These are printable flashcards of the "Recommended Basic Latin Vocabulary." The Latin word appears on one side and the English translation on the other.
In 1939 Paul Diederich wrote his doctoral thesis which included an analysis of the most commonly used words from over 200 Latin authors. He then organized the list of 1471 into categories that aid memorization.
To use these cards, you will need either a printer that prints on both sides of the page or you will need to manually print one side, flip, then print the other side. Also, you will need to cut these or use perforated heavy stock paper.
You can find Diederich's thesis all over the internet and it is a great resource if you are looking for ways to maximize your learning of Latin without focusing on a single author.
There are 1525 flashcards in all (some words appear more than once because of related forms). The cards are in the same order as in the thesis, and sorted by category as follows:
I. Nouns and Related Words
16. Work and Play
17. City and Buildings
20. Social Approval
23. Abstractions and Unclassified
III. Verbs and Related Words
1. Verbs Which Express or Affect the Location of the Subject
2. Verbs Which Affect the Location of the Object
3. Verbs Which Express or Affect the State of the Subject
4. Verbs Which Affect the State of the Object
5. Constructive Activities 6. Destructive Activities
7. Verbs Affecting Other Verbs
8. Vocal Activities
9. Mental and Sensory Operations
IV. AdJectives and Related Words
VIII. Prepositions and Prefixes
Created by Edwin Donnelly