Search found 418 matches

by Deudeditus
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Active and passive case
Replies: 52
Views: 17220

Re: Active and passive case

I don't know. It all seems a little bit silly to me. Sure, we can't just use the language however we want to; " Me's footing at house at fay cupla waten gless fir mae brither ," does not generally mean " I'm going home to get some glasses of water for my brothers. " Sure, we can't just borrow at wil...
by Deudeditus
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)
Replies: 16
Views: 14856

Re: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)

I'm not sure there has to be a real function to the language on diplomas. Traditionally, Latin is used. We all know what the piece of paper means when we see it. If we don't, we can ask, which does not stop the world from turning. Conversely, the world will keep turning if Universities decide to wri...
by Deudeditus
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ScorpioMartianus: Acta Diurna Universa
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: ScorpioMartianus: Acta Diurna Universa

I think if you were going to do subtitles, it would make more sense to put them in Latin. You'd have to figure out the demographic, I suppose. If students would be watching (That would be a nice homework assignment) you might want to make Latin subtitles. It would be easier for them to read it in En...
by Deudeditus
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin as the Official Language of the European Union
Replies: 14
Views: 8109

Old Norse :-) daro Yeah, that would rock. The only real problem is the kind of culture-specific words that wouldn't necessarily apply to an Italian. Church Latin would be probably the most practical... but not as cool as gamla íslenzkan. I mean, did the Romans have a word for Berserker? Maybe they...
by Deudeditus
Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Okay, can one of you Latin-Geeks confirm this...
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

haha. klingon. it would be loKhquERiss
by Deudeditus
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you had to pick just one
Replies: 21
Views: 6543

Oh and their military owned. while I agree with you, the greek military system was pretty badass for it's time, too. obviously you can't compare the later roman war machine to something that came so much earlier. But whatever. The roman system of warfare did, in fact, own. i would venture as far as...
by Deudeditus
Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you had to pick just one
Replies: 21
Views: 6543

Latin. It's more useful to me and it's more widely spoken, it's easy to teach the basics. The vocabulary is similar enough to spanish that Latin is actually helping me out with learning Spanish. lol. I told my friend that su prima es f ormosa and he understood me because he had read Don Quixote and ...
by Deudeditus
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: asking about Quam?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

well quam can be used in a variety of ways. relative pronoun illa est femina quam amo - she [that woman] is the woman whom i love used with comparatives ille fortior est quam hic - that man is stronger than this one. used with superlatives illa quam pulcherrima est - that woman is as beautiful as po...
by Deudeditus
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5719

I've found this topic to be very interesting and surprisingly, it has inspired some semblance of cogitation in me. :shock: :) I especially like: ...Just as it is essential for each one of us to have a memory, it is also essential that human kind have a memory of itself to learn of past glories and m...
by Deudeditus
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Yippee!
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

Congratulations! Tell us how you like Roma Aeterna! I'm actually only a few chapters away from it, myself, but a little girl (I believe she's 7 or so) has my copy. I gave it to her before I left for boot. but, hey, she reads it. i think she's almost done. :D :shock:

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: sententiae in Lingua Latina Pars Unus Familia Romana
Replies: 3
Views: 4427

Marcus similis mihi cum puer essem. :lol: Ego autem fratrem non habui, aut sororem. :lol: :lol:

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Origin of the Month of march.
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Chris Weimer wrote:He didn't become a God of war until Rome started adopting Hellenism.
Was that during the Kings, Chris?
by Deudeditus
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5719

We study history because we have the mental capacity to do so and some of us find it interesting. Now, the reasons why we should study history are different, in my opinion.

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Origin of the Month of march.
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Mars (by whichever name) was originally worshipped as a god of agriculture and the like. He began taking on the properties of a proper god of war very early on in rome's history, i think. Don't ask me to cite it. porque no puedo.

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wishing Everyone A Happy Ides of March!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7625

I came to this a bit late (just now) But thanks Jeff. I hope all y'all's was great.My friend and I have decided to celebrate St. Patty's day from the Ides to SPD itself. Happy (and stumbling) St. Patty's Day to you all!

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

I think i was going to have to take one. i'm not sure though. my friend had to take one. he said it was horrible.
by Deudeditus
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

The MOS (military occupational specialty) called for a Top Secret Clearance, and after I went to the intel office and was interviewed, (by the way, it was hella :D intense. I've never sweat while sitting down in a cold room before.) But it turns out that I forgot to mention something to my recruiter...
by Deudeditus
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300 watch the trailer if you are brave enough
Replies: 63
Views: 19976

Well considering that ever since I learned about Thermopylae in the 6th/7th grade or so, I have loved it, or at least the ideas carried with it, I was pretty hesitant to watch the movie. I think, from the reviews on Textkit alone :D , I'm going to go ahead and spend the almost-ten-dollars-times-two ...
by Deudeditus
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

GGG hella: an amazing word, but Ive noticed that it's use is hella common around the bay area, and I get strange looks in the valley whenever i use it like: there are hella ants on your counter, dude. :lol: but concerning 'dude' i've replaced it with 'man' or certain profanities. Luce: nunc aut in I...
by Deudeditus
Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

gratias Scop for the laugh. "thats why they invented Mexico... " :lol: concerning the word muddied, a) you are correct b) I shall have to send you a list of related slang words/phrases in common usage by la gente de mi pueblo. North Carolina? that would be a Looong sail on a 21 foot boat what is tha...
by Deudeditus
Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: necesse est?
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Didn't know about the acc. formation there, Luce. gratias
by Deudeditus
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

