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Question: Just for fun: do you think we'll finish Scanlon Latin before the Baronius Breviary ships?
Yes, we'll be able to finish Scanlon before Baronius ships their Breviary - 13 (86.7%)
No, I think Baronius will ship their Breviary before the end of 2011 - 2 (13.3%)
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Author Topic: Working through Scanlon Latin  (Read 10661 times)
Bakuryokuso
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« on: March 24, 2011, 09:05:PM »

All -

By common assent we're reviving the study of Latin Grammar by Scanlon & Scanlon. Many thanks to piusx1914 who had the original idea (but had to bow out due to family concerns - I'm sure he would appreciate any prayers sent his way) and christus imperat who took the initiative to revive the thread (and who is off until March 30, 2011 or so).

Why Scanlon? Because it's designed to enable the student to read the traditional Latin Missal and Breviary once the text has been completed. The book was written in 1944, so substantial similarities to the missal and breviary of 1962.

Why a group? Because Scanlon is not easy to study alone, and only a partial answer key exists.

Here is what I suggest (all of which is open to discussion by members actively participating in the study):

Step 0. Purchase a copy of the book! (Or locate the one you've purchased...) It's available thru Amazon or TAN (the publisher)

Amazon US
http://www.amazon.com/Latin-Grammar-Vocabularies-Exercises-Preparation/dp/0895550024/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1301018578&sr=8-1

Amazon Canada
http://www.amazon.ca/Latin-Grammar-Cora-C-Scanlon/dp/0895550024/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1301018623&sr=8-1

Amazon UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Latin-Grammar-Vocabularies-Exercises-Preparation/dp/0895550024/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301018681&sr=8-1

TAN Books
https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/page/shop:flypage/product_id/91/keywords/scanlon/

Step 1. Commit to the plan! There are 20 Lessons in the book. The previous suggestion was to take two weeks to complete a lesson. Therefore I suggest we redo (or do) the First Lesson starting now and ending on Saturday, April 9, 2011 (to end on a Saturday) and from there do a lesson every two weeks, thus:

Lesson 1 start Friday, March 25, 2011 end Saturday, April 9, 2011
Lesson 2 start Sunday, April 10, 2011 end Saturday, April 23, 2011
Lesson 3 start Sunday, April 24, 2011 end Saturday, May 7, 2011
Lesson 4 start Sunday, May 8, 2011 end Saturday, May 21, 2011
Lesson 5 start Sunday, May 22, 2011 end Saturday, June 4, 2011
Lesson 6 start Sunday, June 5, 2011 end Saturday, June 18, 2011
Lesson 7 start Sunday, June 19, 2011 end Saturday, July 2, 2011
Lesson 8 start Sunday, July 3, 2011 end Saturday, July 16, 2011
Lesson 9 start Sunday, July 17, 2011 end Saturday, July 30, 2011
Lesson 10 start Sunday, July 31, 2011 end Saturday, August 13, 2011
Lesson 11 start Sunday, August 14, 2011 end Saturday, August 27, 2011
Lesson 12 start Sunday, August 28, 2011 end Saturday, September 10, 2011
Lesson 13 start Sunday, September 11, 2011 end Saturday, September 24, 2011
Lesson 14 start Sunday, September 25, 2011 end Saturday, October 8, 2011
Lesson 15 start Sunday, October 9, 2011 end Saturday, October 22, 2011
Lesson 16 start Sunday, October 23, 2011 end Saturday, November 5, 2011
Lesson 17 start Sunday, November 6, 2011 end Saturday, November 19, 2011
Lesson 18 start Sunday, November 20, 2011 end Saturday, December 3, 2011
Lesson 19 start Sunday, December 4, 2011 end Saturday, December 17, 2011
Lesson 20 start Sunday, December 18, 2011 end Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wow, that works out nicely! Didn't even plan that!  ;D

Step 2. Start the work! Crack open your book and get going! This is really a key point.  Smile

