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by nov.ialiste
Sun May 30, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Reading Course in Homeric Greek. 1 Answers
Replies: 1
Views: 828

A Reading Course in Homeric Greek. 1 Answers

Does anybody know hat happened to this resource?

It was at :

http://www.catholicvoice.co.uk/classics/schoder.htm
by nov.ialiste
Mon May 10, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: It is fish. It is a fish.
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

Re: It is fish. It is a fish.

I've seen some beginner's books use hic, haec, hoc for the definite article in paradigms, which in this case would yield: hic piscis , "the fish." Robiginosus Caementarius Has unus ever been used in Classical Latin in the sense of an indefinite article? I suppose that at some stage in Vulgar Latin ...
by nov.ialiste
Sat May 08, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: It is fish. It is a fish.
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

Re: It is fish. It is a fish.

Anthony Appleyard wrote:There are 3 possible meanings for "It is fish":
1) It is a fish.
2) It is some fishes.
3) It is fish flesh.
I'd say that "It is fish" means (2) and (3) but that (1) is distinct and requires the indefinite article to convey its meaning in English.
by nov.ialiste
Thu May 06, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: It is fish. It is a fish.
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

Re: It is fish. It is a fish.

Thanks.

Finnish uses the nominative and partitive to make the distinction, which made me wonder how it works in Latin.

Finnish:

Se on kala. (Nom.) It is a fish.

Se on kalaa. (Part.) It is fish. It is some fish.
by nov.ialiste
Thu May 06, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: It is fish. It is a fish.
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

It is fish. It is a fish.

Dear Textkittens, I hope you can help me with the distinction between these two sentences. It is fish (or it is some fish). It is a fish. (Id est pisces.) Here English uses the indefinite article to distinguish the sense of a countable noun and a noncountable noun (material). Thank you. nov_ialiste
by nov.ialiste
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Classical latin alphabet.
Replies: 47
Views: 18536

Re: Classical latin alphabet.

Has anyone ever used a system where v is used for semivowel/consonant and u for full vowel?

This would lead to e.g. qvi, qvum, svadeo etc.
by nov.ialiste
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

hi again novi I received your message but without the attachment. Do you want to have a go at ch 1,section 1 ll. It is fairly straight forward .If you have any problems post here .I shall try section two if i have time this week. There is a section at the focus publishing website on ch flashcards (...
by nov.ialiste
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

little flower, I have sent another email to you. Have you received it? Hi again, attached is a Word file with the first chapter of Fabellae Latinae translated into English. Would this help you for English into Latin translations? If so I am happy to continue to translate the chapters into English. T...
by nov.ialiste
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

Another question to little flower. Do you have the book Colloquia Personarum with additional stories at the level of each Familia Romana chapter? These are very good practice to consolidate the material in Familia Romana . I transcribed the whole book Colloquia Personarum in longhand. I did each aft...
by nov.ialiste
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

Publishers! What wet blankets. Anyway, stick with your Oerberg immersion plan. This man was an avid promoter of Lingua Latina duckings in his Textkit days - and listen to him now! http://www.youtube.com/ScorpioMartianus Cheers, Int I was looking for a Search to find his old posts. Did he have the s...
by nov.ialiste
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

hi again novi I have spoken to Ann and she has given her blessing to the project with one proviso. She would like me to summarise each section in a couple of sentences to bulid up my comprehension skills and help with oral/written expression. As for your questions, its up to you whether you want to...
by nov.ialiste
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

Hi again, little flower. You mentioned translating back from the English to the Latin. Is your intention to gain practice in composing Latin? If so retranslating a text which you have already studied in Latin would make that task easier. Just that I have translated the first two pages of chapter one...
by nov.ialiste
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

hi again ... I will ask Ann tomorrow novi if she will help out with the project .If she agrees then we can start .You have the choice whether you want to translate from latin to english or viceversa or a mixture of both. My personal preference would by for both of us to do all the translating (desp...
by nov.ialiste
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declension Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 12856

