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by Keegan
Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation and self learning
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Unfortunately, I'm currently tight for cash and can't even afford the audio CD (though I would like to hear what is to be said about it's quality first). Fortunately, I have recently found an old microphone, so in the near future, I hope to post some sound files ...
by Keegan
Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Virgil or Vergil
Replies: 18
Views: 8964

These are two explanations I have found:

about.com
Wikipedia

So it would seem his name was never given the an "i" until the middle ages. I feel that "Vergil" is the more acceptable spelling.
by Keegan
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation and self learning
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Pronunciation and self learning

I am fifteen years old and have recently begun teaching myself Latin with Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina series, which I'm having quite a lot of fun with. I am, however, worried about my pronunciation a bit. I have studied the pronunciation guides in the front of several grammars and dictionaries, and ...
by Keegan
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Swearing
Replies: 28
Views: 7474

Swearing

Some good friends of mine have been teasing me for studying Latin, a dead language, and I thought it would be funny to cuss at them in Latin next time they do so (we swear at each other enough in English, so it won't be taken personally). Does anyone know any obscenities that I could use?
by Keegan
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Starting a beginners' Wheelock study group.
Replies: 2
Views: 2648

I would like to join a workgroup. I own Wheelock's 6th edition, Workbook 3rd edition revised, and Grote's companion book, and have studied up to about chapter 4. Anytime is good for me to start. I don't mind going at a reasonably quick pace. If it lasts a long time, I might not be able to continue f...
by Keegan
Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: 6th edition versus 6th edition revised
Replies: 1
Views: 2425

6th edition versus 6th edition revised

Is there any important difference between the 6th edition and 6th edition revised versions of Wheelock's? Is it worth upgrading to the revised edition?
by Keegan
Tue May 17, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: V's and U's
Replies: 30
Views: 37218

I think the reason some people are confused about the letter u/v in Latin (I may be wrong here, correct me if I am) is the difference between how the letter tended to look when inscribed in stone or on a coin compared to how it looked in handwriting. I have noticed when inscribing, the Romans tended...
by Keegan
Sun May 15, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin study group
Replies: 27
Views: 8563

I might look at that copy on eBay. I would join a study group, I think I have enough time to do so. Is it starting anytime soon?
by Keegan
Sun May 15, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How many languages is it practical to learn at once?
Replies: 16
Views: 4040

How many languages is it practical to learn at once?

Lately, I have been finding there are more and more languages that I want to learn; definately more than it is practical to study at once. I am currently studying Japanese and Latin, and am a novice at both of them. I think I might be able to handle a third language, but I don't want to find myself ...
by Keegan
Sat May 07, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Books
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Okay, after looking around, I've decided that the Aeneid and Metamorphoses look the most interesting to me. I've already decided what copies of the Aeneid I'm going to buy (from amazon), but I'm still having trouble finding a nice printed copy of Metamorphoses. The Loeb edition is okay, I guess, but...
by Keegan
Tue May 03, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Books
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

You can also just print online copies of most authors' works. The ink cost can get expensive if you do that with the larger works though. That's pretty much the whole problem. I don't want to have to waste ink printing off huge parts of something like the Aeneid all at once. Ebay is kind of nice, p...
by Keegan
Tue May 03, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Books
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Latin Books

Hello all. I'm attempting to teach myself Latin, and one of my main interests is to read the works of the ancient authors. Problem is, I can't find any books of their works (that are actually in Latin, and not translations), and I don't like reading off of the internet; I would much rather have a po...