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by Celtica
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?
Replies: 18
Views: 9790

Re: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?

Thanks for the input. Originally I was reading the entire chapter three times(once per day), then doing the exercises. If when I marked the exercises I had a certain amount incorrect, I'd start the chapter again. It usually took about 5 days to a week depending, which from what you both said, seems ...
by Celtica
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?
Replies: 18
Views: 9790

At what speed should I progress through Lingua Latina FR?

Salvete, A few years ago I started learning Latin using Lingua Latina -Familia Romana. I worked through to about capit. 15, if I recall correctly, then stopped when I got busy and never went back to it. Now I'm looking to start over again(although I do remember quite a bit) and I'm wondering if I wo...
by Celtica
Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: tempus discere
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Coffee? Lots and lots of Coffee?
by Celtica
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32848

No offense meant, klewis...that's why I said 'continent'... so, how should I phrase it to avoid angry Canadians coming after me? :P
by Celtica
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32848

I can't download them either, and I'm in New Zealand. It seems to be restricted to the American Continent.
by Celtica
Mon May 14, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread - Sun-Mon, 13-14 May 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Tonight, once I finish work, I will complete the Pensa for my current chapter.
by Celtica
Thu May 10, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Thrillingly Thursday (the daily thread ;)
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

You're not the only one. I'm on a week of Annual Leave from work, in which I'm not doing anything remotely taxing...including latin :lol: . Just lazing around, delightfully slothful :D
by Celtica
Sun May 06, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: what languages did Jesus speak
Replies: 72
Views: 33821

I'd say aramaic, hebrew, and almost certainly latin, given that he lived in an area that was occupied by the Romans. Possibly Greek, as it was widely taught. It'd all depend on his level of formal education, which I don't think is ever really detailed.
by Celtica
Sat May 05, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread - Saturday, 5 May 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2242

I was awful. Didn't study a word of Latin. Slept all day instead. In my defense, I've had a frantic week and just needed that blob time to recoup. Back into it tomorrow though, definitely.
by Celtica
Sat May 05, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread - Friday, 4 May 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2993

I read LL1: Tempestas for the first time. It seems to me that there's quite a jump in the difficulty between Magister et Discipuli, and the next cap, Tempestas, compared to the rate of previous caps.
by Celtica
Wed May 02, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread – Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

Yesterday(Tuesday), I'm afraid I did nothing. I had a headache, so I went straight to bed when I got home from work. Bad me.

Tonight(Wednesday), I plan to do the pensa for LL1: Magister et Discipuli.
by Celtica
Wed May 02, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Transition from Beginner to Intermediate learner?
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Thanks for the help. I'm finding myself eager to move beyond the beginner stage, and sink my teeth into some 'real' latin, written by and for Romans themselves. I'm making good progress, I think, but of course I'd love to be up to that right now:) Do you mean Fabellae Latinae, Amadeus? If so I alrea...
by Celtica
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread – Monday, 30 April 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

Today I have:

Read LL1: Cap XV: Magister et Discipuli for the second time(I normally read each Cap 3 times before doing the Pensa). Oh how sorry I feel for poor Diodorus!
by Celtica
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread – Saturday, 28 April 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Read LL1: Novus Dies for the 3rd time -done.
Do the Pensa for Novus Dies -*edit* also done.
by Celtica
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Transition from Beginner to Intermediate learner?
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Transition from Beginner to Intermediate learner?

I've just about finished Cap 14 of LL pars 1, and I think I'm doing ok with it so far. Great book, absolutely. Would recommend it to anyone who has been having trouble with the traditional grammar-book based approach, as it teaches you grammar without you realising it, thus making it less painful. A...
by Celtica
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread - Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 4661

Today's tasks

Read Novus Dies in LL for the 2nd time. Done
Complete the currrent assignment for the middle eastern history/bible lands course I'm doing. Done
by Celtica
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: hey guys, i'm new!
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

I'd definitely recommend Lingua Latina. You learn without realising your learning, and the stories are amusing and interesting -an important part of learning any language, if the content is funny, you're less likely to get into a 'slump'.
by Celtica
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Virginia Tech Massacre
Replies: 27
Views: 7409

Yes, we have gun laws here too, you need to register your gun, AND a general gun licence. Having said that, it's not difficult to get one(a licence), and New Zealanders are quite big on the game hunting so a lot of people have them. We are, apparently, quite a casual country compared to others, so p...
by Celtica
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Virginia Tech Massacre
Replies: 27
Views: 7409

Yes, I suppose you're right. It would make sense that the higher the population, the more nutters there will be, BUT there'll still be about the same percentage of said nutters in both countries.
by Celtica
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Virginia Tech Massacre
Replies: 27
Views: 7409

I don't know WHY America has such a problem with school shootings. I live in New Zealand, and in my 22 years, there has NEVER been a school shooting here. We have no security at all in schools either, anyone can wander in and out at will, and no checks for weapons, ever.
by Celtica
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LL marking help, please?
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Thanks for the help. It's reassuring that I wasn't way off. I'm afraid of 'mislearning', with noone to doublecheck things that the answer booklet isn't up to. I just have 1 more question. I don't recognise the word absumpsisti that you used. Can't seem to find it in my dictionary, and it only came u...
by Celtica
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LL marking help, please?
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

LL marking help, please?

