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by Eurysilas
Sat May 02, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Answer Key (From Harper Collins)
Replies: 4
Views: 36325

Re: Answer Key (From Harper Collins)

Thanks! :D

Not only is it in a more convenient format, but there aren't any character errors now!
by Eurysilas
Fri May 01, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Answer Key (From Harper Collins)
Replies: 4
Views: 36325

Answer Key (From Harper Collins)

I know there's an answer key available on Textkit for Wheelock's, but I'd rather have the one from the publisher. Problem is, I can't seem to remember where I got that particular key from, and Google isn't helping. Can someone direct me to the page where they offered that, plus give me the passwords...
by Eurysilas
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Just figured I'd let the Admins know....
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Just figured I'd let the Admins know....

The board upgrade seems to have a few quirks. Namely, I seem to have lost a private message, and foreign characters are not displayed correctly (though I suppose this could be a browser issue....).
by Eurysilas
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salve!
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Salve, dancingkatz. I concur with calvinist, Cassell's is indeed GOOD. But the BEST is the Oxford Latin Dictionary, or OLD, or so I've been told. Last time I looked it up, though, it went for over $100, too expensive for me. So, I settled on Cassell's.
by Eurysilas
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 5
Views: 1964

Heya, milkshake! I'd suggest Latin merely for the fact that you don't have to deal with a different alphabet. But you seem to like a challenge, so if you REALLY want to learn Greek, then I guess Greek it is.
by Eurysilas
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Mystery of Dare
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Oh, OK. There IS a reason, then. That's reassuring to know. Thank you!
by Eurysilas
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Mystery of Dare
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

The Mystery of Dare

I was doing some of Wheelock's optional self-tutorial exercises when I noticed an oddity: in the Latin verb Dare, the "a" thematic vowel is not long. Yet, it is in the infinitive form of every other first conjugation Latin verb. Why is this? The rules on the shorting of vowels that I have been given...
by Eurysilas
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dictionary Discrepancies
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

OK. I'll keep that in mind...Thank you.
by Eurysilas
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dictionary Discrepancies
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Dictionary Discrepancies

I was diving back into Latin again after falling off the wagon (I have little self-discipline), and I noticed a strange translation in the chapter one readings of Wheelock's Latin (6th edition). Wheelock's gives the initial definition of Moneo to be "to remind/advise/warn". However, in the reading "...
by Eurysilas
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Just started Latin
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

No, word order in Latin does not matter as much as in English. It DOES matter, though. My official position is this (I'm a newcomer to Latin as well): don't worry about wrong word order for now, but if, halfway through your Latin experience, you are still totally off-base on word order, start some h...
by Eurysilas
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: S-O-V
Replies: 6
Views: 2502

OK, so I just need more exposure to the language..... I knew that Latin word order was freer than other languages, but I have also been told that unusual word order was utilized to place emphasis on certain words. which I don't want to do. So I was anxious to get the standard word order down. But ma...
by Eurysilas
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How in the world do you pronounce this?
Replies: 8
Views: 3791

Thanks, Alatius! I'll check those out.
by Eurysilas
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Music
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Since Mesomedes is the lucky poet to have several of his tunes survive with his words, any search on him will generally include musical info. Thank you. Hopefully, that with some Googling will produce results. Scribo and Faylasoof, sorry, but that wasn't quite what I was looking for. Thank you for ...
by Eurysilas
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: S-O-V
Replies: 6
Views: 2502

S-O-V

I'm doing pretty good on translating from Latin to English, but not so well in translating English to Latin. What's tripping me up is this confounded S-O-V (Subject-Object-Verb) word order that Latin uses. So, any tips on that? Specifically, how does one find the subject, object, and verb? In the se...
by Eurysilas
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How in the world do you pronounce this?
Replies: 8
Views: 3791

Well, I really only want to approximate the sounds, but getting more of it right is preferable to getting less of it right, of course. Are there any sites you guys know of that speak good Latin, for a comparison to Wheelock's?
by Eurysilas
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Music
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Ancient Music

I was wondering if you guys knew of any sites with Greek or Roman music. I was hoping to find some, but all I found was an independent band that charged for its music and a chanted fragment of Homer's Odyssey (kudos to Aoidoi.com for leading me to that).
by Eurysilas
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How in the world do you pronounce this?
Replies: 8
Views: 3791

How in the world do you pronounce this?

Heya. Just learned the word "cito", and I was wondering, how the heck do you pronounce it? The "o" is hanging me up; I want to pronounce it as a long "o", even though it's marked short (I trip up when I try to pronounce it as a short "o". It feels awkward). Now, from what I'm hearing in the Wheelock...
by Eurysilas
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cassel's Latin Dictionary
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Oh, OK. Whew! *wipes forehead* I was afraid that $18 had gone down the drain! ...and congratulations for reading so deeply into Wheelock! I know I certainly would never have caught that doing my first Latin lesson... Why, thank you. It's actually a result of a bad habit I have; trying to comprehend ...
by Eurysilas
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cassel's Latin Dictionary
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Cassel's Latin Dictionary

Well, I was going along fine, doing my first lesson of Latin from Wheelock's, when I decided to look up festino to find its principle parts. You can imagine my displeasure when I looked it up only to find "festino, -are" and that's it! I thought that one needed all the principle parts of a verb in o...
by Eurysilas
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: *Really* dead languages, anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 7858

Well, I've always wanted to learn a cuneiform language, but writing out the signs would be SOOOO tedious. I dunno. One day, maybe. I was thinking of learning what the Babylonians spoke, which was Akkadian, I believe. If anyone knows any good sites for teaching you any of the cuneiform languages, it'...
by Eurysilas
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: My Copy of Wheelock arrived today.
Replies: 7
Views: 6298

Cool! Don't forget to download the audio pronunciation help at the Wheelock's website. I found it invaluable.
by Eurysilas
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Whilst I do indeed love Latin...
Replies: 27
Views: 7282

What can I say? Perhaps the human brain is more powerful than I thought? 8)
by Eurysilas
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Whilst I do indeed love Latin...
Replies: 27
Views: 7282

There have been more than a few brilliant latin scholars who learned the language inside out but never really acquired it. That is, they never learned to read it fluently from left to right without mental translation - the way we all read English. It forever remained a puzzle to be decoded and tran...
by Eurysilas
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin as the Official Language of the European Union
Replies: 14
Views: 8103

In my opinion, a language should be selected that's still in use today. I mean, let's not kid ourselves, Latin, while not being an entirely dead language, is certainly not alive and well, either (I guess that makes it an undead language? :wink: ). If Latin was adopted, it'd have A LOT of catching up...