Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Subliminal Latin

Crash used Garage Band to make a recording of his Latin vocabulary. There's soothing background music and Crash's voice saying each word twice in Latin, twice in English. Plan A? To play it all night long so he soaks up Latin while he sleeps. (The Boy with whom he share a room wants nothing to do with said plan, as he's a "fragile sleeper".) Plan B? Make CDs and sell them to his classmates.

piscina, piscina. fish pond, fish pond
puella, puella. girl, girl....

I'm getting sleepy, are you?


Subliminal comes, of course, from the Latin sub (below) and limen (lintel). Crash has his subliminal machine tucked under his bed - should the title of this post be subcubilum instead?

6 comments:

  1. I could use some Latin, all these plant names would come alive.

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  3. Wayne,
    Try "Carpe Diem" - put a little Latin in your life...it a nice gentle introduction..

    and yes, it does make the science more lively!

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  4. GarageBand is a great app...almost addictive!

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  5. more details please... I did a search and got somewhere, but not where I think you were directing me.

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  6. I'd LOVE to purchase such a CD. Is he selling them?

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