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by MatthaeusLatinus
Sun May 27, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 3923

Re: .

Is that from the Moralia? I wonder which book...
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri May 25, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Book for Learning Intermediate Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 3136

Re: Best Book for Learning Intermediate Latin

There's Adler's practical grammar, for instance, which has greatly worked for me.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sun May 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 27800

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

14. no such word, should be flumen
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sat May 05, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: dep. in English?
Replies: 11
Views: 4598

Re: dep. in English?

Isn't "to be born" an example of the middle voice?
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 27800

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

celare doesn't need a preposition, it takes a double accusative object like docere or rogare. E.g. doces me linguam, te rogo sententiam
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why Orberg used 'sunt' in such sentence?
Replies: 1
Views: 1404

Re: Why Orberg used 'sunt' in such sentence?

because a thousand is more than one, it is plural.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Bradley's Arnold - Latin Prose Composition, Mistake?
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

Re: Bradley's Arnold - Latin Prose Composition, Mistake?

it's used impersonally, like tibi ignotum est, "you are forgiven"
by MatthaeusLatinus
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Orberg Cap XXIX
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

Re: Orberg Cap XXIX

se iecerat is active, not passive.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Rosetta Stone for Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 11914

Re: Rosetta Stone for Latin

Didn't know there was a Latin version for this.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help identifying a technical form - understood subjects.
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Re: Help identifying a technical form - understood subjects.

Non intellexi rogantis difficultatem.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help identifying a technical form - understood subjects.
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Re: Help identifying a technical form - understood subjects.

scire is the subject here, erat is its verb. Very straightforward sentence; similar English construction. I don't see your problem.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quarum et Cuius
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Quarum et Cuius

Aaahh after I take my fix, I need a postfix to feel even better.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quarum et Cuius
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Quarum et Cuius

both are forms of the personal pronoun qui or quis, the former example is m f n genitive singular, the latter f genitive plural.
the last sentence is an example of the ablative of price, hence nummis. how much something costs is represented in the ablative, here it happens to be plural.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: .

minime. fac scribas :D
by MatthaeusLatinus
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: .

haha
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Cap XXXV Familia Romana (Orberg) V
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: De Cap XXXV Familia Romana (Orberg) V

Actually the "choosing, selecting" meaning came first I think, as you "select the letters" to make out words, hence "read".
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help translation
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: help translation

Hi, you've already been given a good suggestion in another forum.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with translation for jewelry engraving
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

Re: Help with translation for jewelry engraving

Both are fine, really.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna

Nunc omnia recte habes!
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna

Sorry, in the first example, it should be quis, which introduces an indirect statement, so you need the subjunctive, not AcI. Pay attention to the sequence of tenses.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna

Dido is what gender?
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Cap. 39 of Roma Aeterna

Quid Aeneas deae narravit? narravit quem fuisse aut quibus ab oris venisse. you need an indirect question instead of AcI Quid Venus Aeneae nuntiavit? nuntiavit socios tuos salvos fuisse. are you addressing the reader? Quid Dido Troianis pollicitus est? auxilio dimisisse opibusque iuvavisse pollicit...
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation of 'it'
Replies: 10
Views: 3911

Re: Translation of 'it'

Yes.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cap. 40 of Roma Aeterna
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Re: Cap. 40 of Roma Aeterna

No. AcI. Accusativus cum infinitivo. It's a construction used to introduce an indirect statement, like you have in those two sentences. E.g. "I am happy THAT you are awake"; such statements in English are introduced by the word "that". The subject of the clause goes into the accusative case and the ...
by MatthaeusLatinus
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cap. 40 of Roma Aeterna
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Re: Cap. 40 of Roma Aeterna

Sorry no one has gotten back with you. Quid regina se sperare dixit? Speravit equidem illi in mediis scopulis periisse. Since this is an AcI, check the case of the subject in the AcI-noun-clause of the answer. GemitU et ululatU feminarum tectA resonant. (capitals stand for macrons.) not sure why you...
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help for latin accent(intonation) and alphabet
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Re: Help for latin accent(intonation) and alphabet

Ita vero, gratias pro emendatione!
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54090

Re: What's the point?

Magis tibi assentiri non possum. Recte dicis.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with translation for jewelry engraving
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

Re: Help with translation for jewelry engraving

many possibilities here
one could be
amor sine fine
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help for latin accent(intonation) and alphabet
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Re: Help for latin accent(intonation) and alphabet

In monosyllabic words, the accent is obvious. In disyllabics and polysyllabic words, the penultimate is stressed if long or followed by two syllables (like crescentes ), otherwise the antepultimate gets the stress. E.g. impudicus, laudabo, hortorum, proclivis, etc... are stressed on the penultimate;...
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54090

Re: What's the point?

Is it not good to point out perceived weaknesses in an argument, MatthaeusLatinus? If you can listen to criticism and it is valid, will you not be able to argue better as a consequence? That's not relativism. Nonnè bonum est, MatthaeeLatine, defectus argumenti conspicatos demonstrari? Nonnè meliùs ...
by MatthaeusLatinus
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54090

Re: What's the point?

How is it skewed? Can't people accept anything as truth anymore? Does everything have to be relative and argued over?
by MatthaeusLatinus
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with translation with for artwork
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Help with translation with for artwork

In other words, don't even think about getting in Latin ... LOL :roll:
by MatthaeusLatinus
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with translation with for artwork
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Help with translation with for artwork

I like bedwere's suggestion.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54090

Re: What's the point?

I would definitely have to agree with that. This whole "equality of man" in some national constitutions is but a myth.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54090

Re: What's the point?

Haec disceptatio mihi valde placet. :D
by MatthaeusLatinus
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passive plural or singular for lists?
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Passive plural or singular for lists?

Actually, they're both correct. The singular verb agrees with the nearest subject.
by MatthaeusLatinus
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nonne comparandi gerundivum est?
Replies: 15
Views: 5319

Re: Nonne comparandi gerundivum est?

Sorry, but is ens comparatur some kind of mediaeval construction?
by MatthaeusLatinus
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54090

Re: What's the point?

Here is food for thought: do you think that if Latin were mandatory for absolutely everyone, at least in the West, would it make general thinking and ideas more "common", i.e. less multiculturalism, for instance?