Initiating my daughter into classical languages

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Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Post by mingshey » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:06 am

I have begun, in a regular basis, to initiate my elder daughter, 6, into Greek and Latin.
It is only pronunciation for now, reading aloud and writing a couple of sentences once a week.
The Greek textbook I have chosen is "Athenaze" Book I, and Latin "Lingua Latina: Familia Romana"
She has already been intrduced to Greek alphabet and seems to enjoy learning them. She said she was afraid Latin would be very difficult but found it wasn't. Actually I'm rather studying Latin along with my daughter than teaching her. I hope my daughter stand on a easier ground when she seriously begin to learn those classical languages.

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Re: Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Post by Adelheid » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:10 pm

Ah, is she six already? How time flies ... That would be Nausicaa, right?
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Re: Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Post by mingshey » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:12 am

Yes, she is. :D

And the time does fly. And my progress in Greek is pathetic. :(

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Re: Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Post by ingrid70 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:46 am

Ah, don't worry. By the time she has grown up, you'll have plenty of time to devote to Greek; but you won't have a second chance to see her grow up.

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Re: Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Post by mingshey » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:17 am

Well I don't worry so much. I can fulfill the double task by leading her into Greek. And I'm taking it slow so she'd not get sick of it. Anyway, it's really a wise remark of yours. Thanks. :D

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Re: Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Post by zeugma » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:09 pm

Very interesting; this would be a reason to have a child! Try focussing on
the spoken word, beginning in a manner similar to that in households that
carry multiple fluent languages (or even a single language): dialogue via
commands and imperatives directed at visual things.

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