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by Pete
Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Emma85 Games
Replies: 1
Views: 708

The Emma85 Games

In respect for Jeff's policies, I post this thread in what is called the "Open Board", because although the topic originated in the Academy, I believe that it has become sufficiently off-topic to warrant the move. Emma85 has a great idea, that everyone should insult me and that it is my duty to rea...
by Pete
Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

Although you may be some sad strange being, I do not say this in order to offend you, I am just being honest: your latin bears the retarded simplicity of Ecce Romani; banal, worthless, lacking. Whether you choose to take that as the fact that it is will be your choice. Looking at your latin I doubt...
by Pete
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: SPLIT. Raya's Introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

If this is Raya's old introductory thread, how come noone replied to it?
I just did!
by Pete
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: FINALLY!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

So *this* is where you Latinists and... uh... non-barbaroi (?) hang out! Hehehe... you see, most Classics forums I find are:
Wouldn't the privative in Greek be an alpha?
by Pete
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hic est ego.
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Actually I do have a question: how much latin do you read in your classes now? i.e. how many lines of poety or prose per period, and how long is each period?

I want to know if after 8 years things pick up in speed....
by Pete
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hic est ego.
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

I really like Catullus
Why you rake!
by Pete
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: in heart Epi greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 957

in heart Epi greetings

i have almost no one, no man will think you live to laugh at me i'll just recover. then i thnk if it were my friend by the door to meet another girl to say i love to sing. my soul she smile brought me to know, if you go to your heart! love stronger than any force is what u'll find in my heart starte...
by Pete
Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Other Good Language Forums
Replies: 18
Views: 4262

Even television has decayed to sex selling decadence. It's possible to just unplug the TV and never go to the movies, but there are valuable shows to be seen as well. If you know where to look and what to look for, it can be possible to live a clean Christian life and still be "entertained".
by Pete
Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: yeh, i am bored... anything new?
Replies: 40
Views: 8821

keep the sorrows and sadness away. be happy, and plan not to but it can not take it in. it is hard to go on so many things to tell you that can change your path, your path to destiny. along the road of life, there will be here to the skies, angels adore with loving eyes. when you grab it, you'll rel...
by Pete
Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

You coward with the face of a dog and the heart of a deer, if you know any Latin, a god has given you this I think, but I am the best and I dare you to come down yourself to the hollow ships of the flashing-eyed Achaeans and prove it ain't so, having taken away any prize of mine you have not given! ...
by Pete
Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help me
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

by Pete
Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Manuscripts and Homer
Replies: 12
Views: 5262

what if you go in internet explorer to tools(menu bar)>internet options(menu option)>general (tab)>fonts(button).... and then for "language script: latin based" change the "webpage font" to Palatino linotype? Does that produce anything good?
by Pete
Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin translation... i am trying...
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

imperf indic 3rd sing from REDEO, REDIRE (irregular, like EO, IRE 'to go') is REDIBANT
Ah you mean REDIBAT. As you both know, the "nt" ending is usually for the 3rd person PLURAL.

Otherwise I think your corrections are good.
by Pete
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

BAN BAN BAN Ah, an emotional translation rather than a literal one! Episcopus, I am surprised by your knowledge of the proto-indo-european form of "banous," the so-called "purifying thunder of Diopittar." It is rarely seen even by the time of Archaic Latin. Again, you have impressed me with that po...
by Pete
Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

At any rate, you give better translations on pills than I ever do at the best of times. I agree that
Sola imbrem fundens mihi peccata abluere potest.
is a much better translation than the one I gave.

Literal translation: Only she who pours the rain can wash away my sins.
by Pete
Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

Well, my Greek teacher always warned me about that instable sigma.
by Pete
Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

Oh whoops... I just looked up "nudare," and you're right: my translation is terrible. But yours is much better. I meant it as in a way stripping away sin.... It's a good thing you pointed that out. I just hope he hasn't gone and gotten it tattoed already.... PS. Ben, I'm sorry about that small licen...
by Pete
Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help me
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

If you know her last name, it might be the same as her mother's last name. But again, if contact between you two is so important, and she is moving wildly all over Europe, then maybe it would be easier for HER to contact YOU. If you are over 18, then she could even use those searches to find you. Bu...
by Pete
Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help me
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

....Just kidding. But your request is bizarre. Why would you want to be able to locate someone, when you don't even know who that person is, or where they are. As it seems to me, you may as well contact any 16 year old: since you know nothing specific about this one in particular, they are all just ...
by Pete
Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help me
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Let's move this to the Academy. The question is, is it better to help a desperate man, or to keep a little girl safe from stalking.
by Pete
Sat Oct 23, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

Hmmm well if it's for a permanent tattoo, we'd better ask Benissimus since he knows much more latin than we do, and we frequently make honest mistakes. We wouldn't want you to have a poorly translated tattoo!
by Pete
Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

Do you think for aquam we could use lotium? In its primary definition of 'water for washing' (lotio) I think it would be a rather piquant way to characterize the rain and bring out the 'washing' aspect of the sentence. Ah you are quite clever, I see! Either way is possible, and just as good. I'm so...
by Pete
Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

I feel a bit uncomfortable with my sentence too. The idea of "helping" only weakens what should be a powerful statement. It is like saying that a Pop-Tart is "part" of a complete breakfast: it says nothing. I know my translation was pretty good, but you are right that I was getting a little fancy w...
by Pete
Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new to Latin and i need a quick translation..... lazy i know
Replies: 19
Views: 4742

No problem!