Re: Declension Mnemonics

I'm not posting elsewhere about this (which might require registration somewhere). I was merely providing feedback. Those who use this Tarheel Reader should be concerned to fix problems. ! later realised that my problem was that I use an anti-script add-on facility with Firefox. When I relax the us...
by nov.ialiste
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

hi again novi I emailed Pullins about copyright so we might have an answer soon hopefully. You must tell me a bit about yourself . I noticed from your posts that you are also interested in ancient greek. I am also inclined in that direction. Hi little flower, let's hope that Pullins have no objecti...
by nov.ialiste
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

hi Novi.ialiste Also i would like to ask pullins (the revelant publishers) if the translation can be published without permission.There is also a program LLPSI demo i would like to enquire about. Yes, we should check that there would be no serious copyright problems first. Otherwise maybe it could ...
by nov.ialiste
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: New Member

I am a new member. My name is Diana, I am 63, retired, and a fairly new grandmother. I am just in the beginning stage of learning Latin without formal training. I'm not sure how successful I will be or how much time and effort I will put into it. I have checked out books from the library, and purch...
by nov.ialiste
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 31299

Re: lingua latina

little flower wrote:hi again
Would anyone be willing to join me in such a translation project.
Yes, I would join such a project. How would it be organised?
by nov.ialiste
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lingua Latina Author Dies
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Lingua Latina Author Dies

R.I.P.

Hans himself hand-addressed all my book orders last year.

His work lives on now in the hands of many enthusiastic students.
by nov.ialiste
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Another newbie

Salvete! Just a short introduction. I am learning Latin as a hobby although I am not a very regular student. I follow the Orberg method: Lingua Latina per se illustrata (Familia Romana). I have developed a web that can be useful for learning and revising Latin vocabulary. More information in the Le...
by nov.ialiste
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: New version of "Latin For Beginners" published
Replies: 23
Views: 26841

Re: New version of "Latin For Beginners" published

I just ordered a copy of this book from bookdepository.co.uk for €12.14 (and free postage to anywhere in the world). A couple of years ago I worked through about two thirds of the book from the internet. It'll be nice to have a printed copy and in due course I hope to complete my study of the book (...
by nov.ialiste
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Printing errors in Pharr book still?
Replies: 8
Views: 6421

Re: Printing errors in Pharr book still?

How does the revised edition differ from the original?
by nov.ialiste
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Acquiring a functioning vocabulary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Acquiring a functioning vocabulary?

I find that reading Oerberg's Lingua Latina is the best way to acquire Latin, both vocabulary and grammar.

There is lots of reading material which is carefully graded and practice makes perfect.

I did the first 60 lessons of D'Ooge first but Lingua Latina is much better for consolidation.
by nov.ialiste
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua Latina capitulum septimum
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: lingua Latina capitulum septimum

"Aemilia cum Dēliā ē peristylō in ātrium intrat, laeta ad Iūlium adit eumque salūtat." I would translate it as an adverb in English: Aemilia along with Delia enters the peristylum from the main room, and happily approaches Julius and greets him. I believe this use of an adjective where English would...
by nov.ialiste
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declension Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 12856

Re: Declension Mnemonics

I'm not posting elsewhere about this (which might require registration somewhere).

I was merely providing feedback.

Those who use this Tarheel Reader should be concerned to fix problems.
by nov.ialiste
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declension Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 12856

Re: Declension Mnemonics

Adrian,4. If you read the book, you'll see the previous poster has got both pictures and their associated text mixed up. As a result, your comments are not about anything real. I looked at another book by a different author (also in Latin) and it has the same problem with black text on dark photogr...
by nov.ialiste
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: index
Replies: 7
Views: 5745

Re: index

hi nov. were making progress.I have installed firefox.Next step is to get it working.It seems to be doing the same as the windows browser. (i.e select a page and search within it).Sorry for the trouble but it would make a big difference to me if i could browse dooge etc according to the index of pa...
by nov.ialiste
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declension Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 12856

