Today we finished chapter 2. Yay!
Some key points about today’s class:
- Celtic was once the main language of Europe. Paris, Belgrade (I said it’s in Yugoslavia, but I was wrong – it’s in Serbia!) and Dundee are all Celtic place-names (click the links to see where those towns are in Europe).
- Emperor Charlemagne, in English here and in Japanese here, ordered sermons to be conducted in lingua romana rustica (click here for Japanese Google translation) instead of lingua latina from 813.
- Classical Latin (click here for Japanese) was different from ordinary or vulgar Latin. Today’s Spanish, Italian and French developed from this vulgar Latin rather than from classical Latin.
- This chapter refers to some places and people that Japanese people may not be familiar with, such as
Read chapter 3. Ms. Aoki will prepare pages 35-36. Ms. Watanabe will prepare pages 36-37.
- In your summary, highlight the key points, not the details.
- Research about one topic that interests you, or some topic that may be unfamiliar to Japanese readers in chapter 3.
- Quote your sources. Where did you get the information from? Always use at least two sources of information.
- This book is in English, for English speakers and uses English or European examples. On your own, find some Japanese examples for some of the topics in chapter 3.