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by EgoIoYoEu
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300 watch the trailer if you are brave enough
Replies: 63
Views: 20322

Ummmm.....that movie was DA BOMB! Just saw it last night on IMAX....easily the best movie I've seen in a year.
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9705

Osi yo! (Ego S.D. vobis!) Navajo, yes. Inuit is also a bear to learn, so I'm told. I learned a Navajo song when I was a child in Kindergarten. I still remember it. lol. An old Navajo woman came in to teach us about American Indians, and taught us an old lullaby. Does anyone here speak Navajo, percha...
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Predicate Nominative
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

It is the subject (i.e. noun or pronoun), only renamed. It's grammatically the same as the subject too. It follows a linking verb (not usually "to be," but can be)

Latin is an old language and it is not spoken as much as it used to be.

Language and it act as predicate nominatives.
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Verb for "to like"
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

delectare and placere with their objects work well.
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Verb for "to leave"
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Discedere

Pueri ex cubiculo discedunt.
The boys leave the room.
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9705

Hmm....I myself know seven...and the late Pope JPII spoke, like, almost a dozen (help me out here, Catholic friends). Four is a low number, methinks, if you're aiming that question at philologists. For the average Joe, maybe three. However, there are exceptions. I have several Indian friends who kno...
by EgoIoYoEu
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Spanish
Replies: 8
Views: 3353

www.learnspanish.com

Grammar, tutorials, idiomatic usage, practice exercises w/ good, plain English explanation. I attribute a lot of my fluency to this site.
by EgoIoYoEu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I think I am missing the Point
Replies: 17
Views: 4679

Actually, it seems technically right, though I've never heard it spoken. I think if you said that, you would be understood. Amadeus: JAJAJAJ! Ya te dije que trabajo con puros mexicanos, primo. Ya conozco todo el "slang". Lo bueno y lo malo. Tengo la fortuna de servir a la comunidad hispana aquí, y ...
by EgoIoYoEu
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I think I am missing the Point
Replies: 17
Views: 4679

Yeah...but it looks ugly...

I've seen "ver para creer," never have I seen "el ver es creer", though they both work, to my understanding.

Better idea: Call in backup!

Amadeus?!?!?!

Donde estás, güey? Te necesitamos. Esta vaina (como dicen los panameños) requiere clarificación.
by EgoIoYoEu
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: QVAESTIO QVAEDAM CLASSICA GRAVISSIMA
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Hhehehehehehehehehehehehehehee.

ROFLMAO!!!!

Oh dear...I think my spleen just broke.
by EgoIoYoEu
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I think I am missing the Point
Replies: 17
Views: 4679

Didymus wrote: If you don't, well, I have made a hash of things and left you more confused than when you began. Alas. Crap. You made me realize how far I have to go yet. It's an easy idiomatic rendition in Spanish...'ver para creer = to see in order to believe'...not that it matters a lot on a Lati...
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: CLASSICAL? ECCLESIASTICAL? JEROME'S VULGATE?
Replies: 44
Views: 17342


ברך הו ה?דן העל?, ברך שמך ועד׃


!!!תוד ?ברה?
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Oh ILLUD Thing QUID you do!
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Oh ILLUD Thing QUID you do!

Avete atque salvete omnes!! Made another step in my progress to RE-learn Latin. I've memorized all the demonstratives (including UNUS NAUTA), and the personal pronouns. However, I'm having some difficulty in translation here. I remember struggling with this years ago, and I could use some insight. A...
by EgoIoYoEu
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LINGVA LATINA, PARS I
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Gratias tibi ago, Amadee

(Wait..that looks funny. Is your name 2nd declension, Amadeus? jiiji. O será de la tercera?)
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LINGVA LATINA, PARS I
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

I mean...

Any thought that I can successfully communicate in English, by reading that book (and knowing vocab, etc) I can do the same in Latin?>
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LINGVA LATINA, PARS I
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Thanks!
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LINGVA LATINA, PARS I
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Anyone...someone?
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Here's to the next step
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

They say everyone has a twin....
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: LINGVA LATINA, PARS I
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

LINGVA LATINA, PARS I

Would anyone say this book covers the whole of Latin language (grammar, syntax, etc.)? Inasmuch that any book can do so. I have it Pars I, and I love it...but I just want to make sure I'm getting a whole picture here. And whether or not I need Pars II, or any of the extras in order to master the lan...
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665

Discipline. That's what Classical education will bring. Drive. Critical thinking. While most "post-modernists" (Plz define, if you can) reject rote memorization...I think there is a lot to be said for it. Chant verb paradigms for nine hours? Hell yeah. It builds character. If you can do that, and su...
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665

