Just recently we learned the Latin verb for one person to listen – “audi”.
Over breakfast a light went off in the boys’ brains.
“That’s just like “audio” which mean something you can listen to!!”
(By the way, “audio” in Latin means “to listen”)
So we went on a dictionary hunt to find other words that came from the Latin word to listen. We found stacks and wrote down a couple.
This led us on a hunt for words related to the other Latin vocabulary the boys had already learned. The boys were so excited and coming up with suggestions of their own before I could even find them in the dictionary.
So the next time you are wondering, “Why would you ever teach a dead language like Latin?”, ponder this impromptu English vocabulary lesson.