Schola Latína
Európæa & Úniversális
in líneá

Latiné loqui disce sine molestiá!
Learn to speak Latin with ease! ¡Aprende a hablar latín sin esfuerzo!
Apprenez à parler latin sans peine! Impara a parlare latino senza sforzo! Lernen Sie latein zu sprechen ohne Mühe!




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When we begin to study the Latin language, as with any other language, the first thing we need to learn is its elementa, i.e. its sounds, and the letters used to represent them in writing. The following are the terms that are used when describing those sounds and letters.

Elementum, element.

1. sonus, sound.

2. littera, letter.

2.1. vócális, vowel.

2.1.1. correpta, short.

2.1.2. próducta, long.

2.2. cónsonáns, consonant.

2.2.1. múta, stop or plosive (p/b, t/d, c.k.q/g).

2.2.2. násális, nasal (m, n).

2.2.3. liqvida, liquid (l, r).

2.2.4. fricátíva, fricative (f, s).

2.2.5. duplex (-plicis), double (x, z).

Diphthongus (f.), diphthong.

Syllaba, syllable.

1. brevis, short.

2. longa, long.

2.1. nátúrá, by nature.

2.2. positióne, by position.

Accentus (-ús), accent.

Proceed now to learn more about the letters and sounds of Latin.