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by Dominus
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Gnaeus
Replies: 4
Views: 5714

Re: Gnaeus

See I would just do it a 'Gn' in 'Gnocchi' (N-y-ork-ie). Its a nasal sound. So for me it would sound like: (N-y-ie-oos) But thats only because saying it as (G-Nie-oos) is quite hard. Hm, interesting. Is English your first language? Because for me, using a hard G is easier by far. Yer, English is my...
by Dominus
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Gnaeus
Replies: 4
Views: 5714

Re: Gnaeus

See I would just do it a 'Gn' in 'Gnocchi' (N-y-ork-ie). Its a nasal sound. So for me it would sound like:
(N-y-ie-oos)

But thats only because saying it as (G-Nie-oos) is quite hard.
by Dominus
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 50009

Re: What's the point?

Woo, I'm one of the last few teens who write in cursive out there, plus I teach myself Latin, history, and many other archaic languages and historical entities and I'm said to be one of the most academically gifted 16 year olds in the area. :mrgreen: You see, Latin is useful. I can't say why, and I ...
by Dominus
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 50009

Re: What's the point?

I was talking of old english, but I prefer to call it Ænglisc, even in modern day English, its just a historical quirk of mine, I prefer to use Old English words sometimes in modern English, never mind, back on topic. Because I know Latin (via French) wasn't really introduced into English after 1066...
by Dominus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 50009

Re: What's the point?

Nope Well not technically, but one would consider Aenglish to be mostly composed of Latin based words and Germanic-Scandinavian-Norwegian based words. To pick a nit: Why are you writing "Aenglish"? I don't know anyone pronounces it with the first vowel as /æ/. While English isn't the most phonetic ...
by Dominus
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 50009

Re: What's the point?

Nope
Well not technically, but one would consider Aenglish to be mostly composed of Latin based words and Germanic-Scandinavian-Norwegian based words.
by Dominus
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 50009

Re: What's the point?

I think English as your native tongue is the perfect position to judge a elegant language from a barbaric language. Look here: English - My Lord, My God German - mein Herr, mein Gott Latin - Domine, deus meus I chose German against Latin as that is a perfect oppenent from an English point of view, w...
by Dominus
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 50009

Re: What's the point?

Well personally, its the fact that Latin was one of the single biggest factors that carved the world today - There is no objective reason to learn it, but fully subjective. Latin is our history, and our history is us. We, the people of this blue marble must honour our history, respect it as we respe...
by Dominus
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Pronunciation of words
Replies: 18
Views: 23647

Re: Pronunciation of words

Well I moved here to Australia when I was 6, so I'm even just as fluent, or even more in English (its probably my first tongue). But I will pronounce Latin with the way d'Oooge describes, and other sources but with my Italian toning. Would that be close in your opinion.
by Dominus
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: New version of "Latin For Beginners" published
Replies: 23
Views: 28587

Re: New version of "Latin For Beginners" published

Just bought the centurion edition brand new off eBay! Cannot wait until it arrives!
by Dominus
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: How long did it take you to complete the book?
Replies: 1
Views: 3372

Re: How long did it take you to complete the book?

I think i mean't how long did it take for you to complete D'Ooges book, going through all the exercises, remembering the grammer, the vocab, etc...
by Dominus
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Pronunciation of words
Replies: 18
Views: 23647

Re: Pronunciation of words

I know how to pronounce Italian, since I speak it. As I am starting off with Latin atm, do you think my Italian would help my classical Latin pronunciation, as I have never heard classical Latin.
by Dominus
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: How long did it take you to complete the book?
Replies: 1
Views: 3372

How long did it take you to complete the book?

How long did it take you to complete the book? Including how many hours a day you spent on it.

And, can you now read, write, and speak Latin fluently? Did you need much further studying?
by Dominus
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Anywhere I can find Latin texts online?
Replies: 9
Views: 3304

Anywhere I can find Latin texts online?

Can I find Classical Latin books or other Roman texts online.

Like Caesars Gallic Wars, etc...
by Dominus
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 217812

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

Ave, Hi, I'm a 19 year old Australian University student. It is really sad to see these beautiful important classical tongues slowly die. As a lover of Roman history, and just history in general, I thought it was necessary of me to learn a classical language. That being Latin. My school didn't teach...