Sometimes, when I'm doing Pensum C's on LL Familia Romana, I answer the question more comprehensively than the answer key does. How do I mark these answers? When I don't know for certain whether my expanded or slightly different answer is correct Latin or not, then what is the best way to mark the a...
by Celtica
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: seeking for wheelock's latin
Replies: 3
Views: 4765

You won't be able to find one, because Wheelocks is still under copyright. However, there are other free pdf's of out-of-copyright textbooks available here. I'd recommend D'ooge's Latin for Beginners, myself.
by Celtica
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: sententiae in Lingua Latina Pars Unus Familia Romana
Replies: 3
Views: 4509

Marcus est Puer improbus! :P

(Personally I find myself wanting to slap Marcus.)
by Celtica
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: FireFox
Replies: 15
Views: 4294

OK. I'm using firefox now. There are two tabs, in my case...I have two pages open. Now if I wish to flick back and forth between each tab, I just click the tab with the left mouse button.
by Celtica
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lingua Latina Yahoo group
Replies: 4
Views: 2702

It's only about 4 days old...it'll become more active...I hope :P

Edited to add, could you please resize your avatar? It takes up most of my screen as it is.
by Celtica
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Textbooks
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

I also recommend Lingua Latina, but it's best if you have a minimal base of vocab before you start.
by Celtica
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lingua Latina Yahoo group
Replies: 4
Views: 2702

Lingua Latina Yahoo group

Seeing that there's a definite lack of groups for those specifically studying Latin through Orberg's Lingua Latina, I've started one myself on Yahoo. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/familiaromana/ . Whether you're currently using the series, or have done, regardless of your current proficiency(or lack...
by Celtica
Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina series
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

:D I recieved them today. They look like they live up to their reputation. I might buy Latine Disco later, but I'll see how I get on first.

Noone's going to get any sense out of me today, with my nose stuck into LL :lol:
by Celtica
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Dvorak Keyboard
Replies: 20
Views: 11543

This might just be crazy enough to try out....I might just like it! I always have liked being non-conventional anyhow, this would just seriously mess with people! Lucus...so you change your keyboard back when you are done using them at school? I'm picturing confused and ticked off freshman banging ...
by Celtica
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina series
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Thanks for the input, Amadeus and Lucus Eques :) I've ordered Pars 1 and the Exercitia, which should hopefully be enough to get me going with the series. If I find I need other books in the future, I can always order them later. I wouldn't have minded getting the Student's Manual, but it's not avail...
by Celtica
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina series
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Lingua Latina series

I'm planning to buy Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina, now I've found a local stockist, and I'm wondering which books of the series I NEED. Obviously Lingua Latina: Familia Romana part 1, and what else? Lingua Latina: Exercitia Latina I? Do I need the Teacher's Manual? Since I've been learning for awhile ...
by Celtica
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you have a song stuck in your head?
Replies: 18
Views: 4598

Felice Navidad. The longer it's stuck in my head, the less I like it.
by Celtica
Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 15463

Summer reading :lol: it's deep midwinter here. The ideal time to snuggle up in front of the fire with a few good books :) . I'm currently reading/on my list to read soon: Vanity Fair. Histories of Herodotus(started reading awhile back, but haven't finished it yet). The Picture of Dorian Gray. Introd...
by Celtica
Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: English Grammar
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

I would say, any high school textbooks over 60 years old. The older the better.
by Celtica
Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: D'ooge download problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Yes, I had it(Adobe) on CD and installed it earlier. Problem fixed, thanks :) .
I don't know why foxit suddenly decided to reject it after so long though. I'll just use Adobe from now on.
by Celtica
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: D'ooge download problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

D'ooge download problems

Don't know where else to put this so here'll have to do, I guess. I'm trying to redownload D'ooge from textkit, but each time I do, I open the file and a message pops up saying that I need chinese characters installed, and apart from the title page, the pdf consists of 5.5 megabytes of blank pages. ...
by Celtica
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What Greek/Latin Textbooks do you own?
Replies: 70
Views: 43766

Latin In Hard-copy book form: The New Latin Primer -JP Postgate , this edition dated 1911(falling apart). Via Latina: Abbott's First Latin Book -Edwin Abbot , dated 1893 (Newest aquisition, as of today, very good condition). Gepp & Haigh Lat-Eng Dictionary , dated 1911.(falling apart). Oxford Latin...
by Celtica
Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Classical or Medieval?
Replies: 74
Views: 38864

Classical. Eccleastical pronounciation grates my nerves.
by Celtica
Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: I really like D'Ooge Book better than Wheelock's!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 9653

I wouldn't have a clue, as I haven't seen a copy of Wheelock's.
I find D'ooge ok, but as I said, I haven't anything to compare it with. I can follow it, thats good enough for me :lol: .