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by beerclark
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 53878

Re: What's the point?

I would definitely have to agree with that. This whole "equality of man" in some national constitutions is but a myth. Are you talking theory or practice?? I think 'in theory' we are all just different kernels on the same ear of corn. Basically what I think adrianus has spelled out pretty well. You...
by beerclark
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative of Deus...?
Replies: 16
Views: 10002

Re: Vocative of Deus...?

I understand the philosophical discussion but this apparently leads some to think the that since the concept may be valid that the grammar will follow. That is what I don't understand. I think the grammatical discussion is moot. Let me make it clear though that I am certainly not a latin scholar... ...
by beerclark
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative of Deus...?
Replies: 16
Views: 10002

Re: Vocative of Deus...?

While this is apparently an old scholarly argument, I'm not sure why it is even a discussion outside of some trying to separate christianity from classic latin..... and for what reason I am not sure. Based on my very novice understanding... doesn't every noun have a vocative? At least per the basic ...
by beerclark
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 53878

Re: What's the point?

I'd say that the worst part of English is the tenses (not the verb forms, for heaven's sake, but the tenses themselves)...... For example, in Hebrew (I teach English to Hebrew and Russian speakers for a living) there is a system of only three tenses (that is, in modern Hebrew) – past, present and f...
by beerclark
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 8616

Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

I know this is late but the Nook reads pdf's if you are interested in that. If you don't mind talking to a salesman, you can go to a Barnes and Noble and try it out or have them show you.
by beerclark
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Need Students' Advice for my Book
Replies: 4
Views: 4372

Re: Need Students' Advice for my Book

jaihare: You are correct! I was being facetious so thanks for clarifying any confusion I may have left in my post.

...and my first name is Mike... so you were also correct with the initial "He". :D

rmansker: Best of luck with the book! Keep us posted.
by beerclark
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Synthetic > analytic
Replies: 32
Views: 15074

Re: Synthetic > analytic

I hope no one here sees me as their inferior because I speak a language with no case system and only two synthetic tenses, unmarked and marked-for-past. Lol.. I hope you will be treated as an equal! I think the premise of stating any particular language as superior of another (or simpler, for that ...
by beerclark
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: macrons
Replies: 13
Views: 12910

Re: macrons

Looks good from here! None of it sounds easy though. I'll stick with typing in WORD and then copying my whole text. But if I'm just typing in a forum, I will just skip the macrons for simplicity sake. I wanted to be able to do them in Excel because I am putting my vocabulary as I learn words through...
by beerclark
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 53878

Re: What's the point?

Grochojad: LOL... Amusing observation! You caught me with my own logic. Lavrentivs: I can't answer that question from any basis of my own knowledge, but I would venture to say you are correct. I would think that its simply a factor of having to learn less. Of course on an individual basis I'm sure t...
by beerclark
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 53878

Re: What's the point?

What do you think of the argument from intelligence, that has also been touched on here? Is it an illusion, that Latin requires more intelligence to read and write and bears witness of more intelligence, is that something we feel merely because we know English better than Latin? I think Latin does ...
by beerclark
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Need Students' Advice for my Book
Replies: 4
Views: 4372

Re: Need Students' Advice for my Book

Keep macrons in the beginner books! I started reading D'Ooge but needed more practice problems so, for now, I decided to read "Latin Made Simple" first. But the author states "The Romans didn't use macrons, so neither does this book". Well that's fine for native speakers of Latin...however there are...
by beerclark
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is anyone else bothered by that "Support" tab?
Replies: 19
Views: 9491

Re: Is anyone else bothered by that "Support" tab?

Ecce! Deus est bonus mihi. Cognovi responsum sinistrum latus "auxilium" signum molestie. Way to go! lol About your avatar, yours seems just the right size. I sometimes wonder if it is just older posts or just certain people that I haven't noticed. And I'm not blaming anyone. If I had one, I probabl...
by beerclark
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is anyone else bothered by that "Support" tab?
Replies: 19
Views: 9491

Re: Is anyone else bothered by that "Support" tab?

The support tab doesn't bother me. It doesn't interfere with my view . But it does look out of place since I don't see one like that on other websites. What does bother me is that there is no size limit on avatars on this site. I like people having them , but there are some avatars that take up more...
by beerclark
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Evertype: Alicia in Terra Mirabili
Replies: 25
Views: 11211

Re: Evertype: Alicia in Terra Mirabili

I personally appreciate macrons since I am still very early in learning latin. But I suppose it all depends on the purpose of your book! Whether its intended for learning or for experienced latinists to simply enjoy. Or, of course, to just get a wider audience. Is there going to be an electronic ver...
by beerclark
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 5379

Re: Documentaries

Nice list!

I saw the Rome series by HBO and thought it was fantastic. It seemed to capture the idea of living back then but there were specific inaccuracies. Nothing too bad though.

