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by mariek
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning French
Replies: 32
Views: 13918

I watched French in Action a number of years ago and thought it was pretty good. They might still show it on TV. They were always on at odd hours so I'd have Tivo record it for me. I did not know that you could download them. That's pretty cool! I'll have to go take a lookie...
by mariek
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin audio
Replies: 14
Views: 12703

Thanks for the link, I'll go check that out...
by mariek
Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 7923

Only 4 choices? :? I know people who are fluent in more than 4 ...
by mariek
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Welcome to Textkit! :-)
by mariek
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you brag about knowing Greek or Latin?
Replies: 17
Views: 3938

I sneakily made a screensaver out of Iliad book 1 + translation. When I turn my laptop in screensaver mode, I just have to wait. Someone will always want to know what it is :) There was a time when I played Latin on my laptop at work. Someone actually came up to me and asked me, "Why are you listen...
by mariek
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 2391

Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas.

We got the best Christmas gift of all... a babysitter for 2 nights (probably in February), so DH & I can have a weekend getaway, just the two of us. :-) We haven't done that since.... Jan 2005.
by mariek
Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: My little introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Welcome to Textkit!
by mariek
Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Hi Anthony!

Welcome to Textkit!
by mariek
Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 7899

"A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election."---Bill Vaughn Hadn't heard that one. Don't know the stats at my polling place, but I have never had to wait in line. I heard that the US has one of the lowest voter turnouts...
by mariek
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Hi Anthony,

Welcome to Textkit!!! :D
by mariek
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: kalunga (new member)
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Welcome to Textkit!
by mariek
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Best Place to Master English on the Net
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:Are you aware of French in Action?
I will second this. It is a wonderful series. I didn't know it was available online. I have them all on tape. Unfortunately my VCR died a couple years ago. Will need to somehow get all this onto DVD ... someday...
by mariek
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I have exciting news! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2316

How exciting!! And in Italy! Sounds like fun. Good luck!!!
by mariek
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Je viens d'obtenir dix-sept ans
Replies: 18
Views: 4079

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a tripendicular day...
by mariek
Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Welcome to Textkit!
by mariek
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Beginner
Replies: 10
Views: 2784

Welcome Katalan! You've gotten great advice from other members here. This site is a great resource for free learning materials. A number of people here have used D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners, which you can download from this site, http://www.textkit.com/latin_grammar.php , and there is also an answe...
by mariek
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Foreign Films
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

I'd have to say France, Japan, China/Taiwan top my list.
by mariek
Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 15753

Congrats on getting into Cambridge!!! Wicked cool. I was wondering what happened to you. Good to see you back here as well.
by mariek
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I don't know which way this poll will swing ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2794

Are the results as you suspected?
by mariek
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete - from another new member
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Welcome to Textkit!!!
by mariek
Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: help: Need the anwser key, help
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Hope you don't mind, I moved your post to the Learning Greek section where I think you'll get a better response...
by mariek
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 12828

One of my faves is Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. The title is Le Samouraï Virtuel , if you want to read it in French. :D Sorry....don't know French...but I will check it out in English. It's not for everyone, however if you enjoy Snow Crash , you should check out his other novel, The Diamond Age ...
by mariek
Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 12828

Ok....so I have a question for you guys. If you could recommend one of your all time favorite Sci-Fi books....what would it be?? Some people have mentioned Ender's Game , that was a fun read. I never went on to read any of the sequels though. :? One of my faves is Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. The...
by mariek
Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 12828

Lot of variety in reading preferences here. Deception point was allright but I liked Digital Fortress better. I have to wonder how many who have read Davinci code went on to read the other books. I read DVC first, then went on to Deception Point which I hated hated hated. Then I started Angels & De...
by mariek
Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete!
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Welcome to Textkit!
by mariek
Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 12828

Gosh, most of you are reading such heavy stuff. I'm reading much lighter stuff these days. I'm in a mystery novel phase, and am working through my 4th Elizabeth George novel, Playing for the Ashes . And I'm also flipping through various parenting books. Since my little girl always comes up to "help"...
by mariek
Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete et Khairete
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Welcome to Textkit! That Latin conversation club sounds like fun!
by mariek
Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Welcome to Textkit!
by mariek
Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please correct the PDF Books - They are missing PAGES!
Replies: 2
Views: 822

It might be more efficacious to enumerate which specific books and their missing page numbers. :wink:
by mariek
Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which Latin Text is your Primary Learning Tool?
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

I hadn't heard of the Aeneas to Augustus book. Has anyone tried it (even if it's not your primary text)? I haven't tried it yet since I'm not up to that level yet (sigh). I saw this book a few years back and thought I had to get it when I'm ready. Unfortunately it is hard to find, and I have never ...
by mariek
Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Software
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

If it's a linux computer running KDE it may already have been installed by default. Bummer... I've just discovered that we're running Gnome, not KDE. I suppose I could always set up a new computer (or my current one) to run Kubuntu... The second one offers free access to netlibrary.com, which has t...
by mariek
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Software
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

For Linux, there's a relatively analogous program called KLatin (for KDE): http://edu.kde.org/klatin/index.php That is wicked cool. I've bookmarked it. I wonder if DH would mind if I installed this on his computer... :? Also, it's a long-shot, but you may want to check your library. Mine has a deal...
by mariek
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Minor Earthquake in San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 861

A 4.7 magnitude at 5:24am ... http://www.ktvu.com/weather/9373989/detail.html

Just sit back and enjoy the ride. :lol: Though I have to say it must have startled my 14 mos old, cuz she turned on her soother.

Can't complain though... it sure beats annual hurricanes.
by mariek
Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete - From a new member
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Welcome to Textkit! And Good Luck on your Latin course!
by mariek
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina rocks! i love learning latine!
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Woohoo!

I just placed my order for Lingua Latina 1 & 2. And I'm thinking of stopping by Borders later today to pick up Cambridge Latin Course which Mfranks recommended using concurrently with the LL series. Hopefully I can get back on the wagon... :)
by mariek
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hella
Replies: 38
Views: 8614

Ah... I was wondering how this poll originated. People have been using hella for a hella long time, since the 80s I believe, so I think most people would understand what you're trying to say.. I tend to think hella is usually followed by an adjective or verb, however it is sometimes followed by a no...
by mariek
Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Lingua Latina Forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 22109

I reserved a copy from Borders and it was there early. Amazon autem hasn't let me down yet. Then again, I haven't ordered LL from Amazon, either. Ah... I stopped by Borders today and did a search for LL at their kiosk, LL came up as "out of print", so I didn't even bother to inquire about ordering ...
by mariek
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Lingua Latina Forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 22109

I suffered shipping delay after shipping delay when I ordered LL from Amazon - to the point where I cancelled the order. I must say this is not my normal experience with Amazon. It just seems to be with LL. I then ordered from www.pullins.com and it shipped immediately. What a strange Amazon experi...
by mariek
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Private School - Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 11323

I think it sometimes depends on the situation. In my case, decades ago, SF was doing a bussing thing (are they still doing this?) where they wanted to send me to a school in Hunter's Point for 6th grade, despite the fact that there was a Middle School/Junior High only 2 blocks from where I lived. My...
by mariek
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Lingua Latina Forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 22109

To anyone contemplating purchasing this series from Amazon - DON'T ! I strongly suggest purchasing from the publisher, or perhaps from http://www.pullins.com Amazon.com is definitely NOT gay with Hans H. Orberg. Just wondering why not order from amazon, since I was thinking of doing just that. What...