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by caeruleus
Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: need translation confirmation (Aeneas to followers)
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

need translation confirmation (Aeneas to followers)

In this passage I translated into the simplest English Aeneas addressing his followers. It is a running thread of text. --Patriam Olim amavimus, ubi in patria habitabamus: Once upon a time, we loved our nation when we were living in the country: --Hodie procul a Phrygia erramus. Advenae Troiam expug...
by caeruleus
Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Confirm subjunctive sentences
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Confirm subjunctive sentences

Forum: I'd like to have these sentences in the present subjunctive confirmed for correctness. Thanks!: 1. Fortiter pugnemus --Let us fight bravely. 2. Ne Fugiamus --Let us not flee. 3. Statim ad castra redeant --Let them at once return to the camp. 4. Amemus patriam; Pareamus senatui (Here the verb ...
by caeruleus
Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Double-checking imperative use
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Double-checking imperative use

Forum: Please confirm use of imperative mood. Thanks. 1. Come in quickly, children, and sit down. -- Intrate celeriter pueri et sedete. 2. Come here, Decimus; I want to see your tablet. -- Veni hic Decime; videre cupio tabula tua. 3. Work hard Julia; don't play. -- Diligenter labora Iulia; Noli lude...
by caeruleus
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please confirm clauses.
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Please confirm clauses.

Forum: 1. Diana was the daughter of Latona. - Diana filiam Latonae erat. 2. Niobe had seven daughters. - Niobe septem filias habebat. 3. Niobe also had seven sons. - Niobe quoque septem filios habebat. 4. Phoebus was the son of Latona. - Phoebus Latonae filium erat. 5. Niobe was proud because she ha...
by caeruleus
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Double-checking dative use
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Double-checking dative use

Forum: These are 3 senctences, in which I am checking for dative use. Hence, please confirm: 1. Quid est nomen filiae Latonae? --Nomen filiae Latonae est Diana. 2. Quid est nomen filio Latonae? --Nomen filio Latonae Phoebus est. 3. Dantne feminae dona Latonae? --Ita, feminae dona Latonae dant. Initi...
by caeruleus
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sentence confirmation
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

sentence confirmation

[face=Verdana]Forum: Please confirm correctness of sentences. 1. The pictures about the goddess were beautiful. --Picturae de dea pulchrae erant. 2. The girls love beautiful stories. --Puellae fabulas pulchras amant. 3. The poet Ovid tells about the goddess and the maiden. --Poeta Ovidius de dea pue...
by caeruleus
Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: more translations (please confirm)
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

more translations (please confirm)

[face=Verdana]Forum: The following sentences are inter-related in theme. Hence, the translations are executed in context. Please confirm. Caeruleus 1. What are you doing, Quintus? Why aren't you helping the farmer? --Quid facis, Quinte? Cur colonum non iuvatis? 2. I'm working hard; I am tired. --Dil...
by caeruleus
Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sentences (interrogatives)
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

sentences (interrogatives)

[face=Verdana]Forum: I am pretty sure they are correct. Posing questions in Latin is in current practice for me. Please confirm translation. Caeruleus 1. Cur non festinas, Quinte? --Why are you not hurrying, Quintus? 2. Quis Scintillam Iuvat? --Who is helping Scintilla? 3. Quid facis, fili? --What a...
by caeruleus
Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: confirm translation (please)
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

confirm translation (please)

[face=Verdana]Forum: The first 5 sentences deal with one particular scene (magister et pueri). The second set of 4 sentences deal with another scene (Scintilla et Horatia). Please confirm translation.[/face] Caeruleus First scene: 1. Amici ad ludum lente ambulant. Sero adveniunt. --My friends slowly...
by caeruleus
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: irregular verbs
Replies: 1
Views: 937

re: irregular verbs

[face=Verdana]Forum:

Am I understanding these words to be irregular verbs of the word "esse"?

