Saturday, August 09, 2014

Questions, and Answers!

I know I have a pretty limited readership, but I'm feeling very Q&A lately, so I'm just throwing this up here and if you have any question you've always wondered what I thought about, on any topic, then comment below and I will give you an answer.

3 comments:

Methode Nature said...

How does your Orberg in Greek getting along?
Would'n it be more convenient to translate it to ancient greek from one of LLPSI analogues,
like "English by the Nature Method" by Arthur Marinus Jensen?
Jensen was actually mate and coauthor with Orberg and they produced several identical courses:
web.archive.org/web/20130901130603/http://www.vivariumnovum.it/edizioni/index.php/Libri/Il-metodo-diretto-applicato-alle-lingue-moderne.html

Seumas Macdonald said...

It's going slowly at the moment. I completed chapter 12 a few weeks ago but haven't worked on it recently, for a number of reasons.

The main demotivating factor is having heard nothing from an email I directed to Domus Latina about translation rights. Because it is a direct translation, I worry about copyright, which is why so little of it has been made public here. It's hard for me to invest in such a large project with no guarantee that I could release it without fear of litigation.

I find working from the Latin directly to the Greek quite good actually, they are close enough that it helps me craft better Greek. However I will look at Jensen and the analogous courses, thanks for the suggestion.

Seumas Macdonald said...

Do you happen to know anything more about Arthur Jensen. I have been looking over the English materials, but if they are still under copyright as well, they are only marginally more useful to me.