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by Amy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iesus discipulis dixit
Replies: 7
Views: 5978

VERUM ILLUD!
by Amy
Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iocus
Replies: 27
Views: 22971

vere audivi:
QVANDO IANVA IANVA NON EST?
QVANDO SEMIAPERTA EST!

:|
by Amy
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: latin opera?
Replies: 23
Views: 21278

nonne michaelyus scribebat opus latinum?
by Amy
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: latin opera?
Replies: 23
Views: 21278

in bibliotheca mea carminum catholicorum sunt multi disci, sed simulatque unum audivi, horrui quod producebant "ave" "ah-vay", etc!
by Amy
Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Death of Grammar
Replies: 26
Views: 4506

of course grammar should be taught when coherent writing has already been mastered (doesn't this usually happen in middle school?). The issue is horrible English programs that don't accomplish that which the article blames on the curriculum. If you are going to blame grammar that way you also have t...
by Amy
Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De hominis natura
Replies: 6
Views: 5499

nec malorum nec bonorum definitiones nescimus. ecqui vult conari ut eas fineat antequam philosophamur?
by Amy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Yes?
Replies: 13
Views: 9402

Spanish has sí and si meaning yes and if respectively
by Amy
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: My high school's language department is SAD. (long rant)
Replies: 29
Views: 6234

clarinet, you're arguing the enemy's point. My school also has an AP hierarchy going which I think is sort of counterproductive because the "smart kids" tend to be the ones with independent motivation to actually learn things - these are the people who would actually learn things without classes or ...
by Amy
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: My high school's language department is SAD. (long rant)
Replies: 29
Views: 6234

Today in Spanish we were doing a worksheet (on stuff we learned last year) "Antes los buques no tenían motor, navegaban por medio de ____." (velas) I wasn't paying attention so the teacher called on me to answer it and I did, and then she said to translate and I said it didn't make sense and she sai...
by Amy
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you could be...
Replies: 28
Views: 4815

Calliope
by Amy
Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How do many hours a day do you study?
Replies: 22
Views: 4831

& high school is 4 years here - freshman year is first, then sophomore, then junior, then senior. :)

I spend about 45 min./day on Latin, Greek, and Spanish combined. :oops:
by Amy
Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Christmas songs-Latin style
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

The Rudolphus song is adorable :D where did you get it? I don't know of any "ancient recipes" but you could just make a Yule Log teehee, I think Greek looks like christmas tree garlands so that's what people are going to get on cards, trees covered in lit-up Greek for "Doesn't the Greek language loo...
by Amy
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction *waves*
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

welcome! Remember Latin isn't all Gallic Wars either. :D
by Amy
Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nothing Lasts
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

nihil durat :)
by Amy
Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pictures of the Past
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

wait, no what I said first was right - it's a statue of her on a prow, but they didn't put it on...a prow...
....:oops: :roll:
by Amy
Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pictures of the Past
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Oh wait....I think they did actually stick it on the prow :oops: :oops:
by Amy
Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cherokee in Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 2841

Noah that's interesting forgetting truth value, where did you read it?
http://www.bluecorncomics.com/stype3c8.htm
^ Google search turned up that article + comments
by Amy
Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pictures of the Past
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

I saw this in a book when I was twelve and so I always imagined it was like the Norse, sticking a giant statue on the boat prow :oops:
by Amy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I am better than CICERO
Replies: 27
Views: 6053

Lucus aren't you "flip-flopping", giving the example of your Japanese teacher becoming fluent and then saying you must be native? If you're saying that you have to be native, well gee talk about a billion counterexamples, Vladimir Nabokov comes to mind (and I am coincidentally "e-friends" with a nat...
by Amy
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I am better than CICERO
Replies: 27
Views: 6053

The difference is Cicero's works are all over the place but you don't even link to expiare!
by Amy
Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Trouble with quinque...
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Quinque always means "five" & it doesn't decline :) so here, "five of the..."
...btw, what does "natis" mean?
by Amy
Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello, Salvete, Hola
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Welcome! learn it. Catullus is my favorite poet also (not that I've read many) and it was actually he who sparked my greek impulse through the constant allusions to callimachus etc. I remember reading poem 51 for the first time like "hey, i think this is the best thing he's ever written!" :roll:
by Amy
Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I didn't know this was still in print
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

