Latin Week Five

We reviewed all the Latin phrases we’ve learned from previous weeks: tabula rasa – a clean slate alma mater – a dear mother post mortem – after death inter alia – among other things sine qua non – an indispensable condition persona non grata – an unacceptable person inter pares – between equals inter nos – between ourselves inter se – between themselves ultra vires – beyond one’s legal authority per capita – by individual, by head ex officio – by … Continue reading >>

Latin Week Four

We actually mastered seven phrases this past week. The extra phrase we learned was “in perpetuum“, which means “forever”. Since we did so well, I’ve decided that we’ll increase the phrases to learn for this week. Here’s the list of nine Latin phrases for this week: de iure – from law, legal de facto – from the act a priori – from what is know magnum opus – great work pinxit – he/she painted it per se – in itself in … Continue reading >>

Latin Week Two

Everyone on my Latin study team did a good job learning six phrases, including my four-year-old. We are moving on to the next six: inter pares – between equals inter nos – between ourselves inter se – between themselves ultra vires – beyond one’s legal authority per capita – by individual, by head ex officio – by virtue of one’s office … Continue reading >>

Latin Week One

Last year, I thought Adventurer Jr. was going to take Spanish this year. But he wanted learn Latin first instead. I’ve decided for now we’ll learn one phrase per day, and I’ll test on Sunday to review the previous 6 phrases. I found these free Latin websites: Surface Languages and LearnLangs. I have decided that we’ll start with the first website, then we’ll move on to the second website. The first lesson is “Current Phases 1”. It contains nine phrases. I’ll take … Continue reading >>