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by Clemens
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze (Italian) Study Group
Replies: 8
Views: 4887

Re: Athenaze (Italian) Study Group

Χαίρετε!

I'm now working my way through the Italian version of Athenaze and I'm wondering if there is some kind of solutions manual to the exercises of Athenaze and Meletemata?
by Clemens
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

Re: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules

Yes.
by Clemens
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

Re: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules

The genitive can express possession and the possessive pronoun as well (that would be obvious ;-)). But they are different concepts: The cases denote the function of a word in the sentence: Filius meus librum legit. - My son is reading a book. (or My son read a book. but that does not matter for the...
by Clemens
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

Re: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules

Let me ask for how long and with what book you have been learning Latin until now. That makes it easier to tune the response to your needs.

meus oculus is nominative sg. the genitive would be mei oculi
by Clemens
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

Re: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules

Well, let's have a look into a Grammar: These are really adjectives of the First and Second Declensions, and are so declined (see §§ 110-112). But meus has regularly mī (rarely meus ) in the vocative singular masculine. (Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges, §145) "rarely...
by Clemens
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

Re: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules

MEUS OCULUS
MI OCULUS

both mean 'my eye' as in possesion
No, only oculus meus is correct. You cannot mix cases as you like. The possessive pronoun has to agree with its noun in case, number and gender.
by Clemens
Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

Re: MEUS/MI Nominative/Vocative Rules

Note: I will talk about classical Latin of the time of Cicero and Caesar. Although I do not think that there was much alteration of the grammar chapters in question here throughout antiquity one cannot safely claim this for medieval texts, where you find all kinds of usages. MEUS OCULUS (nom) MI OCU...
by Clemens
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek grammar in German.
Replies: 6
Views: 2720

Re: Greek grammar in German.

As NuclearWarhead has pointed out Schwyzer-Debrunner is more modern from a linguist's point of view. Especially in the parts concerned with morphology it has a strongly diachronic approach, which uses also heavily results of Indo-European studies and the like, but also in the syntax parts. The work ...
by Clemens
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Re: Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical

You can bet that it is most widely used in Italy no matter which period the Latin text is from. And as far as I know classical pronuciation is not applied to nonclassical texts but that does not mean that the Italiante pronunciation is used instead. It is more likely that the pronunciation of such t...
by Clemens
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: accentuation of ἐστι
Replies: 12
Views: 3447

Re: accentuation of ἐστι

My TLG-Text (I don't know at the moment, out of which edition the text is taken) has ἔστι; so I guess it would be a good idea to have a look at the apparatus of a critical edition, just to be sure.
by Clemens
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Order of cases?
Replies: 36
Views: 26341

Re: Order of cases?

Just for completeness: The traditional way for ordering the German cases is Nominativ, Genitiv, Dativ, Akkusativ. That is the way we learn it in school and also the usage of (popular) grammars I know of. The ordering Nom. Akk. Gen. Dat. may be used for pedagogical or linguistic reasons. So tradition...
by Clemens
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: One more question )))))))))
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Wo studierst du denn, wenn man fragen darf?
by Clemens
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: One more question )))))))))
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Das Rückübersetzen ist schon mal eine gute Idee. Bücher gibt es genug: Allen voran der neue Menge - den solltest du dir genauestens zu Gemüte führen. Viele Übungssätze gibts im alten Menge und auch z. B. in Maurach, Lateinische Stilübungen.
by Clemens
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Possessiva
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Studierst du Latein? An der Uni sollte es eigentlich eine Veranstaltung zum Thema geben - vielleicht die Metrikvorlesung oder auch ein Proseminar zur Dichtung. Ansonsten wäre es wirklich das beste, sich jemanden zu suchen, mit dem man ein wenig üben kann. Es hilft enorm, wenn man hört, wie jemand...
by Clemens
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Possessiva
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

http://wiredforbooks.org/aeneid/ Stroh reads book IV of the Aeneid - he does a very good job.
by Clemens
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Possessiva
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

For me as a native speaker of German the use of Hochschule for high school was totally misleading. I thought you were talking about college...
by Clemens
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Possessiva
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

So you have already finished college?
by Clemens
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Possessiva
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

How long have you been learning German?
by Clemens
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vergil or Virgil?
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

salve and salvete are imperatives pres. act. of the verb salvere, singular and plural respectively; there is nothing irregular about that?
by Clemens
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Possessiva
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

