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The quick sly fox jumped over the lazy brown dog.

That sentence uses every letter in the Eng. alphabet. Does anyone know of a Bible verse in Greek which does the same? This would be helpful for teaching greek penmanship to children.
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Mounce New Testament

Hi all. Long time, no talk, but the new job gives me much less time to spend on the 'Net...

I recently found an interlinear copy of the New Testament at a discount book store (The NIV English-Greek New Testament, ed. William D. Mounce, by Zondervan). Only after I had already purchased it did I realize it was a reverse interlinear, with the English in order, and the Greek out of order. Since I am ...
Read more : Mounce New Testament | Views : 669 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Open Board

Short naps and short attention spans and other short things

I was just thinking about Timothy. He said "...short nap". Is every one else capable of taking random short naps? It takes so much effort from me even when so tired to go to sleep. I can not take short naps! I either sleep or I do not sleep. I can't stop thinking about some elements sometimes however.

I don't know exactly the point of this, but whiteoctave has disappeared so I am bored. We ...
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Humming hedges (or Virgil's Eclogues I)

I’m really stuck on this line, it’s from Virgil’s eclogues:

The text:
hinc tibi, quae semper, vicino ab limite saepes
Hyblaeis apibus florem depasta salicti
saepe levi somnum suadebit inire susurro;

My translation:
Here to you, as always, the hedges from your neighbours land,
having given as food the flower of the willow-grove to the Hyblean bees,
often with light humming will induce you to go to sleep.

Now, the biggest problem I have with ...
Read more : Humming hedges (or Virgil's Eclogues I) | Views : 1482 | Replies : 9 | Forum : Learning Latin

Is this modern Grek or koine?

Here is a link that has the apostles creed in Greek. Is it Koine or Modern? I don't recognize some parts of the grammar. http://www.creeds.net/ancient/apostles.htm
Read more : Is this modern Grek or koine? | Views : 1649 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Learning Greek

Help in general, amabo te.

I use Wheelock's Latin, 6th, and I find many confusing sentences:

1) Supera (macron over 'a') animos et iram tuam.
(What does this sentence mean?)

2) ...bellum convivam Caecilianus habet!
(...handsome guest Caecilianus has!) Why does it not read
'bellam convivam' since adj bellam must agree with noun convivam?

3) Satisne sanus est? (I translated this as "Is sanity sufficient?", but I think I err.)

Read more : Help in general, amabo te. | Views : 3017 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Wheelock's Latin

Catullus II

I'm stuck on a part; does anyone know the role of carum nescio quid, and what the construction is following credo? Can't be indirect statement or can it! thanks again

cum desiderio meo nitenti
carum nescio quid lubet iocari,
credo ut, cum gravis aquiescet ardor,
sit solaciolum sui doloris,
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Is this all I need?

So, I'm flying pretty quickly through Wheelock's with my trusty 501 Latin Verbs and Cassell's dictionary. Is there anything else I might need for when I'm done (or now, for that matter)? I'm planning on starting Pharr's Vergil.
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Genitive Case

I was hoping someone could clarify the genitive case of nouns. I understand that it means possessive, but I don't understand why it seems to change.
Ex. pretty girl of mine = bella puella meae, or bella puellae meae, or bellae puellae meae?

Ex. girls of mine = puellarum mearum? puellas mearum? puellae mearum?

Thanks for any help.
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Accents and Long Syllables

I used to think that the long syllable was the same thing as an accent, but now I'm just confused.

These are the facts (I think) I've managed to garner.
1. The accent is most often on the long syllable.
2. The accent is NOT the same thing as a long syllable.
3. A word can have many long vowels, but only one of them will funtion as the "main" long vowel.
4. The accent ...
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