 PM
Wheelock - Buy Wheelock's Latin books. They are very helpful. You can find them on There is a workbook and a book with latin stories from authentic ancient latin authors and a vocabulary flash card book. It's excellent and i highly recommend it as I am a current user.

Bona fortuna! [Good Luck!]
harawerFriday 01st of April 2005 01:11:24 AM
Learn Latin - I think a good technique to start (before memorizing grammar) is to become familiar with some texts you are already familiar in other tounge. For example, I started memorizing the Pater Noster (Our Father) and some other things.

It was then easier to memorize grammar rules, because I was able to remember examples of the rules I was trying to learn.