Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Phrase Book and Dictionary

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9780865164383: Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Phrase Book and Dictionary

Conversational Latin is an excellent dual-language resource for exploring ancient and contemporary topics ranging from the weather to politics in lively dialogs with authentic Roman expression. Each chapter offers 3 conversations in varying degrees of difficulty supported by topical vocabulary. Latin as a living and vital language is showcased in this indispensable supplement to any standard Latin course of study. Traupman’s book provides facing English translation; a comprehensive glossary; and appendices on “Yes and No in Latin,” “Colors and Numbers,” and “Sayings and Proverbs.” A companion audio-cassette is available. Here's a perfect way to get started speaking Latin: The Conversational Latin cassette is an hour long recording of select conversations from chapters 1-2 (all three levels) of the text. The quality of the recording is imperfect (hence our low price) but acceptable. Designed originally to accompany the 2nd edition, this cassette continues to be a valuable audio companion to Conversational Latin in the 3rd edition. Special Features Traupman’s text enables students to engage in one of the most productive practices in the acquisition of language skills – conversing. Latin is the language that gave birth to the modern romance languages; it can and should be spoken to enhance the learning experience. Conversational Latin includes Multi-level dialogs with authentic Roman expression Facing English translation Accent marks for all words over two syllables (new to 3rd edition) Macrons for all words (new to 3rd edition) A variety of contemporary and ancient topics (enlarged for 3rd edition: sports section and classroom commands) Topical vocabulary for each chapter (increased school vocabulary for 3rd edition) A comprehensive glossary that includes the topical vocabularies for the chapters (new to 3rd edition) Appendices on “Yes and No in Latin,” “Colors and Numbers,” and “Sayings and Proverbs”

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Traupman's text enables students to engage in one of the most productive practices in the acquisition of language skills and conversing. Latin is the language that gave birth to the modern romance languages; it can and should be spoken to enhance the learning experience. Conversational Latin includes:
- Multi-level dialogs with authentic Roman expression
- Facing English translation
- A variety of contemporary and ancient topics
- Topical vocabulary for each chapter
- A comprehensive glossary
- Appendices on "Yes and No in Latin," "Colors and Numbers," and "Sayings and Proverbs"

From the Author:

"Unlike your usual textbook, this book allows you to start at any chapter that interests you. Why? Because the chapters are not arranged in the order of difficulty. On the other hand, the model conversations in each chapter are arranged in the order of difficulty. That is, grammatical structures of the conversations of Level 1 are simpler than those of Levels 2 and 3. Therefore it is quite possible to go through the entire book using only the conversations of Level I and then go through the book again, using Levels 2 and 3. . . . In conversational Latin, meaningful and realistic communication is the aim and goal. Accuracy comes with practice." - From the Author's How to Use This Book.

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