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I'll have to skip the replies(especially of those advanced members like chad) at first and try my own. :? :(

Correct or almost correct answers come too early. :(
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Native languages?

I must first apologize for one of the previous topics; I kind of destroyed the harmony of Textkit. I’m still new to this whole forum thing; this is the first I have joined after all. So once again, I’m sorry. Well, that said, let’s continue.

We seem to have many people from all around so I have some simple questions: what is your native language? How many languages do you know? What does English sound ...
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Top 10 Posters

There used to be an easier function for this, but for those who are curious, the top 10 posters as of now are:

1 mariek 972
2 Episcopus 960
3 benissimus 887
4 Keesa 844
5 Emma_85 519
6 klewlis 461
7 annis 422
8 bingley 387
9 jeff 354
10 Milito 347

Mods post a lot, eh?
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#2 Article with Participles

2.1 He who ransomed.
2.2 Those things which are going on.
2.3 The things which have happened.
2.4 The thing asked for.
2.5 The cause of what occurred.
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#1 Answers

Here’s a bit of discussion taken from various composition books:

The article gives a good deal of trouble to the learner before its use is fully mastered, and it is best therefore to explain the main points about it at the very first. There is no word in Greek for a, an: it is simply omitted: or the Indefinite Pronoun tij “a certain one,” is used. The Greek article means the, and it is used ...
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§ 428. Irregular verb fero; Dative with prep+verb compounds.

So these verbs can have two objects: a direct and indirect? Interesting.

I. 4. Cum navigia insulae adpropinquarent barbari terrore commoti pedem referre conati sunt.
-When the boats were approaching the island the barbarians, moved by terror, tried to retreat.

5. Galli moleste ferebant Romanos agros vastare.
-The Gauls were very annoyed that the Romans were destroying (their) fields. (Is that right?)

6. Caesar sociís imperavit ne finitimis suis bellum inferrent.
-Caesar ordered the allies ...


Origin of Textkit?

So... whence did this name come about?
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§ 422. Indirect Statements, eo. Exercises I and II, Page 180

I. 5. Caesar per exploratores cognovit Gallos flumen transísse.
-Caesar learned through scouts that the Gauls had crossed the river.

6. Romani audiverunt Helvetios initá aestate de finibus suis exituros esse.
-The Romans heard that the Helvetii would go forth from their borders at the beginning of summer.

7. Legati responderunt neminem ante Caesarem illam insulam adísse.
-The ambassadors replied that no one had visited that island before.

8. Principes Gallorum dicunt se nullum consilium ...


BLD Ex: 82 Part 1 #3

It is asking to translate from Latin to English the following: amici legati mali.

My translation is: "The friends of the wicked lieutenant".

Does this seem correct or could it be "The wicked friends of the lieutenant"?
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best way to learn...

Hi there,

I'm new to this place and teaching myself languages, so I was wondering if any of you had any comments, idea, helpful hints etc

Tyr
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