||[Jun. 12th, 2005|07:43 pm]
Salvete Omnes! I'm new! I'm in high school in Toronto, Canada, and Latin is not offered at my school, thus in order for me to learn one of the languages of my ansestors (I'm from Cyprus, by the way), I am using Wheelocks Latin 6th Edition to self-teach it. And also, I'm the president of my school's Classics Club and there are others with me who want to learn latin.
Since the school year is coming to an end in a week, I had to return the textbook to the school (the school has these because Latin used to be offered a while ago but it was cut because of lack of interest from the student body). However I do own copies of chapters one through four.
Any other self-learning latin students here?
So, once again, hi!
It's great that you still maintain a classics club despite the course no longer being taught. We have a very active classics group at my school that thrives despite the Latin curriculum being all but ignored. We do at least have a two-semester course in which to get through Wheelock. It's a very intense two semesters, but I learned it well. This summer, we are teaching ourselves Greek.
I'm did Greek once, but it was 6 years in Greek School learning modern Greek. I also have the Teach Yourself edition of Ancient Greek, and truthfully, a lot of the language has lived on in modern Greek, its kinda cool.
You´re self teching latin? that´s great! I wish I had that abbility myself! How do you do it?
What´s Wheelocks Latin 6th Edition? Is it a book? Can one find any website which provides some help in learning latin?
Sorry for all these questions, but you´re the first person I know that is learning latin all by himself! I was thinking to do the same thing!
Wheelocks' Latin 6th Edition is one of the three Latin textbooks used in Toronto schools and universities. It is the most detailed and sophistaced teaching tool, using excerpts from literature by actual Roman authors, however it is dreadfully overwhelming and confusing because it rushes you into the grammer really fast, and it isn't simplified enough for high school students like me, but the first few chapters I found fine.
I'm also using Cambridge latin course, which is a very VERY simplified latin text with "baby latin", but their vocabulary lists are fairly innacurate because sometimes they have declined nouns without their natural form.
I use both textbooks combined, plus whatever vocab and grammer I already know from my Greek background and French and Spanish education.
The book is about $20 on Amazon.