https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

While you're all waiting for Latin.....

Mr_Eyl
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Save up some pennies and buy this book.

You won't find a better beginner's resource out there that advances your knowledge at anything like its speed, and it teaches you Latin entirely in Latin.

There's a second book for more advanced students, and more than a dozen readers to follow those from authors such as Cicero, Caesar and Petronius to ease you into reading some real classics.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LeZacky
LeZacky
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I've actually heard of this book it's supposed to be pretty good. I might consider getting it but the price is pretty steep.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
grey236
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I'm sorry but if I was a beginner in Latin I don't know if I'd want a book entirely in Latin, I'd need some English explanations.

Personally I'd recommend the Wheelock's series.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
Mr_Eyl
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That's fair enough. There's also Cambridge, for people who don't want something as grammar-heavy as Wheelock's.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
grey236
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That's a good series as well. Our 7th grade class fell in love with Caecilius, Grumio, Quintus, and all of them!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
sloggerPlus
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Wheelock's Latin (3rd ed.) is what I used, too, and it is sufficient for learning the fundamentals of Latin on one's own, at least if the "Optional Self-Tutorial Exercises" are worked through. It's a marvelous book. The thing to do after that (IMHO, and as you probably know) is to either go through other Latin primers w/ keys (there are plenty in .pdf format listed here, for instance) until you don't need the keys anymore, or read material that is progressively more difficult, which material is becoming easier and easier to locate, nowadays; for instance, a selection.

We'll never know, not being beginners, how Lingua Latina per se Illustrata would work for us as complete beginners, but I suspect it definitely would do, given no more application than it takes to work through Wheelock's primer on one's own (which, of course, is considerable). Nowadays, I wouldn't shy away from recommending LLpsI. You may find this little vade mecum, this presentation by the same man, and this video by a different Latinist interesting. Note that both of them do recommend LLpsI but, however, did not use it themselves to learn Latin originally.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmareloTiago
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Y'all must not buy many books. Most any book worth having, especially a new book, is going to be more than $30. Lots of comic books cost over $30 (relatively few new ones, though). Maybe coloring books cost less than $30? It has been a while since I bought one of those.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ally.x
ally.x
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saving some pennies on a 30 dollars book sounds like a "great" deal

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
Mr_Eyl
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'For', not 'on'. It means to save up some money, and the book's well worth it considering how much it covers and how many hours of learning you can get from it.

Of course, 'worth' is subjective.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ally.x
ally.x
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"for" or "on" ... my point is the same

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
Mr_Eyl
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I'm not sure it is. 'On' would imply a small saving on a $30 book, whereas 'for' would mean saving money in order to buy it.

I certainly didn't expect to get into a semantic argument here. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ally.x
ally.x
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whatever... the book is awfully expensive and you were the one to start the semantic discussion, not me

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
Mr_Eyl
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I think that you may have been the one who confused 'on' with 'for'.

As I said, worth (and by extension 'expensive') is relative. It's worth as much as an individual thinks it is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ally.x
ally.x
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The important part of my original comment is: "30 dollar book is a "great" deal", I meant to stress that it is really an expensive book. English is not my first language, I am not gonna argue about semantics here...

1 year ago
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