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I believe...

peiqomai takes the dative at times like "I believe in Father Christmas" but does it also when one's trying to say "I believe a new coat is better"?
Accusative, (men?) seems natural but my heart (de?) screams out for a dative. Any thoughts?

On a not unrelated matter in
I dont know whether.... or ....
would the ellipses be acc + participles or is "poteron" strong enough to break the clause and the ellipses be ...
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Intransitive Verbs

Hi all,

I have two questions to ask:

I know that an intransitive verb is one that cannot take a direct object such as "to die" for example. However in exercise 153 it says verbs such as 'believe' and 'obey' are intransitive. Am I right in thinking that they are only intransitive in Latin? "John believes Fred" or "John obeys Fred" are obviously allowed in English and so would be a transitive verb. Im pretty ...
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Another "Rosetta Stone"

Guys, look!
A DPA news.
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the girl and her country

be kind,
i translated sentance c in chapter 2:
patria puellarum sine pecunia non valet.
the girl cannot leave her country without money.

so far its slow going but gratifying.
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salve

my name is nathan and i just discovered this forum the other day and it is a god send. i decided to learn latin because of my interest in history, particularly medieval history. right now i enjoy reading popular history dealing with anything midieval and i thought it would be great to go directly to the sources instead of relying on other peoples translations. it seems that most people on this forum are mostly interested ...
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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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