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by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Case used with language names
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Case used with language names

Simple question... I have noticed that whenever languages are discussed in Latin, a case that I can't label is used. This way, one says "Latine", "Anglice", "Graece", though I have seen at least one instance of "in Latina" (ablative). What is this case used with languages, how is it used, and where ...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ablative of Agent
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: Ablative of Agent

Mille gratias, Paule... Question: Is this use with "videor, videri, visus sum" EXCLUSIVE, or one could still have used the ablative of agent "a filiis" to express the same idea?
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ablative of Agent
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Ablative of Agent

In translating the following, I have stumbled upon confusion : Perīculum rēgnō magnum fīliīs līberōrum vidētur. I would like to say it means : A great danger to the kingdom is seen by the sons of the free. OR There seems to be a great danger to the kingdom to (in the opinion of) the sons of the free...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical
Replies: 3
Views: 2844

Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical

I have somewhat of a feeling that the Italianate pronunciation of Latin, used by the Church, is not held in as much intellectual esteem as the Classical pronunciation (which, I imagine, must have been dug out by means of phonetic and linguistic research, almost as if digging out archaeologically)......
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin immersion program? Anyone heard of this one?
Replies: 4
Views: 2159

Re: Latin immersion program? Anyone heard of this one?

Recte parlavisti, mi amice Adriane, et omnia quae dixisti mihi iucunda sunt. Ipse credo me romanticum esse, et bonos oculos atque acrem mentem habes... At dubitatio mea, de hominibus iustis aut iniustis non parlabat... Credo eandem dubitationem non videre... Parlabam de ludo illo... Estne ille bonus...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin immersion program? Anyone heard of this one?
Replies: 4
Views: 2159

Latin immersion program? Anyone heard of this one?

Summer Immersion Program handled by the City University of New York... http://web.gc.cuny.edu/lginst/ I currently have a career in the financial field at a Wall Street firm and due to recent market developments, I have begun to ponder whether I should devote myself to doing what I have always loved ...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Uses of "quod"
Replies: 3
Views: 12107

Uses of "quod"

I was wondering if there is a rough rule-of-thumb for distinguishing between “quod” when used as pronoun, and when it is used as “because = quia, quoniam”. Today I bumped into this: Ibo ut, erus quod imperavit, Alcumenae nuntiem… The commas seem to have been placed by the autor of my textbook, since...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My study journal
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: My study journal

I am studying Wheelock for the first time, all alone, and it feels great to know there's someone to turn to for questions... When I was 15 and I first thought about learning Latin (without having it offered at my school), the internet was in its infancy and I would have never imagined something like...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How much does Latin help French?
Replies: 18
Views: 24444

Re: How much does Latin help French?

I am someone who just started self-teaching himself Latin two months ago. Though having made great progress, I am not expert as many people on this forum. I feel, however, that being a native speaker of Spanish and a rather fluent speaker of French, I would like to put in my two cents towards Jacobu...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Indirect Statements ACC+INF
Replies: 4
Views: 3751

Re: Indirect Statements ACC+INF

Indeed, I had neglected the fact that to say "I tell you, Phyrrus...", I would have needed "Dico TIBI, Pyrrhe...", being a verb of saying/giving... You guys have also helped me uncover the other element, however, which accounted for much of the reason why my interpretation was so different... THANKS...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Indirect Statements ACC+INF
Replies: 4
Views: 3751

Indirect Statements ACC+INF

Another quick question... Chapter 25 in Wheelock deals with Infinitives in Indirect Statements with an Accusative subject... Similar to "he said that..." statements in English. In the Sententiae Antiquae of the Exercises I see the following example: "Dico te, Pyrrhe, Romanos posse vincere". ... whic...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Perf Passive Part ... Comparison to English use
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Perf Passive Part ... Comparison to English use

Thanks a lot, Imber Ranae... Great help!
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Perf Passive Part ... Comparison to English use
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Perf Passive Part ... Comparison to English use

Simple question about the perfect passive participle "datus, a, um" from "do, dare"... Wheelock chapter 24 has the following exercise: "Orator, signo a sacerdote dato, eo die revenit et nunc totus populus Latinus gaudet"... I wonder if I could change that Ablative Absolute by a phrase where the perf...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock under criticism ???!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

Re: Wheelock under criticism ???!!!

Thank you very much, guys... Very valuable insight :D
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock under criticism ???!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

Wheelock under criticism ???!!!

A few days ago I was reading the forum and I saw in passing that someone said that – not only is Wheelock not the preferred method in some schools – but that some have gone as far as forbidding it!!! I am currently teaching myself Latin using Wheelock as my main book, while I support that study with...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: STUDEO always + DAT ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: STUDEO always + DAT ???

Adriane, mi amice, multas gratias rursus tibi ago, quoniam iterum stultitiam meam toleravisti. :D
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: INDEFINITE PRONOUN vs. INDEFINITE ADJECTIVE : Quid/Quod
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

Re: INDEFINITE PRONOUN vs. INDEFINITE ADJECTIVE : Quid/Quod

What is A&G by the way?... From the reverential way you refer to it, it must be something I should get pronto!
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: STUDEO always + DAT ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

STUDEO always + DAT ???

Nunc aliam dubitationem enim habeo… In the exercise of the Wheelock for Chapter XI, he writes: “Studium non solum pecuniae sed etiam voluptatis homines nimium trahit…” If one says “STUDEO + DAT”, I imagine “STUDIUM” should/could also be +DAT … Am I off? … Then why does that “voluptatis” seem to be G...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: INDEFINITE PRONOUN vs. INDEFINITE ADJECTIVE : Quid/Quod
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

Re: INDEFINITE PRONOUN vs. INDEFINITE ADJECTIVE : Quid/Quod

Thanks guys... Your examples are helpful... This was my first question on the forum and I'm glad to see people come quickly to your aid. I'm teaching myself, so I don't really have anyone to ask other than myself... Thanks for the help. Gratias vobis ago... Ut nemo magister meus est et me ipse doceo...
by ArthurusNoviEboraci
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: INDEFINITE PRONOUN vs. INDEFINITE ADJECTIVE : Quid/Quod
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

INDEFINITE PRONOUN vs. INDEFINITE ADJECTIVE : Quid/Quod

I'm using Wheelock as my main book, but I'm reading another text called simply Latin as a side review book (page at tylatin.org) and I hit a chapter dealing with relative pron/adj, interrogative pron/adj and indefinite pron/adj (qui, quae, quod... quis, quis, quid... etc etc etc that whole shebang)....