When typing up booklets I often forget the accent marks. I take it for granted now that after years of reading Latin I can guess how most words are pronounced - especially with parts of the Mass, where there is a lot of repetition over the years.
When we sing the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Latin I often wonder how much my children understand.
So, today I cut and paste Psalm 84 into two columns, printed out four copies, cut them up and asked my students to put them back together.
It’s the last week of Term 3 and I’ve come up with two things.
Orbis Pictus Orbis Pictus by Comenius is the first ever printed picture book for children from way back in 1658 - or 1657 for the first version which was in Hungarian or High Dutch.
Multum legendum, non multa — read much, not many. There is a tendency to multiply courses and programs and curricula in homeschooling. Latin is one of the areas where many people attempt it but few actually succeed in becoming comfortable with reading Latin.
I like learning Latin. I like sharing Latin with my kids. As I’m a cheapskate, I like to self-publish books via Lulu:
Elements of Latin, by Benjamin D’Ooge - spiral bound, 462 pages Key to Elements of Latin - paperback, 70 pages Catholic’s Latin Instructor, by Edward Caswall - paperback, 282 pages A few other projects: