Work done. Weekend ahead. Whooppeeeeee. What a lot of wubble-yous/ewes/yews……add your own!
First stop: deliver Thursday’s ‘The Scotsman’ to my friend AW.
Its just a little token for the lifts from the station she gives me every Wednesday and Friday. Thank you AW.
Then it is Latin time! As I have already mentioned almost every fortnight for more years than we like to mention my friend AH and I get together to trample over the latin language.
This Saturday’s ‘homework’ was the dreaded ‘Practising the language’. It lies in wait at the end of every chapter and means GRAMMAR!!!! I know I’ve been here before but grammar? really? Yikes…. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve tortured ourselves with verbs in the future tense and relative pro-nouns. This week…..participles. Now if anyone can explain to me – in VERY simple language – how you decide the ending of your latin participle and what it actually means in translation I would be most grateful.
Luckily there are always biscuits and good conversation to keep us going.
A recent discovery – yummy Polish iced ginger biscuits filled with apricot marmalade – helped us through the challenge of participles. Another piece of good news. A little birdie (my original latin tutor) tells me we are almost there and with Book V under our belts can go on to read lots of fun latin texts. I already have one waiting in the wings…meos pretiosus….
Until next we meet. Moke
P.S. We are all still cracking along with the Minimalism Game. Well done all. Mxx
lol … I love that you’re having fun learning latin and playing the minimalism game! 🙂 ❤ ❤
It’s lovely to read your positive comments. Thank you. AH and I have a good laugh learning latin, we’re slow but determined. I loved the opportunity to clear some ‘stuff’. Cheers Moke x