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dutch contractions

A friend of mine used to speak dutch and was telling me about some of the difficulties as an english speaker.

She couldn't tell the difference between

eo u ou - They had sounds so similar that they caused her some trouble.

Greek contractions are similar in this regard in many of the pronunciation schemes.

She also had a problem when the "i" would swap places in pronunciation with another vowell. Greek iota would do ...
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What kind of dog do you like?

In my continuing attempts to get to know the people here better I decided this was a relevant question. I know that not everyone likes dogs, some actually like cats (although I can't figure out why, just kidding). I don't want this to turn into a dogs vs. cats thread so lets stick to dogs for now, please.

I love dogs. I have had many during my life. My favorites have always been wolf hybrids. ...
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Potential Optative Clause with Relative Pronoun?


From Plato's Apology, 34b6,

Ei0=en dh/, w)= a)/ndrej: a(\ me\n e)gw\ e)/xoim0 a)\n a)pologei=sqai, sxedo/n e)sti tau=ta kai\ a)/lla i)/swj toiau=ta.

Can I call the first clause in the sentence above a potential optative with a neuter accusative plural relative pronoun (a(/)?

My traslation: "Very well, men; that (tau=ta) is about all, and more perhaps of the same kind (toiau=ta), which (a(/) I could/ have to offer in (my) defence."

Thank you.

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Hello, I'm new member!

Hello, everyone!
I'm a student from Hong Kong, I found this forum by typing 'Learning Latin' in Google and i think it's a good change for me to learn more about Greek and Latin here.
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Is it possible to fall in "love" with a person or thing created and contained entirely by and within your own mind?

How much of people do we ourselves create?
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help with Aeneid 3 translation:

at 111: hinc mater cultrix Cybeli...etc.

whats going on with cultrix? my dictionary has it as "female inhabitant". The notes dont explain it and D. West seems to ignore it.

at 90: vis ea fatus eram: tremere omnia visa repente,

"scarcely i had said this (what's fatus??): suddenly everthing having been seen (what form is visa and what's it doing??) began to shake"

at 93: summissi petimus terram...

having sent ourselves down to the ground?? ...
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JWW exercises, paragraphs 630, 631, 632

suggested solutions to exercises in lesson LXVII
all corrections gratefully recieved, as always

1. He heard that the general had triremes
o9 strathgo\j trih/reij e1xei
2. We have sent soldiers to burn the fodder
3. They say that he/they have reported to the King matters from the Greeks
ta\ para\ tw~n79Ellh/nwn basilei= a0phgge/lkasin .. h1 .. a0ph/ggelken
4. All those present have held up their hands
5. You have destroyed the land
6. When ...
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Hi everyone, Brennus here. I'm thirty something and from the New England (NH) region of the United States. I'm currently about halfway thru the D'Ooge beginner's book. Nice community you have here.
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tibullus poem help.

need some help with this line:

servitium sed triste datur, teneorque catenis,

but he/she/it is being to sad love, i am being held by chains,??

I have enough trouble understanding english poetry sometimes, doing it in latin just is t3h suck.
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"Speaking with the Dead"

Salvete! A friend of mine has requested my help. He's writing a story involving a set of instructions for speaking with the dead. He'd like to give these instructions a good Latin title. I've taken five years' worth, but I've not really done anything with the language in two years, in which time I've lost almost everything but my dictionary. "Rusty" doesn't even begin to describe it. So.

I'm thinking I want the dative gerund ...
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