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by CharlesH
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Double Negatives
Replies: 10
Views: 6553

If I'm not mistaken, in Old English, a double negative is emphatic (not at all, never) and that the 'double negative = positive' was an influence from Latin grammar.

CH
by CharlesH
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Battle of Brunanburh
Replies: 2
Views: 4569

Great! That is one of my favourite pieces in OE. I have considered translating it into Old Norse (minus any attempt at alliteration).

The same battle is in prose form in Egil's saga from the point of view of a couple of Norse mercenaries (Egil and his brother, Thorolf).

What inspired you?

CharlesH
by CharlesH
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Wheelock's. seriously? why? wheelock is so.... dry... Hmm.. I would use the word 'analytical' :-) .. and some (many?) people benefit from that approach. It is essential if one is interested in philology and/or linguistics as opposed to simply 'reading'. That said, I fully concur with thesaurus's op...
by CharlesH
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spanish Method and a Lingua Latina text Question
Replies: 13
Views: 9807

Thanks everyone. Just what I was looking for.

CharlesH
by CharlesH
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spanish Method and a Lingua Latina text Question
Replies: 13
Views: 9807

Spanish Method and a Lingua Latina text Question

Hi there, I seem to recall having come across a method for learning to read Spanish that is very similar to Orberg's Latin method, Lingua Latina. Could someone kindly point me in the right direction? Also, has anyone had a chance to look at the new book: Lingua Latina: A College Companion ? Thanks, ...
by CharlesH
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Short Italian Translation - Help Please
Replies: 9
Views: 3229

Thanks for the replies.

'anti-Europea' was a typo. The proper text is "anti-Europa" .


Thanks again,
CharlesH
by CharlesH
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Short Italian Translation - Help Please
Replies: 9
Views: 3229

Short Italian Translation - Help Please

A friend of mine picked up an Italian propaganda poster from WWII and brought it to me hpoing my Latin skills would be enough to translate it. Well, I got the gist of it but one word is troubling me and I'm playing fast and loose with the prepositions . If anyone here would like to help me, I would ...
by CharlesH
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Virginia Tech Massacre
Replies: 27
Views: 7286

Well, New Zealand has a population of about 4 million. There are several cities in America with a similar population to your whole country that have never had a school shooting either. I'm sure if New Zealand had another 296 million people, statistically speaking, there would be a good chance you wo...
by CharlesH
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: The KJV says the darndest things
Replies: 4
Views: 5456

English gender of 'Tree'

beam m. treow n. These are two OE words both meaning tree. Beam has cognates in the other Germanic languages: 'boom' in dutch, 'baum' in German. In OE it is also used to mean 'log'. It seems that in Mod. English the meaning has shifted to mean 'branch' or even more commonly, any piece of long, stra...
by CharlesH
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classicist or Romanticist
Replies: 30
Views: 7409

Lucus Eques wrote:I believe it may be more clearly stated, that English is prædominantly composed of classical tongues (namely Latin and Greek)[...]

I find that hard to believe.

How do you define "prædominantly composed"?


Charles
by CharlesH
Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: adjective formation questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

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by CharlesH
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm Learning....
Replies: 23
Views: 5928

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by CharlesH
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Comparing Wheelock to other courses
Replies: 27
Views: 51907

I really only have experience with a handful of Latin Books: Wheelock's, Lingua Latina, Oxford, and Cambridge. If you want to learn Latin for the sole purpose of reading latin for personal enjoyment, the latter three and LL in particular are the way to go. All of them have a simple presentation and ...
by CharlesH
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Military Honor
Replies: 46
Views: 12096

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by CharlesH
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: CUNY Latin Institute
Replies: 7
Views: 2320

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by CharlesH
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Any Classics grad students/PhD's here?
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: Any Classics grad students/PhD's here?

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by CharlesH
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 22
Views: 6009

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by CharlesH
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocab list for Carmina Catulli
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Carl Orff's Carmina Catulli

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by CharlesH
Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Hispanica
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

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by CharlesH
Sat May 20, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: WooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooo
Replies: 18
Views: 5097

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by CharlesH
Mon May 08, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Textkit versus study
Replies: 13
Views: 10469

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by CharlesH
Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which Latin Text is your Primary Learning Tool?
Replies: 9
Views: 3404

Primary: Lingua Latina (plus Latine Disco and Colloquia Personarum)

Secondary: Wheelock's Latin

Charles
by CharlesH
Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Register Your Vote for a Lingua Latina Forum - Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

On the contrary, it gives testimony to the fact that LL is very easy to follow and, hence, very few people have questions. At least that's what I think. I'm becoming a devotee to LL. I've had a semester of Latin and due to economics I'm continuing Latin autodidactically after a short respite. When ...
by CharlesH
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: English to Latin : Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Re: Faxit.

