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by Superavi
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Traditional grammar textbook
Replies: 8
Views: 3143

Re: Traditional grammar textbook

I haven't used Wheelock's, but from everything I've heard about it all the grammar is just kinda hurled out there at you. So yeah, I think that would be a good choice.
by Superavi
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passive Prohibitions
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: Passive Prohibitions

Ok. Great. Thank you both!
by Superavi
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passive Prohibitions
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Passive Prohibitions

On the synopses my professor has been passing out, he includes passive prohibitions in the singular and plural. I imagine that one would make nollo into a passive imperative the same way that deponent imperatives are formed (nolle - sg, nolimini - pl) then supply the passive infinitive of whatever v...
by Superavi
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: omega
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: omega

The Berkeley Language Center has it as the "aw" in English "saw".

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ ... megaU.html
by Superavi
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poems anyone?
Replies: 53
Views: 23375

Re: Poems anyone?

So I just attempted to translate Catullus 72. I say attempted because I butchered the entire thing horribly. It made absolutely no sense by the time I finished with it. But I asked for help, and you've taken the time out of your day to help me, so it is only fair for me to hold up my end of the barg...
by Superavi
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poems anyone?
Replies: 53
Views: 23375

Re: Poems anyone?

I haven't been able to start translating poetry yet. The poems you guys have been posting is still a bit too advanced for me. I've taken a few cracks at them, but I end up pretty lost after the first couple lines. Are there any poets/poems that are easier to translate, so that I can ease myself into...
by Superavi
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin translation. please check.
Replies: 8
Views: 5432

Re: Latin translation. please check.

Can't "tuam" be dropped all together? The possession should be understood. I can see why one would want to emphasize it, but if you don't mean to emphasize then it can be dropped. Is the intended audience sing. or pl.? I'm just beginning to get accustomed to Perseus. I ran a search on libero just fo...
by Superavi
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with Hannibal!
Replies: 7
Views: 7472

Re: Help with Hannibal!

Ok. In regards to "missus", it is a perfect passive participle, and they are easiest translated as "noun, having been (perfect form of verb)," So "missus" becomes "Having been sent to Spain, Hannibal..." That is a valid translation, but can get somewhat trite. Using a relative clause or circumstanti...
by Superavi
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with Hannibal!
Replies: 7
Views: 7472

Re: Help with Hannibal!

Slappo wrote: The messenger Hannibal arriving (don't know how to translate the supine, "having arrived?")
Do you need help translating the supine in general or was it just translating ‘Missus’ that was giving you trouble?
by Superavi
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina- Chapter 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1741

Re: Lingua Latina- Chapter 6

Tell us the parts that you don't understand or need clarification on, and we can help from there.
by Superavi
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Active and passive case
Replies: 52
Views: 17424

Re: Active and passive case

I think you mean the active voice. Voice is a principle of verbs. It lets us know whether the subject is the actor or the recipient of the action. Caesar kills. Active voice. Caesar is killed. Passive voice. In Latin, the passive voice is expressed not by using the auxiliary verb "is" as we do in E...
by Superavi
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning the Greek Alphabet
Replies: 11
Views: 4774

Re: Learning the Greek Alphabet

Here is a youtube video of a man teaching kids the Greek alphabet in ten minutes. He makes a little story out of the alphabet, and it will help you memorize the names and the sequence of them. From there you just need to work on how to write them out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0gUfuWoHJA
by Superavi
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: canis et ovis
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: canis et ovis

Yeah. I agree that going into too much detail on stuff like i-stems has a chance to just go straight over your head when you are only beginning to learn the concepts. I only mentioned it since the two he gave happened to be i-stems. Had it been two random that weren't i-stems I wouldn't have said an...
by Superavi
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: canis et ovis
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: canis et ovis

Paul, you say for gluke to ignore the i-stems, but isn't ovis an i-stem? I know some nouns that are supposed to be i-stems lost the i-stem from excessive usage (as is the case with canis), but am not sure with ovis. Does ovis have an i-stem or did it fall out of usage?
by Superavi
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Direct Object?
Replies: 19
Views: 5787

Re: Direct Object?

