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by Kynetus Valesius
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Num operam perdo ?
Replies: 1
Views: 5834

Num operam perdo ?

Salvete amici Millibus verbis vocibusque discitis adhuc puto me tyro rudis esse - ecquid oportuit me hac in sententia accusitivum usurpare? post plusquam decem lucubrationum annos - dicendum autem quoque nullo modo studebam continenter - mihi confitendum est me posse tantummodo claudice scribere leg...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation help please
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Translation help please

Si laborandum est hic est locus idoneus or Si laborandum hic locus idoneus Si laborandum hic locus dignus I like "ideonus" because it specifies in what sense it is good we can skip the "tibi" because in the frase "if you have to work" is more or less equivalent to if One has to work - its a general ...
by Kynetus Valesius
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hamburga (help request)
Replies: 8
Views: 3018

Re: Hamburga (help request)

Hamburga, Florentissimum inferioris Saxoni: æ emporium, Anglorum frequẽtatione hoc tẽ: pore celeberrimum Ao Dñi: M.D.LXXII. Did earlier translations account for "Anglorum" . any whos here's is my guess Hamburg, the most prosperous market town of lower Saxony, most renowned presently for its crowds o...
by Kynetus Valesius
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin translation
Replies: 7
Views: 3027

Re: Latin translation

or leave out nisi

Nil cuiquam accidit quod homo haud aptus sit natura pati

in this construction the infinitive is dependent upon "aptus" which i think is allowed with certain adjectives

cuiquam is definitely better than alicui
by Kynetus Valesius
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin translation
Replies: 7
Views: 3027

Re: Latin translation

Nil cuiquam accidit nisi quod pati sit adeptus natura

Nothing happens to anyone except what he is fit by nature to endure?
by Kynetus Valesius
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 8
Views: 3404

Re: What are you reading right now?

Late last year, before I got on my current Koine kick, I was reading Ovid's Metamorphoses and Tacitus' Annals. I would read the selections several times and then listen. http://home.student.uu.se/jowi4905/latin/index.html But now Lois has me inspired to start listening to the fables she has recorded...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Sanskrit after Homer?
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: Sanskrit after Homer?

Hi all, Somehow are another, ancient languages have become a hobby of mine. I don't claim to be skilled in Latin, Sanskrit or Koine yet I am am not entirely ignorant about them either or about methods used to acquire them. The best edition of Bhagavad Gita from the our point of view (that is from a ...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?
Replies: 12
Views: 68644

Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Hi Everybody,

For English to Koine, check out Vine's expository dictionary of the new testament:

http://www.antioch.com.sg/cgi-bin/bible/vines/greek.pl

Ken Walsh
by Kynetus Valesius
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: quisquis voluit and quiēti animī
Replies: 6
Views: 2975

Re: quisquis voluit and quiēti animī

Thanks for these texts about Sulla. But where do they come from please?
by Kynetus Valesius
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: a small problem in another forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

a small problem in another forum

I am wondering whether any of you, as I suspect, might also be members of GLL (grex latine loquentium). So here is what's up. Last week I began posting on GLL a lot after a long silence. However, all of my posts appeared with broken lines even though when I composed them everything looked fine. Nor ...
by Kynetus Valesius
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: diis marinis colendis
Replies: 0
Views: 3917

diis marinis colendis

suis omnibus - infesti autem sciunt o sciunt quo sibi eundum - S.P.D. compressis manibus cynetus ille valesius procax liberque variae ac diversae sunt amoenae ac proficuae artes aquaticae, ut puta ars lintribus cymbisve aequoris secandi (navigatio), ars anima retenta urinandi ad fundum animalia ibi ...
by Kynetus Valesius
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: nuntii latinii
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: nuntii latinii

http://yle.fi/radio1/tiede/nuntii_latini/

this has both text and recordings for the most recent nuntii. but it is not the same page that I used to download from which was in english and included more episodes.
by Kynetus Valesius
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: nuntii latinii
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

nuntii latinii

I can't seem to find the web page for "nuntii latinii" - especially that section where the texts for the broadcasts are given. maybe something is wrong with my browser (chrome). can anyone help, please. cynetus
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grex Latine Loquentium
Replies: 48
Views: 22015

