Hi. I’m in the process of teaching myself Latin using the neo-vulgate bible. I’m currently using the biblium app (by the vatican press) that shows you the text and audio version. I really like it since I can get a feel for the pronunciation of church latin. Plus a lot of it is sung or dramatized, so it makes it really interesting. Its really good and I highly recommend it.
I’m curious though, what would you say would be a range of vocabulary one needs to have a good working knowledge of church latin texts (as well as the vulgate)? 500? 1000 words? more? Yes, I understand there is more to it than just understanding the words. Just looking for a ballpark for those that have a good working knowledge of the language. As a side note, I’m fully bilingual (spanish and english) so I already understand a lot of it just by sheer resemblance to both languages. I do want to actually know the language though, and be able to pray, read and possibly translate in it.
Also, does anyone have an idea who much different vocabulary the neo-vulgate bible has in total?
Thanks in advance for your help.