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by tZeD
Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation to latin
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

I think that #1 is correct (except that multus needs to agree in number with the noun it modifies*). It's one of two ways of expressing "have" in Latin, right? Wheelock, for example, has under Dative of Possession, sentences such as: Liber est mihi "I have a book" *What are the rules for agreement b...
by tZeD
Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Relative Difficulty of Classical Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 4983

Kynetus, Acutally, this is one of the few places where my real name wouldn't look too shabby. I guess that in Latin it would be Euthymius. And that has a nicer vocative than tZeD. Yeah, the word did look fishy, and you're right that I didn't even need a possesive at all there. Thanks. About your Lat...
by tZeD
Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Relative Difficulty of Classical Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 4983

I'm going to throw out the name of Cornelius Nepos. I learned Latin mostly on my own, and my (attempts at) reading were mostly whoever's (whosever? is this even a word?) books I found at book sales. At first I struggled with Cicero and some others, but Nepos was the first I found that I could unders...
by tZeD
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: vocabulary size of classical Latin and Attic Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 32490

For some reason, I've always remembered this since reading it, probably because it's pretty surprising. It's from William Harris's "The Intelligent Person's Guide to Latin". Latin has a relatively small vocabulary, with less that four thousand words in general, current use. Greek has three times tha...
by tZeD
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Pars I - Familia Romana
Replies: 84
Views: 75786

Re: Chapter VI: Servos malos baculo

Mark, Am I correct in my thinking that baculo is ablative therefore I can tanslate as "with" the staff/club? Yes. Also, note that "dominus" is nominative and "verberat" is an active verb, so your translation of the first part isn't completely accurate. Why is the conjuction et used in this sentance?...
by tZeD
Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please advise: How to begin self-study
Replies: 21
Views: 5900

Just to mention my experience, I self-studied with Wheelock over a good summer's worth of intense studying, and it was pretty successful (I can e.g. read a sentence :D). I don't know, but I liked the short chapters with their simple sentences to grasp the concepts and then the longer readings at the...
by tZeD
Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Caesar--"armata"
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Caesar--"armata"

A note to the text at the Perseus website paraphrases it as "armatorum virorum milia centum." This would suggest that "armata" is a variant form of the genitive plural, but it seems to be unique to instances where numbers are involved. Going by the note on Perseus, it just seems that "virorum" has ...
by tZeD
Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: REading Homer
Replies: 58
Views: 51590

Re: REading Homer

About the reading, I thought it sounds unnatural to say the least, but as for accuracy, I can't comment, although somethings sounded much different than I would've expected, e.g. his [size=134]ε[/size] was very close to . One question though: do we know anything about what overall sentence intonatio...
by tZeD
Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Brother-in-law
Replies: 2
Views: 896

The perseus dictionary says gener can also mean brother-in-law in the sense of sister's husband. This makes sense, to me at least as mod. Greek uses the same word for son-in-law and sister's husband as well. But nothing for the other kinds of brother-in-laws. Hope that helps.
by tZeD
Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin self-study approach, suggestions wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Hi, I just found this forum too and I'm very happy it exists now that I'm trying to improve my Anc. Greek and Latin. A few summers ago, I did something similar to your plan, where I worked through every exercise in Wheelock and struggled through all the readings in there (and kept testing myself by ...