Re: Celtic [was: peri-IE (was: Kentum/satem)]
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 7, 2002, 10:09|
On Tue, 07 May 2002 06:20, Thomas Leigh wrote:
> Ray reeg screffa:
> I have another, off-topic question for you, Ray, since you're our
> Classics expert. I studied Latin for 4 years in school, and really
> enjoyed it; however, I finished high school some 13 years ago and have
> more or less forgotten it all through disuse. I have recently become
> increasingly interested in "getting it back". Have you any advice on
> what might be the best way to go about doing that? Any particular
> book(s) or method you would recommend?
Well, I'm a Latinist (of sorts) and I actually got my start in the language
with a horrible little book called "Elementa Latina", full of the
"The pen of my aunt bit the uncle of my monkey" ; "The boy was good; the
soldier was better; the looney-in-charge was emperor"
sort of translation exercise.
There's a much better class of book out called "Reading Latin" and it's
published by the Cambridge University Press. Failing that, you could always
get yourself a morphology book, a syntax book and a dictionary, and sit down
with some simple Latin texts and cudgel your way back into the language.
> Many thanks & best regards,
> Thomas Leigh
> Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Mau e ki, "He aha to mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."