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by DoctorBadger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Apposition of place names
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Apposition of place names

Thanks. Actually, as I often discover, English place names have the same genitive or appositive split. For example: Cape horn (As I say later, I'm beginning to think this is not apposition, but using a noun as an adjective.) Cape of Good Hope I'm just surprised there isn't a list out there with diff...
by DoctorBadger
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help! Latin adjective suffix meaning like
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Help! Latin adjective suffix meaning like

Guys thank you so much! Both your answers have b been a great help. I keep a Latin diary and wanted to describe a duck teddy. I had thought of using similis. Despite it not being any type of Latin except linnaean, I shall try oides in my diary. Yours robin. Pupa similis anati Pupa anatoides? BTW war...
by DoctorBadger
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help! Latin adjective suffix meaning like
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Help! Latin adjective suffix meaning like

Help!
Just want to bump this question. There must be an answer?
Robin
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help! Latin adjective suffix meaning like
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Help! Latin adjective suffix meaning like

Hi, Latin has loads of wonderful adjectival suffixes, eg bundus etc. But I can't find one which means like, eg duck like, doglike etc. With binomial species names, where the second one is an adjective, there must be a way of saying ducklike. I can find pertaining to a duck anatarius, anataria, anata...
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Apposition of place names
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Apposition of place names

Thanks! And can we be sure vosego is not an adjective? I can't find it on Wiktionary but will look again. It's just I have seen at least one example of a genitive being used instead of apposition, admittedly in a modern work mirabile magus oz (although I have just noticed that title has apposition r...
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Compounds of cado and caedo
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Compounds of cado and caedo

Thanks all. The Dickinson list is enough to start with. Apples and masts and cheeks! Just read treasure island in Latin and there is a barrel of mala tied to the malus.
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Apposition of place names
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Apposition of place names

Can someone link me sources pages etc or even better tell me a bit about apposition of places etc. Kennedy doesn't say much. For example I want to write mount alvernia hospital. Is it all accusative or do I use a quasi genitive of description: Valetudinarium montis alverniae. Where alverniae could b...
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Tapatalk

Hi does anyone know if Tapatalk or any other app works well with this site?
Robin
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Compounds of cado and caedo
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Compounds of cado and caedo

Just wondering if anyone could answer a few questions about these. Where they are identical because the text lacks accent marks, are there any examples where the context leaves the meaning ambiguous? The meaning of Latin verbs often being broad, I imagine there might be some. Also, which are most co...
by DoctorBadger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Latin Poetry
Topic: best edition of aeneid
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: best edition of aeneid

Thanks for the advice. I myself am a fan of limited inter linear, maybe just one book or two to know I'm not missing anything. But I can't bear endless page turning.
I think inter linear can stop one's mind getting into the abstract yet literal state of mind so welcome when getting into a text.
by DoctorBadger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: starting greek
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: starting greek

Guys, thank-you for all the advice. I am ruthlessly thorough when learning languages, so shall get all the books.
by DoctorBadger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Latin Poetry
Topic: best edition of aeneid
Replies: 6
Views: 551

best edition of aeneid

Hi, I want to read Virgil soon? Can anyone suggest a good publisher? The Maclardy edition on amazon seems good. I would prefer footnotes rather than notes hidden later on in the book (why?) and more the merrier, scansion, and the whole thing, not just one book or two. Also a kindle edition with foot...
by DoctorBadger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: starting greek
Replies: 4
Views: 515

starting greek

I intend to start learning ancient greek soon. Can anyone recommend the best starter book? I have Mastronarde and like it's thorough grammar based approach.
Robin
by DoctorBadger
Mon May 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 52755

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

How about Montaigne's claim to have read every book in existence at the time? He was a very modest man (Que sais-je? and all that) so he probably didn't say it himself. I am beginning to agree with the people warning me to avoid some Latin translations of modern literature. I started finding stuff w...
by DoctorBadger
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 52755

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

Ok. I have started lining up classical Latin authors to read. I still intend to try all the living Latin authors, mainly cos I intend to read everything written in Latin and Greek. :) Btw, I'm a fan of Caesar but not his writing. How about Nepos first? I much prefer ancient biography. Also any ideas...
by DoctorBadger
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 52755

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

Is virent vireo? I read half the book a while back but stopped when I read this thread. I will read it again, but I think the solution is to err towards works written or translated by professional latinists and with good reviews. For example avianus or Peter Needham. Also the renown of the publisher...
by DoctorBadger
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 52755

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

Hi, I hope this thread is still open. I have read the comments with interest, because I am reading mainly latin translations of modern works, to build up my abilities. For example Needham, Potteer Hobbitus Avellanus Tom Cotton, Aura in Salices etc Regulus or the Little Prince Winnie Ille Pu etc But ...
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: newbie or novus homus
Replies: 1
Views: 729

newbie or novus homus

Hi, I'm glad to sign up to textkit after so many web searches led me here. Funnily enough the issue that gave me a bee in my bonnet I''ve resolved while waiting for my email inbox to refresh with the confirmation link for my account here. That is, or was, where can I get hold of a colebourne key. Ev...