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Do I have this right?

Sorry to bother you people with pronoun questions again, but... I just want to make sure I have this correct. What is weird are the plural possesives/reflexive posessives. Here is the list for meus and noster:

N. meus
G. mei
D. meo
A. meum
Ab. meo

mei
meorum
meis
meos
meis

N. noster
G. nostri
D. nostro
A. nostrum
Ab. nostro

nostri
nostrorum
nostris
nostros
nostris

Nostrorum looks very odd. Is that right?? How do ...
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Pharr section 150 line 7

I don't understand the form h)ge/ronto. I am quite certain it is from a)gei/rw and that it is 3rd person plural middle or passive but I don't know if it is aorist or imperfect. The aorist form is given as having and Epsilon and an Iota, and the imperfect is (usually ?) build on the present tense stem, so that means again with an Epsilon and a Iota. Is this a unusual form or am ...


Yeahh!!!

Ok, don't know if this should be in the Latin forum, but...

I made it! I didn't fail the first Latin test with this zombie Latin teacher!
7 MSS points (that's uh... well, 15 is best and anything below 4 is a fail)!!!!
Never had a mark as good as that in Latin translation (in my last translation I had 2 points (yes, a fail :cry: ...
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Aorist X Perfect

Hi, Guys,

I have a serous question and I'm counting on you to help me.

The Greek grammars in my mother language (Portuguese) translate both aorist and perfect the same way - something like the English simple past - and don't make any difference between them.

JWW translates the aorist as simple past and the perfect as present perfect, as far as I know, there's a litte "aspectual" difference between these two.
This difference occurs ...
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the way to learn

Reading through the old posts on this site I see that you all seem to really analyse every word you read. I've only been studying latin since august this year, but I'm trying just to read the language, be it with a dictionary in my lap. Would you recommend this way of learning latin, or is it indeed better to really analyse every word?
The thing is I learned english and german in holland without ...
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a loca plana

Just wondering, being Dutch as I am, how would I say I'm from holland?

sum a loca plana?

I can't help but feel my vocabulaire is seriously lacking here.
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An uncertain quote

Anybody heard of " Kyrie eleison" as a cry for the general marching in triumph? I don't know the exact spelling and followingly, the morphology and meaning.
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The syntax of a love-crazed boar

I recently ran across a poem which used to be attributed to Theocritus (Kiessling makes it number 30), but which Gow (O.C.T. editor of Bucolici Graeci) puts after Bion in the anonymous section.

It's a very curious thing, about the boar who castrated and killed Adonis getting interrogated by Adonis' girlfriend, Aphrodite. The boar claims he didn't want to kill the boy:

ou)k h)/qelon pata/cai:
27
a)ll' w(j a)/galm' e)sei=don,
kai\ mh\ fe/rwn to\ ...
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another quote

A few years ago I played "dequoter 1.0", a computer game where you have to decrypt a code. crypted phrases are famous quotes and I wrote them because I like quotes very much. This afternoon I found the sheet where I wrote that quotes and I would like to ask if you know the original greek version of:

I have hardly ever known a matematician who was capable of reasoning
- Plato

I like him ...
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Paragraphs 73, 79, 84, 95, 103, 117 and 119

Hi, Everybody,

I have translated some paragraphs from JWW and I'd love if you could check it for me,ok. It might have a lot of mistake... Tanslating from ancient greek into new English, poor me! Here it goes:

Please, any suggestion, correction etc is welcome! Thanks!

73.
(1) The house had beautiful doors. (2) He was sending the garrison to the village. (3) He had beautiful houses in the village. (4) Were you (sing.) plunder ...
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