Italian is easy...IF you know Latin and use these charts

So runs the title of a wonderful handout that Raymond V. Schoder, S.J., distributed in 1960, as part of the “American Classical League.” I received a copy of this handout from Michael A. Fahey, S.J., some years back, and re-found it this morning here in my office at Marquette University while I was ferreting through file folders.

Since our Xerox machines these days also double a massive scanners-to-PDF creators, I scanned the thing to PDF files, combined them into one PDF in Adobe Acrobat, cleaned up, rotated and deskewed the file, and saved it here on

This handout is a perfect tool for those who need to consult Italian texts in journals, etc., but don’t have the time to take a full course. Download the 8Mb file here.

A blessed Holy Week to all.