But I didn't know about the DVD with historical notes! I'll have to get those and watch it again now.
by beerclark
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 5379

Re: Documentaries

I wish I could tell you about a good TV or Movie documentary, but I only know what I happen to find on a learning channel when I have time to watch TV. I will say that for podcasts, I have found 2 that I think are great. They are both by amateurs but I think their passion and their respect for histo...
by beerclark
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: monthly magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 2826

Re: monthly magazine

I'm not sure if this is what you were looking for, but I think this site puts out a magazine 6 times a year. I can't read well enough in latin to confirm it though!

http://web.me.com/fundatiomelissa/Site/Salvete.html
by beerclark
Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this a mistake?
Replies: 10
Views: 3459

Re: Is this a mistake?

I stand corrected! I should have known that from all the thriller movies I've seen.

Thanks for clarifying timeo vs. timeor. I am not far enough in my studies to have known how that worked.
by beerclark
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: perhaps an annoying suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 5350

Re: perhaps an annoying suggestion

Bedell Its a nice idea but I don't think this site is vast enough to handle another language without watering down its core purpose. You would be adding 2 more factors: a new language; and a Modern language. It would water down what Textkit has.. plus it adds more work to everyone that already are p...
by beerclark
Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin on TV
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Re: Latin on TV

I would venture a guess that the acting was similar... if not worse in the History Channel's show. But The History Channel simply had the acting for context. So the narrator would give you a long break from the drama. So it sounds like Warrior Queen gave no such break! And they probably didn't speak...
by beerclark
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this a mistake?
Replies: 10
Views: 3459

Re: Is this a mistake?

Are you sure Timeo can mean "I am feared" ? I thought it it is strictly 'I' and 'fear' or 'afraid'.

Such as:
I fear
I do fear
I am afraid
I am fearing [not that anyone really uses that]
etc.

I am not very learned in latin yet but I think 'I am feared' is more like "Sum [feared]".
by beerclark
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin on TV
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Latin on TV

So I'm watching a show called Warrior Queen Boudica" (2006) on the Military Channel this morning. I turned it on in the middle but its basically (like most of these shows) mostly narrative with experts talking on and off. Its all over a consistent visual story with occasional dialogue. So the first ...
by beerclark
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Churchill
Replies: 0
Views: 2441

Re: Churchill

I am not at a level to really comment on the translation but it seems very good from what I see! Thanks for posting it. I do have one question: In the last sentence, you do not seem to repeat "victory" as Churchill spoke it. Was there a reason you do not repeat it in a similar fashion? Was it just a...
by beerclark
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman names
Replies: 27
Views: 15159

Re: Roman names

I'm not speaking from knowledge but opinion(mostly): I think in a history class, Cicero would be pronounced (in a USA school) with the soft c's. The point of history class would be well removed from the finer points of the language so they would use the commonly used form. I have generally always he...
by beerclark
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Made Simple - Doug Julius
Replies: 3
Views: 2267

Re: Latin Made Simple - Doug Julius

Thanks to both of you for the feedback. adrianus: I agree about the Romans already spoke the language so they would be able to figure our long vowels.. but I didn't think about the 'work' the author might be avoiding! motchmaster: I didn't realize how long this book has been around. The library copy...
by beerclark
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: macrons
Replies: 13
Views: 12910

Re: macrons

I don’t think I can do it in the forum posts… but in WORD I use ^ for the macrons. Such as û â î , etc. You hold down SHIFT and CONTROL and tap ^. Let go of all three then tap the vowel you want long and you will see the vowel with the ^ over it. It must be an MS Office or just WORD function. Testin...
by beerclark
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Made Simple - Doug Julius
Replies: 3
Views: 2267

Latin Made Simple - Doug Julius

I was curious if anyone has an opinion about this book? I began reading D'Ooge and enjoyed it. But I started looking around for exercises to practice more as I went along and came across this book. I am not far into it but I think I am going to read it all the way through before I switch again. I li...
by beerclark
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin easy to learn?
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Re: Latin easy to learn?

Craig: LOL... I thought it was a short/open question. Didn't notice the link either.

Lex: Much better description!
by beerclark
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin easy to learn?
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Re: Latin easy to learn?

Lol.. I think that's more for you to answer yourself! I am teaching myself and started not to long ago. My only previous experience with another language was French in High School. My skills have always leaned toward math/spacial and weak in english/language. Keeping in mind I am VERY new to this, a...
by beerclark
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: New version of "Latin For Beginners" published
Replies: 23
Views: 30488

Re: New version of "Latin For Beginners" published

I'm curious if you will make an e-book edition available. While I like the printed editions, I don't like the weight, so e-books are better for transient study. Having a native PDF where you get crisp text and can change the font size is a real improvement over image scans Did you ever find the e-b...
by beerclark
Tue May 03, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Verbs drills
Replies: 6
Views: 7079

Re: Verbs drills

At the risk of getting too elaborate with an excel sheet: You could not only hide a column but also have another column that can tell you if you are correct or not. You would need to put in an "IF" function. For example you could have something like this: Column 1 - "Necare" Column 2 - "to kill" (Yo...
by beerclark
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 232268

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hi My name is Mike and I've been slowly built up studying latin since X-mas when I got an e-reader. On a semi-whim I downloaded D'Ooge's book to play around with the reader and got sucked in almost right away. I've studied ancient history as a hobby for as long as I can remember. I've always felt at...