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indirect questions

If I'm right, indirect questions are the question side of indirect statements, though they use subjunctive verbs and not the Accusative + Infinitive construction. My question is this:

Vident quid faciat. = They see what he is doing.

But vident is a complete thought in itself, so why does Latin not say:

Vident quod faciat.

Also, if I want to say, 'We know who she is,' is this correct:

Nescimus quis sit.

Te gratias.
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Ch 34, Catullus 51

In chapter 34, Catullus 51 reads:
"...
otium et reges prius et beatas perdidit urbes."

The answer key (from Texkit) reads "leisure and kings before have destroyed even prosperous cities."

However, I interpreted it as: "leisure has destroyed before both kings and wealthy cities."

The question is whether to treat "reges" as nominative or acussative. I interpreted it as accussative because of the "et" before it, so that it goes with "et beatas" and, consequently, ...
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Who's up for a good laugh?

http://home.swbell.net/kf5tv/voicemail.mp3

ROFLMAO!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: This is insane!
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Infrastructure for White-a Study Group

Hi,

If you intend to join the white-a group, please PM me a preferred userID, assuming you have one.

I need to create userIDs so that participants can use the GAGLS software for posting/viewing/editing their lessons.

Thank you.

Cordially,

Paul

PS: please include your textkit 'handle' as well
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why classics?

please answer this question:

why is knowing classics important?

____________________________________

please obey the one sentence rule
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Latin words for modern technology

Are there any websites around that have Latin equivalents for words such as email, website, and telephone? I know of one that has things like that in Old English, but haven't found any Latin ones yet.

My coinage for "website" is "telasitus" (-us, masc.); does that sound good enough, or is there anything better?

Gratias vobis ago!
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Don Bardo de Saldo at your service

Hello, fellow rare birds.

As a minor poet and stuttering bard, I had always heard good things about Homer, so I decided to include him in my repertoire (bard's amour prope). I soon found out that it would be helpful to learn some greek, which brings me here.

I'll try to give as much as I take, and ask for your patience.
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Anyone been to Santiago Chile?

Has anyone lived in or traveled to Santiago Chile? I was watching The Amazing Race, yes I watch too much tv, and the city looked just awesome.

I'm studying Spanish still and if it's a cool place to go to I want to know now so that I can daydream about it.

jeff
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Trench's "Synonyms of the New Testament"

I recently bought a copy of Trench's "Synonyms of the New Testament", which is dated 1901, and is in good shape. I haven't used it much at all, but it consists of essays on the usage of closely related words. I'm not sure how many books are already on the list, but if this is something that people think would be useful, I'd be willing to help.

I don't know anything about scanning books or ...
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Hexameter Blues

Hello people, I'm glad to have found you.

I'm an apprentice bard, and I started learning the Iliad last Christmas (and greek along the way). I'm stuck with Homer's hexameters, trying to put stresses, pitches and length of vowels together. I started with the convention of using the accents as stress, which probably works fine with prose, but not with poetry: first because I cannot stress a short vowel without making it long in the ...
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