Normally the easiest way to figure out whether something is a direct object or not is to consider the verb for a moment. If the verb is transitive then there has to be a DO. If the verb is intransitive then there shouldn't be a DO. Specto is transitive so there has to be a DO somewhere (whether in t...
by Superavi
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The 3rd declension
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: The 3rd declension

I agree with paul. You just need to repeat, repeat, repeat. Write them down many times, say them out loud, and you can also make a flashcard with something like: 3rd decl. m/f (on one side); all the case endings (on the other). The more ways you try to come at the problem, the more ways your brain w...
by Superavi
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings
Replies: 12
Views: 2780

Re: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings

Can someone help me with the declensions of the neuter case, please. To ask for the declensions of the neuter case is not correct. For one neuter is not a case. There are six cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative. The case tells what the noun is doing in the senten...
by Superavi
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quick question regarding orbis & the earth being a globe
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Quick question regarding orbis & the earth being a globe

Just because it is built into Latin doesn't make it built into all other languages. Just the romance languages. As pitiful as it sounds, though, there are still a decent amount of people today who will answer yes if you ask them if the world is flat. Ignorance is rampant. And as long as I'm not mist...
by Superavi
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin translation
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: Latin translation

I emphasized the subject since it felt it was boasting in saying, "I am so much better than you all. I am still alive." I can't figure out whether I like the emphasis more on the subject or on 'still'. I think we would need a bit more context.
by Superavi
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin translation
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: Latin translation

I'm pretty sure you could do it as "ipse tamen vivo". It literally translates to "I myself am still alive." I threw in the myself because I like the emphasis it gives in this statement.
by Superavi
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings
Replies: 12
Views: 2780

Re: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings

I agree with nov.ialiste. Writing out translations can become an unnecessary crutch. I have to think much more by coming up with a translation on the fly each time I read a passage than simply writing it down and being able to refer back. The key is to be able to have your mind really think in Latin...
by Superavi
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The case of Agamemnon
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: The case of Agamemnon

I could easily be wrong on this, but if that was the case , benissimus, wouldn't the sentence then be reported speech and need the second verb in the subjunctive?
by Superavi
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: UC Berkeley Greek Workshop
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Re: UC Berkeley Greek Workshop

Awesome. Thanks.
by Superavi
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Could somebody help me - check....
Replies: 7
Views: 2303

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

Yeah, "persuadeo" takes the dative. Any verbs of showing, telling, or giving need an indirect object and as a result take the dative ("persuadeo" falls under telling). One problem I see is that you translated "persuaserunt" as "had persuaded". You translated it as the pluperfect, but it is actually ...
by Superavi
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: UC Berkeley Greek Workshop
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Re: UC Berkeley Greek Workshop

Thank you so much for the reply! I understand how brutal this course is going to be. I have been researching it for a while, but the undergraduate advisers at both Berkeley and UC Davis (I will go there in the unfortunate event of not getting into Berkeley) and both schools agree that it will be the...
by Superavi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which curriculum?
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Re: Which curriculum?

I am learning out of the Oxford Latin Course, but it is not self study. I like the course a lot, but I can't imagine how it would be without the additional instruction by my professor. Have you looked into taking it at a college rather than at her high school? It is possible that you could find a sc...
by Superavi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Pronunciation Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 15915

Re: Pronunciation Help?

This website is from the Berkeley language center. http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ancient_greek_start.html Just click ‘Pronunciation Guide’ in the top left. Then pick a letter on the left. It gives you the technical name of the sound, most of the time it will provide an example based off Eng...
by Superavi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: UC Berkeley Greek Workshop
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

UC Berkeley Greek Workshop

I am a Classics major and will be transferring to a UC (University of California) in the Fall '09. I need to get my lower division Greek out of the way as quickly as possible. As a result, I have to take the highly intensive ten week Greek summer workshop at UC Berkeley. I was wondering if anyone he...
by Superavi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Oxford Latin Course: Chapter 34 Quintus Delphos visit
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Oxford Latin Course: Chapter 34 Quintus Delphos visit

Hi I'm using the Oxford Latin Course in my college class, and I need some help with a translation. ille tabulam summā reverentiā acceptam perlēgit deōque grātiās ēgit. What I am getting is: He (the priest), receiving the tablet gratefully, read through it completely and thanked the god, If I have it...