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by solitario
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Linking Verb?
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

That is VERY helpful. Much more so than the book. Thanks! :D
by solitario
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Linking Verb?
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Linking Verb?

Hello all. I'm on page 14 of An Introduction to Greek by Crosby & Schaeffer and I've hit a road-block... This text is OLD, and obviously meant for a classroom setting. What is a linking verb ? The book doesn't say. Many thanks. PS, excuse my lack of accent marks. This example is probably something l...
by solitario
Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Who is easiest, Cattulus, Horace, Ovid or Virgil?
Replies: 5
Views: 3339

Who is easiest, Cattulus, Horace, Ovid or Virgil?

SALVETE OMNES. I've had some delays, but now I'm getting back to my Latin. Soon I will be ready to tackle my first classical author. These are my choices: Cattulus: Love Poems Horace: Odes Ovid: The Art of Love Virgil: Aeneid Which do you think would be the easiest to start with? Thanks! VALETE BENE.
by solitario
Mon May 24, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pretzel Alert: GWB falls off bike.
Replies: 13
Views: 3188

I don't know about the Kerry response. Even if that is what a good percentage of my fellow citizens thought.
I just saw him on the t.v. and he has this huge patch of makeup on his chin! Now he's gonna make a speech tomorrow night. That should be funny. :wink:
by solitario
Wed May 19, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 2450

Hello & welcome, Sopwith.
Yeah, this site is really good to those of us who struggle alone trying to learn Greek/Latin.
Good luck!
by solitario
Tue May 18, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Spanish book for beginning Latin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Don't know any off hand as English is my lingua nativa, but I found some interesting stuff here.
Perhaps a search for "wheelock's latin" and "en español" or "latín." might be helpful.
Good luck.
by solitario
Fri May 14, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 25
Views: 7414

Hello & welcome, eris.
Greek isn't even on my radar right now. I'm still working on my Latin.
Good luck!
by solitario
Thu May 13, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is GWB saying?
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

My intention was to vilify and mock GWB, and show him for what he is: a pimp! That is so nice of you. Keep up the good work. Maybe (while all of our soldiers are in Iraq) you Canadians can invade and set this country straight? I wouldn't call George Bush a pimp though. He's just the opposite: a who...
by solitario
Thu May 13, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: annoying reflexives
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Thanks Democritus.
That does help. It is very odd how a language with so many rules can be so flexible.
by solitario
Thu May 13, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is GWB saying?
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

I stopped listening when he said "the French don't even have a word for entrepreneur."
by solitario
Tue May 11, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Argh... lost book
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Was it All the Greek Verbs by Nino Marinone?
by solitario
Tue May 11, 2004 1:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A close neighbor
Replies: 14
Views: 4508

The worst thing about the study of the Etruscans, (and their language) is all the propaganda. The Risorgimento completely exaggerated the impact of the Etruscans, and so many academics waste their time in attempts to decipher this language which has no modern applications. No, I've never studied the...
by solitario
Wed May 05, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: annoying reflexives
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

annoying reflexives

SALVETE OMNES! I'm having trouble with the parts in [brackets]. Any help is appreciated. Multae puellae eum amābant; [nūllam ex eīs ille amābat.] Many girles loved him; [he himself loved none of them.] [Ipse sē sōlum dīligēbat] et vītam in silvīs agēbat. [Himself he esteemed only himself] and led a ...
by solitario
Wed May 05, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm a New Guy
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Welcome aboard primitive!
What language/s are you interested in?
Vale bene!
by solitario
Wed May 05, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman Trivia.
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

It wouldn't be right to do your homework for you, but how about some guesses:
1) Vexillum
2) Iupiter, Iuno & Minerva
3) Haven't a clue.
by solitario
Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sentences confirmation 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2415

I yield to phil here, but I'm curious... What does "dona" refer to in #12?
Its not a form of do, dare, dedi, datum. It looks like "gifts (pl.)."
by solitario
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: wheelock users
Replies: 22
Views: 22446

Chapter 17 :( .
Actually, I'm suprised I made it this far :D .
by solitario
Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: feminae pulchram, correct syntax?
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

So, I got it right? :shock: Still confused, ay? Look at the Spanish: "Las mujeres son hermosa s ." See how the adjective "hermosa" is in the plural. You need to do this with pulchra . Also, you need the Latin equivalent of "son." Which is the 3rd Person Plural form of the verb esse. (Usually listed...
by solitario
Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: feminae pulchram, correct syntax?
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: feminae pulchram, correct syntax?

NelsonN wrote:"feminae pulchram" meaning "women are beautiful"
Salve!

