Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 28: Spoke Latin First (Vol. 32, pp. 29-40)

Michel de Montaigne was born on this day in 1533, and its strange that the editors pick an unreadable essay on education for today's reading. Apparently, his education was a bit unorthodox, as he learned Latin before he learned how to speak French. I know he's written better stuff than this, so I'll let this one pass.

1 comment:

M. said...

Oddly, I know of one or two families who are trying to repeat the experiment....and are talking to their children, aged 2 and 3 respectively, in Latin.

If you are interested in developing your Latin as an active language , then look at
http://schola.ning.com/
Schola is a social networking site, with a twist - it is all in Latin. Schola has grown to almost 900 members, all of whom are learning to communicate in Latin - using Latin as a living language. Latin may be technically extinct, but as a revived language it has been going strong for hundreds of years.
Some are very good, others are still just finding their feet. Most are helped along by the huge amount of comprehensible input in audio available on Latinum http://latinum.mypodcast.com