Re: Declension Mnemonics

Interesting. What browser/os are you using? I'll alert the university department that runs the site, if you give me more specific information about the problem. Firefox 3.0.12 Windows XP Like I said photographs appear on some pages, for example, "magister" is a suit of armour if I remember right, "...
by nov.ialiste
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: index
Replies: 7
Views: 5745

Re: index

hi i still cant access the para' no's, just page ones.Sorry for the trouble but there are several good grammars that would help me much if only i could use the index and page of contents as they stand. thanks little flower. Which browser are you using? Most have a function like "Search in this page...
by nov.ialiste
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declension Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 12856

Re: Declension Mnemonics

Hello...not sure where you are seeing black - the hands are blue on a white background, with red lettering for the words.... Does this affect other books on the tarheel reader website as well? http://tarheelreader.org ? Sometimes there are words superimposed on photographs. This is where much of th...
by nov.ialiste
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declension Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 12856

Re: Declension Mnemonics

On some pages I cannot read all the words as black letters are on an almost black background. Some improvement in the visual presentation would be in order. I haven't yet read through the whole thing but I intend to. I would prefer texts which consistently mark long vowels with macrons. I feel this ...
by nov.ialiste
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: index
Replies: 7
Views: 5745

Re: index

This version
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18251/18 ... egin1.html

has the paragraph numbers simply as, for example:

413.

So if you search for 413. you should go straight to it.

or 41. and so on.
by nov.ialiste
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Polyglot: How I learn Languages (Kato Lomb)
Replies: 3
Views: 7947

Re: Polyglot: How I learn Languages (Kato Lomb)

I found that a very interesting read. Thanks for posting it.
by nov.ialiste
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lost on Lingua Latina
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Re: Lost on Lingua Latina

Scribo wrote:Yes, someone get going, I start uni again in Sept and am screwed lol.
How far into the Lingua Latina course have you studied?

I am on chapter 24 at the moment.
by nov.ialiste
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lost on Lingua Latina
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Re: Lost on Lingua Latina

I have just gotten Lingua Latina I. Ive read through it, but coming from Wheelock...Im not exactly sure how to use it. Any Suggestions When you say you've "read through it" do you mean that you have quickly looked over some chapters to get a feel for the level? What would you say is your level of k...
by nov.ialiste
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Pronunciation - is wheelockslatin.com a suitable aid?
Replies: 6
Views: 6763

Re: Pronunciation - is wheelockslatin.com a suitable aid?

Did pronunciation evolve with the language across time, and if so, do the rules put forth at wheelockslatin.com apply to "The Golden Age of Roman Lettering"? Thanks, Lefwynium I have a copy of the book Vox Latina . The list of rules at the page that you linked seem to agree with Vox Latina which co...
by nov.ialiste
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Re: Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical

This article on pronunciation is critical of regarding the Italianate pronunciation as the "ecclesiastical" pronunciation.
http://avitus.alcuinus.net/schola_latina/soni_en.php
by nov.ialiste
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help with Letter Home to Parents of Latin Students
Replies: 10
Views: 7390

Re: Help with Letter Home to Parents of Latin Students

According to this source: http://web.comhem.se/alatius/latin/quantity.html the final "e" of dēnĭquĕ is short: A Latin Dictionary, Lewis and Short The following words are erroneously marked with long final e. dēnĭquĕ, diffĭcĭlĕ, exindĕ, fĭdēlĕ, fortassĕ, fortĕ, futtĭlĕ, hūcĭnĕ, impūnĕ, măgĕ, magnŏpĕr...
by nov.ialiste
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help with Letter Home to Parents of Latin Students
Replies: 10
Views: 7390

Re: Help with Letter Home to Parents of Latin Students

I look forward to seeing your suggestions. Persequor Below I have added macrons where I believe they are needed. My main source of information was the Lewis & Short online dictionary here: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059 Cārissimī patrēs discipulōrum sch...
by nov.ialiste
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help with Letter Home to Parents of Latin Students
Replies: 10
Views: 7390

Re: Help with Letter Home to Parents of Latin Students

persequor wrote: Would you mind pointing out which words should have them? :?:
I shall post tomorrow those which I know need macrons after checking your text.