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by Hampie
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Praedicativus textus in Textkit
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Praedicativus textus in Textkit

Just inside "Post a reply". It's new. That's funny. There's no predictive text there now! One day it appeared; now it's gone. Solùm in sectione "Responsum mitte" nomine. Novum est. Mirum est! Non jam illîc est textus praedicativus! Quodam die is apparuit, nunc evanuit. Oh.. How, interesting. Me mys...
by Hampie
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman names
Replies: 27
Views: 14121

Re: Roman names

I don’t se why one would not, really. It’s not that it’s hard....When I switch to Swedish the capital of Denmark is Köpenhamn, Maybe you should contact the Swedish rail folks because they don't switch but rather prefer the Danish: Köbenhavn. Just enter the city on their web site and see what spelli...
by Hampie
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman names
Replies: 27
Views: 14121

Re: Roman names

The Latin professor I had when I studied it switched between the two when we read De Bello Gallico. I don’t se why one would not, really. It’s not that it’s hard. It’s actually harder to fit in Cicero with a Latin accent into english than just to say Cicero the English way. Are you, pster, by any ch...
by Hampie
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman names
Replies: 27
Views: 14121

Re: Roman names

Kikero should only be said in Latin class and whilst speaking Latin. Sisero is how his name is pronounced in English and also by most professors of Latin when they speak English. When I say Paris there’s an s in there when I speak English although it’s silent in French.
by Hampie
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Arcadius Avellanus' "Tusculum/Palaestra"?
Replies: 10
Views: 6360

Re: Arcadius Avellanus' "Tusculum/Palaestra"?

What a very liney method… :O.
by Hampie
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hamburga (help request)
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: Hamburga (help request)

I wonder why the colons are there :O. They seem unnecessary when there’s already a tilde denoting an abbreviation and a stricken n/m — but why the : : : :O
by Hampie
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Where have all the flowers gone?
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

Re: Where have all the flowers gone?

Markos wrote:ποῦ τὰ ἄνθη?
οἴχεται ὑπὸ τῶν κορῶν συλλεγέντα.
ποῦ ἡ ἀναγνώρισις?
A greek translation, n’est-ce pas?
by Hampie
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Where have all the flowers gone?
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

Where have all the flowers gone?

Dic mî quô eunt flores
Ubi sunt eæ latæ
Dic mî quô eunt flores
Quid factum est?
Dic mî quô eunt flores
Puellæ eas legiunt!
Qunadò intellegémus?
by Hampie
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin music
Replies: 5
Views: 2479

Latin music

For immersion purposes, I would find it both fun and entertaining to listen to music in latin — is there any? Christian psalms and all, but, a day with Dies Iræ all long would give me nightmares when thinking about what the lyrics actually mean; also, it is often very hard to grasp what words are ac...
by Hampie
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Kinds of latin
Replies: 4
Views: 3937

Re: Kinds of latin

Thanks for your reply. And how people know that they pronounce words correctly? It seems to me that in each country they simply pronounce words with their native accents (as Latin sounds were the same as their mother tongues). There are research that with pretty good accuracy can tell how latin onc...
by Hampie
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best program for learning Latin as an adult
Replies: 9
Views: 8669

Re: Best program for learning Latin as an adult

Just the endings. So how does -- or -s render? I'm sorry, I don't understand. I used -s because it is so common, though there are other endings. When we get to -- we all say "aliquid," meaning "something." Was mostly wondering what you chanted when you came to a lonely consonant or a — :P. Or when ...
by Hampie
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best program for learning Latin as an adult
Replies: 9
Views: 8669

Re: Best program for learning Latin as an adult

rustymason wrote:Just the endings.
So how does -- or -s render?
by Hampie
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best program for learning Latin as an adult
Replies: 9
Views: 8669

Re: Best program for learning Latin as an adult

We used Karen Moh's "Latin's Not So Tough" series for our elementary school learning. It was a great foundation. I kept one or two years ahead of the children, starting them in the workbooks in 2nd grade. We start off every class together chanting the Latin endings: http://rustymason.com/edu/lang/l...
by Hampie
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: artistry in the use of HIC and ILLE
Replies: 8
Views: 2490

Re: artistry in the use of HIC and ILLE

In the identical context do they have the same meaning if you want them to? In my opinion, the difference between "hic" (this) and "ille" (that) is small but always significant. I didn't mean "Ille ager est latus, hic est angustus" and "Ille ager est latus, ille est angustus" have exactly the same ...
by Hampie
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quantum and Quantus, -a, -um
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: Quantum and Quantus, -a, -um

Quantum can mean both ‹how much› and ‹how many›?
by Hampie
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Now what are these accents for :O?
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Now what are these accents for :O?

