Links are tucked away in the dozens and dozen of posts on this blog. And since sometimes I update old posts months later with related new finds, even if you have read every post here from the beginning, you may find something you hadn't seen in the below new list!
"Church Latin" is the informal, snappier-sounding term for the more scholarly phrase Ecclesiastical Latin, or the occasionally-used Medieval Latin. All of these terms are used to denote something different from "Classical Latin"--the Latin used by, say, Julius Caesar. Church Latin was (and is!) the Latin used by the Catholic Church for two thousand years--thus, where... Continue Reading →
For the brave souls in Intermediate and Advanced Latin, may I present a checklist of things to keep in mind when rendering your thoughts into Latin...
Studying Latin on your own, and wish you had a professor you could ask questions? Studying with a class, but the grammar still seems murky and you are too intimidated to ask questions? This book is for you. I wish I had written this book!
This good old book is definitely geared toward the parsing-for-Caesar's-wars crowd, but it's still fun for those studying Ecclesiastical Latin. I assign these to my students sometimes. (Shhh--don't tell them these answers are here!)
Here are some "Drill Masters" inspired by the work of Fr. Paul Distler adjusted to be used with Lessons 10, 11, and 12 of Fr. Most's Latin by the Natural Method.
All those busy Latin nouns out there, doing their jobs, using their endings, are often hard to keep track of all at once. To help show the various jobs nouns, pronouns, and adjectives are doing in each phrase, clause, and sentence, I assign a color to each case to visually reinforce what the specific case endings are telling us.
I'd like to build a network of Latin teachers who are Catholic, whether they teach Ecclesiastical or Classical Latin, whether they have a classroom or teach online, whether they help with a co-op or have their own dedicated classes.
It's really a huge project, learning Latin. It, uh...takes awhile. At long last, here is Part 2 of the post about common causes of feeling unmotivated in the middle of your Latin studies.
A dash of verb + a pinch of adjective = a participle. (After declining thoroughly, sprinkle liberally over your sentences.) Participles: Latin has three kinds. These verbal adjectives do everything: sometimes are the main verb of a clause, sometimes serve as the subject of a sentence (and do other noun jobs, when they are substantives),... Continue Reading →
Although I'm currently a small-town American who has never been outside of the USA, I'm lucky enough to have this website which gets views from all over the world. Speakers of many languages are intersted in Church Latin, hurrah! Inspired by this, I am starting a collection of Latin resources for many languages here. Feel... Continue Reading →