It seems there are not so many people who like German so it's nice too see that there are others too... :)
by Clemens
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Possessiva
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Das Possessivpronomen wird weggelassen, wenn völlig klar ist, was gemeint ist. Wenn nur dasteht pater mihi scripsit,... denkt sich jeder, dass der eigene Vater geschrieben hat; deshalb wird das Possessivpronomen nicht gesetzt. Man würde es verwenden, wenn der Vater irgend eines anderen geschrieben...
by Clemens
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Iliad audio
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Another small piece can be found there: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/kal/agp/
by Clemens
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passive periphrastic in the subjunctive
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

Yes, they are. :)
by Clemens
Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passive periphrastic in the subjunctive
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

The subjunctive is used because this is an indirect question. So there is no need to reflect it in the translation.
by Clemens
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Verb of Love
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Yes, but always bear in mind that the translation of the subjunctive depends on the way it is used in the sentence.
by Clemens
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Audio Files
Replies: 8
Views: 2513

Hi,

some short passages can be found there:

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/kal/agp/
http://wiredforbooks.org/iliad/

Best,
Clemens
by Clemens
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Easiest/Most Interesting Latin Texts?
Replies: 19
Views: 5924

Have a look at Apuleius' Cupid & Psyche. It's a fairy tale-type of mythological story, which may suit your purposes.

http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/apuleius ... upid.shtml
by Clemens
Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Germans/Austrians... I need your help!
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Well, you should at least know which Westendorf you want to go to...

If you intend to spend your holiday in Austria Westendorf (Tirol) is probably the station you need.
by Clemens
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spoken Ancient Greek, in today's world ?
Replies: 1
Views: 740

http://www.idyllion.gr/ClassGseminar.htm

Just scroll down a little and you will find an English description...:-)

(Probably you know www.akwn.net ...)
by Clemens
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Good German Grammar?
Replies: 9
Views: 3170

Episcopus wrote: "ich muss ja euch ja dieses Gestoryschaft erschlöpfen", you would do well to listen to me given my superb deutschgesprachenshalt.
Nice creations... :)
by Clemens
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: unicode, when do we shift to it?
Replies: 30
Views: 9408

I used Keyman ( http://www.tavultesoft.com ) and entered the text directly into the reply box of the forum. I use Opera, but it should also work with Firefox and IE. (Opera and Firefox display unicode characters automatically if you have a unicode font installed but the IE needs a little configurati...
by Clemens
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: unicode, when do we shift to it?
Replies: 30
Views: 9408

How did you enter this text, annis?

Can anyone read that?

τὸ δοκεῖν καὶ τὰν ἀλάθειαν βιάται.
by Clemens
Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Have Trouble viewing Greek Unicode Fonts on WinXP Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

I thought I'd better make a snapshot... (I know it's a bit large and I'll delete it, after Paul's seen it :-))

edit

Clemens
by Clemens
Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Have Trouble viewing Greek Unicode Fonts on WinXP Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Hi Paul, I'm sorry, actually I made two mistakes in my previous post: Instead of "Windows 2002" there should be "Word 2002" ---> so I tested it with Word. I just checked and I discovered that I have an even newer Version of Tahoma on my machine (so it must have come in with some other program...) - ...
by Clemens
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Have Trouble viewing Greek Unicode Fonts on WinXP Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

But my version of Tahoma cannot, for example, render lowercase alpha with smooth breathing and acute accent. Hm, I just tested my Tahoma version (came with Windows 2002, so it might be a newer version) and it had no problems with lowercase alpha with rough breathing and circumflex and iota subscrip...
by Clemens
Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Have Trouble viewing Greek Unicode Fonts on WinXP Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

But don't use Tahoma - it is not fully a Unicode font.
Oh really? Why not? I always thought it would support polytonic Greek...

Clemens :)
by Clemens
Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Have Trouble viewing Greek Unicode Fonts on WinXP Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Make sure that you have a unicode font on your system (most probably you already have Tahoma or Arial Unicode MS on your system). But I guess you've got a problem with your browser. If you're using the Internet Explorer you will have to configure it a little bit or you start browsing with Firefox or...
by Clemens
Tue May 10, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: An idea
Replies: 26
Views: 11827

Well, in my opinion the world needs a Greek equivalent to Lingua latina per se illustrata (http://www.lingua-latina.dk).

Best,

Clemens
by Clemens
Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accents in the declinsion
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Ok, some basic rules: The acute can stand over the last three syllables of a word: the antepenult, the penult, and the ultima. It can only stand over the antepenult if the ultima is short. It can stand over long and short syllables The circumflex can stand over the last two syllables of a word but o...
by Clemens
Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Cheimatica
Replies: 23
Views: 5368

Although last year the city threw an 80 year old woman in jail for a night because she did not clear her walks quickly enough for them and refused to pay the fine, and the whole community was up in arms about it. Poor old lady! Here we have ca. -20 °C *shiver* and finally it has snowed quite a lot ...