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by Smythe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: perfect tense followed by present tense question
Replies: 3
Views: 240

perfect tense followed by present tense question

Howdy, I was reading this novella (Daimon) and then saw two examples of what I thought was an odd juxtaposition of tenses. I am familiar with the sequence of tenses as far as the subjunctive is concerned. I don't think that my question is related, though. Here are the sentences. Post paucôs diês, pl...
by Smythe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best way to use these materials together?
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Best way to use these materials together?

I think that you'll find that Orberg's (author of Lingua Latina) and Wheelock's teaching methodologies fundamentally disagree with each other. That being said, there are a couple of paths that people have gone down: 1) Gut it out and go through Wheelock's first. Then, use Lingua Latina as an interme...
by Smythe
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: accusative of possession??
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: accusative of possession??

Thank you, Ser. That was quite helpful.
by Smythe
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: accusative of possession??
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: accusative of possession??

Thanks all for your advice.

So, when i stated "I read the paragraph that the sentence was taken from and the context would make me think middle *of* the valley but I don't know if intuition is enough to go on.", really, intuition *was* enough to go on.
by Smythe
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: accusative of possession??
Replies: 6
Views: 700

accusative of possession??

So, I was reading this Wikipedia article about an early Christian who went on a pilgrimage and wrote about it in late classical Latin. In the article there was the following sentence: ***** Similarly, the use of ipsam in a phrase such as "per mediam vallem ipsam" (classical Latin "through [the] midd...
by Smythe
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about translation in Fabulae Syrae, Capitulum XXVIII
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Question about translation in Fabulae Syrae, Capitulum XXVIII

ahh .... using the passive of video to mean "seems". That makes sense. It's used that way in previous stories/chapters and I guess I thought that it didn't make sense here. But it does. Let's try this on for size: Cyparissus was then made a tree, tall and rigid, the highest part of which seemed to b...
by Smythe
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about translation in Fabulae Syrae, Capitulum XXVIII
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Question about translation in Fabulae Syrae, Capitulum XXVIII

Howdy, I am going through Fabulae Syrae and there is a story in there about the origins of cypress trees. In any case, this boy gets turned into the first cypress tree in this sentence. While I have a general understanding of what it is saying, I don't understand the construction. Your help is appre...
by Smythe
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New edition of Ad Alpes: a Tale of Roman Life
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Re: New edition of Ad Alpes: a Tale of Roman Life

Just received my edition of this from Amazon today. Looking forward to reading it. I’ve been scouring the web for intermediate readers after finishing Orberg and this looks perfect. Thanks for posting the link!
by Smythe
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Supplemental readings to go with D'Ooge; Lingua Latina?
Replies: 2
Views: 4591

Re: Supplemental readings to go with D'Ooge; Lingua Latina?

How old is your son? I guess you both are at the same level of Latin?
by Smythe
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Movies in Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 16880

Re: Movies in Latin

There's a 2014 movie called "The Roman" or "The Son of Raw's The Roman" by Simon Rawson. The script is entirely Ecclesiastical Latin, I think. I haven't been able to find the full movie (in fact, I believe the movie was only finished in June). I looked this up. Seems like it could be pretty cool. P...
by Smythe
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you memorize all those Latin noun and verb endings?
Replies: 18
Views: 16865

Re: How do you memorize all those Latin noun and verb ending

I've started and restarted learning Latin several times over the last few years. I've used all the books usually mentioned on this forum for self-learners. Same here. Started up again about 14 weeks ago. Sigh ... Anyways, about four years ago, I had tried memorizing all of them at once (thirty minu...
by Smythe
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help translating an epigram
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Re: Help translating an epigram

Actually, this would prolly be better than my other two suggestions:

Omnia resistere possum praeter temptātionem (it removes my nagging doubts about using the dative case for temptation).
by Smythe
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help translating an epigram
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Re: Help translating an epigram

Ūllum rem resistere possum nisi temptātionī. or converserly Omnia resistere possum nisi temptātionī. That's me winging it as well. There're prolly some special rules about the use of ullus, nisi, and the dative of tempatio that I am unfamiliar with. But hey, if you're just getting a tatoo, it's good...
by Smythe
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: what free latin-english software dictionary do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 4209

Re: what free latin-english software dictionary do you use?

