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Supernatural Beings...

Ok, I've been thinking about this for a while, and I think I've come to a logical conclusion. Supernatural beings simply cannot exist. Consider the following: We, and everything else in the universe exists in our universe. Now that seems redundant and obvious right? Well, it should. Now, the definition of something supernatural is something outside of the natural world. Since a supernatural being is outside of nature, or the universe, it cannot exist! Think ...
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Greek: an Intensive Course by Hansen and Quinn

Does anyone else use this book? I picked this one up about a month ago and have been impressed by its thoroughness, which is really important to someone learning it on their own, like me. There is no answer key for most of the book, though, and I would hate to find out that I've been doing something majorly wrong for six months. What does everyone else think of this book?
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The Best Way

I downloaded "First Greek Book". I've got the alphabet mostly memorized, and can transliterate the Lesson 1 words and give the names of the letters. So, on to Lesson 2. It talks about the cirumflex, which (always?) goes on long syllables. How does the circumflex indicate which syllable gets the most emphasis? And the grave, can anyone describe in real life terms what makes that different from the acute?

Does the long symbol over a ...
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From 'A Simple Math Problem' @ the Academy

i will pray for you. math also is not a being, it is a set of ideas in a person's head. therefore it can have no gender and therefore can not be attracted to one. therefore it is not gay.
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Neva Get Enuf

A while ago Steven was sitting at home, a school night (he didn't go in) 4 am, listening to his favourite tracks whilst staring at a booklet of JWW pages stapled together. He was thinking about the lack of activity on textkit laughing how blunt JWW is and bumping his caput to a class track, by girl group 3LW (now 2LW still titled 3LW because one of the girls threw chicken in another girl's face) ...
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hello from japan!

Hi~

I'm an American living in Japan right now and have just started to try learning Latin. I've been meaning to for years and never got around to it. Why now? Who knows, but I'm finding it a welcome distraction from learning kanji.. ha ha. The only problem is that I keep trying to put my sentences into Japanese word order... that and looking up "dative case" in the dictionary every 10 minutes for the ...
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BLB Collar - section 50. II. exercises question

I started Collar's BLB a few days ago and I'm running into a confusing point that he never really explains/provides an example for in the section 50 exercises.

Here is the original English and my Latin sentence, without the marks for long vowels:

The gift is pleasing to the good friend.
<i>Donum amico bono est gratum.</i>

The broad cup is pleasing to the new pupil.
<i>Poculum latum est discipulo novo gratum.</i>

As you can see, ...
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phobias

I read somewhere that the original prefixes for different types of phobias were in Greek. I was wondering if anybody knew what "decoy-phobia" would be. I used a free translation service, but it couldn't give it to me in English characters/spelled phonetically. δόλωμα
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BLD: §150 Translation

§150 Cornelia and Her Jewels (Concluded)

nota bene:

While some of this is subjective and "nit picking", I am strongly favoring
a more literal translation and trying to strictly use the definitions provided.


Proximum...
Key: "Close to...
tfm: "Next to..."

...non solum forma sua...
Key: "...not only for her form..."
tfm: "...not only for her beauty..."

semper is not in the special vocabulary. It is noted as a new word and the implication is that ...
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Present Active Imperitive Forms, section 161

Can anyone tell me if I am giving the correct present active imperitive form (singular and plural) of the following?

venio (4th conj) - veni (come thou), venite (come ye)

duco (3rd conj) - duce (lead thou), ducite (lead ye)

voco (1st conj) - voca (call thou), vocate (call ye)

doceo (2nd conj) - doce (teach thou), docete (teach ye)

laudo (1st conj) - lauda (praise thou), laudate (praise ye)

dico (3rd conj) - dice ...
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