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by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Search has been disabled?
Replies: 23
Views: 11017

Re: Search has been disabled?

Those updates sound great, and I'm looking forward to them!

But... to get back to the original topic- did the search function disappear intentionally, or accidentally? Will it be coming back?
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua latina per se illustrata: do you have the answers?
Replies: 3
Views: 4195

Re: Lingua latina per se illustrata: do you have the answers

You can buy the Teacher's Handbook on Amazon- it covers the Pensa, the Workbook, and also both for Level 2- Roma Aeterna. It was pretty reasonably priced last I checked. I also suggest the College Companion to LL!
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Book for Learning Intermediate Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 2918

Re: Best Book for Learning Intermediate Latin

What resources are you using at school? How do you learn best?

I second the Lingua Latina suggestion, as I always do- I'd also suggest picking up the College Companion book which explains the grammar in English for the first book.
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sat May 12, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advice for the Intermediate learner
Replies: 5
Views: 3734

Re: Advice for the Intermediate learner

You know, Orberg has lots of readers for students at your level- one of which is Caesar. I've posted the list of Lingua Latina resources in this forum, you should be able to find it on my list of posts (I'd look it up, but I'm about to sign off). Orberg sounds like the kind of thing that would be ve...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Wed May 18, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Study Milestones
Replies: 2
Views: 2385

Language Study Milestones

Hey, I thought we should have a place to celebrate our milestones in Latin and Greek and congratulate each other- progress in a textbook or in a translation, etc. It doesn't sound like much, but I'm about to finish chapter 10 of Lingua Latina, which is two chapters more than I finished when I tried ...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sun May 15, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Personality Types
Replies: 23
Views: 13153

Re: Personality Types

Also, for what it's worth, I've always heard that INFJ is the rarest type. I know a lot of INTJs, universities and such are full of them. :)
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Thu May 12, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Personality Types
Replies: 23
Views: 13153

Re: Personality Types

INFJ

And I know a bunch of people who have studied Greek, and many of them were INTJs- most of the rest were I's, at least. Of course, a lot of them were going into seminary.
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Wed May 11, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: flash cards
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Re: flash cards

Hi! I'm also entering the clergy, and am picking up Latin as a side hobby- I'm only in Cap. IX of LL though. Should you find a group like that, I'd love to join when I get to that ability level.
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Tue May 10, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronoun Drills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2619

Re: Pronoun Drills?

Don’t stare yourself blind trying to learn Latin in Latin, sometimes explanations given in a tounge you’re fluent in be very helpfull. Actually, I'm loving LL- Latin is the fifth language not my own I've done extensive work in, and has been the easiest by far. (I will go back and pick up Koine agai...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sun May 08, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronoun Drills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2619

Pronoun Drills?

Hi! So, I just finished Cap. VIII of LL, and I worry that I'm still kind of fuzzy on the various pronouns (and interrogative adjectives and such). Anybody have any Latin-only online drills for those? I think I have "hic" down okay, but "ille", and the various "qui" and "quis" and such aren't quite t...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best place to start learning Latin?
Replies: 11
Views: 7974

Re: Best place to start learning Latin?

Amazon's "Look Inside" feature is great for that. And if a book allows you to search, you can search for a common word and get an even better look at the contents. If you do go with LL, I really do suggest getting the College Companion as well, it explains the grammar as you go along, in English. Wh...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best place to start learning Latin?
Replies: 11
Views: 7974

Re: Best place to start learning Latin?

For what it's worth, I took Koine Greek before I ever started with Latin, and I'm only using LL, and I love it a lot. My prof for Greek added in a lot of readings (we used Mounce) and that was really what saved me. It depends on how you learn best- LL teaches by reading first, doing exercises second...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin read aloud with captions?
Replies: 7
Views: 6874

Re: Latin read aloud with captions?

Oh! I wasn't talking about the computer CD-ROM, just the audio CD. I have a netbook that runs Linux, and while I can boot Windows up I usually don't. So booting up Windows and connecting the external CD drive would be a hassle. Besides, I have the teacher's materials, so the correction isn't really ...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin read aloud with captions?
Replies: 7
Views: 6874

Re: Latin read aloud with captions?

Thank you all for the quick reply! These should be great. I really appreciate it!
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin read aloud with captions?
Replies: 7
Views: 6874

Latin read aloud with captions?

