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Wait. Why doesn't this exist yet?

Postby annis » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:35 pm

Why is there no Latin equivalent of Aoidoi.org?

If I've missed it, please let me know.
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Re: Wait. Why doesn't this exist yet?

Postby Deses » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:19 am

annis wrote:Why is there no Latin equivalent of Aoidoi.org?

If I've missed it, please let me know.


If that is indeed the case, the reasons can be numerous. Latin is easier to deal with, in terms of grammar. A beginner should be able to figure out most word forms. There are also many books available with ample grammatical notes. I have even seen fully parsed texts from Virgil and Horace. Nevertheless, among my current software projects there is a program that would facilitate generation of fully parsed texts...
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Re: Wait. Why doesn't this exist yet?

Postby annis » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:54 pm

Deses wrote:Latin is easier to deal with, in terms of grammar. A beginner should be able to figure out most word forms. There are also many books available with ample grammatical notes.


I suspect the latter may have more to do with it.

I have even seen fully parsed texts from Virgil and Horace.


Pharr's Virgil was my initial model, actually.

Nevertheless, among my current software projects there is a program that would facilitate generation of fully parsed texts...


Parsing is only one part, and in Latin is comparatively easy. I'm talking about wild texts (i.e., unmodified Latin) with not just parsing information for tricky forms, but vocabulary, the semantics of that vocabulary, and syntax notes. For most Aoidoi texts the parsing and basic vocab work is usually trivial if a bit tedious. I almost always spend more time worrying about how to explain odd word usage or odd syntax clearly and briefly.

If I had waited for tools to do any of this automatically Aoidoi.org wouldn't exist. :)
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Postby Essorant » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:39 pm

Maybe you ought to make a Latin one too? :)
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