I don't think "pulchram" should be in the accusative.
And you need a verb.
If that helps any...

Vale bene!
by solitario
Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Young and hopeful from Poland
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Salve Mellite!

Welcome to the site, and good luck.

Vale bene!
by solitario
Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Salve!

Welcome NelsonN, and good luck.

Vale bene!
by solitario
Sat Apr 24, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New to Classics
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Hello xon, welcome aboard!
Spanish is probably the Romance language closest to Classical Latin that I've come across.
Good luck.
by solitario
Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: somnus enim istos habet
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

Oh I get it!

sleep truly grips those (men).

MVLTAS GRATIAS!
by solitario
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: somnus enim istos habet
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

somnus enim istos habet

38 Latin Stories, chapter 9.

Context: Euryalus and Nisus are planning to sneak into the Rutuli camp, kill many men, snatch loot and "somnus enim istos habet".

sleep truly those (men) you have?

Any ideas?
MVLTAS GRATIAS!
by solitario
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: omnis, acer and potens
Replies: 2
Views: 3323

Ah. I didn't know that.
Multas gratias, phil. :D
by solitario
Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: omnis, acer and potens
Replies: 2
Views: 3323

omnis, acer and potens

SALVETE OMNES! I know it is a lot, but I'm frightened by this omnis , acer and potens from chapter 16 and was wondering if I was doing this properly. Many thanks to whoever checks this. :) omnis amīcus = every friend omnis homō = every man omnis rēgīna = every queen omnis māter = every mother omne b...
by solitario
Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: salve
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

Hello nathan.

Welcome aboard. I would guess that Italian is a few centuries younger than French. Though I don't know for sure.
I'm interested in Classical Latin as well as Medieval Latin, in particular, Inquisition documents and various canons. That's my goal with Latin.

a presto,
solitario...
by solitario
Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: huh??? help please
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

huh??? help please

The "dē fāmā" part is screwing me up. What does the Latin mean?

Amīcus Phaëthontis dē fāmā dīvīnae orīginis dubitat.

Phaëthon's friend doubts [from fame] divine origin.???

MVLTAS GRATIAS!
by solitario
Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: latin & greek
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Hello and welcome to textkit, wildpanda! They're definately related, that's for sure. There are some people here who are studying both, and could probably explain it better. I once saw a chart of ancient Greek verb conjugations, lucky for me the text was Romanized, and I did notice some similarities...
by solitario
Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello, I 'm new here^^
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Hello prayingkid, and welcome to textkit!
Good luck with the Latin.
Happy birthday.;)
by solitario
Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Okay, this one might be new to you...
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

It is certainly doable with Access. I've done something similiar with an Active-X component in Visual Basic using an Access database. So it can be done. It's how loose word order is in Latin which always made it a daunting task. Adam McLean did something similiar with external files in his Latin Par...
by solitario
Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Hello Adelheid, and welcome to textkit.
I've used old grammars that I've inherited and am working on Wheelock's right now.
Good luck.
by solitario
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salve!
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Salve Cichlidae!
Welcome, and good luck with the Latin.
Vale bene!
by solitario
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What do you Guys think, like
Replies: 23
Views: 6133

When I was a sophomore at high school I wanted to start an Italian program. My father was a teacher, so he told me that in order to get a class started, I would need at least 22 students who were interested and at least one teacher who was capable of teaching the language. Not a problem, as in this ...
by solitario
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Translating "debere" as "should."
Replies: 2
Views: 4225

Translating "debere" as "should."

SALVETE OMNES! Wheelock uses the verb debere quite a bit. However, Wheelock always translates this as "ought," and I don't think it appears that much in American English. I am certain I use "should" far more than "ought." So what I'm asking is, would there be any harm in my translating "debere" as "...
by solitario
Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I have gender issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

Thanks folks. :D
by solitario
Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I have gender issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

benissimus wrote:
Collēga meus cohortem meam est.
There is a problem with having cohortem meam in the accusative with the verb est.
Because "cohors" doesn't really receive an action, right?
How about "Collega meus cohors mea est"? If I were to use it figuratively.
by solitario
Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I have gender issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

I have gender issues.

Yeah, you heard me... What is the deal with words that are masculine and feminine? Such as adulēscēns? How do you differentiate gender? With meus/mea? And would this sentence make sense grammatically, even if the "colleague" were a guy?: Collēga meus cohortem meam est. My colleague is my bodyguard. ...
by solitario
Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Starting either
Replies: 11
Views: 2427

Hello Linguos.
Don't take any advice from me... I'm new. So I'll just say welcome, and good luck!
by solitario
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: six questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Again, many thanks benissimus. :D