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Here are some examples of dogs attempting to communicate with people.
- lingua: language, tongue
Look at these pictures, how do they portray their meaning?
- bilingual: able to speak two languages
- trilingual: able to speak three language
- spolyglot: someone who can speak many languages
- dialect: a version of a language that has different pronunciation or vocabulary
- Contributed by PL student Corrine: https://www.emissary.ai/telegraph-morse-code-text/
Game one… Scribbl.io. To use this have the teacher make a private room. Once all students have joined it start the game. It will be very similar to dictionary, players will express the word chosen using pictures. Note: When setting up game consider the amount of rounds you put in, the more students you have the less rounds should be played. Per round, every student will have a chance to draw.
Game Two…This is a made up game with no strict set of rules, feel free to change it however you fell fit. Another Pictionary like game but this time students have to communicate a sentence through their drawings. Best done on a white/chalk board. Here is an example. To express “a ruler sails to his castle” one might draw a crown then a boat then an arrow to a castle.
- terra: land, earth
- Indo-European: a family of languages originating in the areas of Europe and India
- Romance language: a language that evolved from Latin, the language of the Romans
- nomen: name
- praenomen: first name
- cognomen: nickname of branch of the family, comes after the nomen for a man
- masculine: a gender of nouns and adjectives
- feminine: a gender of nouns and adjectives
- gender: masculine or feminine category of nouns and adjectives
- prefix: an attachment on the front of a word to change its meaning
- suffix: an attachment on the end of a word
- discipulus: male student
- discipula: female student
- rana: frog
- dental sound: sound that is made from the teeth
- guttural sound: sound made from the throat
- labial sound: sound made from the lips
- singular: the number of a noun or adjective when there is only one
- plural: the number of nouns or adjectives when there are more than one
- labio-dental: sound made with top teeth on bottom lip
- linguistics: the study of how language works
- equus: horse
- taurus: bull
- asinus: donkey
- amicus: male friend
- amica: female friend
- cibus: food
- schola: school
- via: road, way
- puella: girl
- femina: woman
- magnus, magna: big
- parvus, parva: small
- bonus, bona: good
- malus, mala: bad
- vir: man
- puer: boy
- agricola: farmer
- poeta: poet
- nauta: sailor
- longus, longa: long
- latus, lata: wide
- et: and
- declension: a group of nouns with the same endings
- number: refers to a noun or adjective being singular or plural
- article: part of speech that show if nouns are definite or indefinite, (the/a/a
Here is an activity to see the differences in plurals and non-plurals!
Match the word its declension and gender:
Lets learn the Vocab!
Now here is a game to see how well you’ve done it!
Now lets work on making sure those adjectives and nouns agree!
And now to save some planets!!!
- familia: family
- luna: moon
- porta: gate
- servus: male servant
- liber, libri: book
- liber, libera: free
- solus, sola: alone, lonely
- albus, alba: white
- derivative: a word that has evolved from another word
- stem: the base or root of a word
Teacher Link Teachers: this is extremely short…should not take more then five ten minutes.
For teachers: This is a link to a PDF. The page needs to be printed and cut into strips, one question per strip. Break the students into teams and whoever completes filling in all the strips correctly first. We would recommend checking each strip before giving them the next one to try. This activity is a great, fun, competitive, and educational activity.
Here is a quick Ten Minute game:
- parts of speech: a classification of all words in a vocabulary
- preposition: starts a phrase that show where or when a noun is with respect to some
- adverb: part of speech that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb
- conjunction: a part of speech that joins two equal things
- interjection: exclamation
- pronoun: takes the place of a noun
Link to a video
Here is a game that we have made up, there are no strict rules so feel free to change in anyway you feel best. Every student gets a sheet of paper. The teacher will randomly select a part of speech and a random letter, the students have 2 minutes to write down any word they can think of in the time allotted. At the end the students will go around and say the words they have come up with. They will receive points only for the words that they alone wrote down. This provides and incentive to think outside the box a bit, most likely the common words will be taken. Do a couple rounds of this, the student with them most points at the end wins.
- personal pronoun: a pronoun that refers to a person or thing
- to conjugate: to join together all the people who could do a verb in the order 1st
Here is an activity that requires students to type the conjugations. It will require you to make a copy.
- ex/e: out of
- sub: under
- in: in, on, into, onto
- pro: for
- circum: around
- ad: to, towards, at
- de: down from, about
- prope: near
- ab/a: away from
- sine: without
- cum: with
- per: through
- trans: across
- ante: before
- post: after
- prepositional phrase: a preposition with its object
- object of the preposition: the noun or pronoun directly after the preposition
- ablative case: the case used for the object of the preposition
Here is a quizlet with a couple of terms…see if you can ace this mock test.
- ambulare: to walk
- narrare: to tell
- tenere: to hold
- movere: to move
- monstrare: to show
- terrere: to scare
- pugnare: to fight
- monere: to warn
- person: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- number: singular, plural
- tense: when a verb is being performed
Here is a quizlet with a bunch of infinitives in Latin. Familiarize yourself with these and look for some patterns.