Sunday, October 26, 2008
I have two sons in high school, one taking Spanish and one Latin. The sentences for translation, vocabulary and so on in the textbooks vary considerably. I exaggerate only slightly:
1. Please tell Juan to recycle the plastic.
2. Henry's mother is going to the political rally.
3. The labor union was organized and everyone was happy.
4. By travelling to South America, Robert broadened his perspective.
5. Let's foment a violent revolution against the capitalist oppressors.
1. The centurion bravely slaughtered the barbarian.
2. The batallion invested the hill fort by digging a trench around it and flinging stones upon the Gauls with their catapaults.
3. The doughty lad caught the wild horse and tamed it.
4. Having burnt the Carthagian ship with Greek Fire, the trireme captured the survivors and enslaved them.
5. The soldier was at peace because he knew his duty.