I was exaggerating, but there was a copy with a bad cover at the chainstore Waldenbooks for $5 american
:( I just meant that there wasn't due credit and things
by Amy
Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I didn't know this was still in print
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

as you said however textkit does not charge! Not to go all episcopine but the cover doesn't exactly broadcast the great revival of latin grammar's magnum opus, you know, it's almost like theft, the $3 editions of Picture of Dorian Grey are that and not like "A book by this guy named oscar wilde whom...
by Amy
Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I didn't know this was still in print
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

WHOA!
I saw that at borders last month but I didn't open it and had no idea they just used d'ooge! Is that legal?
by Amy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 35
Views: 12938

I guess two even though I can't get through two pages of don quixote... Is the universal "booK" here like Harry Potter? My american friend started Lolita by the way and she stopped because the language was too confusing.
by Amy
Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lucky Break
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Canadian money too!?!
by Amy
Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Butterflies or something......
Replies: 14
Views: 2590

I like them too! We have some here but not as many as in Ohio where I used to live, probably because it is colder and closer to the ocean. There are no fireflies here either.
by Amy
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Genitive pronouns
Replies: 3
Views: 2898

Marcus multa habebat, et... filius eius bonus erat: His son was good. anima eius sacra erat: His soul was sacred. mille poma eius laeta erant: His thousand apples were happy. In these "eius" is always masculine singular (referring to Marcus) - despite for example the plural subject "poma". This is b...
by Amy
Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: much longer
Replies: 1
Views: 597

"much longer" implies being much longer than something else, comparing the two things, so yes comparative is always used even if the comparison is not clear. example: "We waited much longer" is "Diutius exspectavimus", diutius being the neuter comparative. Because the comparison is so indefinite (mu...
by Amy
Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Are You Dumb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

I got 3 out of 3 but he saw through it and said I was dumb anyway :(
by Amy
Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How Much TV Do You Watch?
Replies: 33
Views: 6474

I watch none out of habit, but it's not so great....I spend more time procrastinating on the computer than I used to watching TV :(
(.....er but recently like 4 hrs/day watching the red sox win! yeah!!!)
by Amy
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Here is a thread debating the pros and cons of Wheelock. I don't think any parts require a tutor, especially since sites like this one: a guide to Wheelock and similar books are available, as well as a key to all the exercises on Textkit by Benissimus. If you work through an entire grammar, whichev...
by Amy
Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Funny, is this translation right?
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Totally correct, here's a literal version if you're confused about the grammar:
I have a catapult. If you will not give me all the money, I will savagely send a rock to your head.

it's fromthis! I think the translation in the sig was the one in the book.
by Amy
Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's a new day!
Replies: 21
Views: 3695

In Spanish (ours resembles your german) we have had school for two months and have read only two pages: about Wales.
by Amy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declension of Nouns
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

It sometimes helps while you are still trying to balance everything to have a chant, song, or other mnemonic device. Just sit down and repeat the cases in an order you're used to adding tune if desired (if this sort of thing works for you.). Then when you are stuck you have a little mantra to reassu...
by Amy
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Audio Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

:shock: that's awesome, which texts in particular? I would use them mostly to listen, but also to get a better sense of pronounciation in general, also indirect memorization thus whispering/reading aloud. When I listen to reconstructed latin, it becomes stuck and I end up mumbling the passage everyw...
by Amy
Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete, omnes!
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

salve, it's been a while! :)
by Amy
Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: conexio verborum
Replies: 90
Views: 51481

praerodere (mensas etc.)
by Amy
Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catullus II
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Ulpanius how interesting/predictable that there is that dispute over such a classic poem. "thank you I understand" and it is really wonderful to be able to actually read some of Catullus, and to even be asking this! I came by the road of Jenney sentences which without help/inspiration from this webs...