Not a dictionary in the traditional sense, but I like it better.

Whitaker's Words
[url]http://archives.nd.edu/words.html[url]

You can search by the root word or by one which has an ending affixed to it.

-s
by Smythe
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grex Latine Loquentium
Replies: 48
Views: 22798

Re: Grex Latine Loquentium

As an addendum to Thesauarus' comments ... why, again, are we reviving this thread? It is dead, requiescat in pace.
by Smythe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Latin Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Latin Latin Dictionary

Wow! John Garland's dictionary looks like it would make a great reader!

Thanks for the link.
by Smythe
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Latin Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Latin Latin Dictionary

Thanks, Adrianus. That link is super-neat. I'd been wondering the same thing myself over the last week or two, since I think that when I look up words, it would help if it was Latin-to-Latin. Unfortunately, the DuCange glossary probably isn't for me. It isn't easily searchable nor does it seem to be...
by Smythe
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: kiss from a beautiful woman
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

Re: kiss from a beautiful woman

Thanks much!
by Smythe
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: kiss from a beautiful woman
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

kiss from a beautiful woman

Howdy, Quick question about a sentence translation: Item Lÿdia “Valē, amīce!” inquit, “Nihil habeō quod tibi dare possum – praeter ōsculum” et Mopsō ōsculum dat. Ille ōsculō tam pulchrae fēminae laetātur. So, in the first sentence, Lydia gives Mopsus a kiss as payment. The next sentence I had troubl...
by Smythe
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Super and Supra
Replies: 9
Views: 12092

Re: Super and Supra

This is vexing because in the first instance of 'super' occurring In LLPSI, it gives the sentence, "Super caput capillus est" and then in the notes in the margin it says, "super: prep + acc". Caput was definitely not in the accusative there. It is in fact in the accusative; because it is a neuter n...
by Smythe
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Super and Supra
Replies: 9
Views: 12092

Re: Super and Supra

Garrr ... I stumbled across this same problem just a few minutes ago and my initial internet search led, of course, to textkit. This is vexing because in the first instance of 'super' occurring In LLPSI, it gives the sentence, "Super caput capillus est" and then in the notes in the margin it says, "...
by Smythe
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Experiences and opinions of learning with different books
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Experiences and opinions of learning with different books

Howdy, Besides Lingua Latina and its ancillary texts, I use four other resources for learning Latin: 1) A copy of Wheelock. Primarily for the grammatical tables in the back but also, if I need, for more detailed grammtical explanations inside. 2) Online Latin dictionary. I have seven bookmarked. I m...
by Smythe
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning Declension
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: Learning Declension

Good luck, litlover! For a quick and dirty breakdown of declensions and conjugations, read this webpage: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wcd/Latin.htm (you can ignore the bit about 'how' to learn Latin, just read what he has to say about the basics). For more detailed descriptions, there are plenty of L...
by Smythe
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Can anyone take a look at this?
Replies: 49
Views: 10382

Re: Can anyone take a look at this?

Thanks, furrykef! That's fascinating.

What I wasn't paying attention to in this thread was that people were switching between dīxit and dīcit. What you and Adrianus have said makes perfect sense now that I realize my error.
by Smythe
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Can anyone take a look at this?
Replies: 49
Views: 10382

Re: Can anyone take a look at this?

Coolio. Thanks.
adrianus wrote: It can help to remember the Latin if you twist your English to suit it, though.
Yep, I am very guilty of this.
by Smythe
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Can anyone take a look at this?
Replies: 49
Views: 10382

Re: Can anyone take a look at this?

Indirect speech // Oratio obliqua "Dixit Dracula sanguinem eius/ei colorem pulchrum esse" = "Dracula said that his blood was a beautiful colour" "Dixit Dracula colorem sanguinis eius/ei pulchrum esse" = "Dracula said that the colour of his blood was beautiful" I have been translating indirect speec...
by Smythe
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?
Replies: 18
Views: 9684

Re: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?