So.. Anyone has got any idea how I should go about to read this aloud? With my limited knowlege of traditional latin scansion aloud I came up with somethign like this:

PROpria quæmari bustri BUNtur MAScula DIcas
by Hampie
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Now what are these accents for :O?
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Now what are these accents for :O?

Yep, it’s Lily allright. I was planning on memorizing the poems of his — though I think it will have to be in that, of most purist Latinists so hated, very chop-choppy way of reading it.. Though I think that As in præsenti will give more than Propria ad maribus.
by Hampie
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Now what are these accents for :O?
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Now what are these accents for :O?

Prṓpria quæ maribūs tribū́ntūr mā́scula dī́cās: ūt sūnt Dīvṓrūm; Mārs, Bā́cchus, Apṓllo: vivṓrum; ūt, Cáto, Vīrgiliūs: fluviṓr(um); ūt Tī́brus, Orṓntēs: mḗnsi(um); ut, Octṓbēr: vēntōr(um); ūt, Lībs, Nótus, Aū́ster. — uu / — uu / — uu / — — / — uu / — — —— / —— / —— / — uu / — uu / — u (?) — uu / — u...
by Hampie
Wed May 18, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Resources suggestions
Replies: 54
Views: 65474

Re: Resources suggestions

How about one of these for Latin too?
by Hampie
Tue May 17, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Making a resources sticky thread: What do you think?
Replies: 12
Views: 8365

Re: Making a resources sticky thread: What do you think?

Sorry for the delay everyone, real life was rather hectic these past few days. I was hoping for more interest but maybe it'll be generated after we start the whole thing? How about I just make a "Resources suggestions" thread tomorrow or later today (I'm still pretty beat up) to begin with? Anyone ...
by Hampie
Mon May 16, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Making a resources sticky thread: What do you think?
Replies: 12
Views: 8365

Re: Making a resources sticky thread: What do you think?

Let’s begin, no reason to wait? The links can always be structured afterwards :).
by Hampie
Fri May 13, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: flash cards
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Re: flash cards

Perhaps you could try and se if there’s any group consentrating on the Vulgata? I.m.o. that would be a very good place to start if one’s main goal with Latin is religious. Good thing about the Vulgata is that it is written to be easily understood close to how people spoke rather than Cicero’s overly...
by Hampie
Tue May 10, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronoun Drills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Pronoun Drills?

Do you have the accompaning ‹Exercitia Latina› that is supposed to be used with the main textbook? Otherwise you could try searching for relative pronoun exercises on google :)
by Hampie
Mon May 09, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronoun Drills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Pronoun Drills?

Hi! So, I just finished Cap. VIII of LL, and I worry that I'm still kind of fuzzy on the various pronouns (and interrogative adjectives and such). Anybody have any Latin-only online drills for those? I think I have "hic" down okay, but "ille", and the various "qui" and "quis" and such aren't quite ...
by Hampie
Sat May 07, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Making a resources sticky thread: What do you think?
Replies: 12
Views: 8365

Re: Making a resources sticky thread: What do you think?

Please, let this not be only about Greek! I think that Latin too, deserves to be included as it has a lot of resourses available too. I also think that the motto quality over quantity deserves to be mentioned. Listing everything Greek and Latin serves no purpose if one has to wade trough mud to find...
by Hampie
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Seeking Texts with Macrons online
Replies: 20
Views: 15479

Re: Seeking Texts with Macrons online

Though perhaps irrelevant to this thread, I’m quite curious, so could you perhaps show me some forum topic somewhere or some blog post or homepage that does argue for or against the use of macrons? I would really like to know why people consider it a bad thing (and why people consider it a good thin...
by Hampie
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word Frequency Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 4046

Re: Word Frequency Lists

Salvi sitis! I have uploaded a TAB-limited file (about 76 KB) to my homepage containing the word frequencies of 4,173 words in anthologies of Latin prose, poetry, and medieval literature as given in Paul B. Diederich's The frequency of Latin words and their endings . It contains only the Latin lemm...
by Hampie
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help! Typing Macron+Rough+Acute on Alpha
Replies: 10
Views: 8900

Re: Help! Typing Macron+Rough+Acute on Alpha

A solution that is not beatiful nor as good is to make a ‹fake› macron underneath the alpha by underlining it. For learning pruposes this would probably be endurable :3.
by Hampie
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Where Should I Begin In Latin?
Replies: 11
Views: 8233

Re: Where Should I Begin In Latin?