Re: Grex Latine Loquentium

oh sorry

didn't realize this was such an ancient topic when I responded ....forget it.
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grex Latine Loquentium
Replies: 48
Views: 22015

Re: Grex Latine Loquentium

I think you should write about this on the grex itself. i strongly encourage you to do so can you indicate if there are authors currently writing who display open racial animosity, animosity based on race or religion per se and nothing else? please bring an example. in this country i have often hear...
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advice on Lingua Latina for Children
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: Advice on Lingua Latina for Children

my suggestion is to use the Oxford Latin Course in conjunction with lingua latina. the drawings and storyline in the oxford book are very charming.

best
by Kynetus Valesius
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question regarding a sentence in ‘Reading Latin’
Replies: 9
Views: 3553

Re: Question regarding a sentence in ‘Reading Latin’

dominus meus frātrem uirum optimum habet such a simple sentence! yet i am often thrown off course in the face of seeming simplicity. My initial thought was: my LORD holds/considers MY brother to be an most excellent man. well Lord and My are out having seen others comments 1 my master has a brother,...
by Kynetus Valesius
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Survey of Latin orthography preferences
Replies: 65
Views: 19212

Re: Survey of Latin orthography preferences

i also filled out the survey. please DO include macrons - i am more nautral about the use of i/j v/u and caps. but i feel strongly that everything printed today in latin should have a convention for marking vowel length. I would guess there would be very few readers who wouldn't benefit from the mac...
by Kynetus Valesius
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin - How to stay motivated
Replies: 10
Views: 3091

Re: Latin - How to stay motivated

Hey, I began latin just on sort of a whim without any goals other than to have be doing something with my spare time that was in my mind a bit elevated over other pursuits. I should have given up long ago. Ancient languages are damn hard and even after years of study I can't say I know latin in the ...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Have I got these right?
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Have I got these right?

hey say, and I kid you not "glōriōsum modifies what?". Excuse me, but what fing use is that? This is hilarious! I have had the same thing occur to me numerous times. You'd think that the notes were there to help you, but nooooooooooo such luck. No wonder Latin is nearly dead. For three centuries, th...
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: glossa ordinaria help
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: glossa ordinaria help

What a "catena" is I don't know. But from your link it seems that you are interested in assembling - verse by verse - commentaries on these scriptures. Are you actively studying biblical greek, Hebrew and Latin? That would be the best preparation for some aspiring to do biblical exegisis. For greek ...
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sallust: Catilinae Coniuratio: 12.5
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Sallust: Catilinae Coniuratio: 12.5

fieri postest ut errem sed rem aliter video - isn't this a case of a contrary to fact condition in the present; they did these things exactly if such abuse were (but it isn't) the only purpose of empire?
by Kynetus Valesius
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a dubius derrivation
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

a dubius derrivation

Recently in another forum, another user brought to my attention an ancient author whose name I hadn't even heard of, Lucius Iunius Moderatus Columella, who authored "de re rustica" although there seem to have been several books by this same title. In any event, I was surprised to find that I could m...
by Kynetus Valesius
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: Rosetta Stone

Hi, Welcome to our group! Although latin can be frustrating, please stick with it. As a pastime, it will beat overtime collecting refrigerator magnets or train spotting. I've heard pretty good things about Rosetta Stone - though it is kind of pricey. If you are looking for something to supplement yo...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Caesar Ciceroni
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: Caesar Ciceroni

Christoph Cellarius, Caesaris Commentarii De Bello Gallico et Civili (Lipsiae, 1746), p.716, wrote: C. IVLII CAESARIS FRAGMENTA EX LIBRIS EPISTOLARUM AD M.T. CICERONEM CAESAR IMP. S. D. CICERONI IMP. Quum Furnium nostrum tantum vidissem, neque loqui, neque audire commode potuisset. quum properarem,...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ablative or Disjuncted Nominative?
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Re: Ablative or Disjuncted Nominative?

