Textkit Logo

It is currently Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:07 am

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

How do you adjectivize a verb?

<br />Let's say I want to say "drenched".<br /><br />I know the verb for "to drench" is madefacere.<br /><br />How would I turn this verb, madefacere, into an adjective?<br /><br /><br />For example, the French verb is tremper. One could adjectivize this by making it trempé(e). Is it possible to do something similar in Latin?<br /><br />
Read more : How do you adjectivize a verb? | Views : 5047 | Replies : 30 | Forum : Learning Latin


uvidus vs madidus

What's the difference between these two words which both mean "wet"?<br /><br />Is it better to describe the soggy cat as feles uvida or feles madida?<br />
Read more : uvidus vs madidus | Views : 603 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin


The Tragic Story of Phaethon

This is taken from 38 Latin Stories<br /><br />I have translated this as:<br /><br />The Tragic Story of Phaethon<br /><br />Phaethon is the son of Phoebus. Phaethon’s friend is doubtful about the rumour of divine origin: “You are not the son of a god. You do not have the gifts of the gods. Your story is not true.” Great anger moves Phaethon: “I am the son of a god! Phoebus, give proof!" calls Phaethon. Phoebus ...
Read more : The Tragic Story of Phaethon | Views : 4190 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Learning Latin


M&F Unit2 Pg46 Reading

<br />I'm working through the Reading on Page 46. I'm unsure of 3 out of 19 sentenses in the passage.<br /><br /><br />Tum, subito, deus venit et nautam monuit: "Naviga nunc," narravit, "antequam reginae sit ira.<br /><br />Translated:<br /> Then suddenly, God came and warned the sailor: "Set sail now," he told (him), "before anger is to the queen.<br /><br />I'm unsure about reginae sit ira ... anger is to the queen, or anger was ...
Read more : M&F Unit2 Pg46 Reading | Views : 4528 | Replies : 6 | Forum : M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course


Latin Dictionary?

Reading Benissimus's post about the dictionary made me wonder...are there any Latin/English dictionaries on Textkit? I looked up in the "Learn Latin" section (of the site, not of the forum ;)), but I didn't see one.
Read more : Latin Dictionary? | Views : 5012 | Replies : 29 | Forum : Learning Latin


Iliad 1:63

The second half of Iliad 1:63 reads kai\ ga/r t' o)/nar e(k Dio/j e)stin,<br />- for also a dream is from Zeus,-<br />I don't understand why there is a KAI and a TE in this line.<br />It is hard to translate both words. Something like this may be possible - for even a dream is from Zeus too,-<br />Is this more or less the force of these two words in this line?<br />Thank you.<br />Bert.
Read more : Iliad 1:63 | Views : 5038 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Homeric Greek and Pharr's Homeric Greek - A Book For Beginners


Ancient Greek music

This site is excellent http://www.oeaw.ac.at/kal/agm/<br />Someone has already mentioned a part of this site here, the Classical pronunciation I think, but not the music :). Just listen to "Demodokos' song about Ares and Aphrodite", played on the four-stringed phorminx, under the Homeric singing section. It's quite mysterious :) I wish I knew Greek ...
Read more : Ancient Greek music | Views : 2778 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Open Board


Learning Greek- New Testament or Classical?

I am considering learning ancient greek, with the ultimate goal of being able to tackle the works of the well-known greek writers (Plato, the playwrights, and possibly Aristotle)<br />I have heard that New Testament Greek is far less complicated than the Attic Dialect used by later authors.<br />I have never read the New Testament, and would be interested to read it in its original language.<br />If I were to learn New Testament Greek first, how ...
Read more : Learning Greek- New Testament or Classical? | Views : 1104 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Learning Greek


H&Q anyone?

May I ask who else here is working from Hansen & Quinn's Greek: An Intensive Course, and how far you've reached? <br /><br />I've just finished Unit 8 myself, but am rather hoping that I can get through the rest of it with a 'classmate' or two. :)
Read more : H&Q anyone? | Views : 810 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Greek


Episcopus going to Oxford

Not that it's very important but it's cool anyhow. I thought that this was going a little off-topic.<br /><br />However for me I must learn faster. I am going on a "elite pupils [from deprived area!)" (but we're not really elite) visit to Oxford University. It is mainly à faire avec English with the English head's being very zealous; however I plan to run off and lose myself in normal fashion to the Latin place. ...
Read more : Episcopus going to Oxford | Views : 6368 | Replies : 34 | Forum : Open Board


 

Login  •  Register


Statistics

Total posts 100197 • Total topics 12886 • Total members 17793