Sunday, October 11, 2009
Here are three Latin-related links that I've been meaning to write about for a week or so now.
The first one is this video, an extremely long one for YouTube (30 minutes) showing in detail how the first Latin immersion program in the United States works. Whenever you embark on an immersion program that makes students sign a contract to use that language and that language only you know it's a good one.
The next one is from the Globe and Mail, kind of a follow-up to a former article that showed a continued increase in Canada of students learning Latin. This one goes over some of the recent modern works translated into Latin such as Winnie the Pooh.
The third one is here, and shows some of the simple and agricultural roots for Latin words in contrast to the language's usual academic feel. Marcus = somebody born in March, Manius = somebody born in the morning, Quintus, Sextus and Decimus are simply from numbers, etc. Even the Mediterranean was just called mare nostrum (our sea).