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by nov ialiste
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina, Familia Romana, p8
Replies: 11
Views: 4820

hmm.. thanks for the reply, Twpsyn. So, where my dictionary says it shows the "adjectives of three endings, whether of the first and second or of the third declension", and gives as example: curv us - a -um Question 1 are the endings here showing the different endings by gender only (regardless of ...
by nov ialiste
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina, Familia Romana, p8
Replies: 11
Views: 4820

I have never seen any Lingua Latina book, but wouldn't the book show the nominative and genitive singular of nouns, rather than nominative singular and plural? The first several chapters are introducing the cases little by little. The marginal notes (actually in the margin of the page, sometimes wi...
by nov ialiste
Sat May 10, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: -um
Replies: 123
Views: 47242

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by nov ialiste
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Primer with Vergil
Replies: 7
Views: 2865

There is a beginner's book based on the text of Caesar's Gaulish Wars. An Inductive Latin Method. by Willam R. Harper and Isaac B. Burgess American Book Company, 1888 This book is to be found at the Internet Archive in various formats. The texts are Chapters 1 to 20 of Book I of Caesar's Commentari...
by nov ialiste
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin translation?
Replies: 4
Views: 3325

The British Royal Air Force uses Per ardua ad Astra as its motto. This is usually translated "Through adversity to the stars".
by nov ialiste
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Primer with Vergil
Replies: 7
Views: 2865

There is a beginner's book based on the text of Caesar's Gaulish Wars. An Inductive Latin Method. by Willam R. Harper and Isaac B. Burgess American Book Company, 1888 It uses Caesar's original text from the start and explains grammar etc. step by step. Long vowels are marked with macrons. I've only ...
by nov ialiste
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: verbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

The Latin teaching materials page at St. Louis University has many verb exercises. This is the front page:

http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/language ... chmat.html

Click on the link "Verbal Brilliance in Latin".
by nov ialiste
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Two Books at Once
Replies: 16
Views: 4910

Re: If only I had a money tree...

Has anyone here used the Lingua Latina Exercitia? I think I'm going to need it, but I have no way of checking my answers You can post "done homework" here if you want corrections and some members will probably be able to help. But as I understand it homework "to be done", well, doesn't get done. :)
by nov ialiste
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Contents Ch. 1 - 15 of "Lingua Latina"
Replies: 16
Views: 9644

Salve N.I. Well I have worked hard these days to catch up with others. The result is not bad. I have covered the first ten chapters while working on lessons 16, 17...with the class. It's not so difficult as I first thought of, and reading the previous lessons is really helpful in building up the vo...
by nov ialiste
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Contents Ch. 1 - 15 of "Lingua Latina"
Replies: 16
Views: 9644

Triplicate! sorry.
by nov ialiste
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Contents Ch. 1 - 15 of "Lingua Latina"
Replies: 16
Views: 9644

Duplicate, sorry.
by nov ialiste
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: We have started Lingua Latina
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Another way is the following: keep repeating the /i/ vowel over and over again. At the same time, change the position of your mouth as if to pronounce /u/. Or to put it another way, round your lips as if to say "oo" in cool and while holding the lips rounded, with the rest of your mouth say "ee" li...
by nov ialiste
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A little confusion concerning ego, tu, sum, es etc
Replies: 5
Views: 3545

English has 3 different present tense (indicative) forms:
I sleep
I am sleeping
I do sleep

Latin, like many other languages, has only one form:
(ego) dormio
by nov ialiste
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "Ave" - question about correct pronunciation.
Replies: 6
Views: 8055

At the following link you can listen to several texts from Lingua Latina book 1, read using the ecclesiastical pronunciation:

http://www.johnpiazza.net/svlatin_audio

I use the classical pronunciation myself.
by nov ialiste
Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Contents Ch. 1 - 15 of "Lingua Latina"
Replies: 16
Views: 9644

