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by nostos
Sat May 26, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Books I bought...
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

Amadeo salutem dico, Tus libros se ven muy padres, amice. Tuve la oportunidad de comprar un libro en latín (litúrgico, claro) en Guadalajara por 20 pesos en el tianguis cultural y no lo hice por estúpido y esnob, pero bueno, así era en ese entonces cuando pensaba que el latín eclesiástico era una ba...
by nostos
Fri May 25, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about sounds
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

by nostos
Mon May 21, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Good Online Bookstores for Classics?
Replies: 23
Views: 8352

plukidis, yer in Montreal :) There's a small used bookshop (also sells ice-cream and other goodies if I recall correctly, it's been about a year) in the Cremazie metro station which sells books in other languages; I got Ritchie's 'fabulae faciles' for a looney (I couldn't resist! A loonie! Gotta adm...
by nostos
Thu May 17, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is anyone else possessed ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

I share your ails, Kynete. I don't want help, though :)
by nostos
Mon May 14, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio?
Replies: 268
Views: 180321

I will bump this excellent thread I agree, this is one of the most brilliant threads produced by Textkittens so far. Excellent notes on the recording of Latin prose or poetry, cantator. I'll be using quite a few of them from now on. My lengthy Latin hiatus (which for me has been quite the punishmen...
by nostos
Wed May 09, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: what languages did Jesus speak
Replies: 72
Views: 31608

by nostos
Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio?
Replies: 268
Views: 180321

which in Spanish corresponds to B in any other position that is not absolute initial and after a nasal (in those cases it is plosive: bestia, ambición), for example in "lobo". Aha! You made it clear for me, Amadeus! The whole tiome I was trying to think of where that b could be a voiced bilabial f...
by nostos
Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 8351

Episcopus wrote:they should just make all degrees . . . 'floral decoration studies'.
Behold the Studies of Floral Decoration!
by nostos
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 8351

'Why', said the Dodo, 'the best way to explain it is to do it.'
by nostos
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio?
Replies: 268
Views: 180321

Amadeus wrote:
Rosenblat wrote:y hoy solo algunos maestros trasnochados mantienen con terquedad la vieja doctrina.
:lol:
by nostos
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Auiatione deque Arte Gladiatoria
Replies: 9
Views: 2355

I was thinking of their use interchangeably in questions (A&G §148b note). However G&L §105 ('Relative Pronouns') note 1: 'Archaic and legal [my emphasis] are quis and quid as relatives.' I would imagine he's using it in the legal sense to add an air of the official/authoritative. These are, after...
by nostos
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: adjective formation questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

is that there isn't a set of rules per se to be used in word formation. Hence, sometimes fourth declension nouns are formed from the past participle (sonitus, us from sono) and sometimes third declension nouns are formed (cogitatio from cogito). Remember that a lot of this word formation does not t...
by nostos
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio?
Replies: 268
Views: 180321

Re: my first contribution

P.S.: Don't you just wanna kill yourself when you've recorded the same thing about 10 times, and you're still not satisfied with it? I do. I can’t stand having to record the same line 36(+) times because I can’t seem to get the damnable pronunciation & intonation right, as was the case with me ...
by nostos
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Auiatione deque Arte Gladiatoria
Replies: 9
Views: 2355

bpq, qui and quis are interchangeable :wink:
by nostos
Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 13783

Magniloquens might be the root: but I wonder if that's an actual Latin word or rather a word coined by some erudite English scholar? It's from Latin magniloquus, a, um (though I'm not sure from what era). I don't see why the coinage would be magniloquus rather than magniloquens, which was my first ...
by nostos
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 13783

bellum paxque wrote:even "magniloquent" (whatever that means)
It means big but empty language, at least as I’ve learned it. But anyone who pays any attention can see that you mean the opposite, and it makes perfect sense as the opposite too from its roots ;)
by nostos
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Piratarum Caribbaei taeniolae praeuisio
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

amazing! :D
by nostos
Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: For the bored..
Replies: 2
Views: 934

For the bored..

