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Latin Grammar: Grammar Vocabularies, and Exercises in Preparation for the Reading of the Missal and Breviary Paperback – January 1, 1976
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Collins slowly introduces you to Latin grammar while building up your Latin vocabulary. Scanlon & Scanlon tend to push you through the grammar more quickly, relying on cognates early on to help you cope with the vocabulary. Scanlon & Scanlon supply accent marks in all their texts and vocabularies to show you which syllable to accent; this is very helpful if you are teaching yourself. Collins provides macrons to mark long vowels in his texts and vocabularies; these suffice to let you figure out for yourself where the accent is, and they help you appreciate the meters used in classical poetry. For those who care about such things, physically Collins is clearly superior, with larger pages and larger type and plentiful margins. Scanlon & Scanlon comes with a splendid vocabulary in the appendix, small but complete, for reading the Breviary, the Missal, and the Gospels.
My approach to teaching myself Latin is "Teach me the grammar, give me a dictionary, and let me at the text". So I much prefer Scanlon & Scanlon to Collins. If you want to take the grammar more slowly though, you'll probably prefer Collins.
Honorable mention goes to Gavin Betts who wrote an excellent textbook, "Latin: A Complete Course (Teach Yourself)", that is intended for self-teaching. Unfortunately, its emphasis is almost entirely classical.Read more ›
This book won't make you an expert Latinist, but it is most useful for anyone who desires a reasonable understanding of the language, particularily if you are interested in understanding the Latin used in the liturgy. Readings from the Gospel of St. John are introduced in later lessons (the second book focuses more on the use of Latin in theology and cannon law). This first book does a decent job of covering Latin grammar completely; although, the explanations of grammatical constructs are a bit brief. It was written in 1944 and so presumes that the reader has had some exposure the the Latin Mass, but it won't be much of a hinderance if one hasn't had any exposure to the Latin Mass.
Overall, this is a wonderful introduction to the Latin used by the Church, and I heartily recommend it to anyone.
The name probably could have been better as "Latin Grammar" on the cover is a little misleading but was probably unintentional. I imagine that anyone not already literate or fluent in Latin will need a teacher to help them with this book or it would be very slow going. Other then that it is a great resource and the Latin-English glossary in the back can act as your default travel dictionary.
The primer by Collins is more helpful than Scanlon because it provides more insights and explanations about grammatical points. For someone with an interest in grammar and a good grasp of English grammar, the Collins primer will help with the Latin as well as English.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Now awaiting Latin 2 to be released as a Kindle ebook as well.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Scanlon and Scanlon is a two-volume introduction to ecclesiastical Latin. The first volume presents grammar and vocabulary for reading the missal and breviary. Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. FRY LOFTON
Although this is an excellent grammar, my lower rating relates to its functionality for an adult working through the material alone and unsupported by an instructor. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Webgecko
An uncluttered and concise reawakening of my decades-long dormant Latin. Each lesson painlessly packs vocabulary and grammar, strengthened by the exercises. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nancy R McKee
I bought this book from a local bookshop. In general, it is a precise and concise textbook of Latin grammar for self-taught students like me. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by Sydney Lam
A pretty good book for ecclesiastical Latin. I use it most for the Latin to English dictionary in the back.
This is a THINKING student's book. Read more
i got this book wet and i needed it for a class defiantly going to think twice before my next book purchasePublished on April 5, 2013 by fix
I've always used this book for help in my translations. Never failed me. The dictionary at the back is limited to ecclesiastical Latin but it serves its purpose for me all the... Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Mitzie I