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mhd · 2018-02-05 · Original thread
I've always wanted to get into Latin, and my current plan is getting through "Lingua Latina"[1], a book written in Latin and heavily recommended by others.

I do wonder about a "global Latin community", though. My personal experience with Latin "speakers" has been tinged by an atmosphere of Elitism. Not just about knowing the language, but the whole curriculum of literature. A bit like when you're thrown into a club of people quoting Star Wars all the time, just a bit more high-falutin'. Comes with centuries of "classical education" being a hallmark of upper class schooling. Compare that with the basic concept of languages like Esperanto...

[1]: https://www.amazon.com/Lingua-Latina-Illustrata-Pars-Familia...

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