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The Horrors of the Latin Grammar Revisited Posted by on Oct 8, 2015

For first time language learners (or even masters), the way and method a language handles their grammar ( and more specifically the oddities or exception rules in their grammar) I wrote a posts in the past that help tackle some of the language’s difficulties, but I have also written this one to provide some additional…

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25 Latin Phrases Every Student Should Know Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

These phrases will assist in all student’s ability to write well and impress their instructors. Thus, here is a list of Latin phrases that student should try to use and commit to memory during the summer for their fall terms (if they are not in summer school/session). Latin is more than a dead language…

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One to a Million in Latin and Roman Numerals Posted by on Nov 5, 2013

This week we will be learning  Roman Numerals and their Latin names, so that later this month we can learn how to write dates in Latin using Roman months, ordinal numbers, and dates. But first things first, how many of you can read the numbers on this clock? Well, there are four rules to remember…

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Brittany Britanniae, I presume? Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

Salvete Omnes! (Hello Everyone!), I am so honored and excited to become part of Transparent Language’s Latin Blog. So, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brittany, but for this blog I have adopted the epithet of “Brittany Britanniae” (which means Brittany “of Britain” and this is the singular genitive form of the feminine noun “Britannia” or…

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Latin pronunciation Posted by on Apr 4, 2012

There is not “one correct way” of pronuncing Latin, it depends on which kind of Latin you are trying to speak.   Classical Latin Classical Latin alphabet had these (capital) letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Y, Z C…

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More Pronunciation Rules: Vowel/Syllable Length Posted by on Mar 14, 2009

A vowel is short before another vowel or h. An example of this is in the word po – ē – ma, which means poem in Latin.  Another example of this is in the word ni – hil, which means nothing in Latin. A vowel is pronounced with a short sound before nt and nd…

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Latin Vowels Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

Tada! We’re going to look at some Latin vowels. When you see a horizontal line over a vowel like this: ā, it means that the vowel is prolonged. Ok, let’s start the Latin learning. ā : is pronounced like fAther. An example of a Latin word that contains this sound is hāc a : is pronounced…

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