Lingua Latina per se Illustrata has ratings and 48 reviews. Hans Henning Ørberg The late Orberg is to be commended for doing such a good job!. Lingva Latina. Per Se Illvstrata. by Hans H. Ørberg, is a Latin course written entirely in Latin. It consists of two parts, Familia Romana, the fundamental course, . Lingua Latina – Familia Romana by Hans Henning Orberg, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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That is the reason why this is called the “natural approach”.
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Each chapter of the books has some exercises at the end pensawhich help you exercise the vocabulary and grammar of that chapter and also challenge you to use Latin in an active way by asking questions about what you read. I’ve read through several textbooks Wheelock’s, Ecce Romani, Cambridge in search of an ideal source for layina students, but was always somewhat disappointed until stumbling across Lingua Latina.
There are close to word families covered, all used in classical Latin. The book does get harder quite quickly probably rather too quicklyso students need to be prepared to concentrate oatina use understanding of other languages they’ve learnt.
I’m the kind of person who progresses at their own pace.
The results are often disappointing, both for student and teacher. 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. Roma aeterna by Hans H.
Near the end of the book A great book, really! What I will say is this: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’m now tackling the second book in the series, which quickly shifts into unadapted texts, which is pretty damn exciting.
Since it is written entirely in Latin, Orberg s series can communicate to students regardless of their native tongue. But I still couldn’t read fluently and resorted to the unnatural way of reading that is often taught with Latin: Here is a thread from last week and here is a thread from a month ago.
For all those eager to learn Latin
In the first day, I had a guy with no Latin background whatsoever reading very simple! It is the only textbook currently available that gives students the opportunity to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but allows them to “think” in the language.
To become fluent in a language, you should strive to think in that language, and that is what this series helps you to achieve for Latin. Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, Pars I: A minor disadvantage is, that it’s nowhere indicated how Latin is to be pronounced. I don’t think I’m ready yet to move on to the next book in the Lingua Latina series, so I’m planning on going back and looking at some other Latin programs as well before I move forward with more Lingua Latina.
Views Read Edit View history. Since I had to cancel. This book has been on my Amazon wishlist for a long time, so I found it an amazing luck. My advice for both of these: A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online.
I came to this as a former classics major who never really liked Latin because Greek was so much cooler. By not having to constantly translate, students come to understand the Latin through itself and are prepared for thinking in the language.
For all those eager to learn Latin
I never properly learned the language, as a result. Want to Read saving…. It is, in fact, a much better way to learn a language than the method Duolingo uses, which is based on constantly translating back and forth between two languages.
You will never become fluent that way. I like I found this at a garage sale! Utere illis libris et loquere Latine nam lingua pulcherrima est: Unfortunately, Duolingo doesn’t have a Latin course yet, and it seems that they are in no hurry to build one, although people have been asking for it for a long time.
Alternatively, you could simply buy the teacher’s manual which contains all the solutions both to the exercises pensa of the original books and to the exercises of the extra ones: If you are a complete beginner of Latin and is looking for a complete textbook that covers everything you need with elaborate guides and explanations, this is NOT the book to use.
This is it on Amazon. While there he created a new course in Latin: It guides you through each chapter, contains English translations of all the vocabulary and also has a grammatical overview included in the back. The series starts at a basic level and gradually builds from there.
This book is an amazing introduction to Latin, and the main method which I used to teach myself the language. He was the author of Lingua Latinaa widely used method for learning Latin using the natural approach.
The book includes a latkna of inflections, a Roman calendar, and a word index, index vocabulorum.