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by installer_swan
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Searching for original quote
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Searching for original quote

Hi all, I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong forum, but I thought this was the most apprporiate one. I have heard the following quote attributed to Socrates, but a few preliminary attempts to find it's original source failed to yield any success. By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you...
by installer_swan
Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: WEBCOMIX!
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

I'm checking these fora after a relly long time, maybe over a year, I guess. Life got too busy and my Latin learning got put on hold. I hope to start again, in the meantime, here're some more webcomic suggestions: Here's a blog post on some of the comics I read, but some of the best ones would be: C...
by installer_swan
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: HAPPY 2005 ALL!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Happy 2005 everyone! :D

My realistic resolution is to learn enough Latin this coming year.

Shanth
by installer_swan
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164647

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by installer_swan
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164647

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by installer_swan
Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Tsunami
Replies: 23
Views: 6531

There was a 2-3 hour gap before the Tsunami hit India and yet no warning was given and no protective action taken. And now our government has refused foreign aid :?: . I simply don't understand how polititians with their one-upmanship games and stupid pride/honour rhetoric don't care about the suff...
by installer_swan
Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin 'V'
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

I'm not sure about Latin but being a native Hindi speaker I can say that the Hindi V is a labiodental approximant which is somewhat between the english v and w but always consistently pronounced the same way. ie it's like an English w but the lips are not rounded as much and it is articulated betwee...
by installer_swan
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Ablative confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 4992

Thanks. By the way when would it be best to start reading a proper(?) Latin text, after finishing D'Ooge completely or after a sufficient number of lessons. If so, which text should I start with?

Shanth
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Ablative confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 4992

Ablative confusion

Page 46, Exercise 107, end of chapter XV. The sencence : The Germans, with (their) sons and daughters, are hastening with horses and wagons. is translated as : Germani cum filiis filiabusque cum equis et carris properant/maturant. [/i] in the answer key. :?: Why is the cum used? I interpreted the En...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do we say that?
Replies: 7
Views: 2292

classicalclarinet wrote:'put' and 'cut' has the same pronunciation?
Yikes. I actually meant putt(as in golf, not put), as in cut or but.
My typo. :oops:

Shanth
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is the Importance of pronunciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3689

ich kann nur ein bischen Deutsch I can only a bit German? Whether I'm learning Latin or not, I'm certainly learning German bißchen by bißchen on this site, with my dictionary. Haha, that happens, I used to speak perfectly unaccented Hindi(being my L1) , but after I started learning Bengali, I keep ...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Question Words
Replies: 3
Views: 3828

I think D'Ooge mentions somewhere that in questions the question word occurs first in a sentence usually.

Agricola ubi habitat? lay more stress on the agricola it is more like :[]b Where does the farmer live?[/b]

Shanth
by installer_swan
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do we say that?
Replies: 7
Views: 2292

Re: How do we say that?

Okay, I'm a beginner myself so let me try to answer this question and check if my own pronunciation is right. :) An example: The "long" a is pronounced as in father . Okay, no problem. (although a "long" a for us is like the a in say , but no matter.) Then the short a is described as being like the ...
by installer_swan
Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: grammer check
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Agricola aquam portat. Aquam agricolae portant.
Is the closest I can think of which makes sense:
The farmer carries water, the farmers carry water.

Is that what you meant?
Shanth
by installer_swan
Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation help
Replies: 1
Views: 811

And the flames of hell shall not prevail against me I'm learning Latin myself so this may be wrong :? but I think "Et portae inferi non praevalebunt ad versus me" should be allright. Doesn't eam mean her or is this some from some Latin work where it is referring to some inanimate thing which is fem...
by installer_swan
Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is your handle(username) at textkit?
Replies: 68
Views: 22778