The weird thing is, I don't know how my brain put that there because in my head I was writing fecit. I may have seen it somewhere but it was probably a typo (x next to c).

Charles
by CharlesH
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Register Your Vote for a Lingua Latina Forum - Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

I will refrain from voting in this post despite the fact that I use Lingua Latina. I think the 'no' voters above bring up a valid point. Perhaps we should have a poll on whether there should be any forums that are 'text specific' or not. If I have a question regarding a particular Latin passage or g...
by CharlesH
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: English to Latin : Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Lucus Eques wrote:I don't understand the English.
I continue to praise her

The meaning of this part I assume is evident.

for making us possible.

In this part I mean 'because of her, we exist.'

Charles
by CharlesH
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina : Latine Disco
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Lingua Latina : Latine Disco

Hi there,

I have just picked up a few books in the Lingua Latina series and have a question for those who have used them.

Would you recommend reading the relevant chapter in Latine Disco before or after the chapter in Familia Romana?

Charles
by CharlesH
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: English to Latin : Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

English to Latin : Help!

I'm trying to translate the following sentence into Latin but my translation skills are rudimentary at best. Any help would be appreciated. I continue to praise her for making us possible. Continuo eam laudare propter nos possibilos faxit ??? Obviously the second part means 'makes us possible' (or d...
by CharlesH
Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Lingua Latina Forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 23727

Since I just received my copy of Lingua Latina I would strongly welcome a forum for it.

I am already on Cap. 4. It is easy so far but I expect the difficulty to ramp up immensely. I want to make a good dent in it by August.

Charles
by CharlesH
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: best translation of Beowulf?
Replies: 7
Views: 6001

I know that Seamus Heany's translation has the original text on facing pages I've heard good things about it. He creates the translation in the same style as the orig., with alliteration and whatnot, whenever possible. and there's some cool stuff about anglo-saxon metre in the front. Heaney's trans...
by CharlesH
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mel Gibson speaks ancient Mayan
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

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by CharlesH
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Quick Anecdote
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Not necessarily. A cousin of mine who is a doctor (a white-collar job) got hired over other candidates at a clinic which serves a lot of Spanish speaking customers because of her fluency in Spanish. And she only started studying Spanish in college. Ahh, I thought about that as I was editing my post...
by CharlesH
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Quick Anecdote
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

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by CharlesH
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Favorite Word(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

I like the name for 'Salzburg': Iuvavum

CharlesH
by CharlesH
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Fish tank? Bah! Intvertebrate Tank!
Replies: 13
Views: 3327

Well I have kept some large freshwater tanks but have no real experience with saltwater beyond a few weeks of maintaining them while housesitting. A good friend of mine had a 30 gallon tall saltwater tank with reef rock which is covered with organisms (mostly of the tubeworm type) so he didn't buy a...
by CharlesH
Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Classical or Medieval?
Replies: 74
Views: 38436

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by CharlesH
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why?
Replies: 31
Views: 8160

Not yet. Isn't Gothic a derivative of High German? I should look into it over the break. :) Anyone interested in this might want go to their library to check out a book called Old English and Its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages by Orrin W. Robinson It is a comparative...
by CharlesH
Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 9157

I may be mistaken but I thought Rowling had a Classics degree. It could be that her liberty with Latin is justified by her creative freedom as an author of fantasy fiction. CharlesH I understand what you mean by the usage of Latin in cantations. Though I personally have not read the books, the Harry...
by CharlesH
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: When your best friend wants to try weed...
Replies: 20
Views: 5385

Re: When your best friend wants to try weed...

...how do you tell them that's it's wrong? This is very stressful... Often people want to 'drop out' for a while and the use of marijuana is irrelevant. The people I know who smoke the most marijuana make the most money. I have another aquaintance from college who does nothing. No marijuana, nothin...
by CharlesH
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Novice
Replies: 8
Views: 8777

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