Hey again, I'm back. I worked my way through Cap. VIII of Lingua Latina last year, and then changed jobs and put it down for awhile- I've now started over and am in Cap. V. What I don't have, however, is any way of knowing what my pronunciation's like. I know that reading aloud will help me learn, a...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Experiences and opinions of learning with different books
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Experiences and opinions of learning with different books

Most of the troubles with LL cited here can be solved by getting the College Companion, which explains (in English) the grammar that is implied in the text, and also gives English translations of the words. I'm finding it very useful.
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: English Grammar Requirements for Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: English Grammar Requirements for Latin

I'm about halfway done with chapter 8. If you decide to go with LL, it's pretty cheap, especially compared to Wheelock's. I'd suggest getting the basic textbook, the workbook, the teaching resources (answer guide- for volumes 1 and 2!) and the college companion, and then downloading the extra free o...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: English Grammar Requirements for Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: English Grammar Requirements for Latin

There are some grammatical concepts that are more complicated in Latin (like noun declensions) and some that are more complicated in English. The nominative, dative, accusative, etc., are all concepts that are necessary for an even basic understanding of Latin- though almost all Latin texts will exp...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Index of Lingua Latina supplements
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Index of Lingua Latina supplements

Thank you! I will edit the list to reflect that.
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Index of Lingua Latina supplements
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Index of Lingua Latina supplements

This is mostly for my own reference, but I thought others might find it useful. There are several supplemental readers available for Lingua Latina, each with a different time it's supposed to be used in the series. I don't think I'm allowed to post links yet, but I'll put in the full names. To be us...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Typing Macrons w/Netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: Typing Macrons w/Netbook

Hey everybody, thank you for the help. I had been using the character map- but with international keyboard options, I didn't see much point in memorizing the Unicode numbers for each macron and copy-pasting was getting annoying. I will try the Maori keyboard- I'm not sure what the point of the Greek...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Typing Macrons w/Netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: Typing Macrons w/Netbook

When I have my keyboard set to Greek Latin in the language bar, and I press ` followed by an a, I get: à (not in this window, but in Openoffice). Same thing happens if I press left-Alt at the same time as the tilde. When I press Shift and ~ followed by an a, I get: ã. When I press right-Alt and a at...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Typing Macrons w/Netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Typing Macrons w/Netbook

Hey, so I saw the tutorial... er, somewhere... about how to change the options on the language bar so you can type in other languages, and I've got the Greek Poly and the Greek Latin keyboard setups added, and they work fine- only I can't seem to figure out what the dead key is for my keyboard. I'm ...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?
Replies: 18
Views: 9067

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

Thank you, Smythe! Those are very helpful. I'm still waiting for my College Companion to get here, but I think I'll be able to keep pretty busy until then. I'm going to start doing the exercises for Cap VI today.
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ever have your Latin corrected by an ignoramus?
Replies: 14
Views: 7687

Re: Ever have your Latin corrected by an ignoramus?

It drives me right up the wall when someone corrects me and is truly, horribly wrong. For example. A few years ago I was in a Biblical Hebrew class. Not introductory, a reading class. And I admittedly *sucked* at the language- it wasn't at all intuitive for me and I was endlessly confused. So one da...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Internalizing Attic Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: Internalizing Attic Greek

Hi Eyeshield- my Greek is sadly lacking at the moment, but I did have fairly decent Koine a couple years ago, and I'm happy to tell you what worked for me. The classes I was taking were focused on translating, but the professor insisted that we read aloud sentences at a time- simple ones, ones we co...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?
Replies: 18
Views: 9067

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

I've read a bit more of the board now, and I suppose there really isn't much point in an LL forum when we can just label our posts here. I've also created an Anki deck (thank you to... someone... for suggesting that program! I just wish I could put it on my blackberry- the only free flashcard progra...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?
Replies: 18
Views: 9067

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

(Hi, I promise I've posted an intro post in the introduction thread in the Open Forum, [in fact I think I accidentally posted two] but it hasn't gone through yet.} I'm just starting working my way through LL- I started Cap V today. I own Familia Romana, Exercitia Latina, the Teaching Resources and C...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 219387

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hi! I spent two years on Biblical Greek (Mounce, then Wallace) though I've lost a lot of it since, and am now trying to teach myself Latin with Lingua Latina. I'm finding I really like puzzling things out that way- I also have Wheelock, but I think I'll go through that after I'm done with LL. I'm st...
by Quin Firefrorefiddle
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 219387

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hi. I am studying to be a Lutheran pastor, so I worked my way through Mounce in a class a few years ago. Sadly, my Greek has slipped quite a bit since then (Ancient Hebrew took over my life and ate my brain for awhile there) but I look forward to getting back to it. I'm also trying to pick up Latin ...