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Hacking Latin       Welcome
This course is for you if…                       You want to improve      You are a                         your vocabular...
Why learn Latin?   The words       To better understand the words and grammar of English,        French, Italian, Spanis...
Why learn to speak Latin?   Dead languages were spoken too!       To help appreciate the workings of the language not ju...
Latin is still used widely today in…   Medicine and biology,   Agriculture and gardening,   History and archaeology,  ...
Taster: Common Phrases   alter ego       alter = another, a second       ego = I   status quo (the norm)       status...
Taster: Harry Potter   Voldemort = He who flies from death       volat = he flies       de = from       morte = death...
This course   This course will help you get to grips with the very    basic essentials of conversational Latin, but gaini...
For now, you’re ready to go!               Get started!
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Hacking Latin - Welcome

  1. 1. Hacking Latin Welcome
  2. 2. This course is for you if… You want to improve You are a your vocabulary beginner at Latin for conversation
  3. 3. Why learn Latin? The words  To better understand the words and grammar of English, French, Italian, Spanish and many other languages, dead or alive The culture  To give you access to an immense body of art, philosophy and literature NOT just from the Classical Ages, but – since Latin remained the language of learning, politics and religion – from more than a thousand years afterwards
  4. 4. Why learn to speak Latin? Dead languages were spoken too!  To help appreciate the workings of the language not just as a literary medium, but as it was used by the majority of people at the times of Cicero and Caesar (and beyond) As a learning aid  Multi-sensory learning is the best way to remember things: if you can listen to the sound of words and write or speak Latin sentences yourself you will pick up the language much faster To have secret conversations with other people who know Latin!
  5. 5. Latin is still used widely today in… Medicine and biology, Agriculture and gardening, History and archaeology, Christian religion, Academic writing, and In common English phrases
  6. 6. Taster: Common Phrases alter ego  alter = another, a second  ego = I status quo (the norm)  status = the state  quo = in which Curriculum vitae  curriculum = course  vitae = of life et cetera (etc.)  et = and  cetera = the others, the rest
  7. 7. Taster: Harry Potter Voldemort = He who flies from death  volat = he flies  de = from  morte = death Knockturn alley = alley of the night  nocturnus = nocturnal, of the night Expelliarmus  expelle = expel, drive out  arma = arms, weapons Albus Dumbledore  albus = white
  8. 8. This course This course will help you get to grips with the very basic essentials of conversational Latin, but gaining a strong understand of the language requires a lot of time and some good resources If you are a self-taught beginner, and want to go further, I recommend:  Wheelock’s Latin
  9. 9. For now, you’re ready to go! Get started!

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