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North and Hillard...very portable

Salvete Omnes

Just thought I would share with you a non latin reason why I like North and Hillard's Latin Prose Composition. It is a small hardback, tucked away in my coat pocket, that I can take anywhere. For example, my daughter plays on a very strong hockey team. There are a lot of boring "blow outs". Ah yes..... out comes North and Hillard for some fun study. Also very portable are the Loeb Greek ...
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What is your handle(username) at textkit?

I'm sitting here in at the institute with nothing to do because the professor who is my project guide is out of station, & I can't go home 'cause he comes back on the 12th. So I'm here perfectly jobless posting stupid posts. Aah how I will look back nostalgically upon my pleasant colege days when I am an old edentulous man.

So, how did you decide upon a handle(username) for use here? Mine is ...
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To throw or not to throw

That is the question. I was sitting down today and I had brought 3 jaffa cakes to school. You throw a jaffa cake and it flies far and fast like shuriken and is bound to cause striking chaos for such a nice sweet foodstuff. But I was about to throw into the kitchens, it's not asif I don't have the sphericals to do so, for I last year lobbed so many things. However, as I ...
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Agere

I find 'agere' a confusing verb. Wheelock's gives about five different definitions for it and in one exercise 'age, age' means 'come! come!'. What's the best usage?

Thank you.
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de bello gallico in francaise

Anyone here know where I can download De Bello Gallico in French translation for free?

Gratia vobis
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What is the Importance of pronunciation?

I somehow find the importance granted to pronunciation in Latin unneccessary and excessive. Today I suppose all Latin communication is essentially non-verbal, and even if a group of people wish to talk all that is neccessary is an agreed-upon common system of pronouncing words, within the said group. That said how do we know what pronunciation the ancients actually adopted?

I find the same problem in another ancient language: Sanskrit. My Sanskrit teacher in school ...
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Accents

Hello Everybody,

I'm advancing with the Beginner's Book gradually but I have a question:

Is there any rule of the accents in the conjugation of verbs ?

I wonder why they change from conjugation to conjugation and from time to time.

Is there any rule to handle this problem ?
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vexillari -- singular??

I'm writing a novel set in Wales in the 4th century, involving a Roman fort. I am relatively new to Latin (and to these forums :)), but have a background in French and Italian. I am wondering what the singular of vexillari would be? My understanding is that vexillari means "standard bearers", and I need to reference just one, as in "I am a ---- in the...." ...
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I love the smell of Chrsitmas trees....

I've had mine up for about a week now, and I just love the way it makes the whole house smell. I got my lights up last week too....so I am officially in the Christmas spirit :P

The other thing I got that really puts me in the Christmas spitit is....a new cd. I got a Stevie Wonder Christmas Cd that is a reissue of a 1967 ...
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need a quick translation.

from aeneid 3.313:

uix pauca furenti subicio et raris turbatus uocibus hisco:

it's sometinng like: Scarcely a few words i reply, given her fury, and moved I spoke disjointedly.

Not sure on the particulars at all tho. Furenti is referring back to Andromache whom Aeneas is about to reply to.
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