As stated in another thread, I would like to propose a project for the CL: the creation of a small dictionary on modern roman terminologies. It would make it infinitly easier to learn latin if people had in their hands a dictionary focused primarily onday to day subjects. How would babysitter be said in latin? And what about an electric fan? What about a restaurant? City Hall? Postal office? These day to day things are what makes the bigger part of our lives and having their meaning in latin at hand would be great for students to learn more about latin.
So I would like to gauge if there is any interest in the great members of this Collegium for such a project.
This is definitely a project worth investigating once the reborn Collegium Latinum is on its legs. In the meantime, however, you should know that the Vatican’s Latinitas Foundation (now the Pontifical Academy of Latin) published a Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis in 1992. It’s mostly in Italian, but an excerpt is available online here if you’re interested.