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Παραινέσεις τινὰς τοῖς τῶν γλωττῶν διδασκομένοις

Χαίρετε, ὦ διαδικτυϊκοὶ φίλοι.

Ὅταν εἰς τήνδε τὴν ἀγορὰν εἰσέρχωμαι καὶ τὰς ἄλλων παραγγελίας ἀναγιγνώσκω, ἐν αἳς οἳ μὲν τὴν ῥωμαϊκὴν τε καὶ τὴν ἑλληνικὴν γλῶτταν μαθεῖν λέγουσι βούλεσθαι, ἵνα καὶ ῥωμαϊστὶ καὶ ἑλληνιστὶ πρὸς ἄλλοις διαλεχθῆναι δύνωνται ὁμιλίαις καθημεριναῖς, οἳ δ’ ἀεὶ αἰτοῦνται καὶ ἐρωτῶνται, τίνες μέθοδοι ἄρισταί εἰσι καὶ τάχισταί τε καὶ ῥᾷσται, ἔγωγε μόνα ταῦτα ἐκείνοις τοῖς διδασκομένοις φίλοις ἂν βουλοίμην παραινεῖν ·

Πρῶτον μέν, τὴν ῥωμαϊκὴν γλῶττάν τε καὶ τὴν ἑλληνικὴν ...


What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

ἐκεῖ ἐν Βρεττανίᾳ παράλογος χειμών κατέβαλε πολλὰ δενδρὰ.
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Colloquendi formulae: Errata

DE VARIIS LATINIS GRAECISQUE COLLOQUENDI FORMULIS ENCHIRIDION

Menda seu errata corrigenda

Locus, Χωρίον: Enchiridii titulus graece.
Mendum seu erratum, Πταῖσμα: ΑΝΓΛΙΚΗΝ.
Scribendum est, Γράφεσθαι δεῖ: ΑΓΓΛΙΚΗΝ.

Locus, Χωρίον: Enchiridii titulus graece.
Mendum seu erratum, Πταῖσμα: ΜΕΘΕΡΜΕΝΕΥΤΕΙΣΩΝ.
Scribendum est, Γράφεσθαι δεῖ: ΜΕΘΕΡΜΗΝΕΥΤΕΙΣΩΝ.

Locus, Χωρίον: Prologus graece.
Mendum seu erratum, Πταῖσμα: Passim.
Scribendum est, Γράφεσθαι δεῖ: (Iterum vide prologum totum rescriptum.)

Locus, Χωρίον: Tabula prima.
Mendum seu erratum, Πταῖσμα: ἐπιθυμεθείς.
Scribendum est, Γράφεσθαι δεῖ: ἐπιθυμηθείς.

Locus, Χωρίον: ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima sexta, pars altera

TABULA VICESIMA SEXTA (pars altera)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΕΚΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ ἕτερον)

Some idioms and proverbs (cont.)

He’s falling into the trap. A transenna turdus lumbricum petit. Εἰς τὴν παγίδα ἐμπίπτει. Εἰς παγίδας ἐμπλέκεται.

He is stunned, embarrassed, dumbfounded. Haeret illi aqua. Stupet. Κωφᾶται. Ἀποσιωπᾷ.

You rub salt in the wound. You poke a hornet’s nest. Obductam refricas cicatricem. Τὰς σφηκιὰς ἐρεθίζεις.

The speech (talk) makes no sense whatsoever. Nec pes nec caput sermonis ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima sexta, pars prior

TABULA VICESIMA SEXTA (ULTIMA VEL POSTREMA, pars prior)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΕΚΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (ΕΣΧΑΤΟΣ, μέρος τὸ πρότερον)

Some idioms and proverbs. Idiotismi et proverbia. Ἰδιωτισμοὶ καὶ παροιμίαι.

To spill the beans. To let the cat out of the bag. Aperire cuniculos. Τοὺς ὑπονόμους ἐκφαίνειν.

