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by albertde
Sun Oct 05, 2003 9:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to Master Latin without Translation
Replies: 29
Views: 21492

Re:How to Master Latin without Translation

What does "... when you can come up with a translation" mean? Does this mean translating Latin into your native language? <br /><br />Yes, this leads to the idea that you should concentrate on always going back to your mother tongue (English for me) rather than trying to think in the language you a...
by albertde
Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to Master Latin without Translation
Replies: 29
Views: 21492

How to Master Latin without Translation

This posting is on reading Latin. I'm using the Smith revised edition of Teach Yourself Latin (Yeah, the binding split and there are loose pages.) It was okay until I came to the idea of "you only understand a Latin passage when you can come up with a translation." Sorry, I have learned Dutch and Ge...
by albertde
Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Non-English Based Learning Latin textbooks / manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 2423

Non-English Based Learning Latin textbooks / manuals

This posting is addressed to the organizers of textkit on behalf of:<br /><br /> native English-speaking learners who have learned other languages native speakers of languages other than English <br /><br />I was wondering whether non-native English speakers frequenting the textkit forums could reco...
by albertde
Fri Sep 26, 2003 1:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Textkit Tutorials - The Latin Noun
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

Re:Textkit Tutorials - The Latin Noun

Many thanks for the tutorial. The tutorial complements the text I am using as it focuses on helping you when reading and I needed that help.
by albertde
Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why are
Replies: 8
Views: 4183

Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

I want to express my thanks to benissimus for the tutorial as it has gone a long way in helping me with the perfect stems.
by albertde
Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sound Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 6305

Re:Sound Changes

Ingrid: I've never seen affui but have seen afui. Some of these changes are fairly constant others are not. The tutorial on Perfect Stems has gone a long way in helpiing me.
by albertde
Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sound Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 6305

Re:Sound Changes

My purpose in bringing this up was selfish. By having a list of sound changes and knowing what and when to expect them to occur, I would then have fewer so-called irregularities to remember when dealing with parts of verbs and declensions of nouns. <br /><br />Example, if I know that: t+s->s, then I...
by albertde
Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sound Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 6305

Re:Sound Changes

Thank you for your replies. Part of the problem with a literary language like Latin is that you can't ask a native speaker!
by albertde
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sound Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 6305

Re:Sound Changes

Sorry, don't agree: do a Google search on afui and afuturus and they pop up all over the place.
by albertde
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sound Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 6305

Sound Changes

One thing I have noticed in learning Latin is that a lot of the so-called irregularities are sound changes.<br /><br />For example: (stem ends in g + ending begins with s yields x ) <br /><br />For short, I write: g + s -> x<br />another one is: g + t -> ct<br /><br />I have three questions:<br /> D...
by albertde
Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Defective verbs
Replies: 28
Views: 19614

Re:Defective verbs

Another thing that can happen is that two verbs "collide" and only parts survive.<br /><br />Example: go, past: went, participle: gone.<br /><br />In Chaucer's time, there were two verbs:<br /><br />
  • wenden: past:went;participle: ywent
  • goon (I can't find the parts)
by albertde
Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Defective verbs
Replies: 28
Views: 19614

Re:Defective verbs

Defective verbs exist in English:<br /><br /> can must <br /><br />These verbs BTW are not defective in Dutch or German.<br /><br />Dutch for can is kunnen [to be able to] and for must is moeten [to have to]:<br /><br />Ik heb het niet kunnen doen. (I have not been able to do that.)<br /><br />Hij h...