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by elduce
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Imperfect tense
Replies: 6
Views: 7283

Re: Imperfect tense

You are right about that. Your translation and insight into the passage comes with experience. I do not know when to translate it as "was/were ____" or simple past tense, but sometimes I use context clues to help me find the best answer. Perhaps speaking to a Latin teacher or someone outside this fo...
by elduce
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Tests, including cultural and historical questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Latin Tests, including cultural and historical questions

Haven't been here in quite some time, but I'm always thinking of my textkit sorores et fratres.

Found a site filled with Latin tests if you want to challenge your skills. These are not online tests.

Valete omnes!


http://www.nle.org/exams.html
by elduce
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: quality of wheelock's latin
Replies: 3
Views: 6528

Re: quality of wheelock's latin

because wheelock's is a standard text on Latin it is old and purists have issue with it, but W's does provide the basics of Latin, correct verb conjugation and load of words; those pursuing latin get snotty about the "correct" source to understand true latin as the Romans spoke it, but since the lan...
by elduce
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: quantus/a/um and cuanto
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

quantus/a/um and cuanto

I am interested in how Latin words relate to Spanish words (and French). I noticed that "cuanto" means "how much," and that Latin quantus/a/um means "how much/many."
Are these two words related? They sound the same and mean the same thing.

Gratias ago,

El
by elduce
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: 38 Latin Stories Chapter 17 Translation right?
Replies: 1
Views: 9578

Re: 38 Latin Stories Chapter 17 Translation right?

Salve Chica, Great job on the translation. I'm going to point out a couple small errors: Sentence 1: "which name had taken its name..." should read "which had taken its name..." S 2: "Juno, whose bad character Juno had never..." should read "Juno, who had never been able to bear Juppiter's bad chara...
by elduce
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin qoute help
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Latin qoute help

Perhaps go with the one that sounds good when spoken out loud. That's a tough quote to latinize, and the Romans would probably say it differently. As to "tardior quam putas" shouldn't it be "tardius" because we're referring to an "it"? And when you get the tatto, no one's going to know what it says ...
by elduce
Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Translation Is this right?
Replies: 1
Views: 5470

Re: Translation Is this right?

Salve, chica, Your translation looks good. Here are a few points: Sentence 1: Your wrote that Achilles was a man "of courage and strength." If you read the sentence you will see it says "fortis potensque," which are actually adjectives in the nominative case and not genitive. Therefore, it may read ...
by elduce
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Ch2 Sententia Antiquae Trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 2784

Re: Ch2 Sententia Antiquae Trouble

Looks good to me. Others may offer a variation of your translation, but you've basically got it down.

Vale
by elduce
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning Latin vs. Modern Languages
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

I find French very difficult because there are so many rules. As an English speaker, it's tough to pronounce lots of French words. My tongue and brain are unfamiliar. Latin, conversely, I find relatively easy because there are fewer sounds to pronounce.
by elduce
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: iste v. ille
Replies: 12
Views: 6000

iste v. ille

I never understood Wheelock's differentiation of iste and ille, but took them to mean this: Iste is used abstractly, such as "That's a good idea," or "How can you say that?" Ille is used physically/concretely, such as "See that mountain over there?" or "Bring me that book." Am I right? Gratias ago
by elduce
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: bus and omnibus
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

bus and omnibus

Salve,

Is the word "bus" a shortened version of "omnibus"?

Gratias ago,
El
by elduce
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: participle for "being"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4698

participle for "being"?

Salve, amice/amica,

Is there a Latin participle for esse, i.e. being? E.g. Being a fool, he lost all his money betting. I know there are probably ways to skirt this, such as "He lost his money betting because he was a fool."

Gratias ago,
El
by elduce
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: question about chapter 22.
Replies: 9
Views: 9803

How about this:

Magna spe tyrannus iussit ut naves eas/illas delerentur.

Since I haven't practice Latin much in the last year, I'm not as strong as I used to be.
by elduce
Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Tons of Stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 1468

Tons of Stuff

Gaude, amice/a!

This site has a plethora of Latin vocabulary, readers, conjugation drills, et alia:

http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/language ... tml#latest

Vale
by elduce
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Iliad, new version
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

The Iliad, new version

Has anyone read the latest version of The Iliad? It was published in 1997 and the cover features U.S. soldiers at Normandy in WW2. The author translated the work into English. Although I never read Homer's version, I loved this one for its vivid descriptions of battles, gods and heroes. I was, howev...
by elduce
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: days of the week
Replies: 1
Views: 883

days of the week

What were the Latin names for days of the week?

Gratias
by elduce
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Load of dung or no?
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Load of dung or no?

Salve,

I read a self-help article that defined interest as this:

"We have fully entered into the engagement. This is what interest means, to be in (“inter –est,? est, to exist, inter, inside)."

This word has a Latin origin? Gratias tibi ago.

Vale,
El[/i]
by elduce
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300 Redux
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Touche.
by elduce
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: please god no.
Replies: 20
Views: 5825

Clearly she's had enough of ancient sailors giving the poet's roses to the girls and wisdom being greater than money.
by elduce
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300 Redux
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

300 Redux

Anyone recall when Leonidas was asked by the Persian messenger to offer earth and water? Leonidas said that the Athenian "boy lovers" had already turned the Persians down, so how could the Spartans? I learned from my history courses that it was actually the Spartan soldiers who practiced homosexuali...
by elduce
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quis v. Qui/Quae
Replies: 1
Views: 990

Quis v. Qui/Quae

Salve,

If I write, "Quis sunt?" it means "Who are they?" without any idea whether male/female/neuter, right?