Hello everyone. I was wondering where I should begin in Latin? I don't want to learn just any kind of Latin. I want to learn Classical or Old Latin. I don't want to learn the other kinds of Latin because if I do I may get confused while translating. Any books to recommend to me? I want to go out an...
by Hampie
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Alexander's surgeon-general !
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

Re: Alexander's surgeon-general !

Chiropractors, osteopats and other quacks did not exist during the time - in fact most of the ‹alternative medicine› or ‹complementary medicine› was invented during the 19th century and after. As for bone specialists well… I think that an army at that time was happy to have some kind of medicus, and...
by Hampie
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today
Replies: 15
Views: 7578

Re: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today

Perhaps you could add macron-buttons for those who are not able to type in macrons?
by Hampie
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Cicero to start with
Replies: 9
Views: 8584

Re: Best Cicero to start with

I think that his philosophical/rhetorical writings are easier than his orations. When I was still fairly new to reading unadapted Latin, I worked on his "De Amicitia" and "De Senectute"--the two are often paired up. Not terribly long, not terribly complicated. Plus, you can comprehend most of what ...
by Hampie
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Puer Zingiberi Panis - Araneae Parvae Araneum Primum
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

Re: Puer Zingiberi Panis - Araneae Parvae Araneum Primum

For what it's worth, I really enjoy the book. I like having pictures, and lots of repetition of words and phrases so it's easy to read. I wish there were more beginner's books out there that were similar. I used the first story in the book just last week with my ten year old. He is halfway through ...
by Hampie
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Puer Zingiberi Panis - Araneae Parvae Araneum Primum
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

Re: Puer Zingiberi Panis - Araneae Parvae Araneum Primum

...whereas the ones in his are butt ugly.. I thought the pictures were OK, Hampie, but he's the translator, not the author, so not responsible for the illustrations. He put into Latin an out-of-copyright (I presume) illustrated English reader from 1910. Maybe that's his brother, another B. Smith, r...
by Hampie
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Puer Zingiberi Panis - Araneae Parvae Araneum Primum
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

Re: Puer Zingiberi Panis - Araneae Parvae Araneum Primum

I just wrote a review and gave it one star. I don’t like that kind of foul marketing. The author also has posted negative comments on other – imo better – books complaining about them not having pictures (whereas the ones in his are butt ugly..) and instead recommends his own book. Uck.. Such people...
by Hampie
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The importance of translation: a begginer's question
Replies: 6
Views: 3985

Re: The importance of translation: a begginer's question

Buy Lingua Latina per se illustrata, it’s really cheap, and since you’re already learning grammar at school, it will be nothing more than a progressive reader – which is not that bad. I personally has taken and been approved more than half a semster of latin – yet halfway through LL I’m totally lost...
by Hampie
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata by H. Orberg
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

Re: Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata by H. Orberg

It’s very, very empty at the tome being :/...
by Hampie
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How different are the ancient and modern Greek languages?
Replies: 1
Views: 2132

Re: How different are the ancient and modern Greek languages?

I were to learn ancient Greek, to what extent would I be able to understand modern Greek? do you know about it? I know neither, but, I know the difference in time. If you consider German, English, Swedish and Netherlands/Dutch they were all the same language long after Attic was spoken in Greece. L...
by Hampie
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LLPSI - quotation marks in indirect discourse
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: LLPSI - quotation marks in indirect discourse

There are no ‹standard way› for Latin. No standard spelling, no standard interpunction, etc. etc., so evert writer and publisher do what he or she feels is the best, thus you will encounder many different ways. But, that does not have to be a bad thing, does it? For once you can spell and interpunct...
by Hampie
Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Should I read latin in latin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

Re: Should I read latin in latin?

Hello friends, It has been almost 1 year since i started learning latin. Having finished beginner's latin, now i proceed to grapple with Caesar's gallic war, which indeed is a great pleasure to me. Accidentally i ran into some articles by Prof. William Harris, in which he stressed the importance of...