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Hello

Hi, my name is Tim and I live in the UK, some 45 miles west of London.

I am really glad to have found this site. I've recently become inspired to finally get to grips with Latin and have set out to learn independently. It's great to share these things with like minded people.

I was lucky enough to be taught Latin between the ages of 10/11 and 16, but was unfortunately too ignorant to ...
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Latin limericks ?

Since someone thought a good jokes thread was appropriate here, I'll extend the thread a bit and ask if anyone knows any good limericks or other funny poems in Latin. I'm familiar with Grant Legman's books on limericks in which he includes such prosodic wonders as "Nantucketensis ridebat..." and a few others. Thomas Campion wrote an interesting Latin ode to his penis in which he lamented his lack of "exercise" of it when he was ...
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Hello

Hi, i don't actually take latin but im trying to teach myself at the moment. I'm slowly getting somewhere.

Latin is such a beautiful language and i first got into it through an english essay. It was a creative writting piece and i set it in Old England and many of the characters had to speak latin so i chose to learn it and since then i've continued to try and teach myself.

I'm into ...
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Greek word list

The Greek word list for English and Welsh AS level exams is available at

http://www.etoncollege.com

in a handy pdf file. Select Eton in Action from the first menu and Greek Project from the second.

chrisb
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It's noobie introduction time!

:mrgreen:

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
Mexico.

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?

thanks.
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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!

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/badgers.php

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/demented.php

http://www.sound-o-vision.com/root.php?...=550&h=400

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/avocado.php

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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