To labor in vain. To waste one’s labor. To lose one’s time and trouble. Aquam perdere. Aquam in cribro gerere. Ebur atramento candefacere postulas. Κοσκίνῳ φέρειν ὕδωρ. Λίθον ἕψειν (ξαίνειν). Αἰθίοπα ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quinta, pars tertia

TABULA VICESIMA QUINTA (pars tertia et ultima)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΠΕΜΠΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ τρίτον καὶ ἔσχατον)

Several interrogative expressions (cont.)

What else do you want? Quid vis amplius? Τί βούλει πλέον; Τί ἔτι;

What more do you (all) want? Quid vultis amplius? Τί πρὸς τούτοις ἔτι βούλεσθε;

Do you want anything else from me? What else can I do for you? Numquid aliud me vis? Μῶν ἄλλο ἐστί σοι βουλομένῳ;

What else? Is there ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quinta, pars secunda

TABULA VICESIMA QUINTA (pars secunda)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΠΕΜΠΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ δεύτερον)

Several interrogative expressions (cont.)

What examples can you cite to me? Ad quae exempla me revocas? Τίνα παραδείγματα παρέχεις;

Is this how you want to deceive us? Itane vero nobis fucum facis? Ἆρ’ οὕτως ἡμᾶς διαπηνηκίζεις;

Who is happier than I? —Nobody, there’s no doubt. Ecquis me vivit fortunatior? —Nemo certe quisquam. Ἦ τίς μοῦ βιοῖ μακαριώτατος; —Οὐδεὶς ἀνενδοιάστως.

Who has entrusted ...
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Τί ἀναγνώσομαι ἠχωγραφὰς ποιῶν;

Χαίρετε, ὤνθρωποι. Ἤδη μὲν σχεδὸν τετέλεκα ἀναγιγνώσκειν τὸ Greek Ollendorff, δωρεὰν ἠχωγραφὰς ποιῶν,νῦν δὲ ἐρωτῶ ὑμᾶς· τί βιβλιον χρηστότατον ἔσται τοῖς τὴν Ἑλληνικὴν μανθάνουσιν; Ὁ δὲ φίλος μου ὁ Στέφανος ἐν νῷ ἔχει τὸ Easy selections adapted from Xenophon (1906), περὶ οὗ ὁ ἄλλος φίλος μου ὁ Μᾶρκος ὧδε γέγραφεν. Τί λέγετε ὑμεῖς;

Ἔρρωσθε
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quinta, pars prima

TABULA VICESIMA QUINTA (pars prima)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΠΕΜΠΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ πρῶτον)

Several interrogative (asking) expressions. Variae formulae percunctandi. Ποικίλαι τοῦ ἐρωτᾶν ῥῆτραι.

What’s happening? What’s going on? Quid agitur? Τί πράττεται;

What happened? Tell me where the other people are. Quid factum est? Cedo, cedo alios. Τί πέπρακται; εἰπέ μοι, ὅπου εἰσὶν ἄλλοι.

How have you come to suspect that? Quid tibi ista incidit suspicio? Πῶς ταύτην τὴν ὑποψίαν ἔχεις;

How do you ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quarta, pars quarta

TABULA VICESIMA QUARTA (pars quarta et ultima)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΤΕΤΑΡΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ τέταρτον καὶ ἔσχατον)

Several common expressions (cont.)

Let’s cast (draw) lots for this, let's toss for this. Res revocetur ad sortem (sorte dijudicetur). Κληρώμεθα.
Διὰ τοῦ λαγχάνειν διακρίνωμεν.

Come, let’s leave (omit) these things. Age, omittamus ista. Ἄγε, ταῦτα παραλείπωμεν.

Now let’s see the other things. Jam porro videamus cetera. Ἐπὶ τοίνυν σκοπῶμεν τὸ λοιπόν.

I did it out of consideration ...
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