Getting Started With Latin: Beginning Latin For Homeschoolers And Self-Taught Students of Any Age
 

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Author's Commentary Recordings

In these recorded lectures, author William E. Linney explains each lesson in Getting Started with Latin in order to provide extra assistance with the lessons in the book.

Author's Commentary Recordings

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Right-click the folder to download lessons 21 through 40 (.zip format, 73 megabytes)


Right-click the folder to download lessons 41 through 60 (.zip format, 65 megabytes)


Right-click the folder to download lessons 61 through 80 (.zip format, 80 megabytes)


Right-click the folder to download lessons 81 through 100 (.zip format, 72 megabytes)


Right-click the folder to download lessons 101 through 120 (.zip format, 68 megabytes)


Right-click the folder to download lessons 121 through 134 (.zip format, 55 megabytes)



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Pronunciation Recordings

Free pronunciation recordings are available for download in either classical or ecclesiastical (church) style. Classical pronunciation is the type of pronunciation used in the classics departments of most colleges and universities, while ecclesiastical pronunciation is used by the Roman Catholic Church.

Classical Pronunciation Recordings

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Ecclesiastical Pronunciation Recordings

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Latin Expressions Recording

Several readers contacted me saying that they wanted to have a recording that tells how to pronounce the Latin expressions in the book. So, in response to these requests, I have created the following recording.

That's the beauty of the internet, I guess--you can get new content out to everyone very easily!

Latin Expressions Recording

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Topical Lectures

In these recorded lectures, author William E. Linney examines a variety of topical subjects.

Latin Pronunciation: Consonants, Vowels, Diphthongs, and the Differences Between Classical and Ecclesiastical Pronunciation

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Which Syllable Do I Accent?

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Comparison of the Latin Verb Conjugations

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Reading the Bible in Latin

These lectures will help you learn to read from the Vulgate, the Latin Bible of St. Jerome.

Lecture 1: Introduction to the Latin Bible

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Lecture 2: Things to Keep In Mind When Reading the Latin Bible

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Lecture 3: Genesis 1:1-10

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Lecture 4: John 3:1-6

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Free Latin Books

This version of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars, originally published in 1893, has the literal English meaning of each Latin word directly under the Latin. This style of text is called an interlinear text, and can be very useful for students. Don't try to read this until you have some basic Latin grammar under your belt. This book is in the public domain.

Commentaries of Caesar on the Gallic War by Classic Interlinear Translations

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Help and Instructions

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These recordings copyright © 2008 by William E. Linney. You may not sell these recordings under any circumstances.

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