Step 3. Ask Questions! If (and when) you hit roadblocks, post questions  Huh? in the thread which will be created to discuss each chapter. We'll revive the threads for lessons 1 and 2 and thereafter create a new thread for lessons 3 thru 20. If you have tips and tricks, feel free to share! A community of distance learners will be a strong motivation for us all to get thru this material. Here is the lesson one thread:

http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php/topic,3434528.0.html

When you have time, try to take a look through the entire lesson 1 thread and the original and revival threads - some great tips and tricks have already been shared:

Original thread - http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php/topic,3433751.0.html
Revival thread - http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php/topic,3437543.0.html

Step 4. Post your answers! We will be creating a new thread, separate from each lesson's discussion thread for folks to post their answers. We'll also post whatever answers exist from the online answer key. Even if your answers are identical to those of others, feel free to post... there is a sense of accomplishment in doing so!  ;D If anything is unclear or your answers differ from ones posted, ask for clarifications in the discussion thread. The idea is to keep the answer thread "uncluttered".

Lesson 1 answer thread - http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php/topic,3437703.0.html

Step 5. Pray! We are placing this effort under the patronage of Saint Benedict. Ask for his assistance in time of discouragement and frustration. My personal goal in learning Latin is to pray the 1962 Breviary so there is indeed an immense spiritual benefit to the study of Latin. But anything worthwhile comes with effort! Yet when priorities are in the right place and God's help is sought, we can accomplish great things.

"Therefore, let nothing be preferred to the Work of God." -- St. Benedict, Rule of St Benedict, Chapter 43
"Ergo nihil operi Dei præponatur." -- REGULA S.P.N. BENEDICTI, Caput 43

"Precisely in the multiplicity of languages and cultures, Latin, for so many centuries the vehicle and instrument of Christian culture, not only guarantees continuity with our roots but continues to be as relevant as ever for strengthening the bonds of unity of the faith in the communion of the Church" -- Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, quoting himself as Cardinal Ratzinger in 1997.

P.S. We invite all those knowledgeable in Latin to chime in with help and assistance... it will be much appreciated, and probably needed at multiple points along our journey!  Smile

Actiones nostras, quaesumus Domine, aspirando praeveni et adiuvando prosequere: ut cuncta nosta oratio et operatio a te semper incipiat et per ta coepta finiatur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Go before us, O Lord, we beseech Thee, in all our doings with Thy gracious inspiration, and further us with Thy continual help, that every prayer and work of ours may begin from Thee, and by Thee be duly ended. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


God bless!
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 05:10:PM »

Thanks for reviving this project! I have already started studying.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 08:05:PM »

Awesome.   Smile

Hopefully I'll have the work ethic to do this...

Does anyone else feel a regularly-scheduled meeting in the chat room (we can make a separate room from the main chat room) could be a good way to keep people on track - both by providing help and guidance in real time and by possibly creating a more real sense of comraderie?
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 08:42:PM »

Great damooster!

3S, I'm up for it. Any specific time in mind?
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 10:00:PM »

I'm going to join this.  I'll be able to understand the breviary now!  Smile
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 10:08:PM »

nice to have ya on board, c-squared!
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 06:34:PM »

nice to have ya on board, c-squared!

Got that square part right.   ;)

I was thinking sometime on the weekend for the chatroom thing.  Does anyone else have any suggestions?
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"Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM."  -Our Lord

"I cannot persuade myself that without love to others, and without, as far as rests with me, peaceableness towards all, I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ."  -St. Basil the Great, Letter 203
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 04:06:AM »

nice to have ya on board, c-squared!

Got that square part right.   ;)

I was thinking sometime on the weekend for the chatroom thing.  Does anyone else have any suggestions?

Weekends after 830 pm is good for me - once the 7 yr old is in bed. He wants to learn Latin too, so I was giving him a quiz with the Scanlon index. I'd say the Latin word and he'd try to get the French equivalent, he got a few right.

We had a birthday party for him Saturday and he's telling his French aunt (who's a Baptist) "you know auntie French came from Latin did you know that?"  LOL
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 04:24:AM »

Book ordered from Amazon, will be here Wednesday.  Smile  Looking forward to it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 06:02:PM »

Book ordered from Amazon, will be here Wednesday.  Smile  Looking forward to it.

Book received!  Very excited!
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