Hello my fellow Book Dragons
I thought I would tell you all about my new challenge. This challenge is entirely self inflicted and I came up with the idea after doing a few free courses on the Open University.
My challenge is to translate and read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from Latin to English. So I am in fact reading Harry Potter et Philosophi Lapis.
I am very much a beginner in Latin so I will be using a great deal of this.
So far I have almost finished the first page and I am beginning to pick up pace, after the first sentence took me just over an hour! I am really enjoying it so far, so fingers crossed I get to the end. Who knows I might read the entire series in Latin.
So that is my challenge.
I just thought I would share with you something that has really brought a smile to my face whilst being in Maui.
Everyday when our room is done the housekeeper leaves a card with a Hawaiian word on it and its meaning. I have loved learning the new words each day and have been collecting them in my Kindle case. I was quite upset when the one day we had a double because it meant I did not learn a new word!
So because this blog is essentially about a love of words I thought I would share the words I have learnt with you all.
To entertain and welcome with gracious hospitality, a spirit of generosity and Aloha.
Traditional cloth made from Wauke or Mamaki bark, and decorated with patterns or watermarks.
Thanks, gratitude, and to have appreciation.
To continue, persist, renew, perpetuate and persevere.
Waves or surf, wavy; as in wood grain.
Family, relative, extended family.
There we have our new words. I would have loved to have known how many cards there were to collect in all. So many new words to learn.
Also the dragons made a new friend today, her name is Maui.