Some useful resources for Latin
Hi guys, just want to share some Latin resources I use.
If you have any suggestions, do not hesitate to mention them in the comments.
Wiktionary. You can easily find the definition, etymology, pronunciation, and all word forms for a given word
Perseus Project: the well-known collection of classic texts
Reading Material In Latin
Cambridge Latin Course textbooks and exercises, free online version
Ben Johnson's educational videos on YouTube
Latin dictionaries: https://www.lexilogos.com/english/latin_dictionary.htm
English to Latin dictionary: https://glosbe.com/en/la
DCC is good. There's a plethora of commercially available vocabulary lists, which are often really well composed. Here are some other really nice, easily accessible and too often overlooked free resources given their overall quality and usefulness for learners:
- https://bridge.haverford.edu/ Personalize your vocabulary lists with a few clicks
- http://hiberna-cr.wdfiles.com/local--files/downloads/Diederich-Lodge-Practice.pdf [published at http://hiberna-cr.wikidot.com/downloads] Carolus Raeticus' "Lodge Edition" of about 1400 most important Latin words. That's a great take on Diederich's "Basic Vocabulary".
- https://www.memrise.com/course/1480193/5000-most-frequent-latin-words-audio/ 5000 most frequent words with audio. That's more words than you'll learn in your typical high school course. Combines two classic vocabulary lists: Gonzales Lodge's "The Vocabulary of High School Latin" and Paul Diederichs's ''The Frequency of Latin Words and their Endings" as proposed by James Dee + an addendum that incorporates the first 800 or so of Johnson's computer generated "10,000 most frequent lemata in Greek and Latin canons". [Disclaimer: This is shameless self-promotion. I created the course. However, I wouldn't mention it if there was another course readily available for your daily vocabulary drills (Memrise is dull but works!) that was as complete in terms of size, audio (don't expect miracles here) and PoS.]
Everybody loves "Lingua latina per se illustrata". What you maybe don't know: there are fairly nice YouTube videos with decent audio that will read LLPSI for you. In particular, I like:
Speaking of YouTube, I also like this American teacher, who presents Latin Grammar (with a questionable American accent ;-) slowly and comprehensible:
@ all Germans: there's a 70's TV gem, that presents Latin the German way: comprehensive, no-frills, rules-based and with a questionable pronunciation:
Thank you! Btw, Google translate is terrible for Latin! I mean, absolutely laughable! I am too busy to show you a screenshot here, but if you want a good laugh go enter even a pretty basic sentence in the English side and you'll immediately understand what nonsense the translator displays.
I bookmarked all the pages except for the Cambridge Latin course, for which one needs a book code. If I can borrow it from the library and then access the online version, I will add a comment to this post. Thanks again Mosfet07, carpelanam, and all the other people on DL who are working to help Latin here.
https://www.usu.edu/markdamen/Latin1000/index.htm is a public course from Utah State University based on Wheelock's Latin. It has downloadable worksheets and videos. A companion memrise course, https://decks.memrise.com/course/1249057/wheelocks-latin-7th-ed/ contains official vocabulary and audio to review for each chapter.