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Hello!  What languages are you fluent in?  What languages are you learning?  What languages have you always wanted to learn but scare you?  What are some of your interests around Dreamwidth? 

Also, feel free to add languages to the tags in the established format as necessary!

Date: 2011-12-09 04:43 pm (UTC)
leonhart: Cloud in the church, FFVII: Advent Children (searching for forgiveness)
From: [personal profile] leonhart
I'm Sean! The only language I know is English. :( I'm keen on learning Ancient Greek and Latin for pagan-y purposes, but I've always wanted to learn Russian!

Date: 2011-12-09 11:56 pm (UTC)
leonhart: Rinoa holding Squall with the text "I will follow you into the dark" (Default)
From: [personal profile] leonhart
Oh, I hadn't been there before! Thank you so much for the link! :)

Date: 2011-12-10 01:40 am (UTC)
alextiefling: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alextiefling
What sort of Latin texts are you hoping to be able to read/use?

Date: 2011-12-10 01:52 am (UTC)
leonhart: black & white image of squall's gunblade & case from opening credits (revolver)
From: [personal profile] leonhart
I'd like to be able to compose and read hymns in Latin, mostly.

Date: 2011-12-10 09:18 am (UTC)
alextiefling: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alextiefling
That's a really awesome ambition!

It's worth noting that within the time Latin was spoken, rhyming was introduced. So classical-era works will be rythmically strict, but not rhyme, whereas early medieval works will be focussed on their rhyming scheme. Compare any short work by, say, Vergil, with something Christian like Pange lingua gloriosi corporis mysterium.

Date: 2011-12-22 02:35 pm (UTC)
arantia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arantia
I learned Ancient Greek and Latin translation at University. I loved them both, but they're an absolute pain. For Latin, we never used a text book, we had a guinea pig text that our lecturers made for us. But for Ancient Greek, I recommend Athenaze. It's a little expensive, but it does the job. Should you need a dictionary (...believe me, it'll come in handy) the Liddell and Scott Lexicon is the best you can get. They come in a variety of sizes ;)

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