I'm sorry I couldn't understand this very well, could someone please translate? I hope Anfang is masculine otherwise I'll be embarrassing myself. See die Deutsche Lehrerin sagt uns nicht, ob ein Wort M F oder N ist, da niemand weiß, was ein "case" ist. Shocked Als ich Walisisch lernte, vor etwa zwei...
by installer_swan
Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Is Greek the most exact language?
Replies: 17
Views: 23506

If that were the case, Sanskrit is far more precise than Greek, I don't know much about greek but I would agree that in terms of grammar Sanskrit is precise(I don't know whether more or less), but it has its own share of ambiguities, the biggest being that its vocabulary is highly ambiguous/metapho...
by installer_swan
Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is the Importance of pronunciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3689

The benefits, in terms of gaining a feeling for the language, If you all say so I'll try a bit harder :!: to pronounce words corectly. The only major slip I do have is that I often tend to pronounce the last -a long in filia for example, not just in the ablative but always, This is the only sound w...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: To throw or not to throw
Replies: 22
Views: 4625

Informative Wierd. :? Usually wikipedia artcles get ranked high on google and come on the first page of the search, yet they didn't for this one. The closest I got was this which led me to this wikipedia article . So I assumed wikipedia didn't have an article on jaffa cakes. Now I realise my great ...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice Puzzles in Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

I think the caption should read : sol la fides `SUB' ficit which leads to the same solution, sola fides sufficit. You're right... But 'sub' becomes 'subs' or 'sus' when placed before a consonant: sus-ficit > sufficit (cfr. suscipere, suspendere, sustentare, etc.). The webmaster of the ARCHIMEDIS' L...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is your handle(username) at textkit?
Replies: 68
Views: 22778

What is your handle(username) at textkit?

I'm sitting here in at the institute with nothing to do because the professor who is my project guide is out of station, & I can't go home 'cause he comes back on the 12th. So I'm here perfectly jobless posting stupid posts. Aah how I will look back nostalgically upon my pleasant colege days when I ...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: To throw or not to throw
Replies: 22
Views: 4625

Jaffa Cakes: Biscuit or Cake? The source of one of the most complex conundrums ever to challenge mankind: Is it a cake or is it a biscuit? These small circular sponges topped with chocolate and squidgy orange stuff have been the subject of much debate over the years. Even the British government has...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: To throw or not to throw
Replies: 22
Views: 4625

I happen to be an international terrorist who hijacked a plane to Cymru-land and tasted jaffa cakes. Now I'm plotting to overthrow the Queen and takeover all Jaffa cake factories to indulge myself. Besides with le miracle de la internet et wikipedia who doesn't know what they are? Chocolate cakes, P...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: To throw or not to throw
Replies: 22
Views: 4625

Ah. Ye olde tradition jaffa cakes to throw continues. This practice ancient of ours Age wither shall not, custom nor stale. Yet, one catch there be. If you a jaffa cake eat instead of throw. It, a habit shall become. Then try as you might, these jaffa cakes shall to your hands eternally stick and th...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice Puzzles in Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Sorry, I didn't know that you already knew. "I don't understand how those puzzles work" seemed pretty ambiguous :? .

Shanth
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is the Importance of pronunciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3689

Not to mention you will totally destroy the metre of any Latin poem if you do not preserve the quantity of each syllable That is a point I had not thought of, I agree that if you want to enjoy poetry then greater stress need be placed upon pronunciation, but I still believe that it does not merit a...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is the Importance of pronunciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3689

What is the Importance of pronunciation?

