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by Sigma
Wed May 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Suggestions for supplements to Hansen and Quinn
Replies: 1
Views: 1434

Suggestions for supplements to Hansen and Quinn

I've recently purchased Hansen and Quinn, and I'm excited to dig into Ancient Greek. However, I've heard that this particular text is light on exercises and vocabulary. Does anyone have any suggested supplementary material? Or a plan to tackle it to get the most out of it?
by Sigma
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: the enclitic -que
Replies: 3
Views: 6337

Re: the enclitic -que

I asked this exact question not too long ago, and I got some very good responses.
by Sigma
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sum and possum
Replies: 4
Views: 2943

Re: sum and possum

pmda wrote:Sigma your 2nd pers. singular looks wrong. potuisti and fuisti are 2nd pers. sing. for these two verbs.
Yes, thank you.
by Sigma
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sum and possum
Replies: 4
Views: 2943

Re: sum and possum

Well, the perfect of possum always has a -tu- in it, while the imperfect never does: possum, potes, potest, possumus, potestis, possunt po tu i, po tu isti, po tu it, po tu imus, po tu itis, po tu erunt For sum, it's even easier because the perfect conjugations of sum all begin with f-, while this n...
by Sigma
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A useful font?
Replies: 1
Views: 2322

Re: A useful font?

The Linux Libertine fonts are another collection of similarly useful fonts. They're open source, and they have full support for the Latin and Greek alphabets, as well as IPA and a whole bunch more. Plus I think they look really nice.
by Sigma
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation of 'it'
Replies: 10
Views: 3897

Re: Translation of 'it'

Interesting, thank you! So in that case, the following would be considered elegant and OK?

Ubi est liber? Viro (a me) datus est.
by Sigma
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation of 'it'
Replies: 10
Views: 3897

Re: Translation of 'it'

Excellent, just as I thought. This is what happens in Russian (Где книга? Я дал ее мужчине.), which is why I suspected the same would happen in Latin. Thankfully, it does!
by Sigma
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation of 'it'
Replies: 10
Views: 3897

Translation of 'it'

If 'it' is being used to refer to a specific noun, should it agree with the gender of that noun, or should 'it' always be translated using the neuter pronoun? For example, which pronoun is correct here? Ubi est liber? Viro eum/id dedi. - Where is the book? I gave it to the man. My guess is that 'eum...
by Sigma
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative of Deus...?
Replies: 16
Views: 10036

Re: Vocative of Deus...?

According to Wheelock (pg 39 in the 6th edition), the vocative singular of deus is the same as the nominative.
by Sigma
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Enclitics and Stress
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Re: Enclitics and Stress

Vide hoc: [*] a. When an enclitic is joined to a word, the accent falls on the syllable next before the enclitic, whether long or short: as, dĕă'que, ămārĕ've, tĭbĭ'ne, ită'que (and ... so), as distinguished from i'tăque (therefore). So (according to some) ex'inde, ec'quandō, etc. Excellent, thank ...
by Sigma
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Enclitics and Stress
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Enclitics and Stress

Where does the stress fall in a word with an enclitic attached? Does it remain where it would be without the enclitic, or do normal stress rules apply to determine the stress? That is, which of the following is correct? habébimusne - stress not changed by the enclitic habebimúsne - using the normal ...
by Sigma
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Vocabulary Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Some Vocabulary Questions

Hey all I have a few questions about how to translate a few phrases: 1) I'm trying to translate "winter night" but I can't find a word for "winter" as an adjective. 2) Would "vox astri" be a decent translation of "voice of the heavens"? Or would "vox caeli" be better? Also, would "Vox aetheria" work...
by Sigma
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: About Sigma
Replies: 47
Views: 15917

Someone called?

The previous discussion may now continue.
by Sigma
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How Different are all the Dialects?
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

Wow, thanks for the lengthy explanation. So it seems that the dialects aren't quite as different as I had suspected.

Thanks!
by Sigma
Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

Thanks!

One more question (for now): What's the difference between nimis and nimium? Wheelock's gives both words, but doesn't say what the difference is between them (if there is one); they're both defined as "too, too much".
by Sigma
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

Some Questions

Hello all
Two quick questions:
1) How do you pronounce the perfect verb ending in words like "monui"? Is it pronounced "mon-vi" or "mon-u-i"?
2) "Solus hunc iuvare potes." - Only you can help this? I'm confused as to what function "solus" serves.

Thanks
by Sigma
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How Different are all the Dialects?
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

How Different are all the Dialects?

I was just wondering how different all the Greek dialects truly are. Do they differ substantially from one another (some fundamental grammar concepts are completely different) or is it mostly just slight variations in wording and tone? Is it like an English person trying to read Scots, or is it more...
by Sigma
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Present Imperative Active
Replies: 2
Views: 5019

See chapter 4 under the section "Subsantive Adjectives". It talks about using adjectives as nouns.

Some examples:
Avari de pecunia semper cogitant. - Greedy people always think about money.
Mali paces numquam habebunt. - Bad people will never have peace.
by Sigma
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Single word, many answers
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Interesting. My idea was a complete guess, so no surprise it was wrong. :P
by Sigma
Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Single word, many answers
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you'd just use the ablative case.

