Thursday, August 25, 2016

Simia on an Outing with Ava

Ava takes Simia shopping
Simia edit.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Colors in Latin

Color - colos
Colores - colores

Color terms are given in masculine adjectival form.

Black - niger
Blue - caeruleus
Brown - fulvus/glandes
Gray - canus
Green - viridis
Orange - luteus
Purple - purpura
Red - ruber 
Scarlet - coccineus
White - candidus/albus

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Classical Latin Alphabet

The classical Latin alphabet was used by the ancient Romans. This alphabet has 23 letters. There is no letter J and no letter W.

The letters Y and Z were taken from the Greek alphabet to write Greek loan words. The name of the letter Y speaks of its origin - i Graeca means Greek I. In Spanish this letter is called i griega.

The classical Latin alphabet is visually similar to the ancient Etruscan alphabet and the Cumaean Greek alphabet. Cumae, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea near Naples, was the first Greek colony on the mainland of Italy and the seat of the Cumaean Sibyl. Cumae was settled in the 8th century BC by Greek colonists from Euboea.

The Cumaean alphabet descended from the Phoenician abjad and the Phoenician alphabet is derived from Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Monday, July 4, 2016

This monkey studies Latin

Simia edit.

Simia bibi.

Simia....?   listens / studies / hears / answers

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Latin Accentuation

Latin Accentuation: 

The basic rules

1. Accent the second-to-last syllable, unless that syllable is short:

forna   /    amus   /   Roni   /   argûMENtum

2. Accent the third-to-last syllable if the second-to-last syllable is short:

philoSOphia   /   penia   /   HOminis   /   PRObitâs

Latin Proverb About Monkeys

Monkeys in kitchen. 1640

Simia non capitur laqueo.