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by Whitefort
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A quick question about dates.
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

A quick question about dates.

Hi. I have a quick question, and I'd be grateful if anyone would help me out. I know that 'time at which' should be in the ablative, but I'm not quite sure how to apply this to specific dates. For example, how would I say something like 'on ( Ante Diem Decimum Kalendas Octobres ) I went to Asia.' Wo...
by Whitefort
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Not as I would like, but as I am able...
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Re: Not as I would like, but as I am able...

Thanks for the reply, Quimmik.

Much appreciated!
by Whitefort
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Not as I would like, but as I am able...
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Not as I would like, but as I am able...

Hi, I'm still too much of a beginner to quite manage this myself, but I'd like to translate a motto in Latin, making it as pithy as possible. It's something I might like to put on the back of my drawings. In English: "Not (done as well) as I would like/wish, but as (the best) I can (do)." Therefore:...
by Whitefort
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Epitaph for a pet.
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: Epitaph for a pet.

Gratias tibi ago, Qimmik. That's exactly the sort of stupid error that makes me want to tear my hair out, because I KNOW it should be felium, but managed to write felibus anyway (and failed to spot the error in spite of checking and rechecking!!!) Thanks for the fresh pair of eyes, and for spotting ...
by Whitefort
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Epitaph for a pet.
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Epitaph for a pet.

Hi. I've been trying to write a little 'farewell' to a four-legged friend, but I'm a beginner (only about halfway through my 'teach yourself' book, and I'm sure there are errors. If anyone could spare a moment to help me fix the mistakes (or even phrase it a bit more elegantly) I'd be grateful. Here...
by Whitefort
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Any tips for self study?
Replies: 36
Views: 52864

Re: Any tips for self study?

I'm in my mid-50's and have been 'doing' Koine since I studied NT Greek at University. I THOUGHT I was pretty good at it. Then a couple of years ago, just as a hobby, I thought I'd try to learn Attic Greek. Quite simply, it turned my (Greek) world upside down. I suddenly realised that: a) I wasn't n...
by Whitefort
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! First post.
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Re: Hello! First post.

Many thanks for the reply, Jeff. I've recently worked though some Lucian (using the intermediate readers of True Story, The Onos, and The Syrian Goddess), but I want to have a serious stab at Homer, so to try to do this in a reasonably structured way I've just bought a copy of Pharr's Homeric Greek ...
by Whitefort
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! First post.
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Hello! First post.

Hi, my name is John, I live in Northern Ireland, and I'm a Greekoholic. At first I could handle it: A college course on Koine. Then I pretty much quit for a while except for an occasional shot of NT. But last year I tried a drop of the hard stuff. A shot of Attic Grammar. Ever since, I've been gulpi...