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I think I might try my hand

Postby Kopio » Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:39 am

I've been seriously considering trying to learn Latin for a while now. I have downloaded D'Ooge, and printed up the first chapter.....I think I'll make it my nighttime reading for a while and see how easily it comes (or doesn't come) in the next couple of months. Part of the problems, is my brain has been on hiatus since school has been out....if I don't get some cerebral stimulation before Sept when school starts I'm might lose my mind (both figuratively and literally).

With that, I hope to be bothering you all soon with lots of questions (hopefully of the intellegent variety)!
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Postby Episcopus » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:56 am

This is great to hear Kopio! It should be quite straightforward for you after Greek! Especially with D'Ooge at your side 8)
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Postby Lucus Eques » Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:46 pm

Indeed! a fond welcome to you, and when it comes time for me to take on Greek, I hope you and your other Grecian accomplices won't mind my nagging presence in your forum. ;)
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Postby amans » Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:22 pm

Hi, Kopio. Welcome on the Latin board. How good for you :) I am sure you'll find Latin a breeze . . .
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Postby Kopio » Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:13 pm

Lucus Eques wrote:Indeed! a fond welcome to you, and when it comes time for me to take on Greek, I hope you and your other Grecian accomplices won't mind my nagging presence in your forum. ;)


I would welcome your "nagging presence" anytime ;)
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Postby Episcopus » Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:49 pm

Lick my face! We don't have a middle voice!
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Postby Kopio » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:42 pm

Episcopus wrote:Lick my face! We don't have a middle voice!


Yeah.....and I think learning the noun endings might be a bit easier. I worked through the first 17 pages of D'Ooge last night, and so far, all is completely clear and makes a lot of sense. It also looks as if the cases function very close to how they do in Greek.....although I'm just now getting to that part in D'Ooge, so we shall see.
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Postby annis » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:27 am

This is one more kick in the pants for me, in the direction of Latin. We need an "Accelerated Latin for Hellenists" course (since everyone keeps saying it's so much easier :)).
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Postby Episcopus » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:58 pm

I would like to see some one having learned Greek learn latin with A&G alone. Perhaps this is what you mean annis.
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Postby Kopio » Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:21 am

annis wrote:This is one more kick in the pants for me, in the direction of Latin. We need an "Accelerated Latin for Hellenists" course (since everyone keeps saying it's so much easier :)).


Remeber William....I'm only on the third chapter! It SHOULD be easy for someone with a linguistic background in the third chapter :D
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