Why the Bishops hate Latin
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(05-01-2010, 04:28 PM)churchesoffortwayne Wrote: I tried to get two priests to teach me latin, one said he had not the time with all his other obligations, and the other said it would not be something I would be able to commit to from such a long distance to the rectory were the local fssp priest Father Gabbet stays.

He said try rosetta stone, I am like I dont want to pay the kind of money and I could be taught better by a human who can teach me one on one and tell me stuff about the pronunciation and shortcuts that a computer can not.

signed Jeremy L Churches of Fort Wayne

"I am like I dont want to pay the kind of money" - i just think you should teach me for free, Fr.  :pazzo:

did you offer to pay either priest to teach you Latin one on one?  or did you just expect a priest to give hours of his limited spare time to teach you Latin? 

is there no college offering Latin near you?  if not, why don't you try to find 15-30 people who are willing to pay for a course in Latin?  then look for a teacher.  there are probably others in your area who could teach you Latin but it's possible that one of the priests would be willing to make the time to do it for a group of people, not just because he'd be paid but because he'd be sharing his knowledge of Latin with a group, which is a better use of his time if you think about it.  plus you'd have other students to practice with, which would help you and them.

if that doesn't pan out, or while you're waiting to see if it does, investigate the free online Latin resources.  you could be memorizing verb conjugations and noun declensions today, as well as vocabulary.  there are sites with spoken and chanted Latin for you to listen to.  you can also listen to any free Italian audio because ecclesiastical Latin is pronounced like Italian.  you could also try libraries to see what they have that you can check out.  you may have to return the materials every so often but they would be free.

otherwise, buy computer programs and/or tapes and books.  i have read that linguists don't think much of Rosetta Stone so see the thread that Jayne referred to.  audio programs and tapes can certainly teach you pronunciation and language programs may well be better at teaching Latin than a priest if he has never taught Latin or has not taught it in years.  speaking a language well doesn't mean you can teach it well. 

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Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Augstine Baker - 04-19-2010, 10:08 AM
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Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Roger Buck - 05-01-2010, 02:33 PM
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