Welcome! Tiger Xenophon and Tiger of the Stripe haven’t been very active recently – at least, we haven’t seemed to be very active. In reality, a lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes.
A new edition of Kennedy’s New Latin Primer has been under way for a very long time. We’re a very small company with limited resources and we want to make the new edition just as good as we can. It has been very carefully corrected and revised and reset in a different typeface.
After many delays, the second edition of Kennedy’s New Latin Primer should be ready in mid-July 2019. In total, the work of revision, redesign and resetting has taken two years. This has been a complex task but we think it will have been worth the wait.
As last time, there will be separate UK and US editions, although both will be available on both sides of the Atlantic. We wouldn’t have bothered if it had simply been a matter of a few spellings. Unfortunately, nouns, adjectives and pronouns are declined in a different order in the UK and in the US. While we in the UK go Nominative, Vocative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Ablative, the Americans use the order Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Vocative, Ablative. It is very hard for anyone who has learnt one order to adjust to the other, so we feel obliged to give customers the choice
The previous edition was set in Myriad, an attractive sans-serif. The new edition is set in an equally attractive typeface called Alegreya Sans which is, I think, a little more readable.
We have a number of other projects in the pipeline.
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