If I write "Qui/quae sunt" it means "What men/women are they?", right?

If I have no idea of the gender, do I use the neuter?

Gratias ago ac Vale,

EL
by elduce
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300
Replies: 19
Views: 5286

Oh yeah, I forgot to say that CanadianGirl is cute. Vale, amica.
by elduce
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300
Replies: 19
Views: 5286

Yeah, well, I meant more like inconsiderate assholes (I like how the censor doesn't pick up assholes ) than stupid people. They were stupid too. I'm not a genius, but I appear like one compared with that family. Anyway, they're going to do a sequel to 300 called 600 starring Bruce Willis as Leonidas...
by elduce
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300
Replies: 19
Views: 5286

I finally saw 300 . I liked the picture's bold approach and couldn't care less about historical accuracy. 300 is simply sex and violence from start to finish. The visuals were compelling. Go see it not to complain about hollywood getting it all wrong again and then pointing out the flaws as most ped...
by elduce
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rome, season 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Rome, season 2

After watching the last episode of Rome S2, I found the entire season disappointing. The chronology and storyline were not as tight as S1. I read that Rome was to be canceled because of low viewer numbers and cost ($100 million per season), but they said that last year. I hope they can put out one m...
by elduce
Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300
Replies: 19
Views: 5286

I haven't seen 300, but I'll get around to it. I can tell from the trailer that it's heavy on look and light on reality, but I don't care. If you don't like it, don't watch it; hollywood's been skewering history for decades. If people were forced to watch a truer representation of the Iliad or some ...
by elduce
Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translation help
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Why not? Ad includes many meanings, including near/at. Go with what fits the sentence.
by elduce
Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pro vs. Dative
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Pro vs. Dative

Salve, Many times it seems that the dative could be used in place of 'pro' since pro means 'for.' For example: Dative - Illa opem servis dedit. (That woman gave help to the slaves.) Pro - Illa opem pro servis dedit. (That woman gave help for the slaves.) These sentencesa aren't identical, but the id...
by elduce
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: French forums?
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

French forums?

I decided to take French recently. When I read French sentences, I smile at how many words come from Latin roots. I can almost get a sense of the meaning without ever having learned French at all. Mirabile, yes? Unfortunately, I have found no forums for French comparable to this one. If anyone knows...
by elduce
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Massive Frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Nine classes is unheard of in America. I assume you live somewhere else. If not, you must have mentem supremam!

Vale,
El
by elduce
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rome, season 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

As I have read, Cicero fled from Rome after Antony became Rome's temporary leader (triumvir?) because Antony wanted revenge for Cicero's part in Caesar's death. Didn't Antony mount Cicero's head or hands on the rostra? Anyway, I do like the relationship between Pullo and Vorenus more than the squabb...
by elduce
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rome, season 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Rome, season 2

Any comments on Rome's new season? After seeing the first episode, I am curious to see how relations between Antony and Cicero would play out.

Valete, Amici/Amicae
by elduce
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Noun Groups
Replies: 3
Views: 3938

I've built a vocabulary list and have added to it in small bites over the years, but I always review the core words from Wheelock.
I do my vocab list like this:
mensa, mensae (f1) table
oculus, oculi (m2) eye
civis, civis (m/f3) citizen

I also do verbs, adjective, adverbs, et al.

Vale, dayrinni.
by elduce
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Chapter 32 Sententiae Antiquae
Replies: 2
Views: 6545

Scave,

The 'ipsi tibi' is Dative of Agent - right? - so maybe it means
"If you want me to cry/weep, you yourself must first suffer."
by elduce
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translation 'what doesn't kill me makes me stronger'
Replies: 6
Views: 6379

Isn't this an indirect question and so requires the subjunctive?

Quid non me necet me fortior facit.

If using relative pronouns I guess it's
[Id] quod non me necat...

Depends on whether Nietzche meant it to be a relative clause or a noun clause.
by elduce
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: jussive subjunctive- beginner question
Replies: 1
Views: 797

That article explains some different ways of looking at the Subjunctive, an infamously confusing mood. The article explains some subjunctive uses I have not seen such as "Velim studentes tacere." The article says it means "I would like the students to be silent." Wheelock never explained it like tha...
by elduce
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: From the Gallic War
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Salvete swiftnicholas atque ingrid70, Ingrid70: Thanks for your answer. I'm not sure whether you're right, but it's good to get opinions from other people. Do you understand why there are two 'contendit's? I don't. Swiftnicholas: The book I'm working out of is not De Bello Gallico itself but excerpt...
by elduce
Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Accusative of Space
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Accusative of Space

Just as there is the Ablative of Time Duration, I found there is also an Ablative of Space. This makes sense because space and time are related. Here Caesar has set up fortifications to stop the impending Gallic invasion: I'm including only the pertinent part of the sentence: ...milia passuum undevi...
by elduce
Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: From the Gallic War
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

From the Gallic War

I'm working out of a book entitled Second Year Latin . It's divided into the Gallic War and Jesus' life. Concerning the Gallic War, I read a difficult sentence. In this instance, Caesar, having learned that the Gauls are moving through Cisalpine Gaul, takes action: Contendit ab urbe proficisci et qu...
by elduce
Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Alternative syntax?
Replies: 3
Views: 1872

What I like about it is that the question-word omission makes intuitive sense.