Tibi hunc dono do.
by Sigma
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio?
Replies: 268
Views: 187425

Wow... Just wow... I've saved the transcript and your recording, and if I ever need a motivational boost, now I have one. On a side note, why did you use <j> in your transcript? When I saved it, I went through and replaced each one with an <i>. So much nicer. Also, if you're looking for something mo...
by Sigma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm Learning....
Replies: 23
Views: 5945

There is a ton of literature written in Russian, but I'm still not quite advanced enough to read it without looking up 30 words a page. Currently I'm reading articles from websites such as Lenta.ru or the Russian BBC . I also have the Russian reader "Stories from Today's Russia". It has three short ...
by Sigma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions (vocab and translation)
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Sextus Lucretiam, uxorem Collatini, rapuit, et femina bona, propter magnum amorem virtutis, se necavit.
Sextus raped Lucretia, wife of Collatinus, and the good woman killed herself because of her great love of virtue.

Yes? That seems to make much more sense. Thanks!
by Sigma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm Learning....
Replies: 23
Views: 5945


by Sigma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions (vocab and translation)
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

A few more questions. Perhaps I should have put this thread in the Wheelock's forum. Ah well, it works here too. 1) I'm having trouble understanding this sentence: Sextus Lucretiam, uxorem Collatini, rapuit, et femina bona, propter magnum amorem virtutis, se necavit. Because of his great love of vir...
by Sigma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm Learning....
Replies: 23
Views: 5945

I'm learning just Latin and Russian. I'd love to add more (Irish Gaelic anyone?), but I personally find two languages plenty. That, and I can never settle on what that new language should be. Depending on when you ask me, it could be anything from Indonesian to Icelandic to Turkish.
by Sigma
Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm Learning....
Replies: 23
Views: 5945

I'm Learning....

Just curious which langugage everyone here is learning.
by Sigma
Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions (vocab and translation)
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Ahh, tricky. Thanks
by Sigma
Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions (vocab and translation)
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Wheelock translates "otium" as "peace"? As it's only definition? That's absurd. What a dreadful book. The core meaning is "leisure." No, the deffinition it gives is "leisure, peace". I was just wondering how the "peace" part of the definition fit. Another quick question, but this one is from the Se...
by Sigma
Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions (vocab and translation)
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Re: Some Questions (vocab and translation)

Otium means "relaxation" more than "peace". As an example, negotium (from nec otium ) means "work" or "business". That makes sense more sense. Oculis is an ablative of means. It means "with eyes" or "by eyes": We can see the duties and wisdom with our spirit's eyes. Ahhh. That was harsh, because th...
by Sigma
Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions (vocab and translation)
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Some Questions (vocab and translation)

I'm working my way through Wheelock's, and I just have a few questions about the meaning of certain words. 1) What's the difference between 'otium' and 'pax'? Wheelock's gives 'peace' as a definition for both. I'm guessing 'pax' is peace as an opposite to 'bellum', but what does 'otium' mean'? 2) I'...
by Sigma
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Everything Learning Latin Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3841

In the couple months since I originally posted this thread, has anyone had any experience with this book.
by Sigma
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin songs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

I can't for the life of me find any site that has decent Gregorian Chant for download. Could anyone recomend any?
by Sigma
Sun May 14, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

I know word order is free, but I thought there was a more standard word order that was used when you didn't want to emphasize anything or alter it for any other styalistic purpose.
by Sigma
Sat May 13, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

Word Order

I'm working through Wheelock's and I've noticed that when I translate from English to Latin, I often get each word right, but the order of the sentence is different. For example If your land is strong, nothing terrifies the sailors and you ought to praise your great fortune. I wrote: Si patria tua v...
by Sigma
Thu May 11, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeric to Attic
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

Homeric to Attic

I was wondering if there are books that are made for people who have a good handle on Homeric Greek and wish to learn Attic (or Koine or any other dialect). I'm trying to decide which dialect to start with if I decide to learn Greek. I'd love to start with Homer, but I'd like to eventually be able t...
by Sigma
Fri May 05, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Time flies when you read Homer...
Replies: 23
Views: 12936

Bert wrote:
GlottalGreekGeek wrote: "Sarpedon will die in book XVI"
Hey. I've not read it in English either. Don't give it away.
Oh well. By the time I get to book 14 I'll have forgotten all about it.
Sixteen...

GlottalGreekGeek, how long have you been learning Greek? That's truely impressive.
by Sigma
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Everything Learning Latin Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3841

The Everything Learning Latin Book

Has anyone here used the textbook "The Everything Learning Latin Book"? I'm curious as to wheather it's any good.
by Sigma
Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Irregularities
Replies: 21
Views: 5107

Ooo, thank you! I'm guessin the . before a vowel means that it is long.

I'm still wondering which of the two textbooks is more comprehensive in what it covers. If I completed both, which would leave me with a better understanding of the Language?
by Sigma
Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Irregularities
Replies: 21
Views: 5107

Aahh, so my online dictioary sucks. Are there any good online dictionaries? I once heard Russian was the most logical language, with very few irregularities instead, but I have no idea myself. Are you having a hard time studying Russian? Well it's sometimes logical, but it has a ton of inconsistanci...