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New member needs your help


I am a new member of textkit. I am employed as a Web editor, but in the fall I will start graduate school (18 years after getting my BA) in history. I have to learn to read both Greek and Latin for my master's degree.

I did study Spanish in my undergrad days, but I need help figuring out where to begin; there's so much here Any help would be much appreciated. I just ...
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concerning the translation of pyre

in translation would I add the word funeral or just leave it as pyre? :?:
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par 21 #8

the only way this makes sense is by putting the word "do' at the beggining of the sentence otherwise it is a statement. is this correct by looking at the punctuation?

also due to the verb being 2nd person plural is it correct to add "your homeland" or would "the fatherland" work?
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Paragraph 21 #7

the 'kai' does not translate well.

it is better "we have many 'good, noble, beautiful...' plans."

should this concern me?
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Translation help

I'm extremely new to Latin. I need some help translating two phrases for a shirt design for my church. The phrases are "Father Heart of God" and "Learning to call God 'Father.'" If you can help me out with this, I'd appreciate it so much. And I look forward to the day that I can translate it myself :D Thanks so much everyone!
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Hellenists Have More Fun

Latinists have it too easy.
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Basic problems with intransitives.

G'day All,

i'm having problems recognising intrasitives. i'm completely comfortable and familiar with the concept, though not in strict grammatical terms (i'm not familiar with *anything* in strict grammatical terms, which is one reason i'm trying to learn a little Latin). In the question "Credisne verbis sociorum?" i fail to see why "verbis" is an indirect object. In the English translation isn't "the words" a direct object?

i read (from http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=believe) that in "i believe ...
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Noun-Adjective agreement


I have a few questions about declining certain adjectives. In my homework I had to decline "cubiculum ingens." It is easy to decline the noun "cubiculum," but what form of "ingens" would I use? "Ingentis" is the genitive sing. so should I use "ingent" as the stem? This is my best attempt:

nom. cubiculum ingente
gen. cubiculi ingentis
dat. cubiculo ingenti
acc. cubiculum ingente
abl. cubiculo ingenti

nom. cubicula ingentia
gen. cubiculorum ...
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Hello and Greek Question

Hi, I'm Chris, and I've been learning Latin in my school for .. about 1.5 years now. Lately I decided on trying some Greek and discover Plato not-translated (due to my interest in philosophy, which I hopely will study) and so I bought a greek-teaching book (in my wonderful Polish language, which I have heard is even more complicated than Latin and Greek altogether.. I heard we have nine declensions! ...
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How does latin express the English "to keep + noun + adj" as in:

He keeps his beard short

She keeps her garden tidy, etc.

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