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This may be an advanced question, but I am so curious that I had to post it:

I was just wondering if the Greek ablaut grades can be traced back to their correspondent grades in Proto-Indoeuropean. If so, could all the ablaut grades in the indo-european languages be interrelated according to the sound changes relevant to each language? Even in english?

thanks in advance
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Question for D'ooge "Graduates"

Hi everyone,

I have been reading a lot about the differing goals of Latin study. Some state it is a means to better understand English and others assert that it *should* be to prepare us to read the Latin Classics - period.
Upon completing the D'ooge text, did you find you were able to tackle the Latin Classics, or did you need to embark on further study?
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Latin Word Order exercise 47 on page 21.

Ok. I have been taking my time but moving along and I reached Exercise 47 on page 21. In this exercise I have been having a little trouble getting the Latin word Order.

In writing your own sentences in latin is seem to be like talking like Yoda in Star Wars. "Around the surviors a perimeter create" for instance.
Is that an accurate assesment?

The questions using quis and cui and others sometimes give me ...
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Roman circus found in Colchester, UK

This isn't very actual, but the find didn' t come to the attention of this board.
So, chceck http://www.camulos.com/circus.htm .
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New to the boards

Hello all, just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm very happy to have stumbled across this site, as I was trying to learn Latin on my own with only moderate success. Besides, these forums save me from a potential paradox: Why learn a language if you have no one to converse with? Anyway, I wish I had had the opportunity to learn Latin in school, but better late than never, I suppose...
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Strengthening our Verbs

I bring before you today a matter of great concern to us all. I could of course have aired my warnings first before a larger institution, but this studious and illustrious body, being dedicated to the close study of language, is most fit for the contemplation of our dire situation, to a degree few other organizations, wrapt as they are in coarser modes of thought, are capable of managing. Further in these very halls we ...
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Comparative Adjectives


Today in my Latin 2 class we were talking about the different comparitive the degrees of adjectives and we recieved an assignment to do at home.

I was confused on what case to put these different adjectives in. He mentioned said that the noun which follows is in the same case as the one to which it is compared. I dunno why, this just seems to be the first concept I'm not really grasping ...
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Wheelock's Latin Reader??

Hi, I came across this site looking for help with Wheelock's Latin Reader. I was wondering if anyone has found a key online that I can check my translations to. Any Help is greatly appreciated.
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Here are two hexameter lines prefaced to the Pindaric scholia (ed. Drachmann, p. 10). It seems like a neat way to remember the five events that the pentathlon consisted of -- which might be reason enough to post it -- but I also have a simple interpretative question about the last line.

(/Alma podo\j di/skou te bolh\ kai\ a(/kontoj e)rwh/
kai\ dro/moj h)de\ pa/lh: mi/a d’ e)/pleto pa=si teleuth/.

A leap of the foot, ...
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imperfect and aorist?

hello everyone

I am a little confused over the imperfect and the first aorist tense. The example in the white book for imperfect is 'I loosed' (I can see how 'I was loosing' suggests continuance) ,this is the same as the example for aorist 'I loosed'. How would you distinguish between the two, i can see the greek spelling is different but how would you distinguish it within an english sentance? just for reference! I ...
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