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by Timothy
Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: latin dipthongs "ai" and "oi" ??
Replies: 15
Views: 5396

The intervocal i in some words, including maior (not sure about Troianus ) forms a dipthong with both the preceding and following vowel - e.g. maior "mai-ior". This is made very clear in the pronunciation section of A&G and is further emphasized throughout the book. In addition, ai and oi are archa...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: latin dipthongs "ai" and "oi" ??
Replies: 15
Views: 5396

Change order for clarity. Are ai and oi dipthongs in Latin? No. How do you pronounce the Latin words maior and troianus? There's no information about the pronunciation of these letter combinations in any of the grammar books I could find!!!!! Most books give you the general guidelines on how to pron...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pictures of the Past
Replies: 14
Views: 2977

From Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Image

This movie was a real inspiration to me.
by Timothy
Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction *waves*
Replies: 15
Views: 3010

Welcome also! (I'm also a university student learning an ancient language in my spare time for no apparent reason.) LOL! I say the exact same phrase all the time. If you ever discover why we are doing this, please let me know. It would be nice to have a better reason than "it just sort of came to me...
by Timothy
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passion of Christ
Replies: 19
Views: 6627

...and if those are IPA symbols then it very definitely is pronounced as the i in ici. I'm on a short vacation at the moment and away from my desk so I can't do any reference work. However, the symbols used here were not meant as the IPA characters but shorthand for short i and long i. I'm sorry if...
by Timothy
Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passion of Christ
Replies: 19
Views: 6627

Turpissimus wrote:What about German? Er ist Bischof?. I'm sure it's in quite a few others . . .
AFAICT, Allens Vox Latina documents the sounds as

/i/ as in dip
/i:/ as in deep.

There are references to the grammartians V. Longus and T. Maurus on the sound of the long and short i.
by Timothy
Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: need help with aeneid 3 translation
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

...when I clicked the post button the forum asked me for my sign-in info. I put my info in and it went back to my post and it was all GONE. I think this happens so that if you forget to log off the server will timeout and log you off automatically. If it happens a "trick" is to not log in the secon...
by Timothy
Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Oxford
Replies: 31
Views: 6677

Best of Luck and hoping you do well!

You know, it's wicked cool that so many Textkit members are getting applications to these great schools, going to these schools, etc.
by Timothy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I am better than CICERO
Replies: 27
Views: 6269

ALPHA: whether he meant it or not is irrelevant for I know it to be a fact Cicero: "Now, O conscript fathers, in support of my disputed claims of fact I shall provide some irrelevant hearsay support." These arguments are so very Ciceronian it's hard to tell them apart. BETA: I know steven long whil...
by Timothy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I am better than CICERO
Replies: 27
Views: 6269

(atque memento: it's the U.S.A. Thanksgiving holiday weekend.)
Episcopus wrote:But he said "...and you are better than Cicero"
(this is one of the straightest straight lines...)

gull·ible: easily duped or cheated; see episcopus
by Timothy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I am better than CICERO
Replies: 27
Views: 6269

No one dare "empty" Expiare Well, they have to put it someplace, you know? The Vatican does have health regulations and decency laws. they are still probably trying to decipher it from what I hear, it's the psychology department. also the paper whereon it is written when harmed turns pink with smil...
by Timothy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I am better than CICERO
Replies: 27
Views: 6269

Episcopus wrote:There is only one copy of Expiare and it is in the Secret Vatican Library.
You do know that the "folder" they put it in gets emptied daily, right?
by Timothy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: vulgar latin
Replies: 2
Views: 947

A Google scholar search of "vulgar latin" is a good start.
by Timothy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Happy Holiday to All!

Eat well, travel safely, relax with family and friends!

regards,

Tim
by Timothy
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: dis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

deus has some variants in its plural forms: Nominative: dii or di (rarely dei) Dative and ablative: diis or dis (rarely deis) I don't think, however, that dis can possibly be singular. And the above is what my L+S said. I wasn't sure if the entry was telling me that there was some odd singular form...
by Timothy
Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: dis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

dative pl. of deus, I think

"I commit my fortune to the gods."

might be singular
by Timothy
Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: intro
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Welcome!

tim
by Timothy
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: little thing
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

EQUUS: I seem to recall that this is one of those words that has a lot of variation. equus looks like it should have three syllables (3 vowels. A+G §7) but the u in 'qu' is consonant u (A+G § 5.N.2), so there are only two, the 'qu' going to the second (§ 11.a): e-quus The first syllable is long by p...
by Timothy
Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why bother with Latin?
Replies: 23
Views: 5866

ok - Harrius Potter.

