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by MDS
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Calling everyone using First Greek Book!
Replies: 3
Views: 10786

Calling everyone using First Greek Book!

Hello! As you may have noticed when you began your First Greek Book studies here at Textkit, the available answer key only goes up to exercise 71 and does not include any of the English to Greek exercises. While I appreciate this resource I feel that if the answer key was completed in its entirely (...
by MDS
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi everybody. I'm a rookie here
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Welcome to Textkit!

Which Latin text are you using?
by MDS
Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: looking for ideas/input for textkit
Replies: 82
Views: 23149

Firstly hello again everyone, I hope all is well! (Nice to see some of the same forum members still kicking around ;)) Back to the topic: finishing up some of the answer keys such as JWW's First Greek Book Sounds good, I'll work with you on that one (check your PM's)... To any admin: If I were to PM...
by MDS
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ides of March Contest ... let's wrap this up!
Replies: 35
Views: 7699

Greek! 8)
by MDS
Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: New White study group beginning soon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

kalowski: My apologies for not reading your reply on this thread before I responded on the Open Board. I'm glad to see we had the same idea! I'll send you a PM on it rather than clogging up this board...
by MDS
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 5575

Welcome to Textkit! I'm also starting my Greek studies using White. Perhaps we could help each other out/work through White together? Not sure what pace you'll be completing it at but I'm flexible. :)
by MDS
Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: New White study group beginning soon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Thank you for the prompt and helpful response GGG. Though my Latin is nowhere near "good" I do have "some experience" so hopefully going through White won't be too difficult. I will, as you suggest, begin going through White now rather than waiting for a group to start up.
by MDS
Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: New White study group beginning soon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

New White study group beginning soon?

Hello,

I'd like to learn Attic Greek now that I have both the time and motivation to do so. Will there be another White group beginning soon or does anyone else have recommendations for a study group?

Thanks!
by MDS
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help your dear bishop!
Replies: 28
Views: 5895

Out of curiosity what important package are you sending to the Vatican? ;)
by MDS
Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

That's a great way to learn William, very economical too! I attend Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where I'm going into my second year (undergrad) as a history major/classics minor. Like you I attend classes I'm not technically registered in, trying to take advantage of the wonderful learnin...
by MDS
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introducing me
Replies: 23
Views: 4794

Slow and steady wins the race ;)

You're 100% correct, the inherent reward makes your time and effort more than worthwhile.

I havn't begun learning Ancient Greek yet so I don't know of the best audio tapes for that but I'd suggest looking at the "outside links" forum for Greek audio files online. :)
by MDS
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: finally!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4696

I totally know how you feel having experienced the joys of a stellar used bookstore this week. Knowing that you've found a literary gem is bliss isn't it? If you are ever in Toronto do go to Atticus Books on Harbord and Spadina, you'll find a commendable theology section there as well. :) Happy book...
by MDS
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introducing me
Replies: 23
Views: 4794

Hi grok, no question is too basic so no worries about that. Sounds like you have a very busy life but as long as you spend even 15-20 minutes per day you'll find yourself improving rapidly. Perhaps during your commute or other "slower" times of the day? Myself I'm in univ (with no kids haha) so my c...
by MDS
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Hi William and welcome to Textkit! As Klewis said, no need to be intimidated at all, everyone here helps each other out and shares in their particular areas of expertise.

I'm not familiar with the New School in NYC, is it simply a standard school or is it more flexible with coursework?
by MDS
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Loeb Classical Library...suggestions needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 914

As always a comprehensive reply, I thank you and will make good use of your recommendations. Thanks again!
by MDS
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Loeb Classical Library...suggestions needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Loeb Classical Library...suggestions needed!

After searching in vain for the better part of two years I finally located a bookstore in Toronto that regularly carries Loeb's. I was estatic until I started adding up totals and realized that I'd either have to become a millionaire or selectively choose which to purchase. I believe there are close...
by MDS
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: irregular verbs
Replies: 1
Views: 788

"Esse" is in fact an irregular VERB meaning "to be." Just as in French where "Etre" is irregular in its own right. The sum, es, est, sumus, estis, sunt you mentioned is the present tense formation of esse. Check out the third principal part fui from which the perfect tense is formed for even more ir...
by MDS
Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 65
Views: 13403

Ancient: The Letters of the Younger Pliny Penguin Classics Edition (English translation)

Modern: The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by H.W. Brands (its great so far, I'm about 1/3 into it)
by MDS
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Latin accessory books.
Replies: 7
Views: 4704

