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 →
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!
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".
This just in! Newly in the Public Domain in the USA as of 2021, Medieval and Late Latin Selections (for the Use of College Students) by Charles Upson Clark and Josiah Bethea Game. My waiting to share this treasure is finally over!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yN6QueLslM I love hymns and carols, and currently this one is playing in my head--mostly because I am getting ready for Advent. (What, you don't know many songs for Advent? Better learn this, stat!) This song sounds like a Christmas carol, but it is all about the Annunciation, so it's absolutely delightful to sing while... Continue Reading →
After your first year or year-and-a-half of Latin , particularly if you have used Fr. Most's books, you will be ready for a Latin Reader supplement. An excellent choice for visitors to this site would be Charles Beeson's A Primer of Medieval Latin from 1925 which is now out of copyright and available, scanned and... Continue Reading →
Sentence diagramming: it's grammar, visualized. Have you ever heard of this extremely useful tool? Using various kinds of lines throughout, you can see the internal grammatical structure of a sentence and its parts. Today you will see how it can help you understand principles of Latin grammar. Let's start with the simplest of examples. The... Continue Reading →
Due to being a Latin student AND a mother, I have begun collecting Latin versions of children's books that were originally written in English. We have the translated editions of A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit, and Dr. Seuss' The Cat and the Hat (oh it rhymes so gloriously!) thus far,... Continue Reading →
If you are looking for a bit of not too difficult Latin to read..., I would recommend the life of St. Ambrose by Paulinus, his secretary. It is done in an easy and delightful style...--E. K. Rand, professor of Latin at Harvard University, in Founders of the Middle Ages (1928) Links to the Vita Sancti... Continue Reading →