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by viking84
Mon May 21, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: willing to learn latin!
Replies: 1
Views: 3411

Hi,

I'm also learning Latin out of the book by D'Ooge. Indeed, it's a very bright method and I don't really care that it's difficult to learn Latin. There's some internal logic in it :).
by viking84
Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: on the order of words...
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

ahh, thank you.. and, coincidentally, right after your reply, i got up to that part of the book. as for a study group: sounds good, but my schedule is sort of irregular. i just switched to another book as well; could not drag myself to turn on the computer every time i wanted to study latin. you co...
by viking84
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you brag about knowing Greek or Latin?
Replies: 17
Views: 4959

lol. I would never admit it to my friends, but one of my reasons to learn Latin is to be able to brag about it lol. My brother knows English, French and German (and speaks all of these languages quite fluently), my parents know a little English and German, my sisters only know Dutch (their mother to...
by viking84
Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Member
Replies: 10
Views: 2888

we've met before ;), but: welcome, and indeed, you'll find out that the people here are very nice :).
by viking84
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Caesarian
Replies: 4
Views: 4658

Pip wrote:oh ok sweet thanks for the help :D
yes, I read that Caesar himself wrote many books and the words D'Ooge uses stem from these books :). It isn't so important, better focus on the actual grammar ;).
by viking84
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Beginning Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

Lots of others here are actually recommending D'Ooge and so am I, as I'm using it to learn Latin myself :)
by viking84
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Caesarian
Replies: 4
Views: 4658

I think he means the words spoken and written by Caesar, but I'm not sure :) (I'm also using D'Ooge :)).
by viking84
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: declension praesidium / filius
Replies: 3
Views: 4707

declension praesidium / filius

On page 38 D'Ooge says that the plural of praesidium and filius is regular. Does this mean that the plural of praesidium is formed in the same way the plural of bellum is formed and then filius is formed in the same way the plural of servus is formed?
by viking84
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: In nomine patris, filii et spiritus sancti
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Ah ok :), I haven't learned the last three declensions yet. Thanks for your information :).
by viking84
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: In nomine patris, filii et spiritus sancti
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

In nomine patris, filii et spiritus sancti

In the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost is translated as following:

In nomine patris, filii et spiritus sancti

my question: why 'patris'. The termination of the genitive singular that belongs to 'pater' is '-i', and why not 'spiriti sancti'?
by viking84
Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Medieval Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

Viking-I have a paperback version-forget what it costs-but it wasn't too much. It is by Helen Waddell & the title is just "Medieval Latin Lyrics". Sorry I don't have it with me, so I could tell you the publisher, etc. But it's pretty well known. It starts with poetry actually from the late Roman er...
by viking84
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ars poetica scansion
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

redangel123 wrote:i am studying it , i have exam the next month

sorry for my bad english
your english is not so bad at all ;).
by viking84
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ave!
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

I think the book you mentioned is an excellent introduction to Med. Latin; I have it in my bookcase (I've read through some of it, but haven't found the time to finish it completely). However, the authors do expect a minimal working knowledge of classical Latin. Good luck with your minor (sounds li...
by viking84
Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: she rides with the gods of the night
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Chris Weimer wrote:Depends on context. Normally you wouldn't find the verb introducing the sentence.
oh, ofcourse.

cum deis noctis equitat :).
by viking84
Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ave!
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

I'm attending university in Groningen. Medieval history must be very interesting :), I can't wait to be able to read medieval Latin texts :). And I'll surely be around quite often ;). Very cool! As it happens, my Medieval Latin professor also teaches at RUG (her name is Hemelaar). I'm sure you'll b...
by viking84
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you have a song stuck in your head?
Replies: 18
Views: 4497

Celtica wrote:Felice Navidad. The longer it's stuck in my head, the less I like it.
hehe. Adeste, Fideles was stuck in my head for a couple of weeks. Finally I got rid of it :D.
by viking84
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you have a song stuck in your head?
Replies: 18
Views: 4497

Don't ask me why but, a Frisian Christian song I learned when I was 8 is running through my head. It says 'God revealed heaven on earth'.
by viking84
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: on the order of words...
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

That's what I call the curse of your mother tongue: you arrange the words in Latin the way you would arrange them in English. D'Ooge himself gives the proper arrangement (p. 29): the subject is the most important part, so comes first. Verb is the second most important part, so comes last and the oth...
by viking84
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: translating poems into Latin
Replies: 1
Views: 3544

translating poems into Latin

When I'm more skilled in Latin, I hope to translate poems and short stories from Dutch (my mothertongue) / English into Latin. I was wondering whether there are people around here who also translate poems from the mothertongue in Latin. Perhaps you could post your work here? One of the first poems I...
by viking84
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: she rides with the gods of the night
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Chris Weimer wrote:Ablative plural of deus: dis, diis, (archaic) dei, deis.
so, 'deis' is correct :), thanks. And what about the rest of the sentence?
by viking84
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: she rides with the gods of the night
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

she rides with the gods of the night

Is: 'equitat cum deis noctis' a correct translation of the sentence 'she rides with the gods of the night'?
by viking84
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: longae non sunt tuae viae
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

ingrid70 wrote:tuae is a (possessive) adjective, just like longae, and changes with the noun: tua via est longa - tuae viae sunt longae.

In Dutch the translation would be: jouw wegen zijn niet lang.

Hope this helps,

Ingrid
I've been thinking about that too :).

Dank je wel ;)
by viking84
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: longae non sunt tuae viae
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

longae non sunt tuae viae

Is 'tuae' here 'your' in plural? In Dutch we have a distinction between these two ('jouw' is singular and 'jullie' is plural), hence my confusion. For Dutch speakers: Is 'jullie wegen zijn niet lang' correct? -edit- hm, I just found out that 'your' in plural is 'vester' and 'your' singular is 'tua'....
by viking84
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ave!
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Bene venisti / welkom! I too live in the Netherlands - I'm studying Latinity at the University of Amsterdam and Theology at Utrecht. Which university do you attend? I'm also very interested in dutch (historical) linguistics - in fact I'm taking a medieval Dutch historical literature class next seme...
by viking84
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translation 'what doesn't kill me makes me stronger'
Replies: 6
Views: 6773

thanks a lot :).
by viking84
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ave!
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Greetings! The fact that you are in the Netherlands implies that you are Dutch, but are you studying "Dutch Studies" as a native Dutch-speaker or a non-native speaker? I myself was in Rome the summer when people when old people were dying of the heat wave (2003), and while it wasn't optimal weather...
by viking84
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Medieval Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

Hi there,

I'm doing a medieval Latin course in a couple of months :). That book you mentioned in your opening post (medieval latin lyrics by waddell) truly sounds interesting to me. Could you tell me something more about it?
by viking84
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ave!
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

ave!

Hi there, I'm new to this forum, and I thought it would be nice to introduce myself so you know whom you're dealing with :). My name is Renske, I'm 22 years old (turning 23 in January) and I live in the Netherlands, where I'm completing my Dutch studies at the moment. I've always wanted to learn Lat...
by viking84
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translation 'what doesn't kill me makes me stronger'
Replies: 6
Views: 6773

translation 'what doesn't kill me makes me stronger'

Hi there, I'm doing Latin since last week and I just found out about this website. It's exactly what I needed, since I'm learning Latin on my own. Just me and my books, and from now on: me, my books and this community :). I suppose you all know the famous quote by Nietzsche, 'what doesn't kill me ma...