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conformity and culture

my little sister just turned 18 and is going through an anti-establishment phase. she was explaining to me why she will never shave her legs again:

but it's just not natural. It's too, corporate America. I wan't to douse the fact that people think that if you /don't/ shave your legs, it's not natural. Seeing as women have been on the earth for centuries upon centuries and shaving only came up around the 1920's.... ...
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Favourite Latin Tense

Do vote for your favourite Latin tense, merely based on aesthetics and the way in which the tense sounds. I'm quite curious to see whether you like the same as I. :o
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Sanskrit on TextKit?

Hello,
Is anyone here interested in learning Sanskrit? I myself would like to do so once I have reached competency in Latin and Greek.

Are there any plans to include Sanskrit books on Textkit?
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Having trouble with the word-order!(and other things)

Hello!
I've just started my Greek studies (I'm all on my own...no teachers) and I have some questions:

When translating (for example "small armies") where should the adj. be placed? Before or after "armies"?

The preposition ")en" (par. 40), when in a sentence preceeding the dative; how exactly does it translate to english...does it become something like "within"?

If anyone has any useful tips on wordorder in general, I would appreciate it!

Thanks! Great Forum!
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2 questions, please...

No jokes please. This one's got me scratchin my head:
Officium nautam dē ōtiō hodiē vocat.
Duty calls today sailor's of leisure???

Also, now that you see how new I am to Latin, how long (in years/decades) would it take to understand this guy?

multos gratias et valete bene,
solitario
Read more : 2 questions, please... | Views : 755 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Latin


grammar (accusative sentence)

Forum:

I have a grammatical question relating to the three following sentences.

Note:
--The nominative is italicized.
--The accusative is bold.


Sentences:

1. Arachne est puella. Est puella perita in lana. Picturas pulchras in textili format.

2. Nymphae picturas puellae amant et puellam laudant. Deam quoque laudant et clamant, "Quis est magistra tibi?"

3. Iuppiter est deus. Deus Iuppiter in Olympo habitat. Olim terram Phoeniciam spectat. Puellam Europam spectat et amat. Deus puellam desiderat.


Question: ...
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Declining nouns in -ius and -ium

I was wondering if someone could tell me if I am declining these correctly? This is a little confusing.

The book says:
The plural is regular. Note that the -i- of the base is lost only in the genitive singular, and in the vocative of words like filius.


What about the dative and ablative plurals with their -is- endings?

Singular
Nom - praesidium parvum
Gen - praesidi parvi
Acc - praesidium parvum
Dat - praesidio ...
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Initia Graeca: Smith's "A First Greek Course"

Has anyone else taken a look at that new primer?

The pace seems quite intense. Can you imagine starting with such a thing?
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Free Ancient Greek Texts

The Little Sailing

There are also Modern greek translations.
http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/en/t2ten.htm

The number is small but hey are in pretty unicode fonts and NO need to worry about tricky copyright problems and no need to worry about the fonts ;)
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Your greek handwriting style...

Which kind of epsilon do you write? The reversed 3 or a C with a line in the middle? I like the C with a line in the middle, but reversed 3 is a little bit faster to write. Anyways, is there any kind of significance with the difference? I’ve looked at some papyri and I haven’t seen any of the reversed 3 being used. Another weird thing is that I only see Sigma written ...
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