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Time Significance and Infinitives?

I'm trying to get a grasp on infinitives and have the following question:

Suppose you have the following english sentence in Greek:

I need to appear in court.

With "to appear" being the greek infinitive.

1)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a present infinitive compared to a future infinitive?

2)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a aorist infinitive compared ...
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Which method do you like?

Hi all - just been having a look at the two beginner's latin books available here at textkit. I have some other texts myself too, mostly old Spanish textbooks which I actually like becuase I like moving from latin to spanish but i also want to use an english manual. I was wondering which book people prefer between the d'ooge and the collar and grant.

I like the idea of reading caesar but also want ...
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greek font?

hi all! this is my first post here at textkit. i am planning to study white's first greek book shortly, and i am glad there is a forum that will help me out!

i have noticed in reading some of the topics here that the greek words are all jumbled up. i suspect you guys are using a greek font of some sort. where can i get the font so that i can read the ...
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Translation Assistance

I've never studied Latin before. I am trying to translate the phrase "Always seek the truth", with the verb in the imperative tense.

By using a dictionary and grammer guide, I translated it as:

"veritas semper quaereo" but was told that "veritas semper petendus" was more accurate. I could not find the verb pertendus in any dictionary. Is this true?
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A portkey

A friend and I have recently begun wondering about how to translate a certain term from an English book into Latin. More specifically, it's the word "portkey", created by the author of Harry Potter. In short, a "portkey" is a thing that can be used to instantly transport people from one place to another. However, we find it very difficult to come up with a Latin expression for this, especially because we'd like this Latin ...
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Gerunds and Present Participles

Am I right in saying that the present participle is the adjective and gerund is the noun? The -ing forms are totally different.

And what is what I just said in Latin :?

Thanks :)
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Be the first to download....

... Latin Prose Composition by North and Hillard. After searching and searching I FINALLY found a 1913 copy overseas. It was badly marked up. I managed to remove most of it, but please excuse the occasional ink spill and underlined word - the former owner(s) was a real doodler with the sad habit of marking within the text and not in the margin.

I'm still in search of a key ...
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complete SPIonic key map

hi guys, everyone typing in greek might already have a copy of something like this, but just in case, here's a list of everything in the SPIonic font:

http://www.bsw.org/fonts/SPIonic.htm

note in particular that there's 2 versions for all accents, combinations of accents, &c: one for narrow letters (like iota) and one for wide characters (like omega). so e.g. you'd always use ~, not =, over omega. also the combinations ...
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Good Learning Sites

To all,
I am new to this board and I was wondering, though it most likely has been asked and asked and asked again. Are there any good sites online with Latin resources, for learning/re-learning purposes? I took Latin in HS for 4.5 years and went to the Gubernatoris Latina Academia here in VA. I will be heading off to seminary pretty soon and would like to begin to brush up on my Latin skills.
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Endings

Is there an easier way to memorize the endings for Latin nouns? I've printed off D'Ooge's chart, and I carry it in my pocket, refer to it through the day, and recite them to myself without looking. Then I start reading my lessons, and I forget them all. Latin is no fun when you can't remember whether this word is nominative, accusative, dative, ablative, or genitive.

I would have thought by now that this wouldn't ...
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