This year, Fritz is learning Greek and Latin root words, and next year he'll move into Latina Christiana. I'm floundering with just the roots! I have little idea how to pronounce the words, and so I do the flash card drills with less confidence than a teacher ought to have.
Fortunately, I have an aunt who taught Latin - at the collegiate level, I think. I emailed her an S.O.S. last week, and she said she put some pronunciation guides in the mail. I can't wait to get them.
She also sent me a link to Living Bread Radio. They have the Our Father and the Hail Mary in Latin, and you can listen to a Latin expert recite them to learn how to say them properly. The Latin expert happens to be my aunt. I thought it was neat to hear her. And now I can learn those prayers.
This weekend I listened to Living Bread Radio for a bit. I left it running on my computer and would hear bits and pieces. I had a funny kind of nostalgia. The station is out of Canton, Ohio - what was once HOME for me. I lived in that area until I was 9, and the vast bulk of my mom's family still lives there. One ad was for Walsh University. I remembering attending my father's graduation from Walsh College. One thing I remember about my grandmother's house was that she always had the radio on in the kitchen. She would listen to Paul Harvey as she went about her chores - cleaning up after and feeding a house full of men who were all working the farm. Living Bread Radio doesn't have Paul Harvey, but I bet Grandma have listened to it had it been around then.
I need a mini-computer for my kitchen - an under-cabinet mount kind that has nice speakers. An ordinary radio won't cut it because I'm stuck with local programming. Do they make such things?