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DIY Guide to Getting Started with Spoken Latin, pt. 5

Day 5: Rehearse This week, we recited Latin, listened to Latin, tailored Latin to our own needs, and memorized Latin. In this fifth and final installment, we’ll put it all together and rehearse what we’ve already learned, specifically our mini-script from Day 3. Now that we’re comfortable (or starting to become comfortable) with the mechanics […]

DIY Guide to Getting Started with Spoken Latin, pt. 4

Day 4: Memorize Yesterday we began working on content, specifically figuring out the sorts of words that will serve you best in Latin conversation. We’ll return today to working on fundamentals. We’ve already started to get used to listening to longer passages of Latin as well as reciting them out loud. Today we’ll focus on […]

DIY Guide to Getting Started with Spoken Latin, pt. 3

Day 3: Your Latin You’ve been through a few years of Latin and yet there are enormous swaths of vocabulary you have never been exposed to. If you happen to be Cicero pleading cases in the Forum or Caesar on the battlefield, you’re covered. You know 10 ways to say “die” but you have trouble […]

DIY Guide to Getting Started with Spoken Latin, pt. 2

Day 2: Listening Yesterday we got started with getting used to the sound of Latin and producing it for longer stretches than usual. Five minutes is still not that long but my guess is that most people, especially those new to spoken Latin, when they find themselves at an event like Living Latin in NYC, […]

DIY Guide to Getting Started with Spoken Latin, pt. 1

Living Latin in NYC is almost here which, if I’m being honest, brings equal measures of excitement and anxiety. As a grad student, I read a good amount of Latin everyday. But—despite New Year’s resolutions to the contrary—spoken Latin is not part of my daily routine. When I get to LLiNYC, on the other hand, […]

Searching the Perseus Word Study Tool in Chrome & Firefox

Earlier this week, Stephen Margheim posted an Alfred workflow called Parsers for getting vocabulary and morphology from the Perseus Word Study Tool. As he writes: “It gets its parsing information from the powerful Perseus project, but presents the results in the clean user-interface of Alfred.” It looks like a great way of making the balance between reading Latin […]

Review: Lewis, Fluent in 3 Months

Benny Lewis. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World. New York: HarperOne, 2014. pp. vi, 250. Much attention has been given recently to adapting modern language learning methods to classical languages. What is often missing from these discussions is that the internet, […]