I’m redoing something from the past that doesn’t exist today! I’m taking the incomplete tape scripts from Fr. Most’s Latin by the Natural Method, translating and completing each exercise, and recording them, making them an audio resource as they were meant to be. After reading each lesson of the textbook, students can then listen to the Pattern Practice Exercises here and respond orally, making the learning process with this curriculum even more “natural.”
(Small print alert/Caveat auditor:) I strongly roll my “r’s” in these recordings, as in Spanish or Italian, but it is also correct to pronounce Ecclesiastical Latin with the nasal French/German “r” pronunciation.
And, errare humanumest–please let me know what mistakes you come across so I can fix them as soon as possible. This is definitely a first draft of this project! I hope it can still be useful in spite of such mistakes.)
I hope this resource will be a great help to all of you. As the weeks go by, I will be adding more. There will eventually be 73.
Chapter 12: Repeat Pattern Practice Exercises from Chapter 11.
Chapter 28: Repeat the exercises of Chapters 25, 26, 27.
Chapter 32: Repeat the exercises of the last three lessons (29, 30, 31).
Chapter 36: Repeat the exercises of the last three lessons (33, 34, 35).
Chapter 40: Repeat the exercises of the last three lessons (37, 38, 39).
Chapter 44: Repeat the exercises of the last 3 lessons (41, 42, 43).
Ch. 46 Note: At 0:43, with the question “vult scire qui agnus…obeys”, I inadvertently gave as the answer a verb form you will get in a later lesson.For now use a form of “obedire“.
Chapter 48: Repeat the exercises of the last 3 lessons (45, 46, 47).
Chapter 59 Repeat the exercises of the last 2 lessons (57,58).
Chapter 61 Pattern Practice Exercises (Latin by the Natural Method, Vol. 1)
Chapter 70 Repeat the exercises of the last 3 lessons (67, 68, 69).
Chapter 74 Repeat the exercises of the last 3 lessons (71, 72, 73).
Chapter 78 Repeat the exercises of the last 3 lessons (77, 76, 75).
Now that I have completed the first draft of this project, I do hope that Fr. Most would be very pleased with these efforts. I also hope that many students, with the help of these recordings, will gain skill and fluency with Ecclesiastical Latin. Please let me know what I can do to make them more useful. God bless you!
Is it permissible to copy these sound files to my computer?
Yes, you may! Thank you for asking. Bonam fortunam!
Thank you for this! Are you going to record more?
Yes! I’m almost done translating #14, and will be recording it later in the week (probably Friday!). A little bit of work each day, and I should be able to record a couple each weekend! Thank you for your comment, and your interest in Church Latin!
Amazing website, just what I was looking for. I hope you keep up the great work
Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad to know that this site is helping your Latin studies. Deus te amet!
Hi, These have been great for my class. This is our first year with LNM. We are a once a week co-op, so we plan to get through the first 28 lessons this year.
I am wondering where is lesson 13. We will be on that one before Christmas Break.
Also, have you seen the St. Andrew Christmas Novena translated into Latin? I looked, but didn’t find it. I think it would be great for the students as I think most of them are praying this novena this year. Our whole Schola Alta group made pull beads with 15 beads to keep track in their Catechism class.
Thank you for all your resources. It’s been a huge help!!
Ah, I really needed to hear that those have been helpful! I had to re-do L13 because it was FULL of silly mistakes (at 10 minutes long, there is a lot in there!). I’ve put it back up just now. Unfortunately my husband has not been able to edit it to get the road noise and mouse clicks out, I’m sorry!