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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. Wesley Parish
> 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."