Scribo wrote:So you don't know the language and have no formal training but you've managed to convince another person that you're capable of teaching their children, or that its a good idea to teach them Latin and Greek from a young age. But you need an internet forums' help. Right.
Good luck with your endeavour.
The people in control of Greek teaching.
are the product of a very out dated and ineffective teaching system. Those who make it through such a filter are those for whom learning Greek was second nature and hence don't realize why there is anything wrong with current teaching methods. .
Given that I have more faith in the ability of an enthusiastic amateur who is open to trying things out to see what works with this particular child than most of the current experts.
A.A.I wrote:I took that example from others working on similar things but felt the need to check it with someone.
I find it hard to believe that one can't specify 'this/that/etc' while asking what something is. 'What's that thing there/on the right/around the corner?' Can't be asked in Latin? Well, I find that to be ridiculous. I don't see how this is an 'English' construction which I'm somehow trying to force onto Latin.
Should 'hoc' only be for emphasis? What about the concerns of gender?
I don't see why varying forms would be overly confusing (if all correct and in context). This happens in natural languages all the time.
I appreciate that you're trying to be 'helpful' in some way, but your just telling us the same challenges we're already largely aware of. It's rather discouraging, to be honest.
Isn't there anyone else who can give input? Or is there a better place for Latin than Textkit?
Helikwps wrote:Marcos do you or anyone else here know either of these folks? I'd very much like to get my kid set up in a similar situation. Thanks much for any help!
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