Stripe Latin: a grammar game
Stripe Latin is a game in which you lay out pieces of card so that
their shapes and colors fit together. They then form rather pretty
patterns, somewhat like multicolored railway tracks. They happen
also to form Latin sentences, because the rules of fitting the cards
together correspond to grammatical rules; so that by playing the
game you can find yourself learning (or teaching) the rudiments
The little book consists of instructions for cutting and coloring
the cards, with full-size pictures of each type. (Buy two copies
and you could just cut them out of the pages!)
You can't form all Latin sentences with this limited game, but
you are compelled to form only correct Latin sentences. Nor do you
have to worry that green means "masculine", red-with-a-stripelet
means "plural", blue with two stripelets means "ablative";
it can be a lesson, or it can be just a game. You don't even have
to be old enough to read "aquila eagle" or "sumus
we are" written on the cards.
8½ x 11 in., 17 pages, colored illustrations.
1994. ISBN 978-0-934546-29-4.