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by FrogFace
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's
Replies: 15
Views: 12401

ok it's the beginning of week two of my journey into learning Latin with Wheelocks. i'm still on chapter 1. right now i think i'm going to spend the rest of march getting familiarized with the textbook and wookbook. my goal is to have an effective method of study using the textbook and workbook at 3...
by FrogFace
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: whats for breakfast? spam again? (caution shouting on post)
Replies: 19
Views: 4743

I'm the guy who delete's Textkit's spam. I assure you I can think of better ways to use my time. well my purpose for starting this thread was just to take advantage of the open board and blow a little steam about spammers and how they come in to various forums and *mess up* a good thing just becaus...
by FrogFace
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: whats for breakfast? spam again? (caution shouting on post)
Replies: 19
Views: 4743

look at this... a spammer hit a complain post about spamming... ted****4 go jump in an amazon river full of paranas you spam bot i know you are nothing more than some lifeless code created by some immoral hacker who want to currupt the world whose mind is weak , lazy , and full of vile porn. -jay (t...
by FrogFace
Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: whats for breakfast? spam again? (caution shouting on post)
Replies: 19
Views: 4743

whats for breakfast? spam again? (caution shouting on post)

i'm new around here so i don't know how bad textkit forum has had this spam problem but i've been here the last 30 mins reading some and its so irritating when spammers hit, i just refreshed the main index and some stupid spam bot or something (cause i know a person didn't do that many posts so fast...
by FrogFace
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's
Replies: 15
Views: 12401

It was a v written with a smoother style. They did that with every letter. They didn't have abcdefghijklmnopqrstxyz either. It didn't exist then. The roman youth did not learn an ancient collection of letters? The letters were just *there* in the words that was spoken and written? or maybe you was ...
by FrogFace
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's
Replies: 15
Views: 12401

thanks chris for the encouragement. :D well i recieved my brand new shiny wheelock 6th edition with workbook last night from amazon (i love that company better than ebay) in the last month or so i've been putting alot of effort in reading up on latin and finding which way to "plow". so i'm going to ...
by FrogFace
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

:oops: i apologize for making the poll selection below what is possible, i went back and tried to edit the poll to add more selections but it would not let me :(

maybe admin can overide this thread and change the poll to reflect more selections.
by FrogFace
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's
Replies: 15
Views: 12401

FrogFace the journey thru Wheelock's

i ordered thu amazon the Wheelock's 6th edition paperback textbook along with the workbook and got free shipping (yippee) also last night i downloaded the complete audio from the official wheelock's audio page. hopefully this will help to make sure i'm pronouncing classical Latin correctly. the zip ...
by FrogFace
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: wheelock's latin 6th edition on order with workbook
Replies: 8
Views: 7503

Jay, That's great. Wheelock's is a great book. A lot of colleges use it, and so, as you have discovered, there are lots of websites out there with stuff to help you through it. There is also an answer key available here at textkit which you may find useful as you go through the exercises (but it do...
by FrogFace
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

I've studied four languages (all Indo-European, two classical) since high school (~8 years), with varying degrees of competence. I have reading knowledge of all four, although my Latin is very rusty. I can speak German fluently. I would not, however, say that I've mastered the language and can now ...
by FrogFace
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: wheelock's latin 6th edition on order with workbook
Replies: 8
Views: 7503

wheelock's latin 6th edition on order with workbook

it was hard to make the choice due to being blindsided by much ignorance in the area of learning a language but i have decided to take up studying Latin using Wheelock's and of course i shall read some of the free text provide here in this community. my long range goal is to one day lead a Latin stu...
by FrogFace
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

I don't think it is only a matter of intelligence, but a matter of organisation. If you give yourself 15 years, than you may take another 4. However ancient greek and latin are problematic, because only translation is being exercised. Europeans don't speak averagely that many languages. Mostly some...
by FrogFace
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

thanks glottal and modus for the reply. it is very encouraging to begin to see that its possible to not only ascertain the classical languages but actually add more languages to them due the learning load of Latin and Greek by not reaching a full rhetoric stage of composition but only reading and wr...
by FrogFace
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the feasiblity of using ecclesiastical pronunciation.
Replies: 14
Views: 4894

the feasiblity of using ecclesiastical pronunciation.

i was speaking with a friend tonight about Latin pronunciation and it seems that ecclesiastical pronunciation is closer to other modern Latin derived languages such as italian/french/spanish than the classical pronunciation. 1. is this correct to assume that ecclesiastical pronunciation is most simi...
by FrogFace
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

hi tico sorry about not making the question to include the many possiblities and talents of the people who inhabit today's world. can you help me understand if you meant 4 as in the maximum of languages it is possible to know or that i only mentioned this many languages within the spectrum of the ro...
by FrogFace
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

how many languages can a person learn?

i've been absorbing much in the last two days of reading and have thought of a question which i hope to be interesting and get lots of answers... considering that Latin is an exellent language for understanding western culture from modern to ancient it seems to be also a good basis for most romance ...
by FrogFace
Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salutations and some help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

ok, after reading many websites and earnestly thinking on the correct path i have decided to continue with Latin for another year (because i'm such a neophyte concerning languages). in jan 2008 i shall re access my learning goals and status hopefully starting some greek studies. after accessing the ...
by FrogFace
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salutations and some help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

Salutations and some help please

hi to everyone i'm new here. within the last couple of years i have been moving toward independent daily classical studies which has brought me here. right now i see myself as a ping pong ball bouncing around different study paradigms trying to find the right classical niche that will allow me to so...