Search found 30 matches

by lozzic
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Shelmerdine book
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: Shelmerdine book

It's a very good book. There are cases where Shelmerdine lists definitions for vocabulary that are extremely rare, which can be bothersome, but every textbook I've seen does that. Be sure to check out the website that goes along with the book. It's super helpful. Ah! Someone else on the internet wh...
by lozzic
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Could somebody help me - check....
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: Could somebody help me - check....

Salve! I have limited experience but I think both of those sentences are correct... "For many years" is how we say it in English I think. Literally translated I assume it would be "Romans many years war were waging" rather than "Romans for many years war were waging" The verb to persuade persuadeo o...
by lozzic
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Shelmerdine book
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Shelmerdine book

Salvete! I have not been active or read this forum for quite some time (probably early-mid 2008), however I have not stopped with learning Latin :D . I originally intended to use D'Ooge but decided I was not too keen on it so I bought a copy of the first Cambridge Latin course book. I managed to wor...
by lozzic
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A little confusion concerning ego, tu, sum, es etc
Replies: 5
Views: 3311

Both "I sleep" and "I am sleeping" translates into "(ego) dormio". The literal translation of "sleeping", and what I believe you were aiming for when you wrote *"ego sum dormit", is "dormiens". HOWEVER, you can not say *"ego sum dormiens" in Latin, to mean "I am sleeping". Instead, it is used in ca...
by lozzic
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A little confusion concerning ego, tu, sum, es etc
Replies: 5
Views: 3311

Re: A little confusion concerning ego, tu, sum, es etc

What I don't understand is take for example the phrases 'ego sum dormit' and 'ego dormio'. Can they both mean the same thing 'I am asleep/sleeping' and have separate meanings of I am asleep/sleeping' and 'I sleep'? The example you mention, 'ego sum iratus', is a simple sentence with a predicate adj...
by lozzic
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A little confusion concerning ego, tu, sum, es etc
Replies: 5
Views: 3311

A little confusion concerning ego, tu, sum, es etc

Salvete I am using the Cambridge Latin Course and have been taking my time over it trying to assimilate it rather than simply cram it in to my head. However I have come upon something rather vague in the book. There is a page explaining grammar and on it there are various phrases I will show you: eg...
by lozzic
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 15
Views: 3356

Happy new year! It is 1st January already here in the UK but you shall have to wait over in the US lol :)
by lozzic
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How fast to be "fluent" in a language?
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Lucus Eques wrote:For true fluency and proficiency, a year sounds good. It took me three months to be reading fluent in Latin, and that's from Lingua Latina. But I only became orally fluent in the many months to follow.
WOW that has certainly given me even more enthusiasm :shock: lol
by lozzic
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: untranslated
Replies: 14
Views: 5627

I think many institutions around the world have archives full of stuff that has been rarely if ever read, and of course there are probably things yet to be discovered. The Dead Sea Scrolls are a famous example of texts that have not been fully deciphered yet as well as Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, ...
by lozzic
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello from a new member
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Salve! :) it's nice to meet you. I have only recently started learning Latin myself it's a beautiful language don't you think? As for your avatar you don't upload to this site, you have to upload on to a file hosting service and then put the link in to your profile section on this site. I use the fi...
by lozzic
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Pen
Replies: 34
Views: 13232

Hi, folks! I'm still shopping for a good fountain pen; problem is, even if I could afford them, I'm really not interested in gold-filled or jewel-encrusted barrels, so I'm on a quest for great-quality works in a cheap body. Probably impossible, but who knows? You will probably be surprised to hear ...
by lozzic
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Roman Cursive
Replies: 1
Views: 1050

Roman Cursive

This is kind of off topic to Latin that is why I put it in this forum. Does anyone know about the Ancient Roman Cursive Script? I tried my hand at doing it with with a dip pen by copying one of the Latin lessons out of the Cambridge Latin Course book lol, looks kind of cool and you get used to readi...
by lozzic
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Pen
Replies: 34
Views: 13232

Kopio if you want to start calligraphy it would be worth investing in a fountain pen Calligraphy set. I myself have only ever used one manufacturer and that is 'Manuscript' though I know 'Schaeffer', 'Parker' and many other notable companies do sets too. As for dip pens they are fun (I much prefer d...
by lozzic
Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Pen
Replies: 34
Views: 13232

