ARLT

The Association for Latin Teaching

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GETTING STARTED

You will probably want to read the opening “chapters” before moving on to the Sounds of Latin.  The other sections can be left till later.


Wherever you see a Latin word highlighted (e.g. lingua) you can click it to hear the word spoken. Further information about any particular letter listed in the Sounds of Latin  is given in the “notes” column.

Read it right!

GETTING STARTED

How do we know what Latin sounded like?

Why bother to “read it right”?

Reading it right

The sounds of Latin

Points to watch

Elision

Syllables

Quantity of vowels

Quantity of syllables

Stress

Reading verse

Further information

Acknowledgements