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Pleased to be here

I go by Desdinova or Los Christabel. My interests are writing and linguistics. My goals are conversational and Liturgical Latin. Actually right now, I can't think of much to say about myself.

Please be nice to me. I'm a nOOb (here, at least) I hope never to misuse the subjunctive. :D
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Origins of iri


I ask myself what origins the passive future of esse "iri" is.

It sounds strange and has no sound connestions with esse, eram or fui.

Does any one has an idea or can tell me something about a comparision with other languages ???


Sorry for my bad english but it's late ....
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Pharr reading group II

William wrote in a post concerning the intermediate/advanced group
We're going to hold off on the Iliad until the dedicated members of the Pharr-a list have completed Pharr (I assume those with us still will complete it). Then we'll likely do Iliad Book 2 (sans catalog). Benner is still available, not expensive, and the commentaries from an older edition have undergone Perseusification.

I like the idea of doing book two.
Is Benner the one that ...
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Smyth XREF

Hi All,

Over the last few weeks I've been working on a cross-reference for Smyth's Greek Grammar. It is now available at http://www.greekgeek.org. Look for it in the table of contents frame.

The xref tries to relate each of Smyth's text citations to the Grammar's paragraphs. So...if you've ever wondered, "Does Smyth have anything to say about this line of Thucydides?", you can now find out.

As I state ...
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Next Homeric Reading Group (intermediate/advanced)

The Minckwitz-a reading group, which has been reading Book 12 of the Odyssey, will be completing that book in mid-September. When that lists closes we will take a break for about a month, and then we'll move on.

We're not quite sure where we're moving on to exactly. Thus, the poll.

My bright idea is to simply start in on a list called odyssey-a (the -a suffix indicates session number; it allows us to have ...
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El subjuntivo de futuro

I was reading a few Spanish grammar texts the other day, and I came across "El subjuntivo de futuro". I knew that Latin had no future subjunctive. It made me wonder where Spanish inherited the future subjunctive from. Can anyone shed light on this, please?
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JWW exercises, para 473, 475, 479, 481, 489, 491

further offering of suggested answers..

1 the others say they would be willing (original words: bouleuso/meqa)
2 he said a Greek was shot on the right (orig: 3Ellhn toceu/qhn e0pi\...)
3 he declares to me that he would prove to be a faithful friend
(orig: fi/loj kai\ pisto/j genh/somai)
4 they were angry at Xenophon, thinking that they were/had been harmed by him
(orig: a0dikh/qhmen u9p ) au0tou=)
5 indeed I say that either ...
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autos tetartos elthen

On page 257 of Thraymachus the sentence, "au)to\j te/tartoj h]lqen." is translated as, "he came with three others".

Shouldn't that sentence mean, "he came fourth"?

EDIT: Spelling
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Am I a spammer?

So here’s the story. I sign up for this language exchange program: http://www.mylanguageexchange.com

Then I get this email from this girl saying she is willing to help me. I reply and say thank you. Since she is a local person, I asked if she wanted to help me with French through email or in person.

Then I get another email –sent to many people on her list. It says ...
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Because the barbarians are coming today.


Now that the reasons -- WMD, Iraq/al-Qaeda link -- for going to war against Iraq have been completely discredited, having in the process WASTED so many lives (904 poor American boys killed and counting, thousands seriously burned and missing limbs; tens of thousands of Iraqis killed, mostly civilians), the question that remains is who is next on the kill list for the Bush admnistration. Will it be Iran? North Korea? How about Venezuela and ...
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