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Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)

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While Harry Mount's engaging little Latin primer isn't likely to be much help to those for whom hic, haec, hoc is the result of a night in the pub, it will succeed in reminding the 'Latin lovers' of its subtitle just how elegant and versatile the language is. I bought this thinking it would be along the same lines as the Henry Beard book X-TREME LATIN: All the Latin you need to know to survive the 21st century. If you know someone who missed out on Latin at school and wants to live a happier life, you could do no better than give them Harry Mount's entertainingly educative Latin primer. I read reviews of the book, and although I didn't do Latin at school, I knew it would be fun to develop the scant Latin I knew and would no doubt increase my vocabulary in English and other European languages. I just used Google Translate on this, and it came up with “Excudent morleus some breathing air, I believe equident marble the living features” Obviously, it didn’t translate all of it… InterTrans came up with: “Excudent alii spirantia morleus era , to believe indeed to live ducent about like marble vulture.

Every year, the A-Level and GCSE results season brings with it the usual newspaper conjectures about standards, and the decline of Latin - the decline of declensions - is usually good for a carping letter or two. A witty and entertaining guide to the use of Latin expressions for one's own advantage in the modern world. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books.I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Eugene Ehrlich wrote and edited numerous reference books on language, including the original Oxford American Dictionary and Amo, Amas, Amat and More.

Well, you’ve also got all the other tenses which have not been included, and if you really want then you can find out by LEARNING LATIN. But, if you have the vaguest memory of the ablative absolute, the locative and the gerund, you mastery of Latin will spring back to life with Amo, amas, amat.If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible at the above address. In 2002, World of Books Group was founded on an ethos to do good, protect the planet and support charities by enabling more goods to be reused. I think all the following is the correct information, but we’re only on our 5th week of Latin, so please forgive/correct if I’ve erred.

Those endless afternoons where you struggled to remember the third person singular present indicative of volo (vult) may be a long time ago. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. This book, however, is not a grammatical Latin book, but a collection of phrases that deal more with grammatical themes- prepositional phrases, etc. But this time I went through it carefully, parsing every single phrase and checking words and forms in Wiktionary when the English translation alone didn't illuminate exactly what was going on in the Latin. We give people around the world the opportunity to contribute to the circular economy, earn money and protect the planet, by trading their unwanted books and media.

In tudor England, Henry VIII read Cicero's On duty in latin at 11 years old, and Elizabeth I translated latin for pleasure. In his trip through the world's most influential language, Harry Mount uncorks its magic, drawing on Latin lovers from Kingsley Amis to John Cleese, from Evelyn Waugh to Donna Tart. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Excudent alii spirantia morleus aera, credo equident vivos ducent de marmore voltus” was part of a Latin poem we were taught.

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