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Laocoonta

Wheelock introduces 'Laocoon, -ontis (m)' as the character in a story. However in the text, the form 'Laocoonta' appears. The -is genitive ending means that it is 3rd declension no? With endings in -em, -is, -i, -e, -es, -um and -ibus. So how can a masculine 3rd decl noun end in '-a'?
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oudeis ageometretos eiseto transliteration

I need some information.

what's the correct transliteration of "oudeis ageometretos eiseto" ?

is "eiseto" a form of the verb "eiseimi" compuond of eimi (to be)?
which tense and mood?

thanks
gratias vobis ago
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Translation of Greek participle

We could gather here sentences with annoying usage of participle and see how to translate it into different languages.

I mean for example :
teleutw=n e)/lege "Finishing, he said..." There, the French translation is "pour terminer" or "à la fin", meaning "eventually" or "in the end". Nevertheless, the Greek meant "Finishing". It is the translation that matters, not the meaning in Greek. So we have to find the usual equivalent phrases from a language to ...
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Latin pronunciation in IPA?

Ok, why is it so hard to find latin pronunciation in IPA? The only place I have found it is on the web, but it kind of contradicts some orthodox suggestions. In the book Vox Latina, the suggestions aren't specific enough, especially if you're an american that isn't too familiar with the British Recieved Pronunciation.

Here is the website:

http://www.orbilat.com/Latin/Grammar/La ... ccent.html

The short vowels are the ones that ...
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Sanskrit Documents

Just in case there's are many who are interested in Sanskrit.

http://sanskrit.gde.to/

They are summoning volunteers, So if you are good at hindi or sanskrit and are eager, ... :)
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Iliad 1:78 b)

h)= ga\r o)i/omai a)/ndra xolwse/men, o(\j me/ga pa/ntwn.
Pharr in section 1107-6 says (in part) "The subject of an infinitive is usually in the accusative, but may be omitted when it is the subject of the leading verb,..... "

Is this what is happening here? Ie; is the one who is doing the thinking also the subject of xolwse/men (I think I am about to anger the man, who rules....) Or is a)/ndra the subject ...
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Iliad 1:78 a)

h)= ga\r o)i/omai a)/ndra xolwse/men, o(\j me/ga pa/ntwn

Is o)i/omai middle of o)i/w? and if so, does that make its meaning -I am thinking to myself-?
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In the next 40 minutes

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you're welcome

Does anyone know how to say "you're welcome" in Latin?
Of course in the sense of
A:"Thanks"
B:"You're Welcome"

The odds are that form isn't in any text we have however. :cry:
We can try to invent a form based on modern romance languages (i.e. Italian, Spanish and French). In this three languages we say:
- di niente / de nada / de rien ...
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Simonides

I'm stuck with a whole lot of infinitives and participles, in Chase and Phillips lesson 25.

w} cei=n', a)gge&llein Lakedaimoni&oij o#ti th|~de kei&meqa, toi=j kei&nwn r(h&masi peiqo&menoi.
-- for those who don't have spionic--
w)= cei=n', agge/llein Lakedaimoni/oij o(/ti th|=de kei/meqa, toi=j kei/nwn r(h/masi peiqo/menoi.


The best I tried is:

Oh, foreigner, anouncing(go and telling) the Spartans that we lay ourselves to(surrender?) them, (also tell our) obeying to the sayings of them(their requirements?).
-- Although ...
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