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linking verbs (sum and esse)


Now that I understand the function of an infinitive: What in the world does this mean?:

--The infinitive of sum is esse, to be.

This line stems from a chapter of my study text. It also speaks of these words as linking verbs. Can an example or two be provided in context?

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Orpheus et Eurydice

I have posted this topic, regarding Virgil - Orpheus et Eurydice, in the Open Board since it requires some analysis of the English rather than the latin. Here is the English for the Latin that I have covered so far. I should be very grateful if some one might answer any of the questions below!

1. "When the evening or the winter rain drives them from the mountains"
In what sense do you think is ...
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Amabo te idiom

Does the idiom amabo te for please in Wheelock Chapter 1 remain in the singular even when addressing more than one person.

e.g. Vocate me, amabo te


vocate me, amabo vos?
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GinOskO in 1Person.Plural.Perfect Tense. Comments?

1P.Pl.Perf.Act.Ind. We have known/We have believed/We have known love.

1Jn 4:16 and
We have known and we have believed God's love. Which love God has in us.
God is love and the one remaining in God's love remains and God remains in that one.

1Jn 3:16 in this one
We have known love because that one placed his soul over us and we ought to place our souls over our brothers.

1Jn 2:3 and in ...
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Pronunciation website

Hello everyone, I recently decided to learn ancient Greek and found some useful websites. (Well, two to be exact. :) )

This one has audible words and letters:
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ ... start.html

I'd like to know what people here think of those pronunciations. Also, their pitch accents seem to be very subtle, in general. Sometimes, they don't appear to be there at ...
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H&Q translation help

Just a couple of questions early on here:
Unit I Exercises
7. e)n tais a)goraij ta\s tw=n anqrwpwn yuxaf o( (/Omhrof tois bibliois paideuei.
"Homer's books teach the men's souls at the market place"
Unit II, Drill III
4. oi( Qeoi\ logoif to\v (/Omeron e)/paideusan
"The gods sent their words to Homer"

1. am i on the right track with how i translated these and
2. if i am correct with the first translation ...
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To say Happy Birthday in greek

Woodhouse entry for birthday:
Birthday, used as adj. P. and V. gene/qlioj. Birthday offerings to the gods : P. and V. gene/qlia, ta/. Hold birthday sacrifice : P. and V. gene/qlia qu/ein.

Seems that their birthday was a day for sacrifice. :? Now, what did greeks say in their friends' birthday to celebrate it? What was their equivalent to "Happy birthday!"?
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38 Latin Stories ( groton & may)

Does anyone have a translation for Caesar's Camp is Attacked by Belgians, or knows where I could possibly find one?
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For we now have a Greek member(or two?), I'd like to ask about a katharevousa dictionary. I couldn't find a mentioning of it in the internet. Is there any way to find such a thing?
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New Here Too

I am working on learning greek and latin, somewhat simultaneously -- though i am quickly running out of hair to pull out. I have Hanson & Quinn's book and Wheelock's book. Well, that's me for now.

take care,
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