Who likes Latin? Am I mad to love learning the language?!

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If you love Latin, you are in the right place! If anyone has any questions about Latin, we can all help each other! (I would put this in 'Latin,' but because it is not in that folder, more people will see it!)

Posted Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 15:07 by Izzy

17 Answers

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I love Latin, it is so helpful when it comes to learning other languages, eg French, Spanish, & Italian, or even English itself :)

My CLC favourite character was Caecilius; he used to pop up all the time :P

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 16:35 by Tallulah.M
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I know --- stage 1 was so funny though --- Caecilius est in tablino. Caecilius in tablino scribit. :)

And how Metella was always sitting in the atrium apart from the one or two times when she made a brief excursion to the garden, where Clemens normally was! And then all of a sudden after several stages involving their happy but ordinary-ish lives it's like --BAM. VESUVIUS ERUPTS AND KILLS THEM ALL. Or, well, most of them.

Does anyone else agree that book three is the best though? The stories with Salvius are just so much better and much more funny! I suppose book two sort of builds up to that but book three is really bloodthirsty, come to think of it! And then there's book four with Haterius and his polyspaston and then book five which is initially rubbish until Salvius' trial which I didn't even get to read because I stopped Latin first :(

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 08:57 by Moggerfrog
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Hooray for Latin! I especially loved the Cambridge Latin Course last year because the stories were HILARIOUS. Salvius was the best character EVER. And those videos they used to have like Quintus and Belimicus and the bear and Grumio preparing the peacock which was actually a chicken decorated with a couple of feathers and some tin foil.....

I do like the language too, maybe because there's also less stress as there're no orals and listenings, and perhaps because half of the words can be guessed from how they relate to English if you're stuck!


and, particularly relevant at this time of year:


Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:37 by Moggerfrog
Edited by Moggerfrog on Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:37
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I totally agree with you Moggerfrog, and yes Renn, LATIN IS AWESOME! I find really easy though! It's that subject that clicks so easily in my head!

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 20:09 by Izzy
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The Cambridge Latin Course was hilarious! Especially all the videos! I look back at stage 1 and think: ' I used to think THIS was hard?!!' I <3 Latin!

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 20:10 by Izzy
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isnt the root of most languages? in which case, awesome...

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:26 by Renn
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Totally true AGAIN Moggerfrog! Yesterday I was looking at the very first model sentences, and they make me laugh so much!

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 11:04 by Izzy
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latin looks interesting but hard 

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:06 by LP-FTW
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Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 20:34 by LP-FTW
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i have always loved latin but my school doesnt do gcse latin sadly :( can anyone recommend any online courses in latin please? :)

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 12:14 by LozzaRose
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I'm going to start learning latin.. I did a bit in year 6, but I don't remember much !!

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 18:52 by Meghna
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I love latin and wish I had the option of taking it however we were only offered french and spanish but latin would have been much more interesting to learn!

Answered Fri 25th May, 2012 @ 21:23 by Alice Deane
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Yay! I can learn Latin! If you ever get the chance I suggestive you learn it. My favourite CLC character was Metella, and she always got so flustered when gladiators came on! 

Answered Sat 2nd June, 2012 @ 15:06 by Izzy
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i hate learning laguages coz it something ive allways been useless at

Answered Sat 2nd June, 2012 @ 16:56 by rebecca
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Trust me, Latin is easier than it looks! Plus, there are so many words you can guess the correct meaning of, as they are so similar to English!

Answered Sun 3rd June, 2012 @ 13:13 by Izzy
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All of you must be really clever to find Latin easy... for me it's one the hardest GCSE's! How do you find all of the different bits of grammar easy? My mind is confuzzled. -yep that is a word ;)

But the CLC was hilarious! My class always said it was like watching a soap! The videos were so bad they were funny. You could see the 'actors' reading the lines if you looked closely at their eyes lol! Vesuvius erupting was the saddest though, how the dog stayed by the master when he died. People were more sad at the dog dying than Caecilius! :P

Answered Wed 6th June, 2012 @ 14:28 by furuba fan
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Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:05 by anonymous