Latin Pronunciation And The Latin Alphabet

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publisher: Barlow Press
ISBN: 1443719781
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WITHIN the last twenty or thirty years great progress has been made in the dominion of language as well as in all the departments of the arts and sciences. Before this time, the classical languages were a separate branch of study and of learned investigation, but by the efforts of Bopp and his school, they are now acknowledged to be members of one large family, the organic forms of which mutually supply and explain each other. Most idioms of Italy, even, are shown to be members of one common stock, by the import ant labors of Au frecht, Kirchhof, Mommsm, and other learned men, and the Latin itself, far from being any longer regarded as a mere mongrel composition of Greek and barbarian elements, is now universally admitted, by the learned, to be of the same independent growth among the other Italic dialects, as the Hebrew among the Semitic. Highly important results, more- over, have been attained by the critical examination of Latin texts made by Ritsckl, Lhmann, Fleckeisen, and others, while floods of light have been shed on the whole history of the development of the Latin lan- guage, by the investigations of Diez, Fuch, and other philologists, who, starting with the Latin in the latest stazcs of its existence, have traced from it the begin- nings of the modern Romdnce tongues. Yet, with all this mass of new information, as our oldest Latin manuscripts were mere amended copies, dating from the times after Christ, many questions concerning the original orthography and pronunciation of the Latin remained still unsettled. New means were therefore devised by our scholars to supply these deficiencies...

Vox Latina

Author: W. Sidney Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139935585
Size: 20.31 MB
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This is a reissue in paperback of the second edition of Professor Allen's highly successful book on the pronunciation of Latin in Rome in the Golden Age. In the second edition the text of the first edition is reprinted virtually unchanged but is followed by a section of supplementary notes that deal with subsequent developments in the subject. The author also added an appendix on the names of the letters of the Latin alphabet and a select bibliography.

Wheelock S Latin 6th Edition Revised

Author: Frederic M. Wheelock
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062016563
Size: 19.94 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The classic, single–volume introductory Latin textbook, introduced in 1956 and still the bestselling and most highly regarded textbook of its kind. Wheelock's Latin, sixth edition, revised, has all the features that have made it the best–selling single–volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them revised and expanded: o 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient Roman authors o Self–tutorial exercises with an answer key for independent study o An extensive English–Latin/ Latin–English vocabulary section o A rich selection of original Latin readings –– unlike other textbooks which contain primarily made–up Latin texts o Etymological aids Also includes maps of the Mediterranean, Italy and the Aegean area, as well as numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and historical and literary figures presented in the chapter readings. o The leading self–tutorial Latin program. Also great for college and accelerated high school courses. o Wheelock's Latin is the top–selling Latin reference in the US. o Interest and enrolments in Latin have been steadily rising in the U.S. for the past 20 years. One–half million people are currently enrolled in Latin classes, and at least 10,000 teachers, professors and graduate assistants are teaching the language in America.

Vox Graeca

Author: William Sidney Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521335553
Size: 47.44 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This edition of Professor Allen's highly successful book is on the pronunciation of Attic Greek in classical times. In this third edition, Allen has revised the section on stress in classical Greek, the chapter on quantity has been recast, and the author has added an appendix on the names and letters of the Greek alphabet, to provide a parallel and historical background to the similar appendix in the second edition of his Vox Latina. The total amount of revision since the first edition has made it necessary to reset the whole book, so in addition to the new material, the supplementary notes of the second edition are now incorporated into the main text making this book much more convenient to use.

Song School Latin

Author: Amy Rehn
ISBN: 9781600510458
Size: 37.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of 31 weekly lessons that introduce Latin vocabulary with songs, illustrations, hand-writing practice, stories and activities. Accompanying CD has songs with both Classical and Ecclesiastical Latin pronunciations.

Singing Early Music

Author: Timothy James McGee
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253210265
Size: 55.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Singing Early Music studies the principal languages of Europe as they were spoken from the twelfth to the seventeenth century: English, Scots, French, Occitan, Spanish, Galician-Portuguese, Italian, German, and Flemish as well as the Latin "dialect" of each area. Several sample texts in each language are printed in the original language and in transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and recorded on the accompanying CD.

Fluent Forever

Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Size: 52.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.