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Newbie pronunciation question, "i consonant"

Hi all,

I am just starting Latin For Beginners, and I already have a question about pronunciation. The book states that "i" before another vowel in the same syllable is considered a consonant, i consonant, and has the sound of "y" as in yes. So am I correct in thinking that in the word "iam" the "i" is not considered a consonant and has the sound of short i, because the "i" is a syllable ...
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lexicons, ????

I decided to start with Homeric greek. however I wanted to know if the BAGD would suffice?
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Funny Books: In Memory of Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson's suicide this week reminded me of how hard I laughed while reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas---the only work of his that I've read.

It's high on my list of laugh-out-loud books, along with Don Quixote, and just about any Kurt Vonnegut novel. Catch 22 and A Confederacy of Dunces aren't far behind.

Which books have made you laugh-out-loud?
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Latin study group

I would like to collect some information for a possible future Latin study group. Please do not vote for one of the textbooks unless you would actually join a group using that textbook; i.e. do not vote for a textbook just because you like if you already know Latin.

If you have an advanced knowledge of Latin and would like to help lead the study group, please PM me.
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More Treasure from the Egyptian Sands

Coptic Trove

Egypt is such a great papyrus preservative. Someday someone is going to dig up a tattered scroll of most of a book of the poetry of Sappho, or Ibycus or Archilochus. I will make it a holy day.
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De Minoris Senecae Litteris

Meae traductiones valde sugunt, ac persaepe auctoris sententias nequeo discernere. Itaque tanto melius eas anglice pro tam multo solvendo deposcere, si quis sciat ubi inveniantur.


Multas qui reperiat episcopo latintatem suam exhumante gratias!
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Ptolemy's Epigram

The astronomer's intimations of immortality:

oi]d' o(/ti qnato\j e)gw\ kai\ e)fa/meroj: a)ll' o(/tan a)/strwn
   masteu/w pukina\j a)mfidro/mouj e(/likaj
ou)ke/t' e)piyau/w gai/hj posi/n, a)lla\ par' au)tw=i
   Zani\ qeotrefe/oj pi/mplamai a)mbrosi/hj.

2 masteu/w  PPl:  i)xneu/w Synesius     4 qeotrefe/oj  Dindorf, Page:  qeotrofi/hj P,  
diotrefe/oj  Pl,  diotrofe/oj  Synesius

AP 9.577
In Page's Further Greek Epigrams, pp. 112-13.

The identification of the author with Claudius Ptolemaeus (c. 120-50 AD) is ultimately unproveable.
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translation help

I was trying to translate a sentence which is tough for my level. Is there anyone so kind to translate it for me? I am not writing my translation attempts because they don't make any sense.

"Tum adversarii a nobis saepe superati ridebunt, arma capient, Romam et Capitolium numquam antea expugnatum, numquam deletum petent."

thanks in advance,
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Latin Study Group

Hello Everyone!
I'm new to Textkit and was wondering if there is any interest in (or any possibility of) starting a beginners' Latin study group. I would be happy to work through any of the books on the site; I have already downloaded and started looking at D'Ooge. Having a study group would make learning Latin more enjoyable as well as provide some support and motivation to the effort. If there's no interest in the ...
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Zeta question

Just flipping through some textbooks and grammars in anticipation of the White study group, and I've come across a disagreement about how the greek letter zeta is pronounced.

Is it sd or ds?

Both pronunciations seem to have their proponents. I'd be grateful if any of you guys could provide an answer, or background to whatever dispute centres around this issue.

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