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Io mei nigri

With all these insults being hurled at one another particularly in Canada I have an idea wherewith textkit might be spiced up a little. Or a lot depending on the fighters.

Have any of you ever been on a rap forum? (Asking Greek and Latin students here...) Perhaps not, well, there they have 'freestyle battles' wherein they pretty much insult eachother and are judged by certain supremes. The winner fights the next challenger etc. Or ...
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Research for a novel

Hi there.
I'm a writer, doing some research for my latest project, a novel length thriller.
Though set in the present day, the novel contains an ancient secret society founded during the Roman Empire. This society uses many Latin terms, names and titles.

I have to confess at this point that I speak no Latin, so I've put them together with various English-Latin translation resources on the web. However, I'd really like to double check ...
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Importance of speaking latin?

I was wondering if learning to speak Latin is important to learning the language. I'm learning on my own, and I just want to be able to read Latin, not speak it. Should I just concentrate on that, or try to speak it correctly? What have you all done?

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One or two more N&H English to Latin

Some more N&H preliminary ones
Neither the king nor his sons will be killed. Nec rex nec filii sui necabuntur. I'm not sure if sui, being reflexive, is correct because that the sons are also part of the subject. Eius seems even more wrong.
Did you, who were present, see him? Tune, qui aderat(adiit), eum vidisti? I originally had Vidistine eum, qui aderas? but I think that is even more wrong.
They were thought to ...
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reading a Greek question

When an English question is being read usually the pitch rises at the end of the sentence. ( Except in TeenSpeech where every sentence rises at the end :) )
When I read a Greek question I do the same.
Is there any indication that the Greeks read a question differently compared to a statement?
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ludus quaestionum

nihil dic si quaestio non est.

perdone itaque?
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Might I make a suggestion?

Is there anyway we can have reference to charts for Latin grammar on here without having to download one of those things for Acrobat? I was just wondering because my computer is slowing down from downloading them.


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New person

I am new to this forum, and have just started learning latin. Feel free to remind me why learning latin is a good idea, if you please, as I am getting only negative feedback at the moment: 'latin is a dead language.'

So, I've decided to have a look at the pronunciation first, yet so far I've gotten two different guides from two different sources. The one claims that ae sounds like ai in ...
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Reality: A Fantasy?

Languages, such as Greek and Latin, assign abstract sounds to physical objects and ideas. If we think in languages, then is our reality is simply a virtual reality?

I have been reading some information on Chomsky's theories of language. In his theory, all spoken languages have built-in parameters in the brain. I think that there are no special parameters in the brain, because language is not just spoken. God did not create us with a ...
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The Greek Third Declension


I am having problems grasping the 3rd declension (in Ancient Greek). All the grammars I have consulted seem to just decline 10-20 nouns from this declension in full and assume you're set; whereas I prefer to know the rule that causes those endings to be employed. What different sub-declensions are there? What's the difference between the various consonental sub-declensions and i- and u-stems? (in terms of different endings)

I'm rather confused by this; when ...
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