Textkit Logo

It is currently Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:41 pm

News News of Textkit Greek and Latin Forums

Site map of Textkit Greek and Latin Forums » Forum : Textkit Greek and Latin Forums

A Classical Language Learning Forum

Participles & Latin Prose Comp in general

I'm now two months into my second year of Latin through a private adult learner school. I completed Wheelock's and felt pretty solid. Now, however, we're doing Latin Prose Composition using North & Hilliard and participles are wiping the floor with me.

How does everyone deal with participles, particulary going from English into Latin? Are there best practice strategies for handling that translation process?
Read more : Participles & Latin Prose Comp in general | Views : 681 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin


Uh...yeah...word order

Word order is a strange thing. I was talking to some one last night who recommended that I randomly mix around the words in a latin sentence. But I feel, I have neither the right nor the knowledge to do so at the moment. There should be a whole book dedicated to this, is there one?

For there are many occasions on which I don't know whether a word because it for example is first ...
Read more : Uh...yeah...word order | Views : 699 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin


§. 337. Exercises, II.

I feel not fair with these answers so I am just checking.

1. Caesar pitched camp two miles from the river.
Caesar castra dua milia passuum a flumine posuit.

2. He fortified the camp with a ditch fifteen feet wide and nine feet high.
(Is) castra fossá quindecim latós pedés atque válló novem altós (pedés).

I'm not sure, whether latus, altus should be accusative. Can some one explain as I am doubtful!

3. The camp ...
Read more : §. 337. Exercises, II. | Views : 4681 | Replies : 8 | Forum : Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge


Greek and Latin cognates --any good books?

I like memorizing words through etymology study. Is there a good book that deals with Latin and Greek cognate vocabulary?
Read more : Greek and Latin cognates --any good books? | Views : 817 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Greek


Newton, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

http://dibinst.mit.edu/BURNDY/Collectio ... ncipia.htm

I once posted this link on the Open Board. This post is just to save it from amnesia. :D

Written in neo-latin.
The maestro describes the classical physics without using calculus, in the style that reminds of Euclid's Elements.
Read more : Newton, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica | Views : 1348 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Open Board


Readers?

I am enjoying going through Pharr's book but I am not all that satisfied with my progress. The amount of Greek material I read is limited to what is in the text book. Considering that I have to learn new grammar, paradigms and vocabulary before I can move on to a new chapter, the amount of Greek reading I am exposed to is small.
Is there such a thing as a reader that kind of ...
Read more : Readers? | Views : 985 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Learning Greek


Games

Here's a fun free game site if any of you are interested:
http://www.popcap.com/
Read more : Games | Views : 804 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Open Board


Never thought, I might say this...but Vocabulary Sources?

Hello I've just completed the Words and Forms section of Latin For Beginners having learned all the vocabulary prescribed. But when I read the Gallic War for which this book prepares me I still frustratingly must look at dictionary often. I dislike this. Are there any other vocabulary sets, preferably for the Gallic war, whence I might broaden my vocabulary in order that I read it nicely? I will probably ask for a Virgil, Juve ...
Read more : Never thought, I might say this...but Vocabulary Sources? | Views : 3293 | Replies : 24 | Forum : Learning Latin


adjective agreement

Hello

Quick beginner-type question - can anyone clarify adjective agreement a little for me.

Im not sure about how adjectives agree with nouns because it seems that an adjective can agree and yet have a different ending

for example

page 14 first greek book

- machaira agathei (scuse the spelling dont have the font here at work)

- a good sabre

- why - not machaira agatha - ?

Thanks in advance,

Nathan
Read more : adjective agreement | Views : 550 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Greek


Splash Latino

An Italian-language site with Latin texts, some translations into Italian, and a bulletin board.

http://www.splash.it/latino/index.htm
Read more : Splash Latino | Views : 1985 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Open Board


 

Login  •  Register


Statistics

Total posts 100897 • Total topics 12934 • Total members 17916