I am a native speaker of Spanish. I also learned English.
I am now trying to learn Latin. Obviously, the Spanish --> Latin route is a lot more preferable than the English --> Latin route given that Spanish has a much more general language structure than English. For example, because Spanish has a distinction between the Preterite and the Past Imperfect whereas English does not, this is a distinction with which I will have no trouble in Latin. Also, Spanish is a rather close descendent of Latin, so they must have much in common.
- Firstly, what kind of structural differences in Latin are completely foreign to Spanish?
- Secondly, are there any good books from which to learn Latin (using Spanish) that take advantage of the language structure already present in Spanish?