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

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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I had the book for decades and think I've flipped through it casually a number of times over the years.

If you studied Latin at school this will bring back fond memories, but even newcomers will be captivated by this witty and entertaining book. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. 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.The full thing goes like this: Louise: “Why didn’t ya let me know you were coming I’d have met you off the train. 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. Tho i didn t greatly enjoy at the time ,over the years i ve seen words which reminded me of their Latin derivation. I think it is sad that Latin persists in being a subject which is only taught at a small number of schools, and year by year that small number gets even smaller.

There are also gross oversimplifications and Mount's enthusiasm for translating sense rather than literal meaning results in some 'translations' that are downright inaccurate. 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. Know Latin and - mirabile dictu - you will know Wilfred Owen's misery, Catullus's aching heart and the comedy of a thousand bachelor schoolmasters. I thought the rest included amamus and amatis, but couldn’t remember the last one (from my one year, in 9th grade,a lonng time ago, of Latin, in which I did not do that well).

But I do want to redo it because I realised, much later on, how useful it is for understanding so many different words, by using the Latin origins as a filter. To access you ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose.



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