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by tjnor
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: In Omnia Paratus
Replies: 1
Views: 2765

In Omnia Paratus

I am always interested in the uses of Latin in popular culture, from the various mottos of different organizations to the often humorous attempts at Latin tattoos. For fans of the classic TV show, The Gilmore Girls , one prominent appearance of Latin is in the by-words of a secret Yale society, The ...
by tjnor
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI-Question
Replies: 12
Views: 4856

Re: Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI-Question

Gratias vobis ago,

A tip of the pileus to Nooj, Adrianus, modus.irrealis, Alatius for your help with this question.

Valete,

Timotheus
by tjnor
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI-Question
Replies: 12
Views: 4856

Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI-Question

Salvete Latinists: In capitulum triginta sex of Ørberg's Roma Aeterna,there is a passage (lines 63-66), that is giving me some trouble. It involves Curtius, who plunged headlong into a whirlpool. Here is the Latin: 63 Postremus siccatus est locus in medio foro 64 qui 'lacus Curtius' dicitur a nomine...
by tjnor
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hexametric Aeneid in English?
Replies: 15
Views: 4296

Re: Hexametric Aeneid in English?

Adriane, Perhaps you have already seen this. It's not the Aeneid nor is it even Latin, but it does contain many examples of English Hexamer, including Dr. Hawtrey's English Hexameter versions of some Homeric passages (starting at pg. 242) which Matthew Arnold praised as "the most successful attempt ...
by tjnor
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Musically Instrumented Textkittens
Replies: 11
Views: 4382

Re: Musically Instrumented Textkittens

I play (at a rudimentary level) the uilleann pipes (tibia utriclaris).

Vale, Timotheus
by tjnor
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Kendrick Greek Course Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2307

Re: Kendrick Greek Course Audio

Where, Oh where, has the classicalgreekaudio.blogspot.com gone?
by tjnor
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Ulysses and the Cyclops
Replies: 3
Views: 7777

Re: Ulysses and the Cyclops

Then again, it is comparable to Tolkien's Gollum and his use of endearments like "My Precious." Dickens had his villian Fagin call members of his gang of thieving boys, "My dear." The irony reinforces the deadly intent behind the words.
by tjnor
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 11442

Comenius has now made it to YouTube with this short video. I have also recorded chapter five of the Orbis in Video...
YouTube says that the video has been removed by you. Are you re-recording?
by tjnor
Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Addictive music; youtube; discussion (perhaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 4235

I like lute music quite a lot, and even Dowland's lute songs. It takes an act of will to not get a lute myself, actually. I adore Bach. Salve Annis, You might like to give a listen to Bach on the Nyckelharpa. It's unworldly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFuW6_zpshw&feature=related http://www.yout...
by tjnor
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Are We Rome? Tu Betchus!
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Are We Rome? Tu Betchus!

Fun and games from NYT columnist Maureen Dowd (in Latin!):
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/opini ... ref=slogin

Valete Omnes!
by tjnor
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which Is The Best Online Latin Dictionary?
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Which Is The Best Online Latin Dictionary?

Salvete omnes! I have done a quick search on Textkit to see if this question had already been addressed in a former post ("online" and "Latin" and "dictionary") . Nothing came up. So, I would like to take suggestions from those of you who use such tools. Please explain why you like the particular on...
by tjnor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: kennedys primer
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Here's a link to an old copy on Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=n6cBAA ... PA7-IA4,M1
by tjnor
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Memorisation Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

And now I see that a Textkitter has already discovered this gem and shared it with all of you: viewtopic.php?p=67872&sid=f5e062d33a3f0 ... baf6e9757f

The race is to the swift...
by tjnor
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Memorisation Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

As would you O Cantatore.
by tjnor
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Memorisation Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Salve Metrodore,

If you like Latin ditties you may like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDxgPdOo1TI

Vale,

Timotheus
by tjnor
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Is there a complete audio of the Iliad available?
Replies: 5
Views: 9323

Salve Essorant,

Gratias tibi ago quod me iuvisti!

Vale,

Timotheus
by tjnor
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Hexameters Englished
Replies: 2
Views: 2864

Hexameters Englished

Gratias tibi ago quod me iuvisti!
by tjnor
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Hexameters Englished
Replies: 2
Views: 2864

Hexameters Englished

Salvete Graeci, A few years ago someone posted an interesting example of a 19th cen. attempt to translate a fragment of Homer into English following strict hexameter meter. I have searched for this on Textkit, but cannot find it. Could someone with a better memory direct me to it, amabo te? Valete, ...
by tjnor
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Is there a complete audio of the Iliad available?
Replies: 5
Views: 9323

Is there a complete audio of the Iliad available?

Salvete Graeci,

Does anyone know of a complete recording-in Greek-of the Iliad? I have listened to the excerpts read by Stanley Lombardo
http://wiredforbooks.org/iliad/
but I would like to listen to the entire poem.

Valete,

Timotheus
by tjnor
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Lingua Latina Study Group on LatinStudy
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

New Lingua Latina Study Group on LatinStudy

Salvete Omnes, Some of you who have been looking for an online course in Orberg's Lingua Latina may wish to take a look at the LatinStudy website. They will begin a new group course (free) for Lingua Latina starting July 14th. I don't see it posted on the main website yet, but it should be up soon. ...
by tjnor
Wed May 21, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lombardo's Translations
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

Lombardo's Translations

Salvete Omnes, This weekend my wife and I had the privilege of hearing Stanley Lombardo speak at the Kansas City Literary Festival. Many of you probably know of his modern translations of Homer, Virgil, and other ancient poets. He is now working on a translation of Dante's Inferno . Prof. Lombardo s...
by tjnor
Wed May 21, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latinum SuperMemo Adventure (Edit)
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

Salve KramerKram,

I too use Supermemo. I think it is one of the best flashcard programs for PDA out there. I would be ineterested in your efforts. Are you posting your databases on the Supermemo website?

