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by cdm2003
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with 3 lines from Ovid in LL:II
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Help with 3 lines from Ovid in LL:II

Thank you adriane...it makes perfect sense that way.

Chris
by cdm2003
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with 3 lines from Ovid in LL:II
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Help with 3 lines from Ovid in LL:II

Salvete... I'm currently a little stuck with a sequence of three lines in Lingua Latina, Pars Secunda, Capitulum XLV. They're quoted in a section from Ovid's Fasti on the rape of Lucretia: Lines LL:367-70, Ovid II:807-9: "Nil agis: eripiam" dixit "per crimina vitam: falsus adulterii testis adulter e...
by cdm2003
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Reversus! and Latin recordings
Replies: 5
Views: 2836

Re: Reversus! and Latin recordings

Good to see the recordings...and welcome back Luce!

Chris
by cdm2003
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ...His verbis maximo gaudio affecti sumus..
Replies: 10
Views: 3390

Re: ...His verbis maximo gaudio affecti sumus..

Quoniam quidque otium melius est quam nullum.

Chris
by cdm2003
Tue May 24, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translating inscription in St. Stephen Walbrook, London
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Translating inscription in St. Stephen Walbrook, London

Salve...

Aedes here means church (or temple Classically). I'd prefer:

Marvel at this church, constructed by the genius Christopher Wren, restored with the support of many.

But your translation is very good as is...

Vale,
Chris
by cdm2003
Tue May 24, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: [quis]quis amat valeat...
Replies: 5
Views: 4493

Re: [quis]quis amat valeat...

Salve Chris! Salve Carole! The link to the pdf you provided was very helpful. Gratias tibi! Isn't the illustration of the inscription given alongside the text enough? Just curious. Isn't it a photo of the inscription? It's an accurate drawing...but still just a drawing. There were a few of those ar...
by cdm2003
Fri May 20, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: [quis]quis amat valeat...
Replies: 5
Views: 4493

[quis]quis amat valeat...

At the end of Lingua Latina I.XXXI, there is mention of an inscription in Pompeii which begins "[quis]quis amat valeat..." I was curious if anyone knows if there's a photo floating around of the actual inscription? I tried doing a google images search and only could find photos of drawings or copies...
by cdm2003
Fri May 21, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grex Latine Loquentium
Replies: 48
Views: 21252

Re: Grex Latine Loquentium

When I speak of historical relativism, I'm stating that you cannot use the sort of political classifications of today to characterize people or systems of yesterday. To use words like "Leftist" and "Right-Wing" when talking of old Rome is to infer that they had the exact same political issues with t...
by cdm2003
Thu May 20, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grex Latine Loquentium
Replies: 48
Views: 21252

Re: Grex Latine Loquentium

For the third time now, I have stated from the beginning that my statements are a generalistion, and based upon my own experiences. Your statements are not merely generalizations and that's the problem. For the most part, they're outright fallacies. For one, you're casting all of Classical academic...
by cdm2003
Wed May 19, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Survey of Latin orthography preferences
Replies: 65
Views: 18410

Re: Survey of Latin orthography preferences

No pretty graph for the diacritic responses? :(
by cdm2003
Tue May 18, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grex Latine Loquentium
Replies: 48
Views: 21252

Re: Grex Latine Loquentium

I subscribe to Grex and have for a few years. I've never posted to it, but try to read it from time to time as yet another exercise in the language...sort of like watching Telemundo if you're trying to learn Spanish. However, I don't think anyone here or elsewhere can make any valid political statem...
by cdm2003
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Flemish
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Re: Learning Flemish

Thanks for the reply quendidil... Here's where my ignorance will begin to show. My Belgian relatives insist that Flemish is not Dutch, but the babelfish translator can translate most Flemish stuff I have when set to Dutch. Is it really the same or a dialect thereof? If it's basically the same, are t...
by cdm2003
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New Textkit censorship?
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: New Textkit censorship?

