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by Turendil
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kindle or some other e-reader.
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Kindle or some other e-reader.

Hello all I need some advice. I have a little extra cash courtesy of my uncle sam and I need to know whether to buy a kindle for my continuing latin/greek study or another form of E-book reader.

What do you guys think?
by Turendil
Tue May 06, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Newbie in Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 4287

Hans Orberg Hans Orberg Hans Orberg I will say it again Hans Orberg. Lingua Latina get that and download whitaker's words from the website and comence to type out the chapters. You will be amazed at what you learn how quickly and by then end of Volume one you will be far and away ahead of the game.
by Turendil
Tue May 06, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina
Replies: 6
Views: 2539

the excercises for both books and the teacher's manual.
by Turendil
Thu May 01, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help with form
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Help with form

Need help with the form of e^le/airen ἠλέαι?εν (acute over the epsilon) I want to say its imperfect but I'm not entirely sure.
by Turendil
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: crosby schaffer answer key?
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

crosby schaffer answer key?

I would appreciate any help with finding an key to help with my greek/english.
by Turendil
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: English-to-Latin Blues
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

I am by no means proficient yet. However I have found that the method that works for me is to write or type out each chapter and grammar section of LL. In addition I read the chapter out loud and do the exercises in the workbook. Between the three methods I think I am beginning to acquire a handle o...
by Turendil
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lyrical analysis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

yes but unfortunately Ovid takes me a while. I am not up to the place where I may do a competent lyrical analysis because I still have to look most words up.
by Turendil
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lyrical analysis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

I am thinking so.
by Turendil
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lyrical analysis.
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

lyrical analysis.

I have to do a lyrical analysis on Ovid for my survey of classical literature class. The text is a translation of the metamorphoses because most people in the class don't understand latin. How exactly does one do a lyrical analysis from a translated text?
by Turendil
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I need help from Christians who like reading
Replies: 42
Views: 11232

none of the book suggestions I gave you would challenge or re-structure her beliefs. That wouldn't be right. They are all theistic centered. However they are the types of books that can be read multiple times and the more one reads them the more inclined one is to seek out other references.
by Turendil
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I need help from Christians who like reading
Replies: 42
Views: 11232

My two cents. I would get her Fear and Trembling by Soren Keirkegaard. Reason being 1 Kierkegaard's serves as a good introduction into existentialism from the theistic perspective. 2 He deals primarily with Christian issues and is a lot more fun to read than the stuff she's reading now. 3 many moder...
by Turendil
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: a bit late to be posting this
Replies: 0
Views: 882

a bit late to be posting this

Does anyone have a compete reading of all the chapters in Orberg? the CD only goes up to chapter 30. and I'm not having any luck.
by Turendil
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: question
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

question

Recently on an exam in Modern European history I said that Louis XIV had written a book thoughts about the business of being a king. This is mentioned in Durant's Age of Louis XIV but nowhere else have I been able to find it. I don't want to get dinged. The book said that it was part of a memoir tha...
by Turendil
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! or should I say Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 2274

the untranslated quotes in my humble opinion serve as a reminder of the universality of a classical education. Also, they were my first spurs towards learning latin and greek. I like the idea.
by Turendil
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: want to make sure I haven't forgotten anything
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

thank you. I know it sounds odd but the definition between a pluperfect and a perfect was never entirely clear. I really can't see any difference between certain concepts as translated. Apologies for that but the difference between shall, will and may, and the had/has definition escapes me every onc...
by Turendil
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! or should I say Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 2274

Nietzsche like Kierkegaard depends a great deal on the translation for us non-native speakers. My advice I would try Walter Kaufman he seems to be the best authority.

