Latin language resources – Language Links Database

Latin – the noun lingua, “tongue” and “language”, and the adjective latinus, latina and latinum in its three genders, “Latin”) is an ancient Italic language originally spoken by the Italic Latins in Latium and Ancient Rome. Along with most European languages, it is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Influenced by the Etruscan language and using the Greek alphabet as a basis, it took form as what is recognizable as Latin in the Italian Peninsula. Modern Romance languages are continuations of dialectal forms (vulgar Latin) of the language. Additionally many students, scholars, and some members of the Christian clergy speak it fluently, and it is still taught in some primary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions around the world.

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Official language in: Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Vatican City


Latin Grammar and Pronunciation



  • Open.edu - Getting started on Classical Latin
  • Textkit.com - Listed below is Textkit’s entire collection of Latin textbooks. All books are made available for full and free download in PDF format. Textbooks, Reference Grammars, answer Keys, Composition Textbooks, Texts.
  • Utexas.edu - 10 lessons introduction to the language based on famous Roman texts
  • Cambridgescp.com - Cambridge Latin Course
  • Conjuguemos.com - An online workbook for Latin language students. Site runs on an honor system and requires registration
  • Humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk - Grammar Course
  • Hawaii.edu - Exercises
  • Web.uvic.ca - Exercises
  • Hhhh.org Reference Grammar
  • Perseus.tufts.edu - Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges
  • Slu.edu - Comprehensive Lating Teaching Materials at St Louis University
  • Hs-augsburg.de - “Ludus Latinus Cursus linguae latinae”
  • Apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk - A practical online tutorial for beginners
  • Apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk - Advanced Latin
  • Orbilat.com - Grammar
  • Ocn.ne.jp - This website presents some of Prof. Wilkinson’s academic papers on comparative linguistics relating to the development from Latin to the modern Romance languages
  • H2g2.com - Latin Pronunciation – A Beginner’s Guide
  • La.raycui.com - How to pronounce Latin
  • Omniglot - Alphabet and pronunciation
  • Learn101 - All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists.
  • MyLangauges - Courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises
  • LearnLangs.com - Latin course for the Virtual School of Languages
  • ILanguages - This site is designed to teach you and help you learn Latin for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Pintrest - Language lessons
  • WikiBooks - Grammar and exercises
  • Mysite.du.edu - “Here are two dozen short lessons on learning Latin designed for “mountain men” (and women: montani montanaeque), engineers, philosophers, and anyone else looking for entertainment and with lots of free time by the campfire.”
  • Verbix.com - Online Verb Conjugator


Resources




Digitized Grammar Books



  • U.arizona.edu A course in ecclesiastical Latin, 184 pages (pdf)
  • Gutenberg New Latin Grammar by Charles E. Bennett
  • Eric.ed.gov Legal Latin. Teacher’s Guide. 100 pages (pdf)
  • Google Books Essential Latin by G.D.A. Sharpley (2003)(view only)
  • Google Books Excelability in Advanced Latin: A Workbook for Students by Marianthe Colakis,Gaylan DuBose (view only)
  • Google Books A Latin Reader for Colleges by H. L. Levy (1989)(view only)
  • Google Books The Complete Latin Course by G.D.A. Sharpley (2014)(view only)
  • Google Books Latin for Lawyers by E. Hilton Jackson (1915)(view only)
  • Google Books The Rudiments of Latin Grammar by Alexander Adam (1814)
  • Google Books Latin Made Simple: A complete introductory course in Classical Latin by Doug Julius (2010)(view only)
  • Google Books Latin: a Fresh Approach by Mike Seigel (1999)(view only)
  • Google Books First Latin grammar and exercises in Ollendorff’s method by William Henry Pinnock (1844)
  • Google Books Latin For Dummies by Clifford A. Hull,Steven R. Perkins,Tracy Barr (2011)(view only)
  • Google Books A Comparative Grammar of Sanskrit, Greek and Latin by William Hugh Ferrar (1869)
  • Google Books The Latin Reader: Part second, Tom 2 by Friedrich Jacobs,Friedrich Wilhelm Döring,George Bancroft (1828)
  • Eric.ed.gov Look for the Latin Word: A Gamebook on English Derivatives and Cognates (1972), 87 pages (pdf)


Latin Vocabulary



  • Classicsunveiled.com - Vocabulary learning games
  • Kriston.net - This is a collection of “medieval” Latin words (about 8000 entries)
  • TravLang - Vocabulary for travelers
  • SurfaceLanguages - Learn phrases – these cover a wide variety of topics, including eclesiatical Latin, legal language, general phrases and proverbs and maxims. The phrases have audio.
  • Uebersetzung.at - Tongue twisters
  • MasterAnyLanguage - Flashcards
  • Cram.com - Thousands of lessons and flashcards
  • Quizlet.com - Thousands of lessons and flashcards
  • Linguanaut - Phrases
  • InternetPolyglot - Vocabulary learning games
  • Icelandic.islandais.free.fr - Thematic vocabulary
  • Wiktionary - A 207-word frequency list
  • Dicts.info - A simple game allowing you to learn Latin vocabulary
  • Dicts.info - Database containing about 2000 most important meanings organized into topics
  • UniLang - Grammar Constructs. This phrasebook contains a wide variety of grammar constructs, divided into several categories that are not entirely uncontroversial. This resource is intended to help you learn languages by example or to serve as a reference.


Latin Reading Materials




Latin Dictionaries




Digitized Dictionaries



  • Google Books A new abridgment of Ainsworth’s Dictionary, English and Latin by J. Dymock (1830)
  • Google Books A Hebrew, Latin, and English, dictionary by Joseph Samuel Christian Frederick Frey (1815)
  • Google Books Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary : Latin Expressions Commonly Found in Theological Writings by James T. Bretzke (1998)
  • Google Books A New English-Latin Dictionary: Carefully Compiled from the Most Celebrated English Writers; Rendered in Classical Latin by John Entick (1783)
  • Google Books A Copious and Critical English-Latin Dictionary by William Smith,Theophilus Dwight Hall (1871)
  • Google Books A phraseological Latin-English dictionary by Charles Duke Yonge (1856)


Latin Listening and Video Resources



PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS




TV / VIDEO / MOVIES



  • YouTube Latin Language Course Part 1
  • YouTube Latin Language Course Part 2
  • YouTube Latin Language Course Part 3
  • YouTube Latin Language Course Part 4
  • YouTube The London Latin Course 167 lessons. This is a serial course, structured to bring you to a high level of Latin fluency.
  • YouTube Easy Latin for Beginners
  • YouTube Learning Latin with Comenius
  • YouTube Comenius Latin Language Education Project
  • YouTube Conversational Latin
  • YouTube Learn Latin Through Song
  • YouTube Latin Grammar
  • YouTube Carmina Latina – Latin Poetry and Song
  • YouTube Latin Language educational texts
  • YouTube Children’s Books in Latin
  • YouTube Millner’s Serial and Oral Latin Course. 20 lessons.
  • YouTube Latin for Beginners -Legacy Course 34 lessons. 
  • YouTube Renaissance Latin Literature 55 lessons.
  • YouTube TuTubusLatinus Channel Hundreds of lessons. 
  • YouTube TheHistoryOfPodcast Channel 8 lessons.
  • YouTube A list of YT video lessons


RADIO



  • Ohjelmaopas.yle.fi - News in Latin – is a weekly review of world news in Classical Latin, the only international broadcast of its kind in the world, produced by YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company 
  • RadioBremen.de - News in Latin


MUSIC




Latin Communities



  • Reddit - Kid Songs and Rhymes

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