The Roman feminine word for Rainmaker is "nubes."

So your sentence would run thus:

Sola nubes obscenitatem meam abligurire potest.
by Pete
Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Filiam?
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

It happens in English too. If I had a son, I could say to him
Son, bring me a glass of water.
Notice that I could also specify whose son he is and say,
Bring me a glass of water, my son.
In both cases it is clear that he is my son.
by Pete
Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Blood in the Bath
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Last night I settled in the bath with some Beethoven playing on the radio, a decadent glass of Fitou by my side and a Loeb classic edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses...to savour..true luxury.I read through the legend of Acteon and Diana (he's the one who is mauled by Diana's dogs as he inadvertently s...
by Pete
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "hoc" in "in catilinam"
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

by Pete
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "hoc" in "in catilinam"
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

This site (http://www-personal.umich.edu/~markusdd ... ction.html) agrees with me that "hoc" is the object of "faciam," so I would not be alone.
by Pete
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "hoc" in "in catilinam"
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Is a Greek accusative of respect stretching it?
But as for THIS, which ought to have been done already long ago, I am prompted not to do it yet for a specific reason.
Otherwise, I think I shall just assume that my book was wrong, and that "hoc" is the accusative object of "faciam."
by Pete
Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "hoc" in "in catilinam"
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

So do you think this is right: But I am prompted by THIS, which ought to have been done already long ago, from a specific cause not yet to do it. Now there are two "agents," as you call them, of the passive verb--the "causa" and the "hoc." Are you sure about what you're saying, or was it a suggestio...
by Pete
Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "hoc" in "in catilinam"
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

"hoc" in "in catilinam"

I'm having a little trouble with the word "hoc" in the following sentence: verum ego hoc quod iam pridem factum esse oportuit certa de causa nondum adducor ut faciam. Cicero is explaining why he can't kill Catiline just yet, and I think that "hoc" refers to the execution of Catiline. My textbook (bu...
by Pete
Sat May 29, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 3560

I think it's a shame that Latin is a dead language. Does anyone know why Latin fell out of favor?
Don't be silly. All languages fall out of favour. We still have descendant languages of Latin, just as we speak the descendant of Old English. But no one asks why English "fell out of favour."
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Violated Copyrights on Textkit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

I downloaded a few of the free books here, but I've already purchased 11 older ones - there's something about having a "book" in hand that cannot be duplicated by a downloaded copy. I know! It's a little off-topic, but I use the PDF's at Textkit as free trials. After testing out Smyth, and Allen an...
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Dreaming in a foreign language.
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

I met a few members of textkit(alas, I cannot remember who were there) and, with them, was discussing about the pronunciation of Ancient Greek last night(or was it a few days ago?). And I was discussing it in English. Haha, you sound as if you're ready to compile one of those lists, "you know you'r...
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Violated Copyrights on Textkit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Thanks, Barrius.

As far as the "teaching" use goes, I think they are talking about when a teacher makes a copy for a class of ten people, rather than when someone posts it on the internet for all to see. But I see it is nebulous ground (how is that for a mixed metaphor), which I suspected originally.
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 50
Replies: 12
Views: 3609

3. The servants have the masters' cups. Servi dominorum poculorum habent. Servis sunt dominorum poculorum. In your first attempt, if "poculorum" is the direct object of "habent," why is it not in the accusative case? In your second attempt, if "poculorum" is the subject of "sunt," why is it not in ...
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Violated Copyrights on Textkit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Violated Copyrights on Textkit?

In another forum, someone asked if we could type out the practice sentences from Wheelock for him, so he wouldn't have to buy the book. Benissimus declined, questioning the legality of such an operation. I agree with him. But we do this all the time anyway. What about when users of Wheelock posts th...
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A hard choice
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Well, if you really like the explanations better in the Russian books, why not do an English chapter after reading the lesson out of the Russian book. The chapters will probably not be in the same order, so just do the English textbook in order and flip around in the Russian one just to read the lec...
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus by Peckett and Munday
Replies: 11
Views: 5871

Amazon.com can't let you look inside the book until they get the publisher's permission. If you want, ask the publisher first if you can show off a chapter of the book.
by Pete
Thu May 27, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 50
Replies: 12
Views: 3609

2. The slave has the master's cup. Servum domini poculus habet. Servo est domini poculi. Maybe I mangled it - it should be dative of possession - "To the servant is the master's cup" - should cup be accusitive? I put it agreeing in case with the genitive domini. Maybe I should point out how two gen...