Salve et Valete

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Salve et Valete

Postby Anonymous on Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:33 pm

Hello, I am another new American, from Rhode Island in New England.

I am interested in both Roman and British Literature, hence my name.

Since it's been 40 years since I studied Latin, I am seriously considering a return to school to restore my capabilities.

Marcus Rubicundus Britannicus

Postby Lucius Tyrrhenus Garrulus on Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:50 pm

Salve Marce! Si vales, bene est.
Welcome aboard.
I'm 30, from PA, and never had the chance to study Latin. But I'm trying.
Good luck with your studies.
Vale bene!
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Re: Salve et Valete

Postby Horatius Piscinus on Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:56 pm

Salve Marce Britanne

Indeed, welcome to SVR.

Marcus Rubicundus Britann wrote:Since it's been 40 years since I studied Latin, I am seriously considering a return to school to restore my capabilities.

It has been 35 years for me since I last had instruction in Latin, and although I have tried to get back to studying it on my own, I lack the discipline a classroom situation would offer. I continue to read in Latin, with much difficulty, and translate passages as best I can, but I think I still lack something by not going back to formal classes. Bonam Fortunam.

Vale optime
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:19 am

Salve Britannice,

Welcome to the SVR. Good luck on re-learning Latin. If you have any questions, feel free to post them on the collegium Latinum forum and check out the limited study material on our site.

Vale bene,
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Postby Curio Agelastus on Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:55 pm

Salve Marce,

Another Britannicus! Good to see you join us! I have no Latin skills whatsoever, I just tend to bluff my way through a statement and wait for Draco, our resident Latin Inquisition, to correct me. You might like to try the same if you're unsure of the finer grammatical points. :lol:

Hoping you enjoy it here,
Marcus Scribonius Curio Britannicus.
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Postby Anonymous on Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:55 pm

I certainly am gratified by the warm welcome everyone has shown. I am hoping to take Beginning Latin in September. I happened to look at a quotation the other week, and it seemed total gibberish. At that moment,
I felt I needed to start fresh. I did do some work with the language 20 years ago for my MA, but what was dimly remembered then is gone now.

In fact, the only thing I retain at the moment is my church Latin pronunciation. I wonder how common that might be?

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