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Re: Jovian's Verbs From Hell

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, August 30, 2002, 7:11
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> En réponse à Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>: > > > --- In conlang@y..., JS Bangs <jaspax@U...> wrote: > > > > > Latin is evil? > > > > I only had two years of Latin, at which level it was manageable, since > > we hadn't looked at more than two or three verb tenses. > > ?!!! After my first year of Latin we had already seen all tenses, moods and > voices of Latin verbs!!! They are not so difficult you know (actually they > are extremely simple in my point of view)/
Was yours at the tertiary or secondary level? In the US, at least, the two are very different: the pace of my highschool Latin courses was much as Christian described, but my first undergraduate Greek course took us through all cases, tenses, moods and voices of Greek in one semester, enough to prepare us for the speeches of Lysias in the second semester. The Greek wasn't hard, but it certainly crammed a lot into you at once. But I tend to agree that Latin was very simple indeed for me. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>