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by cweb255
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: P ac V
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

when you wrote Tua mentula est minimor quam formica ? shouldn't that be 'mentella tua minor qua formicae'? :P Actually, the only thing technically grammatically incorrect was minimor, which is indeed minor (simple mistake of not thinking). And as for the bishop - I see old thoughts don't die. I tak...
by cweb255
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: P ac V
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

It would perhaps not be without benefit to read the second passage of mine which you quote a second time, for it explains why the 'apparatus' of Duff is so meagre as to be useless: he doesn't give us vital information about P at 35, doesn't trouble to mention its lectio insana at 38 (for JDD has in...
by cweb255
Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: P ac V
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

Duff's work (originally published 1898) is an outdated volume for schools, notwithstanding Coffey's attempt to revise and revive it in the '70's. I'm afraid I only have the printing from 1932. AEH saw its merits as far as they went and spoke of Duff's 'unpretending school edition'. To say that you ...
by cweb255
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Infinitive and Gerund
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

I was asking whether or not the infinitive is the nominative of the gerund, even though the gerund is a. neuter and b. the nominative then wouldn't match the accusative. However, reading over carefully what was originally written, it's not that the infinitive is the gerund nominative, but it supplie...
by cweb255
Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Infinitive and Gerund
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

Er, wait, are you saying that the infinitive is the nominative of the gerund? :?:
by cweb255
Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Infinitive and Gerund
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

Infinitive and Gerund

The question is posed here. Any takers, either here or there?
by cweb255
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: convivor
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Gratias, amice.
by cweb255
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: P ac V
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

Please, call me Chris. J. D. Huff's edition [by whom you mean J. D. Duff] Yes, thanks for pointing out the mistake, and the references for study. Calling Hardy's Juvenal an 'edition' (it appears in the late Victorian Macmillan school series) is quaint. That much I can agree with you on. I did say th...
by cweb255
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: P ac V
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

P ac V

Does anyone know where I can find a facsimile of Juvenal's text from Codex Pithoeanus and Vindobonensis?
by cweb255
Fri May 27, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: convivor
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

convivor

would this work: domi/in domo convivari for "to feast in the house"?
by cweb255
Sun May 22, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The girl in my avatar
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: The girl in my avatar

Her middle name is cweb255. Yes see web two five five. Ok I'm lying but still. She has the middle name of her teenage mother, but the french version. Hrm, if I had not thought that the girl in your avatar was that lovely asian you had earlier, I would have missed this entirely. Any particular reaso...
by cweb255
Mon May 16, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How many languages is it practical to learn at once?
Replies: 16
Views: 4028

Adelheid wrote:And perhaps I will ask my original question in a separate thread :D .


[size=134]ευχαριστώ[/size],

Adelheid
What reasons do you have for learning it? Are you going to travel to Greece? Sure! Go for it! Are you interested in evolution of Greek? Sure! Have fun!
by cweb255
Mon May 16, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: V's and U's
Replies: 30
Views: 37083

te futue, cinaede. Tua mentula est minimor quam formica, et facies cunnus mulieris obesae est. Tua mater est mea meretrix, et pater est tua ancilla. Affa equum. And on a related note, cursive writing isn't the same as print, which I assumed we were talking about. There's a reason when asking for you...
by cweb255
Mon May 16, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How many languages is it practical to learn at once?
Replies: 16
Views: 4028

come on, efcaristO?
by cweb255
Mon May 16, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: V's and U's
Replies: 30
Views: 37083

Really, whiteoctave, you need to find a better way to take out your aggression. I merely said "I don't think" and you fly off your ****ing rocker trying to prove a point. What a waste of time. cweb255, it really is a waste of time to make sweeping platitudes founded on misconceptions that do not eve...
by cweb255
Sun May 15, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How many languages is it practical to learn at once?
Replies: 16
Views: 4028

Adelheid wrote:Who has experience with studying modern and ancient Greek at the same time? Can that be done without mixing the two up too much?


Regards,
Adelheid
Who would ever want to learn Modern Greek? The pronunciation makes my ears bleed.
by cweb255
Sun May 15, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How many languages is it practical to learn at once?
Replies: 16
Views: 4028

Hrm, I hardly ever get the rules mixed up, unless they're similar languages, like sometimes I'll transpose Latin onto Greek or Hebrew onto Arabic. Currently I'm learning Latin (when do we ever truly finish?), Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, French, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Coptic, Hieroglyphic, Ol...
by cweb255
Sun May 15, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: V's and U's
Replies: 30
Views: 37083

Who cares about precedent? The Romans wrote in all caps and usd I and V, thus the same goes for me. I don't think that U was ever attested in Roman writing before the medieval ages.
by cweb255
Sat May 14, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I think I'm abandoning my learning of Latin
Replies: 12
Views: 3569

Vale.
by cweb255
Fri May 13, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: which declension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

whiteoctave wrote:yes, cweb255, the choice between uerum ingenium and ars speciosa is always a challenging one. i'm glad that yours has, quod nemo nescit, been made.