Singular:
sum/es/est

Plural:
sumus/estis/sunt[/face]

Caeruleus
by caeruleus
Thu May 06, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: about 'tibi'
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

about 'tibi'

[face=Verdana]Forum: Recently I received helpful assistance to a particular sentence. I think a re-analysis is at hand. Sentence in the English and in the Latin: What is your name, little girl? --Quid est nomen tibi, puella parva? Proposed alternative from a fellow Latinist: --Quid est nomen tuum, p...
by caeruleus
Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sentences confirmation 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2467

sentences confirmation 2

[face=Verdana]Forum: Note: Continuation of final seven sentences from initial e-mail titled, "sentences confirmation." 8. Experience teaches. -- Experentia docet. 9. The Goddess ought to show her pictures to me. -- Dea picturas mihi monstrare debet. 10. Minerva ought to teach the girl. -- Minerva pu...
by caeruleus
Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sentences confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 2487

sentences confirmation

[face=Verdana]Forum: Yes, can someone confirm the correctness of these first seven out of fourteen sentences (final seven in another e-mail titled, "sentences confirmation 2"): 1. The house is small, but it is pretty. -- Casa est parva, sed pulchra est. 2. The girls are angry about the story. -- Pue...
by caeruleus
Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ovid Study Group
Replies: 24
Views: 13505

re: suggestion for Ovid study group

[face=Verdana]Forum: The one book to recommend around an Ovid study group for novices of Latin: Title: Latin Via Ovid, A First Course, 2nd Edition, 1982 Authors: Norma Goldman and Jacob E. Nyenhuis Analysis: The treatise presents a smooth and sequential entry into abridged versions of the metamorpho...
by caeruleus
Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: cases combining
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

re: cases combining

Forum: [face=Verdana] I imagine that students new to Classical Latin (such as myself) begin to appreciate the subtleness of how cases combine within a sentence. An example, and please confirm: Dea Minerva formam feminae simulat et in terra ambulat. In this sentence, "formam feminae" seems to mean "f...
by caeruleus
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: linking verbs (sum and esse)
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

linking verbs (sum and esse)

[face=Verdana]Forum: Now that I understand the function of an infinitive: What in the world does this mean?: --The infinitive of sum is esse, to be. This line stems from a chapter of my study text. It also speaks of these words as linking verbs. Can an example or two be provided in context? Caeruleu...
by caeruleus
Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: grammar (accusative sentence)
Replies: 2
Views: 2295

grammar (accusative sentence)

[face=Verdana]Forum: I have a grammatical question relating to the three following sentences. Note: --The nominative is italicized. --The accusative is bold. Sentences: 1. Arachne est puella. Est puella perita in lana. Picturas pulchras in textili format. 2. Nymphae picturas puellae amant et puellam...
by caeruleus
Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: self-test #2
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

re: self-test #2

Forum: Can I have these confirmed as properly translated? These sentences stem from "Latin Via Ovid-A First Course-2nd Edit.-1982." From page 24: 1. Arachne is making beautiful pictures. --Arachne picturas pulchras format. 2. She is telling stories about the farmers. --Puella fabulas de agricolis na...
by caeruleus
Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: confirm translation (interrogative)
Replies: 15
Views: 7224

re: confirm translation (interrogative)

[face=Verdana]Forum: Rather than typing the whole story, or briefly stating the context, here is the line for translation: Line: Quid clamant nymphae? Translation(?): What did the nymphs praise? In general, I have not had a problem understanding interrogatives in Latin. This one however I am not sur...
by caeruleus
Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: confirmation of genitives (plural)
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

re: confirmation of genitives (plural)

[face=Verdana]Forum: Question regarding nominatives: magister and magistra (I) Regarding the genitive singular (masculine) word: <<magistri>> Question: Is the genitive plural (masculine) spelled as <<magistrorum>> correct? (II) Regarding the genitive singular (feminine) word: <<magistrae>> Question:...
by caeruleus
Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: appositives
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

re: appositives

[face=Verdana][/face]Forum:

Are appositives expressed in all of the cases?

Caeruleus
by caeruleus
Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: self-test
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

re: self-test

Forum: Can I have these confirmed as properly translated? These sentences stem from "Latin Via Ovid-A First Course-2nd Edit.-1982." From page 17: 1. Once upon a time there was (est) a beautiful girl. --Olim erat puella pulchra. Or, Olim puella pulchra erat. 2. Europa lives in Phoenica. --Europa in P...
by caeruleus
Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: confirm translation
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

re: confirm translation

Forum: Is my translation of this simple sentence from the English correct? Example: Once upon a time there was (est) a beautiful girl. Result: Olim puellam pulchram est. Or: Olim est puellam pulchram. This English-language sentence stems from the title "Latin Via Ovid-A First Course-Second Edition" ...
by caeruleus
Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: Latin vowels (hidden quantity)
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

re: Latin vowels (hidden quantity)

Forum: My serious study (via personal time) of Classical Latin is in its 5th month. Aside from the basic rules of long vowels, diphthongs, and short vowels my grandest curiosity is the so-called "hidden quantity" of vowels. Can anyone recommend audio recordings that express these various quantities?...