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How to read Latin fast

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Latin has grammatical case and free word order. But English has many words from Latin. Read sentences without translation. Guess the meaning from the context.

There are few websites written in Latin. Read the Latin editions of Wikipedia and Wikisource. Increase your vocabulary.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. You can type Latin with English keyboard. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Learn Romance languages. They are more closer to Latin.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Keyboard
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing Training
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Etymology
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    Learn typing and speed reading with a text editor. Or you can use pen and paper.

    Write short words repeatedly

    Latin 2 letter word
    Latin 3 letter word
    Latin 4 letter word

    Write short words like these images. Write 2-4-letter-words repeatedly. You don't have to write long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of writing. And you will write without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    reading multiple lines

    Next, write a sentence like this. This is a training about reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write sentences with line breaks.

    Keyboard

    You can type Latin with English keyboard layout.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve reading comprehension. Read many sentences. And write many sentences.

    Latin has free word order. Words are inflected heavily.

    English has many words of Latin origin. Try to read sentences without translation. Guess the meaning from the context.

    There are few websites and news. Read Latin Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary.

    Read Latin Wikisource. Learn history.

    Learn grammar and write sentences. Writing training improves reading comprehension.

    Learn Romance languages. They are more closer to Latin.

    Writing Training

    Writing training improves your reading skills. Write with your imagination.

    svo

    Imagine the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase.

    Latin has free word order. First, practice with SVO or SOV order.

    relationship

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Pronunciation

    Latin pronunciation has various styles.

    The rules are more simple than in English.

    syllable

    Learn vowels and consonants with alphabets and IPA symbols.

    Grammar

    Latin has grammatical case, gender, free word order, and no articles. Subject pronouns are often dropped.

    Write and speak simple sentences. Learn nouns with their genders.

    Compare Latin cases and English syntax.

    Verbs are affected by person. Imagine human relationships.

    Etymology

    English has many words of Latin origin. Learn origin words, root words, and affixes.

    Look up English and Latin words with Wiktionary. And learn the relationship between languages.

    Other Languages

    French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, and other Romance languages have many words of Latin origin. Learn origin words, cognate words, and loanwords.

    Etymology is useful for learning multiple languages. Learn Latin, Greek, Arabic, Sanskrit, Proto-Indo-European. And learn the relationship between languages.