1. MelpomeneMCM New Member

    Hi! I'm new to Latin D but I joined in hopes of finding someone(s) to be pen pals with me... we Can do this however (email, chat, etc.)! I just think its cool to write in latin and its really helpful too!
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  2. OctaviusCrabtree New Member

    It sounds nice. I need to practice my Latin a lot; I want to be a teacher of it, secondary or postsecondary. Message me if you wish to become a Latin pen pal and I will give you my email address.
  3. Claudilla Active Member

    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    it's a lovely idea, but if you are both learners then you just might reinforce one another's mistakes..it's better to write in the forums where you'd get help. If you're both really good then more power to you:)
  4. MelpomeneMCM New Member

    Claudilla, that's a very good point! I was going to have an AP latin student check them with me. If you don't mind me asking, do you go to Chapel Hill? I'd really like to go there for Classics and I wanted an inside view...

    I'm not sure how to do messaging but I followed you on twitter I think
  5. Claudilla Active Member

    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Maybe since you are new you cannot message I did message you, if you can't access it I'll reply here, just let me know.
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  6. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    There's a certain number of posts under which you can't start a private conversation; I think that number is 25.
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  7. Dionysius Sidorius New Member

    vives-ne?
  8. Lysandra Canis

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Or you could try the Latin Skype groups. There are plenty of really good Latinists there who will correct your mistakes. Let me know if you're interested and I'll provide the details.
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  9. meisenimverbis Active Member

    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro
    I don't know if I could keep up a conversation in Latin yet... :redface: I wish I could. We could talk in English though, and exchange learning efforts experiences...
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  10. Cinefactus Censor

    • Censor
    Location:
    litore aureo
    Everyone finds it difficult to start with. The only way to get there is to start.
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  11. meisenimverbis Active Member

    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro

    I've been doing my writing efforts... Here's a thread on vocabulary (in which I explain what I've been doing).
  12. Cinefactus Censor

    • Censor
    Location:
    litore aureo
    Writing is different because you have time to think things out. The first time I tried speaking Latin it was a struggle to get to the end of every sentence, and such a relief when I arrived.
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  13. meisenimverbis Active Member

    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro

    Oh.. you're talking about speaking! Right! I'd like to, but, for the moment, I don't have people to talk with... Perhaps there's a way with the internet. Do you guys do it? How do I envy those cities where there's a circulum Latinum! I've always been trying to make one in Rio de Janeiro, but Latin speaking Brazilians are so difficult to find!
  14. Cinefactus Censor

    • Censor
    Location:
    litore aureo
    Not as difficult as finding Latin speaking Australians ;) You could try the Latin & Greek chats, as they would be in a similar timezone.
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  15. Dionysius Sidorius New Member

    Amo ideam tuam))) Let's do it!
  16. Lysandra Canis

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Tasmania
    For some reason, I thought this whole thread was new, but I see now that Dionysius Sidorius just revived it.

    I cannot take credit for the idea. :D The Latin Skype groups have existed for ages. There is also one on Telegram if you use Telegram. I would be happy to share the details, but I do not wish to put them on the open forum since we've had issues with trolls gaining access to the groups in the past. I would send you a private message, but you don't have the required number of posts to enable that feature. Perhaps Cinefactus knows a way around that? Otherwise, start posting!
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  17. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    You should be able to start a conversation with a any member. It's just the ones without a certain number of posts who can't initiate them.
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  18. Lysandra Canis

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Ah, I didn't know that. I just assumed! Thank you for correcting me, Etaoin Shrdlu.
  19. meisenimverbis Active Member

    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro
  20. Petrus Cunīculus New Member

    Location:
    WA, United States

    That sounds cool! But then I saw this...


    Perhaps they are all dead... like they say about the language? ;)

    I think a pen-pal is a great idea, but I think I agree with Claudia above, and I'm not good enough at writing yet to have one (without simply re-enforcing my mistakes). So I've opted to post pen-pal like writing into the Latin only forum. So far, Pacifica has given me wonderful corrections, which I really appreciate. I definitely have a lot to learn. I'm not sure what your writing level is, but you could follow a similar pattern if you're interested. It doesn't have to be complicated, and I'd love to read other people's writing (particularly about more recent events). I think it is a good way to learn vocabulary about every day topics, which I feel is something I am lacking in my studies. If getting replies in Latin is too intimidating, you could post in the Latin Beginner's group (I assume).

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