FWIW,

...tatto quotes and translations are sizzling.
...necromancy/occult seems to be on the rise.
...the ever popular, "do my homework, please."
by Timothy
Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why bother with Latin?
Replies: 23
Views: 5866

Why do we study History? Geology? Archeology? Anthropology? Why do physicists ponder the origin of the universe? Why are we so preoccupied with what was ? Because we can't tell what will be. The key to the future is in the past. They are still excavating Rome, Pompey, and a number of other Roman sit...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Picture Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 28121

Image
Ages of me
by Timothy
Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Feeling Low
Replies: 27
Views: 6281

I haven't told my parents how I feel because: 1. I don't think they would believe me because I'm always trying to act happy around them. 2. I think they would only say that its okay or something like that, which wouldn't comfort me in the least. 3. They might tell me that their problems are much mo...
by Timothy
Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:15 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 113973

Addendum: In Allen's Vox Latina he gives this insight to long and short a: "There appears to have been no great difference in quality between long and short a...." Further on he gives, "The nearest English R.P. equivalent for the long vowel is the a of father ...For the short a the nearest equivalen...
by Timothy
Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Feeling Low
Replies: 27
Views: 6281

A few thoughts and a bit of practical advice I hope will put things in a clearer light. Depression is a fairly common illness, did you know that? A fairly significant percentage of people in the world suffer from it, in varying degrees, at some point in their life. It is almost a part of the human c...
by Timothy
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 113973

OK, I rechecked Oxford and I missed a secondary pronunciation that uses /a:/ My eyesight may need adjustrment. Sorry. I think, then, this really comes down to the quantity of the vowel rather than the quality. For myself, I don’t seem to be able to use the vowel with same quality and alter the quant...
by Timothy
Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 113973

Hmmm.... Merriam Webster http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary-tb?book=Dictionary&va=aha This agrees with you. Oxford's English Dictionary (2000) has The a in father is /a:/ The first a in aha is the schwa. Webster's Universal Unabridged 1979 uses diactrics and agrees with Oxford's. Your...
by Timothy
Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

Phylax wrote:I think we are going to have to ask for a phonetic alphabet font here!
I've been using Lucida Sans Unicode as it has most of the IPA.

But the phonetic spelling being used is much more entertaining. :lol:
by Timothy
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

Re: Am I phonetically challenged?

I'm a native Bostonian,... And we know there are no other kind, just imposters and wannbees. After 20 years I was still just passing through. 'Least that's what they told me. I've never heard anyone draw out the "a" My ear memory says "Billy Bulger." I can almost hear him still...every 'a' that cam...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

BTW, how are they pronounced in a New England accent? Any Bostonians here? Ayeuh. Well, I lived there for 20 years. The merriam def gave the 'hard" new england pronunciation which I think would be: /ka:m/ and would be sort of like with 'cam' in cam-el, but with an 'h' thrown in, as in cahm-el. And ...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 113973

Ok, Thanks. I guess I wasn't really paying attention to the context. Is it fair to say that in the unlikely event that one came across the sentence "Nautae Victoriam Galba Nuntiat" in isolation, i.e., without any context, one would have no way of knowing whether it meant "Galba is announcing the sa...
by Timothy
Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:17 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 113973

Your observations about the ambiguity here are valid. But this is one of those situations where the answer is less satisfying than you might hope for. The answer here is that you get the proper case from context. The exercise is a series of question-and-answer sentences that highlight the accusative...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: One thing that really bugs me...
Replies: 41
Views: 17790

Why is this so hard to understand?

You didn't do the work, why try to take credit for it?

If not for money, why is it so important that you distribute it?
by Timothy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

Just a FYI.

The file comes through fine and you did a nice job with it. :D
by Timothy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: One thing that really bugs me...
Replies: 41
Views: 17790

To the best of my knowledge, there are no raw scanned images on TextKit. All the book scanned images appear to have been laboriously cleaned, enhanced, marked, sized, ordered, and formatted into a PDF file. The contents of the PDF are marked on the very first page with the TextKit address. There are...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

Emma_85 wrote:I think we need some samples here...
The link I gave above has both samples.
by Timothy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

Hmm, you should try and use these phonetical caracters instead of looking for similarities and describing how the tongue is placed in the mouth... :roll: Unfortunately, not all dictionaries use the IPA characters and Merriam Webster doesn't. You use what you have. (I wasn't going to try to explain ...
by Timothy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

The question is: "What sound difference there is between a long a as in calm and a short o as in top?" So we're looking for the difference between the pronunciations, if any, of calm and top as that would seem to be the pronunciation that the text in question is using. The problem is that the U.S. p...
by Timothy
Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

Hmm... top and told sound very different in English, I wonder what they sound like in American I think they are dissimilar as well. Here's a list of 'o's... pot politics port potent The 'o' in 'operate' would appear towards the top of this list. The 'o' in 'told' at the bottom. It may be the differ...
by Timothy
Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I phonetically challenged?
Replies: 46
Views: 23230

Try saying the words:

alm

operate

Try saying just the first phoneme of each word to highlight the difference.
by Timothy
Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I have an idea: Why don't the Blue states join Canada?
Replies: 49
Views: 8452

William wrote:Begin implementing a conservative agenda? What have they been doing for the last four years?
practising