Look at me! This is the strangest thing I've seen in some time.
by nostos
Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Pars I - Familia Romana
Replies: 84
Views: 72678

What the...? Could you elaborate more? Amabo te! :lol: And what's all this about me having little faith? It was a terrible joke, the faith bit. I should keep my fingers tied down, or spend a little time revising! Numquam suggests that every time (in the past, now, and perhaps the future) the teache...
by nostos
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Pars I - Familia Romana
Replies: 84
Views: 72678

When yer talking about something habitual, it's common to use the perfect (with the pres.), Amadeus. O thou of little faith! :lol:
by nostos
Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Pars I - Familia Romana
Replies: 84
Views: 72678

Ok, here's another one: On chapter XV verse 23, the school teacher says: «O, discipulos improbos...!» But then on verse 101, he says it differently: «O improbi discipuli!» In the first instance, shouldn't it be the vocative instead of the accusative? Or does one comma change everything? it ain'...
by nostos
Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Roman calendar
Replies: 23
Views: 5772

I was actually thinking of buying one of those blank calendars and writing out all the dates for myself (so I could have my own nearly-Julian calendar). The good thing about the Julian calendar is that the months have the same number of days as our motnhs; I think the major reason Gregory changed it...
by nostos
Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dolet
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

poor Quintus! :) Yer right about the body parts not being objects of dolere. The body parts are subjects; it's 'dolet' because all the body parts are just particulars under a single concept (i.e., 'body part'), hence you can keep the verb singular. You can do this with anything as long as they are a...
by nostos
Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Roman calendar
Replies: 23
Views: 5772

'tis a good idea, Amadeus, but I think you'll find a paucity of customers :P
by nostos
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Aymaras
Replies: 14
Views: 3536

Of course, GGG :) I was talking to a friend of mine who mentioned them (though he couldn't recall the name of the people), and at first my reaction was 'How??!!' And then he said that I should think spatially (for time), and it made so much sense (he's studying Greek thinking on time and space, so i...
by nostos
Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Aymaras
Replies: 14
Views: 3536

The Aymaras

I thought this might be interesting.


On a much, much, much sadder note, México acaba de perder contra Portugal en el mundial :cry: :cry: :cry:
by nostos
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete - From a new member
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

They're fine sokabs, if a bit English-word-ordery (the 2nd), but that will be taken care of with time.
by nostos
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Phrases?
Replies: 2
Views: 953

by nostos
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Americans Kill Zarqawi; Democrats "troubled"
Replies: 20
Views: 6452

PeterD wrote:Let's give it a rest. What do you guys say?
Agreed :)
by nostos
Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Americans Kill Zarqawi; Democrats "troubled"
Replies: 20
Views: 6452

Peter, it was Kylie Minogue (famous singer), and the joke had to do with your calling yourself 'provocateur' (agent provocateur is a brand of lingerie). It was his way of belittling the terminology you yourself used (though not, I assume, belittling you cuz that's not his style). I like annis and Sw...
by nostos
Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huge Latin Language Resource on Net Temporarily; HELP
Replies: 37
Views: 9605

I think ':P' is the friendly and jocular sarcasm one, at least that's how I use it most of the time. Not sure it's interpreted that way tho. Anyway I'm pretty sure he hangs out on a living Latin chatboard, but I'm not sure which one or what name he goes by. I tried PMing him not too long ago but the...
by nostos
Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huge Latin Language Resource on Net Temporarily; HELP
Replies: 37
Views: 9605

Ó‚uadhaigh wrote:Sorry to be a disappointment...

He had good Latin, did Kynetus.
You weren't a dissapointment, I just thought he'd returned

:cry:
by nostos
Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huge Latin Language Resource on Net Temporarily; HELP
Replies: 37
Views: 9605

dammit! When I first saw this I thought Kynetus Valesius was back!

Edit: oops! thought this was about another post till I read it.
by nostos
Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Bestiaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Thanks guys :) I just search the net for my avatars. After downloading the picture, I turn it into a thumbnail (so I don’t get any 'Your picture’s too big!'s), using this really cool thumbnail maker (its free!): http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/index.php Then I put up my thumbnails on this free si...
by nostos
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Bestiaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Bestiaries

by nostos
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Americans Kill Zarqawi; Democrats "troubled"
Replies: 20
Views: 6452

I have to agree with Amadeus. I thought it was an anti-Democrat joke.
by nostos
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: imperfect/perfect
Replies: 13
Views: 3101

amen, spiphany :)

edit: except for the part about the avatar, I just mean the communication stuff is worth amening :wink:
by nostos
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I need advice on how to take the National Latin Exam, please
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

I had the same problem when I first encountered qu-words. If you like I can email you a section of an old book I was writing before I'd known about the brilliance of doc Ørberg. It has several typos and places where it ain't too clear, but perhaps it'll help, perhaps it won't; I'm not even sure abo...
by nostos
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: I am very confused Chapter 1
Replies: 3
Views: 4954

Yer welcome :)
by nostos
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete - From a new member
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

I second the good wishes, sokabs. Welcome to Textkit :)