Sunday, July 12, 2020

Language, as a Concept

My kid, who is just finishing an 8-week intensive Latin class (they learn two semesters of Latin in eight weeks), taught entirely online, has something to share:


D Shannon said...

Might I recommend The Lion-eating Poet in the Stone Den?

delagar said...

Ha! That's great.

D Shannon said...

Out of curiosity, what is the difference between cecidit and cecidit?

Also, have you introduced the Kid to the lion-eating poet?

delagar said...

They're both 3rd person singular perfect forms, but from two different verbs -- cadere, which means to fall or to die; and caedere, which means to cut down or to kill.

Cecidit: he fell, he died

Cecidit: he cut (someone) down, he killed (someone)

So the same exact form but diametrically opposed meanings.

I forgot to send the lion poem to the kid! Thanks for reminding me!