How odd I was going to open a topic like this about a week ago inquiring about people who may have interests in pens lol! I love anything to do with pens though I much confess I don't own any 'great' fountain pens I am more in to the artistic side of writing that being Calligraphy (though I haven't ...
by lozzic
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: usual pronunciation inquiry
Replies: 21
Views: 16051

I can see that pronunciation and the evolution of language is a very animated and still rather complicated topic :) :lol: The information in these posts is very informative.
by lozzic
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: usual pronunciation inquiry
Replies: 21
Views: 16051

So the Latinum lessons never pronounce C soft as S, it is always hard as in K? I personally like the sound of the Latinum lessons pronunciation, I suppose it is also an advantage being able to listen to it regularly. I may try to get used to this one first and then explore other pronunciations in mo...
by lozzic
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: usual pronunciation inquiry
Replies: 21
Views: 16051

usual pronunciation inquiry

Salvete! You probably get questions like this frequently but here it goes. This question relates slightly to D'Ooge but I decided not to put it in that forum since it is not specific to it. I have searched the forum for past posts on pronunciation and links to other sites etc. I am sort of torn betw...
by lozzic
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit unavailable/available/unavailable
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

I am using the latest version of Firefox on Windows XP with mostly default settings I think. I haven't been experiencing any problems (fingers crossed/touch wood).
by lozzic
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: forum signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Testing ******** Ok, in case you are wondering why the cryptic post, I'm currently unable to access Textkit from my own computer. I don't know what the problem is. About a week and a half ago, I was locked out of www.Textkit.com. For the first week I thought the site was dead! But then, somehow, Go...
by lozzic
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cambridge Latin learning tactic
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Yes I understand what you mean thanks for that advice. It is funny how the brain works. I often find that when I read a Latin word, or think about a word I sometimes have to beat back my mind from then saying the corresponding English :lol: . I suppose the key to it all is just time and practice and...
by lozzic
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: forum signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Did you try and have it fail? No I didn't try it, I was just asking before I tried. while some people might like to have pictures, tickers, animations, etc. in their sigs, some of us think that they become too gaudy and annoying, so a lower limit is better. ;) I agree, if they are too big they can ...
by lozzic
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: forum signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

forum signatures

I was wondering, on other forums I am a member of you can have pictures as signatures using these html code tags in the signature box in your profile section [img]......imgURL......[/img] Is this allowed on these forums? I know it does say on the signature section that HTML is enabled so it's perfec...
by lozzic
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cambridge Latin learning tactic
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Cambridge Latin learning tactic

Salvete! I am currently using the first Cambridge book and I would appreciate a little advice on how to use a textbook successfully and whether my learning strategy is adequate. I have done the first lesson and am currently half way through the second. My strategy is to first of all read the Latin p...
by lozzic
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! or should I say Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

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. I agree, I also agree with your last post thesaurus. One writer that does what you don't like thesaurus is...
by lozzic
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! or should I say Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Yes I have two translations of 'Beyond Good and Evil', the copy I am studying is a translation by Marion Faber which is quite up to date. What I mean by this is the fact that the wording is in a modern style, I can't quite put my finger on it, in some ways it is advantageous in others I find it anno...
by lozzic
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! or should I say Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

hello, nice to meet you thesaurus, I live in Derbyshire. As for philosophy, if I am to consider myself to have a true interest in philosophy (which I do) philosophically speaking I ought to say that all philosophy interests me (which it does) period/full stop. :lol: but that's not very informative, ...
by lozzic
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Thank you very much for your reply Kyneto it's much appreciated :) . I don't mind using internet resources myself, though I fully understand why you would prefer an actual book in hand. I think I agree with you most on your point about staying motivated with internet resources, since you have to act...
by lozzic
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Is this possible?

I am new here and I have decided to start with D'Ooge's book, however I have one question. My question is short and simple, is it possible to learn Latin to an OK standard using only free material from the internet? The reason I ask this is that I prefer not to buy anything at the moment, especially...
by lozzic
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

I am not a genius at computers but Do you have the latest version? Maybe anti virus software or something could be interfering. (with cookies maybe or whatever) Maybe try reinstalling? Maybe a Firefox add-on could be interfering. I use Firefox and I am running fine on this site. I hope you get it ru...
by lozzic
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! or should I say Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Hello! or should I say Salvete!

Hello I registered today and thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself to this community, I am from the UK. I have always had an interest in language, history and especially philosophy. One of the languages which always intrigued me was Latin since it plays an integral part in the three su...