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French II

Hello…hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for all of you for all your support and encouragement! This week, we will continue with our French studies and take a look at some simple yet common spelling rules and patterns of French. Enjoy!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URtrqGygpBY

Thank you!

Latin II – Plurals

Happy Saturday everyone! The previous Latin video may have been a tad bit long, but it covered the main language rules of Latin as Latin is a pretty simple language and is not too hard to figure out. The video this week is on Latin plurals – basically, on how we can change a singular word in Latin to its plural tense. Many times plural words are asked in spelling bees, so it is important to know and understand how Latin deals with its plurals!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_sGW7-9_Og

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Latin I

Hello all! I am so excited to finally start our languages! The first language we will cover is Latin (which is one of the most crucial languages for English and the spelling bees). Latin acts like a mother to the Romance languages, which include French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. In this video, we will first explore the history of Latin and its influence on English, and then we will continue to look at the spelling and language rules of Latin. The video is slightly long, but it covers the main aspects of Latin (the future videos of the other languages will be broken up into sub-parts). Enjoy!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mtmAnd-up0

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Language Families

Happy Saturday everyone! We have now covered looking at all aspects of words, specifically including pronunciation and origin. Now we will take a look at a larger aspect of all of this – how languages are connected. In this video, we will explore the main organization of languages and the particular language families which share similar patterns and words. The rest of the videos will follow this pattern, and we will work our way language by language to learn as much as we can!

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Stress Pronunciation

Hi everyone! Today we’ll take a look at a very interesting topic in many different languages – stress and word inflection. Basically this is about how to pronounce words with the correct intonation. Stress pronunciation is very influential in English, because most English words have a certain syllable that is emphasized when pronounced. Of course, anything with pronunciation is crucial to our understanding of words, so stress pronunciation is pretty significant!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz_HaeXZcg8

Thank you!