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NLGR: Mandarin book recommendation

This is Not Latin or Greek Related. Just wondering whether anyone can recommend a good book for learning Mandarin. Preferably one that focuses more on pinyin rather than script. I would like to learn how to speak Mandarin first, and then work on characters later.
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groton and may answers

Does anyone know where I can find an answer key for groton and may's 38 latin soties?

I have been taking an online latin course and have been having great difficulty with the stories and having a way to check my passages when I am done would be very helpful.

Thanks
gfreek3
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Caduceus ?

Caduceus - the staff of Hermes: (two serpents wound around a rod touching noses at the top).

Not sure if the C is Chi or Kappa; this was the english transliteration I found and do not have a greek dictionary handy.

Please help, I'm looking for information on this and I have a multitude of conflicting sources, not the least of which is the fact that seems to be an important occult symbol (so there ...
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Do you know ...

Does anyone know how to translate in Latin?

- with varying success (in war)

- after more than one and a half century of enmity


I can't find this in a dictionnary. If someone is reading Caesar right now, it's easier to know this then.


Thanks for your help,

Moerus.
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Laryngeals etc

Can anybody give me a brief summary/explanation of all this laryangeal/schwa stuff? It's obviosuly a major part of PIE philology but it seems very confusing to me. I understand that they were consonants, but why are they listed (in Sihler) in conjunction with vowels (such as eH1) and what effect do they have on subsequent languages (i.e. reflexes)?

Or is it not possible to summarise this issue? It certainly seems complicated and contraversial.
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pro-system vs. pro-nature

I bet some of you guys might have read the Unabomber's Manifesto. (Well, it's availible on the web. just google it.)
I tried to read it several times but I just secceded to read it from cover to cover only yesterday(I had tons of other things to read before). His insight is good(if not excellent) about the current human situation(you can relate it to the "Society is Matrix" kind of discussion). I'm not optimistic about ...
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hirriens

I'm assuming this word is a misprint in Harrius, because it's not in my dictionary, nor in words.exe. Here is its context:
'age vero, puer, audi verba mea,' inquit hirriens. (The fellow speaking is is in a somewhat excited state.)
I'm assuming it's a present participle of either 3rd-i or 4th conjugation. Or it could be horrens, (bristling) but that would require 2 spelling mistakes in the same word. Does anyone have any ideas?
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just wondering

i just started wheelock and am pleased with my comprehension, even if it is just the first chapter.
my question is what the suffix tum means. if it is a version of first person singular or if it will be clarified later or maybe i am just missing something. it is not a big deal but maybe an informed person could clear it up for me
thanks, nathan
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NH Composition 24.5 (Syncopation)

I'm working through N&H's composition book and I have a question about exercise 24, #5.

The soldiers having been captured gave up their arms.


N&H give the solution:

Capti milites arma tradidere.


Is this a typo or an alternate form for "tradiderunt"?

-Yvonne R.
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lusorio

I looked up lusorio in my dictionary; nothing. In WORDS.EXE, it says:
=>lusorio

ori SUFFIX
-orium, -ory, -or; place where
lusori.o N 2 2 DAT S N
lusori.o N 2 2 ABL S N
lusus, lusus N M
play; game, sport; amusement; amorous sport;
ori SUFFIX
-orous, -ory; having to do with, pretaining to; tending to
lusori.o ADJ 1 1 DAT S M POS
lusori.o ADJ 1 1 DAT S N POS
lusori.o ADJ 1 ...
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