Moreover it's though different approaches that we get gradually a "full-edged" mastering of something, isn't it? I also find a mixture of approaches helps me. If you can find the time, to read through the earlier chapters at least once is, I think, important. The texts build up vocab little by litt...
by nov ialiste
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Contents Ch. 1 - 15 of "Lingua Latina"
Replies: 16
Views: 9644

This link has vocabulary flash cards for book 1 of Lingua Latina, in case you're interested: http://www.leakyroofproductions.com/DataFiles/Oerberg/contents.html I studied most of D'Ooge (up to lesson 62) but decided that I needed lots of reading practice to consolidate all the forms in my memory. So...
by nov ialiste
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Contents Ch. 1 - 15 of "Lingua Latina"
Replies: 16
Views: 9644

Here's a brief summary of Lingua Latina grammar up to lesson 15: Lesson Grammar 1 Singular, plural of nouns, declensions 1 and 2 (nominative only) 2 Masculine, feminine and neuter nouns (decl 1 and 2) (nominative only) Nominative and genitive cases (decl 1 and 2) 3 Nominative and accusative (decl 1 ...
by nov ialiste
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

duplicate
by nov ialiste
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Attic Pun
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Is the dialect called "attic" because it's so lofty? :D
by nov ialiste
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

But getting back on topic, this story sounds very exciting and impressive. It seems very appropriate for a dragon to speak in an ancient tongue. :D I hope the explanations about the "you" form of the verb were clear enough. Basically it depends on whether one is speaking to one person, when "you" is...
by nov ialiste
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

nov ialiste Textkit Neophyte Joined: 23 Apr 2006 Posts: 10 Location: Europe Ah! Pardon me, :) the name triggered a vague recollection of the abovementioned conlang. Yes, it's a play on that name. It can be read as "Nov IAListe" meaning "new IAList" where IAL stands for International Auxiliary Langu...
by nov ialiste
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Duplicate post.
by nov ialiste
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

As mentioned above, in British English the past of "to spell" meaning quote the letters is "spelled" or "spelt". However, in the sense: "Spell (spel), v. (1591) 1. trans. To charm, fascinate, bewitch, bind by spell." I'm pretty sure the past can be only "spelled", at least in modern usage (I'm Briti...
by nov ialiste
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: English Grammar Question
Replies: 62
Views: 15554

I read once in a history book that at the near fall of France W.S. Churchill was over in France at some consultations and at the question does anybody speak French? he thrust himself forward in his usual shameless manner and said : "Je, je". :D Is the term for the French pronouns such as "moi" disju...
by nov ialiste
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pronunciation used at LATINUM PODCAST
Replies: 81
Views: 39703

Re: hic haec hoc


by nov ialiste
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quick Pronunciation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2722

Perhaps this is the wrong place to ask such a question, as it pertains more to linguistics than to anything else. But, would a group of plebs or equites not trained in oratory work out the three last syllables of "Harpyiis" in a fluid, enunciated progression? As a pleb I hope you don't mind my pron...
by nov ialiste
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: macrons
Replies: 15
Views: 4996

Hi, I am a great fan of Latin but at most am still only a barely intermediate student. Out of necessity I have had to learn a distant and highly inflected language, albeit a modern, spoken one (Finnish). I say so merely to qualify my unprofessional yet genuine opinions which follow. Not to know the ...
by nov ialiste
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teaching Latin to Kids - any suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Here's the other recent thread:
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by nov ialiste
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: An old, but important question
Replies: 12
Views: 4530

In case you haven't seen it, this Focus Publishing site gives a good overview of all the books: http://www.pullins.com/txt/LinguaLatina.htm Notice that the Vocabs for Books 1 and 2 can be downloaded from there for free as Word files. This page has Vocabulary flash cards for H.H. Ørberg's Familia Ro...
by nov ialiste
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: an interesting Medieval Latin resource
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

What's the username, though?
by nov ialiste
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Groups
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

I'm also interested in joining a D'Ooge group (I worked through about 20 chapters last year).
by nov ialiste
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63322

I am just beginning to study Pharr and would be interested in joining a group.