Some people just have to ruin it for others with their stupidity/etc. , I guess. I used to dig the scheissen out of Busta, until I found heavy metal, that is. 8) :lol: Care Scop, did I tell you that I shall be going sailing soon? Yes the ladies will be muddied and the libations will flow... this tim...
by Deudeditus
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

At rap, Dearest Scop, we do depart from a concordance of thought. But, then again, I really have a problem with what it represents in my society. Not United States society on the whole, but Southern California Society. The lyrical content of the rap over here is obscene. speak of fellatio and fornic...
by Deudeditus
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's
Replies: 15
Views: 12269

I think that G was first represented by C. ... Caius

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's
Replies: 15
Views: 12269

i believe the latter suggestion to be true, FrogFace. Romans didn't have our cool system of writing with dual forms for letters and punctuation and distinction between certain vowels and their consonantal counterparts.
by Deudeditus
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

couplets in la lingua pura, of course, Scop. :D In our beloved tongue which sings so sweetly on thine clouded hills and on mine. meam per barbam, Luce, I still can't understand QIP. haha and for the longest time I was confused because i couldn't find PRIMAST in the dictionary and wondered if it was ...
by Deudeditus
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the feasiblity of using ecclesiastical pronunciation.
Replies: 14
Views: 4801

Learn both. Use the 'classical' pronunciation with Vergil and the like, but use Ecclesiastical with mediaeval stuff. The different pronunciations are equally valid, but reading *chichero* might not sound as good as reading *kikero* and likewise, reading *solvet seyclum in favilla* might be better th...
by Deudeditus
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

no miento. usted y Lucas. I've been trying to learn me some spanish. haha. all ive gotten so far is SANTO CIELO y que pedo guey?
Send it to Hell, Amadeus? I think not. :D

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: veni veni veni cara, veni in cor meum
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

DITTO. But, seriously, would that there were more couplets in the modren world, Episcope.

-Jon

PS I have it on my Ipod. Along with his other stuff and Amadei reading about Heracles
by Deudeditus
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's
Replies: 15
Views: 12269

classically, it sounds good so far.
Good luck with your studies. Just remember to spend at least 30 minutes a day in your studies and you'll be fine. consistency is the key. and ask any question you need to. there are some enlightened cats here who are more than willing to help you.

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sic Semper Tyrannus?
Replies: 14
Views: 5457

Perhaps it is just bad grammar or perhaps it's Portuguese, as Agrippa says.
Agrippa was a funny cat, then. :lol: haha.. Portuguese. :D

Just thought I'd lighten the mood. Sic semper gravibus.

cheers,
-Jon
by Deudeditus
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: de Harrii Potteri libro IIo nuperrime in latinum converso
Replies: 1
Views: 946

that rocks! Sad to say, I'm a Harrius Potter freak. english and latin. I can't wait to get it, though. I like his translations, they're pretty easy to follow. I don't know much about style or anything, pero me gusta.

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

I agree with Amadeus in this respect.

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

Low blow, Peter. Not that there haven't been some low blows against you, though... The Air Force provides more than just planes, they also provide infantry and invaluable intelligence. And the Navy provides corpsman for the wounded. A good friend of mine was a corpsman. I ask you, please do not be d...
by Deudeditus
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

desinite. it's unbecoming of grown men to speak (well... write) thus.

Happy belated thanksgiving and Merry Christmas a little early!!

-Jon
by Deudeditus
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you brag about knowing Greek or Latin?
Replies: 17
Views: 4842

I tend to not say much, but give me a couple of bottles of liquid confidence and suddenly I know the mother of all romance languages, which should be pronounced like Italian if you want to win the hearts of the ladies, I've found. One time I recited Ovid's ars amatoria (of course I read it, not by h...
by Deudeditus
Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Another elegiacal pursuit
Replies: 5
Views: 7492

Marine Corps, actually. 13 weeks of bloody wonderful hell, amice. I'm actually leaving in 30 minutes or so. 8) I scored a job in crypto linguistics, so I'm pretty excited. I will talk to y'all in no time at all.

uale,

-Jon

Semper Fi
by Deudeditus
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Incarceratus libro ex textkit empto sine sumptu utetur
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

See ya in the water, dude ! Bene! But I'd have to wait untill after Basic Training (hence 'a kind of prison' :D )! :D I should have mentioned Camp Pendleton, amice. me paenitet (id sentio :lol: ), lo siento mucho, sorry. I joined the Marine Corps a while ago and the 6th is my ship date. (:shock: ee...
by Deudeditus
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Incarceratus libro ex textkit empto sine sumptu utetur
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Ionathan Kyneto Valesio s. d. Props, Kynete. I would write letters, you see, but I will be in a kind of a carcere, myself. Located in Sunny San Diego, right on the beach, only a short 4 mile jog/run in fact! :D Nevertheless, give my regards to your friend and assure him that if one can joke about a ...
by Deudeditus
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55348

By the way, I never cared for the smell of napalm in the morning, do you?
*sniff*... Smells like victory. :wink:

sorry, I just had to say it. :roll:

-Jon