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counting

Well Wheelock chapter 15 wants me to be able to count in Latin... kinda fun. But I have a question:<br /><br />In the appendix where it lists the numbers, it goes up to 20 and then starts jumping by tens. So I'm *assuming* that the rules up to 20 still apply further on, so for example, where I have:<br />septendecim<br />duodeviginti<br />undeviginti<br />viginti<br /><br />do i also have:<br />septenviginti<br />duodetriginta<br />undetriginta<br />triginta<br /><br />etc?<br /><br ...
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adjectives

Sometimes I don't know if an adjective belongs to one noun or to more of them. Here are some examples:<br />Section 143 line 4 of Pharr; e(khbo/loj e)poixetai prw=ton ou)rh=aj kai\ ku/naj a)rgouj <br /> Does a)rgou/j belong to both ou)rh=aj and ku/naj or only to ku/naj<br />Line 5 is similar; o)le/kontai ou)rh=ej kai ku/nej aryoi/<br />I assume it only belongs to dogs because swift is not generaly considered a apt description for mules.<br />But ...
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kalos

Is there no better word for handsome in Greek? All I can think of is kalos. It’s like they used kalos for almost everything or am I greatly mistaken? Everything is just good instead of pretty, handsome, nice and so on...<br />Do I just need to learn my vocabulary better or if not, then how did the Greeks express all the meanings of the word? Did it always have a slightly different meaning to them ...
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meaning of "utilitus"

I have no latin and less greek, and am trying to appreciate the grammatical nuances of the particular word "UTILITUS". The best clue I've come across on the Web is:<br /><br />utilitas : utility, usefulness.<br /><br />utilitus<br />itus SUFFIX <br />of _; from the _<br />utilitus ADV POS <br />utilis, utilis, utile ADJ <br />useful, profitable, practical, helpful, advantageous;<br /><br />I gather that "utilitus" is adverbial with a sense indicated by the terms listed in ...
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Aliquis vs. Quisquam

Was anyone else confused by A&G's explanation of the difference between aliquis and quisquam? It goes something like this:<br /><br />
<br />Iustitia numquam nocet cuiquam. Justice never does harm to anybody.<br /> <br />
<br /><br />That is more or less the extent to which he explains their differences. (i.e., that is his best explanation of the few.)
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libris Caesorum

se libris legere melior quam Virgil possum. ipsi gravis sunt; aliquis comoedias Romanorum legerunt?
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ou(= a)kou/ei o( tuflo/s

ILIAS A.480-483<br /><br />Chruses has prayed to Apollo to turn back his anger; hekatombs have been sacrificed. The Achaeans are returning to camp.<br /><br /><br />oi( d' i(sto\n sth/sant' a)na/ q' i(sti/a leuka\ pe/tassan:<br />e)n d' a)/nemoj prh=sen me/son i(sto/on, a)mfi\ de\ ku=ma<br />stei/rh| porfu/reon mega/l' i)/axe nh\oj i)ou/shj:<br />h( d' e)/qeen kata\ ku=ma diaprh=ssousa ke/leuqon.<br /><br /><br />"And they raised the mast, and up they furled the white sails;<br />the wind filled in the ...
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top downloads of the week

I wrote a new page that (hopefully) will provide a nice report on the top downloads over the past 7 days.<br /><br />As Textkit's online contentgrows, it becomes harder and harder for visitors to find out what's currently 'hot' by looking at the homepage all time top downloads reports because the files on that report have a time advantage. <br /><br />This page should help:<br /><br />http://www.textkit.com/top-downloads.php<br /><br />Test it out.. I don't know if ...
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pronunciation of chi and rho

X is, in the alphabet table, said to be like german 'ch', while in the text the description is not so simple. With some of the sound samples you can find on the web, it's more like that k is like 'k' in 'sky' and x is like 'k' in 'key'. (My native tongue distinguishes them, tho' the orthography for foreign words don't allow such elaborate distinction) Okay, there're variety of pronunciations and you might ...
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