With regards to review, I try to read the previous couple of chapters, along with the current chapter every day so I don't forget the tricky bits after getting done with a chapter. Everyone probably gets stuck at different places. Unlike pmda, I blazed through Chapter 10. Chapter 11, however, kicked...
by Smythe
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Exercitia latina ch 10 (orberg)
Replies: 5
Views: 2195

Re: Exercitia latina ch 10 (orberg)

pmda wrote:I ... would like anyone qualified to cast an eye over it.
By that, he means "Not Smythe". ;)

Looks pretty good, though.
by Smythe
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vivarium Novum
Replies: 6
Views: 2419

Re: Vivarium Novum

Hunhh... The videos are kinda neat ... watched the one for capitulum primum and the one for the current chapter that I'm on (capitilum ūndecimum). The accent is very jarring, but hey, the Romans are their direct ancestors, not mine, so I'll cut 'em some slack. I just don't know if the videos would h...
by Smythe
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Golden Ass ... a question
Replies: 1
Views: 971

The Golden Ass ... a question

Also known as The Metamorphoses of Apuleius....apparently the only Latin novel to survive in it's entirety: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Ass I just heard about it today and am interested in it. According to the article, Apuleius uses a lot of archaic and little-used words, so it looks lik...
by Smythe
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Typing Macrons w/Netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Re: Typing Macrons w/Netbook

Howdy .... Adrianus has put forth some pretty good information. I didn't respond at first because it seemed like you were going after Greek macrons at first. If you are just going after Latin Macrons in either Windows or MacOS (( ĀĒĪŌŪ āēīōū -sorry, no "y"s)), then do as Adrianus said and shift your...
by Smythe
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Survey of Latin orthography preferences
Replies: 65
Views: 20029

Re: Survey of Latin orthography preferences

Very cool. Looks good! When shall it be available?
by Smythe
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's up with the boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 4658

What's up with the boards?

The message boards are very, very slow to respond. No one seems to be posting. Anyone know what's up?
by Smythe
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?
Replies: 18
Views: 9684

Re: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?

I do wish the readings in the Colloquia were a little longer, and that they went beyond Cap 26. I've also been looking at the Latin readers and such that Orberg and others have on Amazon, the easy ones designed for beginners, but all of them are designed for people who have finished Familia Romana,...
by Smythe
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about the use of 'id est'
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Re: Question about the use of 'id est'

Cool. Many thanks. I knew that 'i.e.' = 'id est' and how it was used in English, just not that it was used the same way in Latin. Also, the link showing that familia primarily meant the slaves in a household or a household establishment was helpful, too.
by Smythe
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: in umeros imponit
Replies: 11
Views: 3380

Re: in umeros imponit

As a further note, in an older version of Lingua Latina, Oerberg does use the ablative:

Pastor laetus ovem nigram in umeris imponit eam-que portat ad ceteras oves, quae sine pastore in campo errant.

From here
by Smythe
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about the use of 'id est'
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Question about the use of 'id est'

Salvēte! I have a question about the following sentence: Iūlius est dominus pecūniōsus, quī magnam vīllam habet et magnam familiam, id est multōs servōs. My translation is as follows: Julius is a rich lord, who has a large estate and large family, that is many slaves. My understanding so far is limi...
by Smythe
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: in umeros imponit
Replies: 11
Views: 3380

Re: in umeros imponit

According to a variety of sources, it can mean 'upon' when used with the accusative: From D'ooge: in , prep. with acc. into, to against, at, upon , towards: with abl. in, on I seem to recall from ye olde high school Latin that the usage should be dependent on whether 'in' is being used to indicate a...
by Smythe
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advice on Lingua Latina for Children
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: Advice on Lingua Latina for Children

Howdy. I have no idea what the right answer is. I'm taking LL myself right now. However, they do have a mailing list which is chock full of actual Latin teachers with tons of experience. You can sign up there at: http://nxport.com/mailman/listinfo/oerberg Once on, you can solicit opinions of people ...
by Smythe
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: use of hic as opposed to haec
Replies: 8
Views: 3275

Re: use of hic as opposed to haec

But look! This post appeared right away on the thread as soon as I clicked the "submit" button! Is the system changed back to the good old days? I think there was a post sometime earlier by Jeff saying only people who have less than X (I'm guessing 10) posts need to have their posts approved. I'm n...