Quid est nōmen tuum? Nōmen meum est “Sacha”

Latīnum studémus. Monē mē!

The Latin textbooks that W- ordered from the library have arrived, and we’re slowly making our way through both Wheelock’s Latin and an online copy of a Latin textbook from the 1880s. Writing is probably going to be painfully slow and ungrammatic for a while, but hey, it’s worth a try. =)

Why Latin? Geek quirkiness. Secret languages for greater connection. Potential classical education.

It will be interesting. Let’s see if my blog can handle the characters…

  • zadcha

    Hello Sacha,

    There is no accent in Latin’s writing.

    Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas (Virgile)

    have a good day

  • Manuscripts don’t have accents, but beginner textbooks use macrons to help students learn about pronunciation and distinguish similar words. I’ll drop them when I get the hang of Latin, but they’re useful for now. =)

  • @sachac In the standard books in Ontario high school Latin (at least in the 1970s), there weren’t any accents. Since I did Latin by correspondence (in the days of snail mail), pronunciation is totally missing in my education. This wasn’t considered to be an issue, since Latin is a dead language.

    There seem to dialects of Latin. One opinion says Romanian is the closest to classical Latin (as opposed to Italian that is closest to vulgar Latin). And then there’s ecclesiastical Latin, which is “Latin with an Italian accent (and a few other differences), the way Latin’s been pronounced since around the 3rd and 4th centuries”.

  • What, no jokes re: coding in perlegata? ;)

  • We’re definitely not there yet. ;)

  • Lynn

    This was helpful as I have a ninth grader doing Latin 1 for home school and I wasn’t sure if she should be docked points for missing or misplaced accents. Now I understand that these aren’t used in latin writing but only to help the student’s pronunciation as they learn to speak it.

    Thank you.