I don't own a copy of the workbook myself but I've seen it and frankly was not that impressed. In Canadian funds its more than the text itself! There are soooooooooooooo many online sites with exercises you could work with that I've personally decided against buying it. I have also heard that people...
by MDS
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Your school classes.
Replies: 99
Views: 19998

Hey, good topic, your classes sound much more interesting than my highschool ones! Is it just me or are you starting back earlier than most schools? My first day of class is Sept 13th, the highschools and elementary schools head back a week earlier though. I'm going into 2nd year of univ and first s...
by MDS
Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How do you use Textkit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Very well put Barrius, my sentiments exactly.
by MDS
Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: How many people are currently using Wheelock
Replies: 11
Views: 6161

I too am using Wheelock with a dash of D'Ooge here and there. While I prefer D'Ooge, Wheelock is the school text so I have to maintain studying that until we move onto something more interesting. ;) And by interesting I mean less P.C. sentences and more English -> Latin practice. I agree that Wheelo...
by MDS
Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How do you use Textkit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Why I use Textkit's PDF's: 1) Convenience/Accessability: As Tim already stated they are perfect for printing off a few pages to bring to work or when commuting via public transit. I can choose to bring as much or as little with me depending on the situation, so in that way it is also more flexible t...
by MDS
Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 5901

Plus Canadians are the best. I want to live in the mountains and hunt fish even though I vomit if one touches me.
Just don't move to Saskatchewan then...you'll find no mountains. ;)

Battle away guys!
by MDS
Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: fun facts about the Romans
Replies: 13
Views: 2808

93) Augustus spent one day a year begging in the streets of Rome because he'd been instructed to do so in a dream.
by MDS
Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New person
Replies: 8
Views: 2578

Welcome to Textkit Vanessa! Consistent daily practice is the best way to go...
It is the ubiquity of the Canadians that truly impresses me.
Thanks Turpissimus, I'll take that as a compliment. 8)
by MDS
Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I know I said no more politics, but...
Replies: 19
Views: 4144

MDS: First, I hope your grandfather is doing well. While it is true that major medical costs are extreme, he would only have to pay this if he did not have private medical insurance. If the costs we in excess of what his insurance would pay, it is true he would have to pay the bill if he had assets...
by MDS
Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Questions Game
Replies: 17
Views: 3054

Who cares?
:wink:
by MDS
Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I know I said no more politics, but...
Replies: 19
Views: 4144

I second everything Klewis had to say. One of the biggest reasons for Harpers downfall in our last election (aside from his MPP's shooting their mouths off) was the Conservative's continuing wish to Americanize our health care system. No thanks! My Grandpa recently had a triple bypass operation whic...
by MDS
Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete omnes! I'm new
Replies: 16
Views: 5569

Welcome, gotta admit I hear much more Scottish Gaelic but surely there cannot be a substantial difference. Or is that a bad assumption to be making here?
by MDS
Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'll be away for a few weeks...
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Awesome, have a pint for me!
by MDS
Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Because the barbarians are coming today.
Replies: 37
Views: 8643

Is Canadian politics really that boring, that you have to pick on our politicians??
Um...in a word I have to go with "YES." Though Martin did recently pick his new cabinet. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
by MDS
Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Support Textkit
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Awesome, just in time for amazon.ca to receive my yearly school book binge. ;)
by MDS
Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 145881

warmth
by MDS
Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 145881

Rubicon
by MDS
Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 137 years young
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

A belated Canada Day to you too!

"nation of Texas"

You wish Geoff ;)
by MDS
Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Book list (as tedious as it sounds)
Replies: 11
Views: 2589

*in awe* Wow, as always you have quite the list! I wish there were as many second hand bookstores selling the Classics in Canada as you are blessed to have in the U.K.
by MDS
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Thought I would say hello...
Replies: 17
Views: 3723

Welcome Jeff to Textkit, enjoy your time here!
by MDS
Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Test Textkit's Latest Site Feature - Vocabulary Tool
Replies: 72
Views: 15514

I need to have a nice mode and a mean mode. In the mean mode, you get ridiculed for wrong answers and poor performance.
LOL I like this idea very much...as long as I could fluctuate between the nice mode and the mean mode...gotta keep some ego left in me. ;)
by MDS
Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Blood in the Bath
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

:lol: GREAT anecdote. I recommend this be moved to the Open Forum so more Texkit fans can enjoy.