"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 →
These are the very first steps to sentence diagramming. Of course there's way more to know--but these are the very basics that will get you started. Keep this mental tool handy when you really want to get inside the grammar of a sentence!
It feels like everyone involved in creating this work really, really loved the Latin language. It is bursting with helpful charts and examples!
There is no better way I know of to feel like Latin is a spoken language than having a repertoire of pieces that you can hear with your "mind's ear".
Here is an excellent summary of the history of the Latin language from 1923, by Englishman J.E. Lowe. (Spelling differences from mine abound!)
In the spirit of the upcoming "Season of Latin," if you will, I have some links and printables to offer you.
This really is a nice book: sentences and selections are arranged according to the chapter of Wheelock's Latin, going along with the pace of the textbook's difficulty and introduction of vocabulary.
This Latin mastery thing--it sure isn't easy. But we each have the necessary ingredients available to us, if we are willing to work and make it happen.
Guess what? There are old books that were specifically written to teach the Latin texts found in the Traditional Divine Office.