Just so you know in case you didn't Nietzsche unlike his Zoarastian counterpart was a classical philologist.
by Turendil
Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: want to make sure I haven't forgotten anything
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

want to make sure I haven't forgotten anything

Translation double check

Iulius Marcum intravisse dicit, at non dicit eum a sexto puilsatum esse et humi iacuisse

Julius says that marcus had entered and did not say that he had been hit by marcus and had lain on the ground.
by Turendil
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze
Replies: 12
Views: 3620

my thing is that the alphabet should be memorized and after that the rest should be explained like Orberg
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

Please for the love of god stop this nonsense. The primary use of a language is to be used as a medium of expression. Your argument smacks of arrogance, racism, and ignorance.
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

Applying your argument to English, which form of English is superior? Orwell's prose or Shakespear's sonnets? languages don't peak they develop over time due to cultural factors and outside historical influences. Definitions of words change meaning to apply themselves to new situations. but that doe...
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

I did read your little book published in 1786. In a word bunk. I do not mean to imply that old books have no merit. However let us consider this from the historical perspective. In the 18th century the Rosetta stone had not been deciphered by Champollion, Proto Indo-European had not been reconstruct...
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 25046

would it be possible to seperate the latins from the greek? That way I can run both from CD?
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 29792

what about Isaiah berlin's ideas about negative liberty?
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

You miss the point entirely. as several posters have pointed out languages evolve over time. The lack of a definite article does not imply inferiority just and earlier state of being. A definite article did evolve eventually out of the relative pronoun just as it evolved in Greek. The fact that it e...
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Covered this last year in wheelock's but I'm drawing blanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

what do you mean by orberg's method? I don't know anything about "how" to use his method. I use orberg with Whitaker's words and I type out each story and leave it in latin translating as much by sight in my head as possible.

Any insight you may have I would appreciate.
by Turendil
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Humanist Latin
Replies: 23
Views: 6209

the books are dated. However when going to look for a book that shows the transmission of classical culture I recommend Durant's History of Civilization.
by Turendil
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Covered this last year in wheelock's but I'm drawing blanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Incipe ab initio: Ille primum a te pulsatus est.

begin from the begining that he first was hit by you?

bonus, malus, foedus?
by Turendil
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Covered this last year in wheelock's but I'm drawing blanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

my bad mixing up my cum clauses.

Sextus who is larger than the other boys fought with Marcus and Sextus and was hit by them.

why not because?
by Turendil
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Covered this last year in wheelock's but I'm drawing blanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Covered this last year in wheelock's but I'm drawing blanks

Sextus qui maior est quam ceteri discupuli cum Marco et Tito pugnavit et ab iis pulsatus est. I translated it Sextus who is larger than the other students although he fought marcus and titus and was hit by them. is the translation right? Is the last et extraneous in the English translation couldn't ...
by Turendil
Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

wow. This debate is wAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY off track. No offense to anyone but I think the dabate shouldn't be centered around language so much as how language lends itself to the shaping of a culture. This has much less to do with the lingua ipse than it does with the cultural wold view that that langu...
by Turendil
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

my bad about the septuagint flaw sometimes when you type fast you don't catch your own flaws.

Origen to my knowledge wrote in latin I could be wrong.

Does it matter? Ultimately everything is subordinate to history any damn way.
by Turendil
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings All!
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

you're in the south somewhere but where is beyond me Just please tell me your not one of those crazy people going to bob jones univeristy.
by Turendil
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

Just a quick question for you about Catholic traditionalism in general. Why does Catholicism base its entire dogma around the Vulgate, a translation of the New Testament? If you wish to "return the church to the spirit and ideals of the apostles and early church fathers," shouldn't you be studying ...
by Turendil
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

These books and other materials look impressive,if a bit expensive even if one is to buy just set one with answers. If you go to amazon and search the used books you can get the first year set for about 30 bucks. If you want to skimp I would just get the first volume reader familia romana and go he...
by Turendil
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

This is my advice. Go here any buy the books listed on this website and you will learn latin regardless of who teaches the class.

http://www.pullins.com/txt/LinguaLatina.htm#set_1
by Turendil
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: life after Wheelock
Replies: 21
Views: 8363

point taken. sorry. :oops:
by Turendil
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Greek and refreshing Latin at the same time
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

although I will say that a formal grammar such as wheelocks would be beneficial to have after a reading course. That could probably be best done with a composition class however.
by Turendil
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Greek and refreshing Latin at the same time
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Turendil
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: life after Wheelock
Replies: 21
Views: 8363

What about the second part of Lingua Latina? Roma Aeterna?
by Turendil
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: mox mane erit
Replies: 0
Views: 731

mox mane erit

Ego ad lectum ibo.

Salve.