Y'all, I am not "Oz, the Great and Terrible" on some kind of vast Latin throne, which only a select few of the most intellectual people in the universe may dare to approach. Ha! No--please don't be afraid to contact me, or to enroll in a Latin class if you really are interested in Latin.... Continue Reading →
Great vintage book provides Ecclesiastical Latin excerpts and illuminating footnotes, and I am adding case colors to further aid comprehension. This will be great!
If you've had about two years of Latin, either with a Classical focus or of course especially with an Ecclesiastical Latin focus, you will enjoy working your way through these actual, genuine Medieval texts in Latin linked below. Hugh of Fouilloy's 'Aviarum/De Avibus' The Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's 'Aviarum' Edition, Translation, and... 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.
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 →