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by darodalaf
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lingva Latina
Replies: 23
Views: 9776

Джек wrote:Yes, I'm aware of what little German noun declination there is left; I didn't see the point in going into it, as we are discussing something far more important than German :lol:
To paraphrase an old quote: To study the Classics, Greek and Latin are desirable, but German is essential.

:-)

daro
by darodalaf
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A pink book, Classics related? I need one.
Replies: 10
Views: 3685

Latin: First Year by Rober Henle. Pink

http://www.amazon.com/Latin-1st-Year-He ... 730&sr=8-1

daro
by darodalaf
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 5855

quendidil wrote: Judo is the only Olympic sport we have that resembles pankration in any way. :cry:
Is Judo more like pankration than Greco-Roman wrestling?

darodalaf
by darodalaf
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin as the Official Language of the European Union
Replies: 14
Views: 8102

Old Norse :-)

I-E grammar familiar to those with a Latin/Greek backgound with vocabulary familiar to Anglophones.

Admittedly some obtuse spelling but not nearly so much as Greek. ;-)

daro
by darodalaf
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Whilst I do indeed love Latin...
Replies: 27
Views: 7277

Horses for Courses (of course)

Either one of the two above-mentioned resources, Wheelock's Latin and Ørberg's Lingua Latina, can prepare one for mastery of the basics of the Latin language, but as the saying goes, Horses for Courses. If your intention in the study of Latin is to think in, compose, and possibly converse in Latin ...
by darodalaf
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The χό?τα Mishap — Random Thoughts on Food Nostalgia
Replies: 10
Views: 3170

Ah, thanks for the clarification, annis.

In my neck of the woods, words beginning with 'w' are usually pronounced 'hw' and I jumped to conclusions.

darodalaf
by darodalaf
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The χό?τα Mishap — Random Thoughts on Food Nostalgia
Replies: 10
Views: 3170

Don't forget the Old English word for 'plant', wort, as in St. John's Wort. Additionally, this word survives as the name for the barley brew that is fermented to produce beer.

darodalaf
by darodalaf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Unknown occupations in Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 9632

Re: Unknown occupations in Latin

1: Cameratoru - The only reference I found for "Camerator" is ... vault, vaulted room, small boat .... How would this correlate to an occupation if this is in fact a correct translation of the word. One person had found a definition referring to a judges chambers. I don't think that this relates in...
by darodalaf
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which grammar do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

Re: Which grammar do you use?

Amici docti, Any thoughts on what the best Latin grammar currently available might be? I've been using Bennett's New Latin Grammar , and although it is very thorough I don't find it to be particularly user-friendly. Well, I consider Bennett's to be a bit thin rather than thorough, but that is its c...