New member here, a Spanish teacher teaching Latin at a charter school (K-4 classes), who has little Latin background (besides teaching myself the first 8 chapters of Wheelock many years ago and learning some Latin words in a graduate Spanish course, and learning a smattering of Latin phrases from reading various sources, such as Eugene Ehrlich's books). I have been tasked with a Latin/English composition project, a letter home to parents about learning Latin songs from the audio CD Carmina Popularia
. When working with Wheelock earlier, I only did the Latin to English sentences, so have little experience in Latin composition.
Here's my question: Can I say in Latin that something is "one of the best", as we often do in English? The sentence to be translated in my draft letter reads, " One of the best aids to learning another language is music". My attempt at putting this into Latin is currently "Una auxiliōrum optimōrum discere linguam alteram mūsica est." If it would not be correct to say "one of the best", should I say "one of the better"? If so, I am guessing "Una auxiliorum meliorum" would be the phrase I want.
I am teaching myself more Latin as quickly as possible to do my job, including this project, which is interesting but frustrating at the same time, as I know so little yet of the basics of Latin. Thankfully, the students know less than I do!
Any members or guests who have a good knowledge of Latin composition and would be kind enough to help with my question, please reply!