~D
eh?
by cweb255
Fri May 13, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Computer based vocabularies
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Actually this fits my current project. I'm working on a program called Dingua™ that will work as a sort of automatic translator. Do you program at all?
by cweb255
Fri May 13, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: which declension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

Sorry, but it seems as you've been the butt of the joke today. Well, you missed it, and then try to insult me with a puerile anatomical slang. Tsk-tsk, I thought better of you.

Chris
by cweb255
Thu May 12, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: which declension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

Episcobus - you had this problem also? ;)
by cweb255
Wed May 11, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: which declension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

:lol: quite alright. We all make mistakes. But now you know, and knowing is half the battle. ;)
by cweb255
Tue May 10, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: which declension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

in order to decline it use the root of the word, which is found in the genitive, so say singular accusative would be absidem and not absem.
by cweb255
Tue May 10, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: To those of you who know Japanese....
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Re: To those of you who know Japanese....

Salvete (or should I say Konnichiwa?), I am considering studying Japanese for a few years. Now I have a few questions for those who have taken Japanese. Was it hard to learn the three alphabets? What would you say is the most challenging part of the language? Are nouns declined? Are the tenses simi...
by cweb255
Tue May 10, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: which declension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

3rd. All nouns that have their genitive as *-is belongs to the third declension.
by cweb255
Mon May 09, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Different Ages of Latin?
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

there is no such as an 'original manuscript' of Classical literature - everything reaches us by tradition. standardisation of irregularities or archaisms by a later copyist is not unknown but conservative MS traditions along with inscriptional evidence can guide the restoration of the original élit...
by cweb255
Mon May 09, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Resources for Biblical Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

yadfothgildloc - any reason in particular you didn't enjoy the TY book?
by cweb255
Sun May 08, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Different Ages of Latin?
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Manios med fhe fhaked Numasioi (c. 600 B.C.) For Plautus, do we have any original manuscripts, or even early manuscripts? It might have undergone textual corrections to better Latin, but I'm not aware of his manuscript history. And the quote above, there seems to be a lot of dispute over it, some p...
by cweb255
Sat May 07, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Different Ages of Latin?
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

By the way, D, I never said his letters were vulgar, merely that we can catch a glimpse of it. Here we discussed it.
by cweb255
Sat May 07, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Different Ages of Latin?
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

it is not even slightly true to say that Cicero's letters reflect the 'vulagr style' of Latin; ad te instead of tibi? latine indeclensible instead of latina? i don't know what 'ancient style' the 12 Tables are meant to be using - it is no style at all, merely the appropriate language of the inscrib...
by cweb255
Fri May 06, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Resources for Biblical Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

If you have questions (not really tutorial style) you can ask people at my forum who are pretty knowledgeable about Hebrew. Otherwise I'd recommend the cheap TY Biblical Hebrew which you can get from Amazon for a good price. For a better book, but a little more expensive, there's always Lambdin's. C...
by cweb255
Fri May 06, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Different Ages of Latin?
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: Different Ages of Latin?

Golden Age Latin Silver Age Latin Late Latin Medieval Latin Humanist Latin New Latin Are the differences very great, or more similar to the difference between contemporary English and Shakespearean English? There's a tremendous difference between the literary style of the Golden and Silver Age and ...
by cweb255
Mon May 02, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: big doubts
Replies: 11
Views: 2560

Re: big doubts

3. I thought it was only a medieval invention, but I could be wrong. Note that I've seen many inscriptions without the ligature...

4. What do you mean what happened to "vis"?

5. They're still there.

6. Two: long and short. The /a in rosa (n.s.) is short and in rosa (ab.s.) is long.
by cweb255
Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin at Wikipedia.org: Is it any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Glancing at it quickly, it looks fine to me.
by cweb255
Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: sec...sec
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Kopio - you just said "I wasn't going to reply to this not because I wasn't sure I'd get it right but because I didn't want to sound stupid."

Nonsense.
by cweb255
Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What is there to read in Latin?
Replies: 22
Views: 4764

That's why I'm not sure that I should continue to study Latin. When I started Latin I didn't realize that it was such a difficult language, otherwise I would have switched to Spanish at the beginning of the school year. Also, there are people in my class who are bad at language, yet decided to take...
by cweb255
Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What is there to read in Latin?
Replies: 22
Views: 4764

Josephus wrote in Greek. I don't believe we have any of his purpoted "Hebrew" or "Aramaic" works. Also if you love science there's Plinius Major. But I'm going to put it to you bluntly: if you can't decide yet whether or not you want to learn Latin, you probably won't. Latin is not a chore, those wh...
by cweb255
Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help in spoken Latin
Replies: 24
Views: 9203

Ancient Latin pronunciation has the most in common with Spanish, right, and not Italian? It is easier for Spanish-speakers to master Latin pronunciation, than say an English-speaker? Whenever someone hears me pronounce Latin with correct accents, they always tell me it sounds like Italian. And then...