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How to Master Latin without Translation

This posting is on reading Latin. I'm using the Smith revised edition of Teach Yourself Latin (Yeah, the binding split and there are loose pages.) It was okay until I came to the idea of "you only understand a Latin passage when you can come up with a translation." Sorry, I have learned Dutch and German and gotten used to their word order (subordinate clauses, negative words and infinitives) and translation would be an impediment ...
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Non-English Based Learning Latin textbooks / manuals

This posting is addressed to the organizers of textkit on behalf of:<br /><br />
  • native English-speaking learners who have learned other languages
  • native speakers of languages other than English
<br /><br />I was wondering whether non-native English speakers frequenting the textkit forums could recommend Latin text books in their native languages that they have found useful.<br /><br />Here's why: When Latin textbooks using English as the explaining language mention a topic there is usually no mention of languages ...
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Silly me

I am putting all this effort into learning Greek and now I see that all I had to do is take this course and I would have been able to speak Greek in 10 hours. WITHOUT MEMORIZATION.<br />Silly me!
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English - Greek (need help)

Hmm... I thought I might try and translate something from English into Greek (I've got an important exam coming up next week...). I've never tried to do this before and it took me absolutely ages! One hour for just this one sentence and I'm not even sure I got it right :'(. <br />Ok here goes:<br /><br />The sun was about to sink below the horizon when she noticed the two ships sailing away from ...
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Iliad 3:391-396

I have a couple questions about this passage:<br /><br />(Caution: Spoilers for those who may want to read the Iliad and not know what happens in advance)<br /><br />The context: Aphrodite has just snatched Paris out of his one on one battle with Meneleaus where he was getting creamed. She drops him in his bedroom and goes to Helen and summons her to come to him and also says..<br /><br />392   .... ou)de/ ke fai/hs   <br />393      a)ndri\ ...
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M&F Unit3 Pg57 #12

<br />Cum glöriä puerï gladiïs pugnäbant.<br /><br />I'm not sure whether I should translate this as:<br /><br /> The boys fought against glory with swords.<br /><br />or as:<br /><br /> They fought against the boy's glory with swords.<br /><br />gladius = sword DAT or ABL<br />pueri = boys NOM; of the boy GEN<br />gloria = glory ABL<br />pugnare cum + ABL = to fight with<br /><br />Edited: to change pugnabunt to pugnabant -M 031003.0903<br /><br ...
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I access Textkit from...

Just curious. I access Textkit from home and work.
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The "Brittanian" Language

"Brittanian" is my name for an imaginary language that exists in the alternate universe where the Romans successfully conquered the Germanic tribes, instead of being defeated by Arminius in the Teutoberg Forest. It has an Old English base, and was very heavily influenced by Latin, much like modern English was heavily influenced by French after the Norman invasion. <br /><br />What do you think the Brittanian language would be like? I have read about dead ...
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RADIO: IN LATIN

HELLO Y'ALL :D<br /><br /><br /> CAN ANYONE POST LINKS TO INTERNET RADIO STATIONS IN LATIN.....OR SOUND CLIPS IN LATIN???<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />THANKXALOT ;)<br />
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Hi am Makaush from bangalore/INDIA

YELLO.. PEOPLE! 8)<br /><br /> iam makaush from the city of bangalore in india . iam learning italian,german,greek and latin.<br /> <br /> could anyone please post some links to sites which have latin/greek/italian/german audio&video tools or maybe even..clips.to listen,view or download? .....i did find some links<br />@ http://www.about.com. /><br /> thankxalot ;)<br ...
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