Lingua Latina per se Illustrata has ratings and 48 reviews. Entirely I’ve finally finished ‘Familia Romana’ part one of two of Orberg’s Lingua Latina course . Lingua Latina, Part I has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. Thomas said: You need very little knowledge of Latin or the Romance Languages to comprehend the text. Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina per se illustrata series is the world’s premiere textbook for learning Latin via the Natural Method. Students first learn grammar and.

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I wish you all the best on your individual language journeys: In the end of each of the 35 chapters, there’s a part that describes the new grammar and also a bunch of exercises.

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A minor disadvantage is, that it’s nowhere indicated how Latin is to be pronounced. An excellent introductory Latin textbook with a pure immersion approach. A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online.

Plenty of repetition of vocabulary and structure helps too. I’ve been wanting to learn Latin for a while but I couldn’t find any good resources until now. I believe somewhere its approached is described as “intensely grammatical,” and that it certainly is. Lastly, the book comes with three different exercises, one where you are asked to complete words of different sentences, another where you are supposed to answer a question written in Latin about the meaning of the chapter and lastly another exercise with somewhat different questions.

I recall reading the first chapter and being a little in awe both at how much I understood, and how well it is paced.

Ørberg’s Lingua Latina: an introduction for the uninitiated

As a note, the ongoing story in the book was funny and actually made me laugh out loud a few times. It starts off very simply and through intuition leads you onward to more complex material. He received a master’s degree in English, French and Latin at the University of Copenhagenand taught these languages in schools in Denmark.


No trivia or quizzes yet. In my experience, you may find yourself lost at a certain point in the text if you do not already know a great amount of the grammar as the grammar is oorberg not that thoroughly explained; you can chug yourself through tho, but I would not recommend it.

Mar 12, Philip rated it it was amazing Shelves: This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Bob rated it it was amazing Apr 25, I enjoyed the edition without illustrations and found it most useful, but this edition proved an upgrade.

The meaning is the same, and sounds almost the same. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Even the grammar discussions are entirely in Latin, grammatical terminology being introduced as necessary. Before starting Lingua Latina II I’m going to switch it up a bit and power through a bunch of Latin readers, get some big chunks of Latin prose under my belt. I saw that quite some people on this site would like to learn Latin, which is really great I think. Lingua Latina – Glossarium Patrick M. Curate ut quam optime valeatis! Since I have’t had the privilege or misfortune of longua Latin in school, I really can’t compare the Orberg method with, say, Wheelocks, at which seems to fashionable to hurl insult, whether the veracity of claims to its falling short be true or not.

The book teaches a good number of words and a good amount of grammar, which you start to understand naturally. Evan der Millner’s thoughts aka. Latinum guy Ernest Blum on the inadequacy of modern Latin teaching methods Randy Gibbon’s blog Latin by the Dowlin I have so much to say about how awesome this book is, but instead I will point you to my review of Wheelock and say that Lingua Latina is everything Wheelock is not.

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It guides you through each chapter, contains English translations of all the vocabulary and also has a grammatical overview included in the back.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Return to Book Page. Sed tamen multa etiam desunt, multa discrimina inter synonyma non bene explicantur qua de causa ei quattuor tantum stellas do. So far as Tom had gained any acquaintance with the Romans at Mr. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. And here’s another thread from today where jrikhal links to a good discussion from a year ago. Often Latin is treated like a burning house—you should grab what you need and get out as quickly as possible back to the safety of the English language aka the grammar-translation method.

Even though it also strengthened my ability to both write and speak in Latin, it was my ability to understand texts and to sight read that was most improved. The book teaches you grammar, but it’s not through memorizing the forms, but on the examples.

Jacob’s academy, his knowledge was strictly correct, ogberg it went no farther than the fact that they were “in the New Testament”; and Mr. The course consists of two parts: In some ways rebuilding curricula etc from scratch would bear a lot of fruit, but the reality is that working within the current system is going to benefit more people in the short term.

Well, I’ve officially finished this; still love it. Hans Orberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata: