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Ch 31 1000 basiorum

The last three lines have got me baffleissimused.

11. conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus,
12. aut ne quis malus invidere possit
13. cum tantum sciat esse basiorum

11. We will jumble those things (what things?), so that we may not know,
12. nor so that someone may cast an evil eye,
13. when he may know so many kisses to be..

As you can see I haven't a clue what it means.

iuvate me!

Phil
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Ch 31 Ringo

The book asks 'What effect might the poet be hoping to achieve by so widely separating noun (anulos) and adjective (senos)? To which my only reply can be 'Dunno'. Maybe to make the reader wait to find out what it is that you can have six of on each finger and not put away at night. What can you have? The mind boggles.
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raw_preverb

I was on Perseus, checking out what form pro/es (Iliad 1:127) is and it said: "aor imperat act 2nd raw_preverb.
I don't have any idea what 'raw_preverb' means. Can someone tell me please?

Thank you.
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NEW GREEKSTUDY GROUP USING FIRST GREEK BOOK

Hi folks:

There a new group staring up (in early Feb.) on the greekstudy list (now on vlists, since the old Colorado list has been deleted). We will be using John Williams White's First Greek Book.

Some of the details have yet to be fleshed out, but I have posted some *preliminary* info on some web pages:

http://www.geocities.com/firstgreekbook/

There's info on the website about subscribing to the list if ...
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Saddam Caught

Watching the news I see that the US has caught Saddam Hussein.

One of the US spokesmen said at the beginning of his speech, "We got him". It reminded me of Cicero's speech which the orator began, "They're dead." :)
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Can 'U' always be substituted for 'V'?

I recently learned that 'U' can be substituted for a 'V' in some latin words to make them more understandable to a modern reader.
So if i changed: "malum diluere" into "malum dilVere" Would it still have the same translation? (to dissolve evil)
I know this sounds like a very stupid question but to be fair, im a very stupid guy.
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The Latin Project

I would like to announce the opening of my website along with the first program I have created, the noun paradigm generator. By simple specifying the principle parts, the generator will construct the entire declension in all forms (and yes, it does count syllables to account for the genitive pl. 3rd declension):

Noun Paradigm Generator:
http://www.thelatinproject.z-script.net/index.php?page=generator_noun

Home page:
http://www.thelatinproject.z-script.net/

Hopefully this will be useful for someone out there. The next two projects are generators for ...
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JJW Paragraphs 5-8

Hi all!

Can somebody explain what these terms mean? The book just tells me which Greek letters belong to each category, but it does not explain what the terms mean.

1. semivowels
2. liquids
3. sibilants
4. mutes
5. labial
6. palatal
7. lingual

Any help is much appreciated!
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Neuter perfect participles

Um... In page 122 (chapter 19) The book list a neuter form in all persons. When would you ever use a neuter in the first or second person? Maybe a castrated person would use this in the first person? :D
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About "wisdom" or "philosophy" in langua

1st of all, as a mere precaution,
I suggest that you do not read any further, Episcope, as to prevent any illness or other abnormal phenomenas due to the fact that this thread, amongst other things, is about hebrew too.
Moneo!

In hebrew i have found that there is a lot of wisdom "built in" the language itself.
Regardless of it being really "wise", it is more then a mechanism of communication.
as the topic ...
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