I somehow find the importance granted to pronunciation in Latin unneccessary and excessive. Today I suppose all Latin communication is essentially non-verbal, and even if a group of people wish to talk all that is neccessary is an agreed-upon common system of pronouncing words, within the said group...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice Puzzles in Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Sorry for the double post. But,if by I don't understand how those puzzles work :shock: you mean you didn't understand how rebuses work in general, than its like this: Words and/or symbols are written or arranged in a configuration such that when you describe the whole configuration and say it out in...
by installer_swan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice Puzzles in Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

sus, suis means "sow" (a female pig) I didn't get that one either, am still looking for an explanation for that, but I liked the others pretty much. Actually I'm a kind of puzzle freak, and if any of you know any other sources of any kind of puzzles in Latin(or any other language for that matter) I...
by installer_swan
Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice Puzzles in Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Sol and La are European names for musical notes, aren't they? (continental European I mean) Yes, I think even mediæval Latin, but ... Fides sus ficit. Could sus mean above? Is that it? Or does it mean below? I couldn't find sus in any (online)dictionary. That's the part I didn't understand. Shanth
by installer_swan
Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice Puzzles in Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Nice Puzzles in Latin

I found this really nice site with some Latin puzzles and rebuses. Some of you might have seen it but it's worth posting anyway. These are two rebuses from the site, and pretty good ones, try to get the sentence. The First one: http://www.archimedes-lab.org/images/obe_bis.gif Another one: http://www...
by installer_swan
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How do many hours a day do you study?
Replies: 22
Views: 5548

God I wish I could be regular like you guys, I've never had any habit of studying(or doing) anything regularly. I just get into these manic fits :shock: of interest in something and start reading on it and working on a subject like mad for a period ranging from a few days to a few weeks, and that's ...
by installer_swan
Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: dark rose
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Hi, I am new here and a Latin beginner myself, so this may be wrong :? but if I'm wrong others here will correct me anyway :lol:, so here goes: :idea: Tenebrosa Rosa [Dark/Gloomy Rose] Obscura Rosa if those are particularly the words you want to use, but I think that would convey the meaning of hidd...
by installer_swan
Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some help : Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Thanks, So my sentence should be : Libellus Latinus primus meus -> My first Latin notebook. Satyameva jayate...Only truth wins... isn't it? Yes, more exactly : Truth alone triumphs. it's the national motto of India, taken from the Mundaka Upanishad : ``Satyameva Jayate nanrutam'' ->"Truth alone Triu...
by installer_swan
Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introducing me ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2396

... in Asia. I am another physics major who likes to post this on the door. It's pretty wierd to know so many physics guys are out here. BTW, I missed one item of your you may be a physics major if ... list : if you frequently whistle the theme song to "MacGyver." Who/What is "MacGyver". So yay, I'...
by installer_swan
Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some help : Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Thanks. That makes sense. I somehow had this wierd idea that Latin is a noun in the sentence. I suppose that shows how great my understanding of English grammar is. I was misreading the English phrase as My first book of Latin and taking Latin as a noun in the Genitive . Would the phrase Liber primu...
by installer_swan
Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some help : Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Some help : Newbie

This may seem trivial but I want to write " My first latin book " in latin. Is it right to say : Liber Latini primus meus :?: I am confused by how to write the latin in this phrase ie. which case to put it in. Is correct to render it in the dative(and is Latini correct)? ie. My book (of) Latin. I ha...
by installer_swan
Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Doubt in one of the exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 3720

laborant, not loborant ;) Blame it on the typo-fairy.:lol: Thanks for the clarification. I'm pretty sure about the apostrophe. I was jut wondering if there is some rule about not declining to the genitive plural in some cases or something like that. The irregularities of English make me wary of the...
by installer_swan
Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Doubt in one of the exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 3720

Doubt in one of the exercises

The farmers' daughters do labour.
Exercise II.3 on page 39.

The answer key gives the answer as Filiae agricolae loborant.
Shouldn't it be Filiae agricolarum loborant.?

I just wanted to make sure, sorry if it seems very trivial or obvious.

Shanth
by installer_swan
Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introducing me ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2396

Thanks to you all for the welcome. Now comes the tough part, following through and actually study consistently :roll: through some stuff before I can get to the interesting stuff. There’re several physicists here. We also have a few Latinists too. :wink: Cool! Nice to know that. Also, by the way how...