A Primer Of Ecclesiastical Latin free Memrise course

  • A Primer Of Ecclesiastical Latin free Memrise course

     Jason updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago 1 Member · 2 Posts
  • Jason

    December 13, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Hello! I had noticed that Dwane Thomas recommended the wonderful book called A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin and after I completed the Visual Latin courses I checked it out and loved it so much I made a Memrise course for it which includes audio. As the title suggests this focuses on vocabulary and grammar found in the Vulgata (Latin Bible) and other religious material. Assuming this topic interests you I highly recommend this book. It goes deep into grammar and is the best book aside from the Visual Latin material I have ever used for explaining grammar and practicing it. While this book could certainly be used for mature beginners who are used to the whole process of language learning I still recommend that one finishes at least Visual Latin 1 first even if just for the fact I wouldn’t want to rob anyone of the fun way Dwane Thomas teaches Latin.

    While this is indeed a “Church Latin” book I had the audio recorded with a Classical Latin pronunciation just because this book is even popular with classical learners due to the clear structure of grammar teaching. This book will add over 1,200 new vocabulary words with a focus on Christian themes. After completing this I recommend the book Historiae Sacrae from the LLPSI series which tells stories from the Old Testament in Latin, or one could do the Lingua Latina book from the LLPSI series and then that. Also after completing A Primer Of Ecclesiastical Latin one could jump right into reading and learning from the Vulgata. Both the Primer and Answer Key are available from Amazon as well as other sites. Surprisingly this old book is currently the number one seller on Amazon’s books under the Linguistics category.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you give it a try! Here is the link for the Memrise course:


    The course forum is here if you notice any typos or have any suggestions. :


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  • Jason

    December 15, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    I decided that starting tomorrow I’m going to start redoing all the audio in an ecclesiastical pronunciation. Makes more sense given the topic.

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