Have you found a way to use Greek characters with the program?

Vale,

Tim
by tjnor
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: CH3 P&R #3. Why in apposition?
Replies: 7
Views: 7727

Sapientiam amIcArum, fIlia mea, semper laudat fIlia mea is certainly in the nominative case and is therefore the subject of the verb laudat . So you have (in English) "My daughter always praises....what?. Well, since sapientiam amIcArum is in the accusative it is the object of the verb (it receives ...
by tjnor
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sprechen Sie Attisch?
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Sprechen Sie Attisch?

Salve Annis!

Umgangsprache means colloquial speech.
by tjnor
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Directions please
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

Directions please

Salvete!

Is septentriones the only Latin word for north?
It seems rather syllable-laden for such a simple concept. I also understand it has an astronomical origin (seven stars). This seems too poetic for such an oft-needed usage.
by tjnor
Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adler's Practical Grammar for Speaking and Writing Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 27849

So, Metrodore,

I'm curious, how did you find Adler's book in the first place?

Timotheus
by tjnor
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Learning method and tricks
Replies: 11
Views: 11524

Salve, I would encourage reading the D'Ooge Latin passages over and over again before you tackle the Enlish-to-Latin exercises. You might want to record them and play them back to yourself during the day. Just as the best writers in English are those who read a lot, the ability to write in Latin wil...
by tjnor
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Books Disappearing From Google
Replies: 13
Views: 6968

Salvete,

Has anyone emailed Google for a response? When I emailed them about the blurry Adler pages a real person sent an apt reply.

Has anyone asked the Latinum fellow what he knows about it?

Valete,

tjnor
by tjnor
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Latinum Podcast - over 1,600,000 audio files downloaded
Replies: 10
Views: 16748

Salve Metrodore, Is there another version of Adler online anywhere? The Google available version has some awful scanning issues, especially right at the beginning where you start your pensa (pgs 7-9). By the way, what is the name of your podcast's opening theme music? It sounds like an old student d...
by tjnor
Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: New to D'Ooge, looking for Latin buddies
Replies: 5
Views: 6067

Salve CodyKay, Congratulations on your work with D'Ooge. Things will start to get more exciting as you progress! Once Paul's GTTS site is up and running again, you may wish to request access to this. An earlier D'Ooge group has uploaded almost 2/3 of the lessons. It's a great tool for group learning...
by tjnor
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32531

Salve,

Well somebody at the Edmonton Northlands thinks they have a stampede:

http://www.foundlocally.com/Edmonton/Sp ... Sports.htm

Maybe they could hold gladitorial competitions at the Mall (maybe they have already?).

tjnor
by tjnor
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32531

Salve Klewlis,

Is that building behind you in your photo where they hold the Edmonton Stampede?

:wink:

tjnor
by tjnor
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: looking for ideas/input for textkit
Replies: 82
Views: 26121

Salve Klewlis, What people always seem to want is on-line instruction in ancient languages. Of course, after the enthusiasm gives out many of these ad hoc groups die off. Still, a core remains to become more permanent members of the Textkit community. It seems to me that ways might be found to distr...
by tjnor
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Latinum Podcast - over 1,600,000 audio files downloaded
Replies: 10
Views: 16748

Metrodorus-What a heroic endeavor!

Is there a suggested pathway through the material on your site or should one just dive in?

tjnor
by tjnor
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32531

Klewlis wrote: I'm just picky because we Canadians REALLY hate being confused with or grouped with americans. ;) Canadians are particularly touchy about this due to a) our love-hate relationship with the US and b) the fact that we derive so much of our identity from NOT being American. It's deeply r...
by tjnor
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Note to the Textkit Gods
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Note to the Textkit Gods

Author Message jdurkin40 Textkit Neophyte Joined: 05 Jul 2007 Posts: 2 Location: USA Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:22 am�� �Post subject: New member wants to start a new group! Hi, I have recently joined this forum and have just started to learn Latin. I am very interested in starting a new D'Oo...
by tjnor
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Crosby & Schaeffer Answer Key?
Replies: 0
Views: 1076

Crosby & Schaeffer Answer Key?

Hello, Does anyone know if there is an answer key available for Crosby & Schaeffer's Introduction to Gree k? Either hard copy or online? I don't find anything like this on the Bolchazy-Carducci site. I can't drum up anything on Google either. I did a search on Textkit, but I didn't find anything. Th...
by tjnor
Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mark Anthony
Replies: 21
Views: 9319

There is an underscore between "roman" and "names" in this url, thus:

www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/roman_names.html

Tim
by tjnor
Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mark Anthony
Replies: 21
Views: 9319

For what it's worth this seems to be an authoritative site:

www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/roman_names.htm
by tjnor
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: D'Ooge Redux
Replies: 0
Views: 805

D'Ooge Redux

Salvete, I am the last remaining member of the D'Ooge group that formed in January of '06. Two of us were keeping it going for the last year, but unfortunately my partner, Andre, could not continue. Andre was updating the GTTS site with new lessons. I would like to take on this task. About half of t...