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Subject:Writing skills and Latin? From:"Nancy Osterhout" <bluetwilight -at- home -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 1 Jun 2001 17:23:30 -0700
Handwriting style, musical ability, and foreign languages is somehow
linked into writing ability too, I think.
My handwriting analyst told me that I must be good in music because my
cursive writing showed rhythm. My shorthand teacher told me that I
must be good in music because my shorthand brief forms showed rhythm.
My high-school Latin teacher told me that I was good in learning Latin
and Spanish because I could hear the rhythm. Some of us even remember
speaking in Latin every Sunday at church, too!
I can't carry a tune, but it doesn't matter. I ain't got music, but
I got rhythm!
My ability to write clearly and understand English grammar was the
positive result from learning Latin. Does anyone else on this list
have that experience?
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while the learned find themselves equipped
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