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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Congratulations James!

Kudos to James who has successfully completed "Prima Latina: Introduction to Christian Latin, Level 1." He is exactly six years and nine days old. When do they start Latin in mainstream school education? That's what I'm talking about!

In the picture he painted a train and wrote verb conjugations in each of the cars. In the caboose he wrote the Latin word for "The End" or "Finished."

As a nice gift, he wrote out the meal time blessing in Latin for me before dinner. We recently began saying the blessing in Latin, and I hadn't been able to participate. Now, thanks to James, I can read along with the prayer. James had it memorized by the third day, my goal is to have it memorized by the end of next summer.


Carl said...

Very impressive translation! A very different and valuable language. I'm impressed!

Erika Ahern said...

Hot diggity. I hope Miriam takes to English as well as James has to Latin!