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What materials are the best?

I am new to Latin but I had some previous experience in foreign (romance) languages such as French and Spanish. So I am wondering if there are any great materials avaliable for my latin, preferably materials in which jargons are minimized. Looking forward to your reply.

Cheers
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Mi

Today I say the English version of 'Oliver Twist' on Tv.
And I remarked that they always use the word 'mi' for 'mine' or 'my'.
In 'Keaping up appearences' they do the same.
And we also say 'milady' and sometimes also 'milord'. These words even became famous in frensh.

So, does anyone know if they are dialectical variants? Who do use them?
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which language is this?

can anyone help me recognise this language?

- Kangasalan Lämpö Oy; Labkon maakaasulinja v.-98
- Hauhon kunta; Kalailan ja Eteläisten asuntoalueiden kunnallistekniset työt v.-97-98
- Sarlin Hydor Oy; Tarastejärven kaatopaikan biokaasun keräily- putkistojen maarakennustyöt v.-97
- Tilgman Oy; Espoon nestekaasulinjan maarakennustyöt v.-97

the site in which i found this is called "ilmari kaura".

maybe it is Finnish.

i wish to know cause i searched 'kalailan' in google and this is the first site there.
keen ...
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Cicero

After the Christmas holidays we'll be translating Cicero - 'De re publica' (well, what's left of it), but I've sort of forgotten everything I knew about Cicero, which wasn't much in the first place :P .
Because all the classes already translated some speeches by Cicero, my teacher won't bother at all to tell us anything about Cicero's language :? ...
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Old Norse e-texts

The Elder Edda seems to be completed since I last visited here:

http://etext.old.no/

in Old Icelandic.
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Poetic Edda CD

Sounds llike close to what I was looking for: A Poetic Edda audio book,

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 17-8034424
(edited to tag textkit :))

It seems to contain three songs from Edda and a later composition, tho' I'm not very sure. Anyway it's in my prolonged shopping list. :P


P.S.

Ah! Here's the longer, 2-CD ...
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quibuscum gerunt bellum = wage war with, or against?

I'm reading through Caesar and wasn't sure how to interpret this:

...

quibuscum gerunt bellum continenter.
(..with whom they wage war continuously.)

Should "wage war with" be taken to mean against, or does it mean "wage war in union with the Germans, (ie together against other tribes)? I presume the former, but the latter could be implied by the English translation.
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New to Latin

Hi guys. I'm new to learning Latin and I've started working on the D'Ooge book. I wanted to ask you guys what was the best way of going about learning latin. Like using this book of grammer or any other, if any of you can suggest. I would really appreciate it any kind of guidance. :)
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It's already Christmas eve here, so...

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Kala\ Xristouge/nna, pa/ntej!
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Latin prose composition!

Yes, three very magic words formed my title!

Seeing as the "Latin prose composition" forum is controlled by a moderator and a moderator only, I imagine this is still the place to suggest little prose comp exercises.
What I thought I would do was choose, at random, an article from the greatest British paper (which, naturally, is The Independent, but please don't make a post saying how your hold The Times or The Guardian or ...
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