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Found a good Windows keyboard layout to input macrons, etc.

If you use a Mac, you may be familiar with the ABC-Extended keyboard layout, which allows you to easily input letters with macrons with <Alt+a>+<vowel char>. I've recently found that someone has ported that layout into something that can be installed into Windows, which can be found here http://andrewdunning.ca/Mac-Keyboard-La ... r-Windows/ .

I hope this helps anyone looking for such a thing in Windows! For me, that means that ...
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mimi numinum niuium minimi munium ...

Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minim_%28palaeography%29 (defines a minim in the handwriting sense, and) quotes "mimi numinum niuium minimi munium nimium uini muniminum imminui uiui minimum uolunt" (translated there as "the smallest mimes of the gods of snow do not wish at all in their life that the great duty of the defences of the wine be diminished") as a text made mostly of minims, and thus difficult to handwrite legibly. I saw this text long ago in ...
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Questions About a Passage in the Confessions

I have a couple questions about a passage in the Confessions of Saint Augustine.

"Da mihi, Domine, scire et intellegere, utrum sit prius invocare te an laudare te et scire te prius sit an invocare te."

1. Is it subjunctive because it is a subordinate clause within indirect discourse?

2. I'm having problem's getting the exact meaning of the bold. I get the jist of it. Augustine is saying whether we call upon God and ...
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Anki Deck (Request) Thread

Salvete omnes.

It seems far more people have made Anki decks than there are available at the official shared deck page for Latin here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/latin

It's possible I'm not searching efficiently enough to find all those that are publicly available, but it seems as if many people don't share their private decks. Can someone explain why? In the past week or so I've come across many mentions of people ...
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Direct Speech in Latin

Dear all,

Cause all people talks much about Indirect Speech of Latin but not Direct Speech which seems far easier than the former, so I was a little bit puzzled when facing this sentence from Fabulae Faciles:

Illī autem cum bene intellegerent dolōrem eius falsum esse, nesciō quam fābulam dē morte puerī fīnxērunt.

Here, nescio is 1st person verb, present indicative, right?

So the English translation will be: Then, when these men quickly regconized that ...
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Video about Oerberg in Latin


I just stumbled upon an interesting 30-minute video by the Vivarium Novum guys on YouTube which is entirely in Latin (except for a short speech in English with Latin subtitles): Vitae et Scholae - De vita et methodo Iohannis H. Ørbergii. It is already four years old, but since it is the first time I have noticed it, others may have missed it as well. Except for the Latin subtitles for the English ...
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memorizing principal parts

I've been through Wheelocks and am now toward the end of Lingua Latina (chap. 29). Once I've got down
the vocabulary of a new chapter, I can read the the story without much problem. In other words, I generally can recognize a verb, however I've never memorized the principal parts and cannot recite them
if given the 1st person singular or the present active infinitive. But is it necessary to memorize the
principal parts? I ...
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Latin verse

Do enough people still study and/or write Latin verse for there to be a need or desire here for a separate subforum to discuss Latin verse?
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any tips on reading difficult short sentences?

In another thread pmda presented this sentence:

Medium erat in Anco ingenium, et Numae et Romuli memor.

I often stumble over short sentences like this.

Is there a set of exercises on tackling short sentences?
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Romanis res repetentibus

I have been neglecting my Latin in the past two months - but am now rectifying matters - and what follows may merely be evidence that I am forgetting what I previously learned. I crave your indulgence.

This is from Orberg's LLPSI.

Igitur Latini, cum quibus Tullo regnante foedus ictum erat, sustulerant animos, et cum incursionem in agrum Romanum fecissent, repetentibus res Romanis superbe responsum reddunt — otiosum Romanum regem inter fana et aras regnum ...
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