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How can I quickly learn to understand a Latin text if I know Romance languages?

Romance languages' vocabulary is already similar to Latin, since they all evolved from Vulgar Latin, but Latin's grammar is quite different and more complex with all of its cases and conjugations. ...
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How useful is studying Latin for learners of more than one Romance language?

The main advantage of learning Latin before Romance languages such as French or Spanish are based on similarities between Latin and those languages: A lot of vocabulary in the Romance languages can ...
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How useful is studying Latin for learners of more than one Romance language?

The four major "latin" languages lie on a continuum, with French and Spanish being the most different. Italian and Portuguese are most like Latin, but Italian is closer to French, and Portuguese is ...
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Learning Latin with Dowling's Wheel

Verbs For the verbs, you don't need to learn the conjugation of every single verb individually. Latin has four basic verb conjugations: First conjugation: model verb: amāre. Second conjugation: ...
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Resources for learning Medieval Latin from scratch?

Learn medieval Latin is an online resource created by The National Archives in the UK. The description on the homepage says, This step-by-step beginners’ guide to medieval Latin, created by our ...
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Resources for learning Medieval Latin from scratch?

Medieval Latin is not a very well defined language. It is basically somewhat successful attempt at keeping Latin alive for official and liturgical purposes in the Catholic Church. Since most of their ...
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How can I quickly learn to understand a Latin text if I know Romance languages?

AML raises a very important point about Vulgar Latin, which generally wasn't written but was the source of most Romance languages. Basically, there was Classical Latin for writing and then Vulgar ...
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Do Romanian nouns use the same gender as corresponding Latin nouns?

I may be two years too late, but I can tell you that the answer to your question is no. First, not all Romanian words are of direct Latin origin. If you take the Latin hortus (garden), which is ...
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Has anyone successfully learned to read a dead language while skipping the formal grammar study?

For Latin, there is a book called "Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata" (abbreviated as LLPSI) which takes an interesting approach on this. I think this is an approach worth looking into, but there are ...
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Is it possible to learn Hebrew or Greek without a teacher or an online course?

I learned the Hebrew alphabet in 2017 from books and an app that would prompt me to write a certain letter and grade me on my handwriting. I started learning the actual language the next month and was ...
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Has anyone successfully learned to read a dead language while skipping the formal grammar study?

Usually you learn any language by listening, speaking, reading, writing. Also wanted to highlight that Sanskrit is not a dead language. By dead language, I assume that it is nobody really uses it ...
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