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Language Learning Collection


00:00(1/20) Beginning Latin - Lesson 100:00
1. Beginning Latin - Lesson 1
2. Be þissum middangearde from First Steps in Anglo-Saxon
3. The Eighth Principle - Universal Peace
4. Lessons 1 - 5 from Esperanto in Twenty Lessons
5. Perseus, from Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles
6. First Lesson from French Conversation-Grammar
7. Greek Lessons: 1-10
8. How to Learn a Foreign Language
9. Nouns, from First Steps in Anglo-Saxon
10. On the Latin Language, V, 1-13
11. On the Latin Language, VIII, 1-12
12. A Primer of Persian - Phonology Section
13. Lessons 1 - 19 from A Practical Arabic Course
14. Pronunciation Section from First Steps in Anglo-Saxon
15. The Study of Living Languages - Part 01
16. The Study of Living Languages - 02
17. A Grammar of the English Tongue
18. Part 2 of A Grammar of the English Language
19. Part 3 of A Grammar of the English Tongue
20. Part 4 of A Grammar of the English Tongue

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This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource. The Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other language whatsoever, from Latin to Sumerian, Chinese to Wampanoag, Esperanto to Swahili (etc.).This Volume includes a treatise by Sir Arthur Cotton, author of an "Arabic Primer". His daughter, Lady Hope, on page 523 of her biography of her father, writes that he "had very strong theories on the subject of learning “Living Languages,” his opinion being that, as every child who comes into the world learns its mother tongue orally, and at first without grammar… so the learning of all modern languages would be very much facilitated by a similar process." Also included are the orientalist E.G. Browne's opinions on language learning (taken from the introduction to A Year Amongst the Persians), the first lesson from Dr. Emil Otto's "French Conversation-Grammar", a talk by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on the need for a universal auxiliary language, Samuel Johnson's "A Grammar of the English Tongue", several sections from Henry Sweet's "First Steps in Anglo-Saxon", Lessons 1 - 5 from "Esperanto in Twenty Lessons", two sections on language by Varro, a story in Latin from "Fabulae Faciles", "Greek Lessons: 1-10", the Phonology Section from a "Primer of Persian" and Lessons 1 - 19 from "A Practical Arabic Course".


Andy Bran

- Sir Arthur

I think people instructing Latin should have at least a basic knowledge on how to pronounce things. Otherwise such uploads make completely no sense and the mistakes can pass on to the possible listeners.