Don't forget too, that the board was recently screwed up because of some jerk. Obviously, there's nothing wrong with your post, but I would imagine that there will be some justifiable erring on the side of caution until all of the kinks get worked out.
by cdm2003
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Flemish
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Learning Flemish

Salvete... I've noticed occasional threads pop up for recommendations on what grammars or books to use for learning languages other than Latin or Greek. So, considering the sharp crowd here, I thought I'd ask if anyone has heard of any books on learning Flemish that are either exceptionally good...o...
by cdm2003
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Playing cards in Latin and in your language
Replies: 25
Views: 13819

Re: Playing cards in Latin and in your language

Gratias tibi de responso, Alati. By the way, what are the traditional Latin names for chess pieces? Utrimque est rex, regina, bini duces, bini episcopi, bini milites atque octo pedites, ut credo. Uh...which are the rooks, the duces or milites? I always thought knights should have been equites and r...
by cdm2003
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What makes Latin worth learning? Recommended reading request
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: What makes Latin worth learning? Recommended reading request

Reciting poetry by Catullus or Ovid has the same effect on me as playing music by Bach or John Dowland. I have to concur with Cantator on this sentiment alone. For me, learning Latin was previously an academic exercize to access Roman and Medieval history's primary sources. However, as soon as I be...
by cdm2003
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about a word in an inscription
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Question about a word in an inscription

Gratias tibi Alatio maxime ago,
Chris
by cdm2003
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about a word in an inscription
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Question about a word in an inscription

I was reading a new book last night on Latin inscriptions. I came across a word which I didn't know and could not find any form of in two paperback dictionaries and the OLD. The reference (according to the book) is CIL 10.6087 and ILS 886 and the phrase in question is: AEDEM . SATVRNI . FECIT. DE . ...
by cdm2003
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the use of "-que" and stress position
Replies: 20
Views: 10017

Re: the use of "-que" and stress position

Furthermore, in suggesting that Priscian "had access to, and read, many ancient works that are lost to us forever," aren't you supplying us with "an uncheckable hypothesis of disappeared" supporting evidence which also wouldn't stand up in court? Not really, Chris. The contents of some more ancient...
by cdm2003
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the use of "-que" and stress position
Replies: 20
Views: 10017

Re: the use of "-que" and stress position

Salve Adriane- My "uncheckable hypothesis of disappeared counter evidence" is not meant to disprove your thesis. Simply because there are so many ancient works lost beyond recovery does not prove Priscian or anyone else wrong. However, it does do much to weaken the validity of Priscian's conclusions...
by cdm2003
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the use of "-que" and stress position
Replies: 20
Views: 10017

Re: the use of "-que" and stress position

In Vox Latina , Allen mentions the possibility that the older grammarians may have based their rules regarding enclitics and accenting more on Greek rules than on the Roman poetic tradition. I know I've mentioned this before on this forum and what's usually mentioned in rebuttal is that the grammari...
by cdm2003
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: accentuation with -que
Replies: 6
Views: 2419

It's not correct, calvinist. Now hold on one second. You are correct in stating that the grammarians say to move the accent up to the penultimate syllable once the enclitic has been added (though I believe there is some controversy between them as to exceptions to this rule). It's also been suggest...
by cdm2003
Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hebrew
Replies: 28
Views: 7956

Gonzalo... Modern Hebrew, in my opinion, is simply different than Biblical, with neither being easier or harder than the other (however, as I'm sure you can guess, there are many more contemporary texts in Modern Hebrew). Vowels are easier, i.e., more vowels sound the same, but both languages usuall...
by cdm2003
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need a little LL love...
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

It is recommended to all victims of violence that, if you cannot move away or successfully fight back, you engage your assailant in a way that personalizes and distracts. Word order has great power to do both, as well as to confuse, so embrace the knowledge and exploit it to your advantage. A last ...
by cdm2003
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need a little LL love...
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

Well, considering that the entire story revolves around a She-Wolf-raised fratricidal rapist whose Stockholm-Syndrome-Suffering victims call their rapists and parents together for a big group hug, I think Orberg's word order is the least Rome's problems. :wink:

Thanks again for the help.
by cdm2003
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need a little LL love...
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

Thank you both...I appreciate the help. I'm finding chapter XLII very tough.

Chris
by cdm2003
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need a little LL love...
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

Need a little LL love...