Wow! Thanks Glottal! All kinds of gems in your contribution! Heh. At least you received some college prep. material. This is a good example of the disparity issue. My high school didn't offer hardly anything at all. The ACT was the only test available, and the SAT was ignored. AP classes were a joke...
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665

Heu! Sorry, all. Didn't mean to bring your flaming arms of vengeance to bear. Let me backpeddle a bit. I think I was a bit ambiguous in my wholesale support of governmental involvement in education. Now that I read it, I too would turn on the burners. To put it simply. Governmental involvement in ed...
by EgoIoYoEu
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665

edonnelly said: No -- education is a responsibility for local government (as well as parents/families, of course). The Department of Education is just another example of the federal government sticking its nose into places where it does not belong. I'm inclined to disagree. If we (Americans, that i...
by EgoIoYoEu
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665

Decurion said: I fear the Dept. of Education more than my friends' fondness for MTV. Touché. In order to solve a problem, one must first find the problem's cause. You've hit it right on the nose. Education of the youth (and the senex , for that matter) is a responsibility carried by the Department...
by EgoIoYoEu
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665

Salve! Well said, my friend. Well said. Honestly, being of a generation accustomed to technological amenities, I did not look at that. How did I miss it? You are absolutely correct in your surmisation, methinks. Not only does technology preserve the precious Classic treasure we've recovered, it will...
by EgoIoYoEu
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Books in latin
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

Was für ein Buch! Kann man es im Druck kaufen? Schmerzen die Augen wen ich im Internet zu viel las.
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Which should I learn first?
Replies: 23
Views: 6413

I believe this is the work of a dastardly and dangerous devil - the BOT! Beware.
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Which should I learn first?
Replies: 23
Views: 6413

She's right, you know. I know Spanish, and the similarities are striking. Of course, Spanish's grandaddy is Latin, so....it has "inherited" certain traits. I'm thinking of the imperfect and preterit verb tenses especially. Nearly identical!
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: First Declension
Replies: 17
Views: 16157

Yeah. Russian is notoriously similar to Latin in declension. But, like Latin, it is a very efficient language. Not one I speak (though I understand chunks due to a hurried course in Serbo-Croatian), maybe later. I also like the Cyrillic alphabet, which I can read haltingly. But, such a language as R...
by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665


by EgoIoYoEu
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjectival Agreement, et al.
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

I just don't see how such rote memorization can be avoided at certain points...besides, I find I learn best that way at any rate...
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjectival Agreement, et al.
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

Hehe...actually, an idea occurred to me. I called my local Barnes & Noble and ordered it there. >.< I'll have it in a week! Yay!
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Death of a language
Replies: 48
Views: 13665

Ecce! Hear hear! I'm not even Christian, and the Latin Mass is one of the most moving experiences I've ever had! Why would they do away with such a thing?! That's the whole reason I learned Latin the first time...it was my inspiration. I may not agree with everything the Church does or says, but I c...
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjectival Agreement, et al.
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

Hmm...everyone seems to say Lingva Latina is the best. Unfortunately, my Internet access is limited to work, as I live in BFE. They do not permit online transactions here, ergo, I'm sunk. Any suggestions? I would certainly love to get my hands on that book(s)!

Thanks for your help and encouragement!
by EgoIoYoEu
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjectival Agreement, et al.
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

Heretic? No. I mean Deus (Voc. sg.)...equivalent of Gott in Himmel. Bah...forgot about the subjunctive, Amadeus...oops. *sigh* Thanks for your help, all. I appreciate it. Hehe. I just don't know if I have it in me to learn Latin...again. I've already struggled with enough languages and their psychot...
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjectival Agreement, et al.
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

Deus in caelo...quod facere debeo?
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjectival Agreement, et al.
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

So...the third declension feminine noun civitas would be in agreement with magna thusly?

e.g.

"...of great states" EST
"...civitatum magnarum"
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjectival Agreement, et al.
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

Adjectival Agreement, et al.

I have difficulty understanding the concept of adjectives of the various declensions. To my understanding, a noun must agree in number, gender, and case in Latin. The theory behind different nouns of different declensions is a relatively easy concept to grasp for me. The adjective, to my way of thin...
by EgoIoYoEu
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hola todos
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Jaja. Parece que haya bastantes aquí que hablan español. Pue es una lengua derivada del latín, supongo. Haznos tus preguntas, amicus meus, y bienvenido.
by EgoIoYoEu
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Comparing Wheelock to other courses
Replies: 27
Views: 51995

Wow. Am I the only sick-o who enjoys the grammar aspect of language acquisition?

I personally feel that to know how /anything/ works, you have to know its basic parts. In language, that means grammar. True mastery requires lots of work. Sorry, can't escape the work...lol