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Molendinarius's Blog – June 2008 Archive (3)

A BRIEF NOTE ON ACCENTS:

A BRIEF NOTE ON ACCENTS:



W.S. Allen, in his “Vox Latina”, dismisses the idea that Latin had a pitch accent, despite the description of this accent in great detail by a number of Roman grammarians writing prior to the fourth century AD. Allen states that the accent is “a minor detail of the Greek”. This would be like saying that the musical accent of Italian was “ a minor detail of Italian”. In fact, the survival of the pitch accent, albeit in modified form, in Italian, and the… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on June 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

One of the best Latin textbooks ever published

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Latin textbooks ever published., June 16, 2008

By Alex Sheremet (Brooklyn, NY) - See all my reviews

If you've found this page, you're either lucky or industrious. Adler's "Practical Grammar" is virtually unknown to anyone outside of the spoken Latin movement, and for good reason: it's geared towards building oral fluency, which amounts to spending years on "fake Latin" before moving on to the original texts. Of course, this is how all languages have… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on June 17, 2008 at 5:36am — No Comments

VOCABULARY BUILDING RESOURCES FOR LATIN

VOCABULARY LEARNING RESOURCES FOR LATIN



A number of new vocabulary learning resources have recently been made, and are available for free on Schola and Latinum. You can either direct your students to them directly, or save the files to present in other ways. For example, the vocabulary files could be downloaded and burned as Audio CD's and handed out. So could the image files, or they could be loaded onto students' memory sticks for taking home.



A SERIES OF OVER 3 000… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on June 5, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

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