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Textkit is a learning community- introduce yourself here. Use the Open Board to introduce yourself, chat about off-topic issues and get to know each other.

It's noobie introduction time!


I live in Auckland, New Zealand, and am a full-time student this year, and very happy that I was given the address for textkit.

I spend my spare time roleplaying, dodging swords, using public transport and window shopping. 8)
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Anybody Have Any Good Jokes?

My joke vocabulary lacks quality. Does anyone have a good one? Post em here!

Here's two to start

A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit

Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured. The
country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start
with providing help to rebuild.

The rest of the world is in shock.

Canada is sending troopers to ...
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Classical Obstinacy

I have on several occasions praised the novel "The Last Samurai" by Helen DeWitt in this very forum. Here's a brief quote I think most of us here will identify with.

"HC" is the name of a character. I'll not give the background, but will say that he's in trouble:

HC would never back down. He was a linguist, and therefore he had pushed the bounds of obstinacy well beyond anything that is conceivable to ...
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Learning two languages at the same time

Does anyone has any experience of learning two languages at the same time?

I've recently started latin, but I would like to actually start spanish as well. Seeing as both the languages are related, is there an optimal way of learning both the languages?

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Salvete! (an introduction)

Hello, my name is Dave Phillips, I'm 53 and have been studying Latin (and a little Greek) mostly on my own for about 30 years. My main interest has been classical and Medieval Latin poetry, with some prose thrown in now and then. My Better Half and I are currently studying Italian (we've visited Tuscany a few times in the past couple of years), and my Latin background has proven to be a great aid ...
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What is our World Coming To!





If you watch some of these, you may begin to wonder if mankind is really getting smarter or dumber. Who spends time making these things?!
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A new, old way to learn

Has anyone heard of a method of elementary through secondary teaching method that uses the Trivium? The Trivium is the belief that as the human body developes in stages, so does the mind. During the elementary years the curriculum focuses on grammer, facts, and the basics of a foreign language. During the middle years when the mind begins to reason more, the classes focus on the logic of the subjects (how the facts go together), ...
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ein buch uber die hindenburg

Kann jemand mir ein buch uber die Hindenburg (auf deutsch) empfehlen? Kannst du mir erzahlen, wie ich dieses Buch in England bekommen koennte?

Danke schoen

Deutsch - Die schoene Sprache!
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greetings latineer


My cognomen here is Alauda – Latin for “Lark”, but my real name is Richard Crockett. I am an artist who lives, alas, in Los Angeles.

One day, I needed a break from painting and drawing, so I decided to do some writing, and the writing grew into a novel. It takes place in Roman times during the reign of Augustus.

In the writing, in an effort to give my characters a Roman voice, ...
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Good evening, everyone.

Thank you all for being here. I am delighted to have discovered Textkit.

I live in New York City, and I am a writer. I own a very busy business, but I love Latin, and I love to read.

My last Latin classes ended many decades ago. I would review Latin on and off over the past several years, using Wheelock, working at it for a while, then stopping for a while ...
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