Hi all... I'm having a spot of trouble with a sentence from LL vol. 2, chap. XLII, lines 151 to 154: Tum Sabinae mulieres, quarum ex iniuria bellum ortum erat, crinibus passis scissaque veste-- victo malis muliebri pavore --ausae sunt se inter tela volantia inferre. My problem is with the four words...
by cdm2003
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LL II: Roma Aeterna -- when does the adapted Latin end?
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Hi Alex... Actually, real Latin gets incorporated with the adapted right away. Some unadulterated lines of poetry are mixed in with chap 36, and more and larger chunks from the Aeneid in the following chapters on Aeneas. If you don't think those are large enough, spend some time trying to scan the m...
by cdm2003
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina and what else?
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: Lingua Latina and what else?

cantator wrote: If that isn't challenging enough you can read through Migne's Patrologia. :)
That shouldn't take long... :lol:
by cdm2003
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Elementum ludi: abacus
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Very nice...great ui. I look forward to the game!

Chris
by cdm2003
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 5378

Amadeus wrote:Can't wait to the opening ceremony! :)
Did you see it? It was absolutely fantastic...amazing...I have never seen such a production.
by cdm2003
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 5378

I heard that this year BMX bicycle racing is a newly added sport. Interesting, but I'm still waiting for the chariot races! I've got my own quadriga in the back yard with blades affixed to the wheels and it's just getting rusty. :lol:
by cdm2003
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Unfortunately, an all too simple question...
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Unfortunately, an all too simple question...

Hello all, this is probably an incredibly easy question, but it's been nagging me and I'd like to be certain of the answer. If the English is "The walls are ten feet high," is the Latin simply "Moenia decem pedes sunt alta?" (Mind you, the "alta" in that sentence in simply an appositive adjective in...
by cdm2003
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Whilst I do indeed love Latin...
Replies: 27
Views: 6708

I'd say your problem lies in that your curriculum revolves around Wheelock. You should change that at once. With all due respect, Lucus, I'm getting a bit tired of this. Wheelock may have its faults, but it would not have stayed around as long as has if instructors hadn't found it effective for tea...
by cdm2003
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help on translation from Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: Help on translation from Latin

Boban wrote:1) Well, actually I have found an error.
Because noun "Roma" is in accusative (Romam) I had to translate it like:
From far away lands they used to bring in Rome plenty of gold, silver, marbles, books, prisoners.
Missed it...but I think you want "to Rome" as opposed to "in Rome."
by cdm2003
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help on translation from Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: Help on translation from Latin

My native language is not english, so bear that in mind. 1) E longinquis terris magnam copiam auri, argenti, signorum, librorum, captivorum Romam vehebant. From far away lands they used to bring plenty of gold, silver, signs, books, prisoners of Rome. Nicely done. Because "vehebant" is imperfect, y...
by cdm2003
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hypercorrection
Replies: 17
Views: 6372

Vespasian (who liked course jokes and may have used "plodere" on that occasion for effect): "Go plod yourself, Flaurus. Your ancestors were nothing more than a bunch of hypercorrectionist posers and you are, too." The subtext of course being: "Flaurus...I believe we have a new opening in the galley...
by cdm2003
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: cecidit?
Replies: 2
Views: 2883

Another perfect form...this time from a doubling of initial consonants:

cecidit: from cado, 3rd conjugation (cado, cadere, cecidi, casum), 3rd person singular perfect: to fall, (and other meanings)

Quintus ab arbore cecidit = Quintus fell from the tree.
by cdm2003
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: cepit?
Replies: 8
Views: 4022

When you're starting off in Latin, it can be a little tricky to try and keep perfect forms of verbs in your head. There are general guidelines as to what a perfect form of a verb might be (doubling of initial consonants, lengthing of vowels, etc.) but none that you can count on as always being corre...
by cdm2003
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hypercorrection
Replies: 17
Views: 6372

Thoughtful discussion...and I'd like to add my two sesterces... I think trying to forceably standardize any language poses terrible challanges. Thesaurus makes a very good point by asking how far do we go with hypercorrecting. I think everyone here would agree that the Latin of Sir Thomas More and t...