akisame

I can certainly understand your frustration! Cicero is very hard, at least to me and that after quite a number of years studying. Cynetus
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris

I had, I think, a version of this book from the TATTI renaissance library! BORING! I say BOUGHT because I never finished it.
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pliny
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

Re: Pliny

Adrianus noster scripsit You went with clause of result rather than clause of purpose. attamen minime mihi certum est me non prave reddidisse hanc plinii sententiam in linguam anglicam. proxima nocte diu rem in animo volvi. ominibus angulis problematis consideratis tandem decrevi te adriane accurati...
by Kynetus Valesius
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pliny
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

Re: Pliny

Properat illuc unde alii fugiunt, rectumque cursum recta gubernacula in periculum tenet adeo solutus metu, ut omnes illius mali motus omnes figuras ut deprenderat oculis dictaret enotaretque. () how about he hastened thither whence others fled and so fearlessly did he hold the course directly into t...
by Kynetus Valesius
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: G.LA.DI.VS: Grex Latinus Didacopolitanus
Replies: 2
Views: 5200

Re: G.LA.DI.VS: Grex Latinus Didacopolitanus

nescio quomodo hoc nuntium me praeterivisse ? si mens non laeva fuisset fuissem presens ad primos consessus celebrandos. me miserum
by Kynetus Valesius
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 34297

Re: lingua latina

hi little flower. you wrote I am also spending a lot of time at the moment with adler (in latinum). I find this book very useful for practising the structures I couldn't agree more. when you opened this topic on orberg, I was tempted to suggest that you do some work with adler but desisted. but havi...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question re gerantur.
Replies: 17
Views: 7195

Re: Question re gerantur.

though necessary my mind easily becomes fogged by grammar's abstractions. in this case through a combination of reading experience and formal study, i was able to understand the sentence at sight without a lot of analysis . once the understanding is there, the goal should be smooth idiomatic English...
by Kynetus Valesius
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: my plans
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

my plans

Thank you guys for the kind words. There are a few very skilled latinists here - especially several very talented proponents of Lingua Latina. I was also impressed by Petka's Christmas hymn. In the meantime, I am going through some changes. MOnday will be my last day at work in a job where I have be...
by Kynetus Valesius
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Possumus scribere fabulam latinam?
Replies: 2
Views: 3631

Magistro optimo suo Metrodoro proponenti ut una fabulam sine fine pangamus ceterisque legentibus salutem plurimam dicit Cyentus ille Valesius Quidni, amice? Inceptum jucundum proposuisti! Initio aliquantulum mutato, sine proximas fabulae sententias addam Olim, procul a lucis regnis absens, quidem pr...
by Kynetus Valesius
Mon May 07, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: what languages did Jesus speak
Replies: 72
Views: 32574

Hi all, As I began to study koine in early march, I began to wonder whether the sayings of Jesus in the new testament could have been his actual words - i.e. whether the words were first spoken in greek? I had never heard of this idea before; in fact it went against all that I thought I learned from...
by Kynetus Valesius
Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

great news .. I very much enjoyed the first in the series
by Kynetus Valesius
Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Horace: To Diana
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

friends I decided to share the horatian verses to diana with a skype friend in lima and ended up translating them into spanish for her.. although perhaps not rendered completely accurately, I was not unpleased with my effort O de tres nombres virgen (luna, hecate, diana), de bosques y montes guardia...
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Horace: To Diana
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Yes didymus I take your points. And I hope everything is relatively clear to the person who originally posted about the passagel. Best.
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Horace: To Diana
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Guardian of the mountains and groves, Virgin, you who, thrice called (i.e., presumably three-named -- Diana, Luna, Hecate, cf. Cat. 34), hear the girls laboring in the womb and snatch [them] away from death, three-formed goddess, With due respect, I don't think "in the womb" is quite right. The god...
by Kynetus Valesius
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Online Latin Grammar auf Deutsch?
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

I went through some of the links. This one seems pretty good. http://www.univie.ac.at/latein/gr/grammatik.htm On the left look for an index. You click on the item you want grammatical help with and you jump right to where it is in the text. Some of the other sites that I looked at didn't seem to hav...