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by citizen
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Trying to translate 6 years later
Replies: 3
Views: 2099

Re: Trying to translate 6 years later

Hi,

I'm just a beginner, but I can spot some errors that I can point out for you. I would just like you to describe how you were thinking when you were choosing the different endings and what cases you believe the words should be in. This would allow me to give a better answer.
by citizen
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Conjugation of verbs
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Re: Conjugation of verbs

I had this assignment in my study book, that I should write down the principal parts of moveo among other verbs I found hard to conjugate even when looking at conjugation tables at Wikipedia at the same time. But what you're saying here is that verbs vary so much that it's not always possible to con...
by citizen
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Conjugation of verbs
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Conjugation of verbs

Consider the conjugation 2 moveō, movēre, mōvī, mōtum . I'm confused by two things: – Why is there no -u- in the perfect active? ( mōvuī ) – What happend to the v in supine? (Why not mōvtum/mōvetum?) I guess this is a pretty basic question and I think I've read somewhere in my books about this, but ...
by citizen
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Satis polito?
Replies: 3
Views: 3131

Re: Satis polito?

Right. So it should rather be satis politus (since it's a man) and satis polito would just raise the question of what or who is polished?
by citizen
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Satis polito?
Replies: 3
Views: 3131

Satis polito?

The leader of a right-wing populist party here in Sweden came out with a new book today, called Satis polito . In an interview he admits he don't know how to pronounce it, but says it should be translated as "wellpolished enough" – meaning that he indeed fits in the parliament and amongst the politi...
by citizen
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation of moneō
Replies: 6
Views: 3023

Re: Pronunciation of moneō

Yes, "no diphtong!", writes Ørberg too. His example is a Scottish 'go'. It's an elongated close-mid back rounded vowel (Wikipedia).
by citizen
Tue May 14, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How long should one work with Familia Romana?
Replies: 19
Views: 7343

How long should one work with Familia Romana?

So I've slowly started reading Lingua Latina: Familia Romana , but I wonder, how long should I expect it to take to complete the book? Of course you only move to the next chapter when you feel you've grasped all the words and grammar of the previous, but I actually think that sometimes it might be e...
by citizen
Tue May 14, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: When to stop translating with Orberg's Lingua Latina
Replies: 22
Views: 15973

Re: When to stop translating with Orberg's Lingua Latina

My hope is that I'll be able to read idiosyncratic Latin works like "cum" and "ut" as "cum" and "ut", and not worry about the half dozen English translations they each have. I'm only at the third chapter, but I have been wondering if I shouldn't look in the dictionary for pronouns and words that I ...
by citizen
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Writing Latin – With Diactritics?
Replies: 3
Views: 2059

Writing Latin – With Diactritics?

Sometimes I see Latin written with macrons, like latīna, but it wasn't until I started studying Latin that I noticed it. How important are these diacritics and is it considered wrong to omit them? I quite like them and I happily add them – I'm Swedish, so I know how frustrating it can be when people...
by citizen
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Personality Types
Replies: 23
Views: 13905

Re: Personality Types

INFP.
by citizen
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Should I Learn Ancient Greek or Latin?
Replies: 7
Views: 26754

Re: Should I Learn Ancient Greek or Latin?

they pronounce for example partēs trēs as "partays treys", but in this example (from here ), it's more like "partiss triss". Why this difference? Different type of accents from different periods? Okay, so I checked in Lingua Latina: Student's Manual and it says that ē is pronounced like Scottish 'l...
by citizen
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Should I Learn Ancient Greek or Latin?
Replies: 7
Views: 26754

Re: Should I Learn Ancient Greek or Latin?

Thank you for your answers. I'm gonna go with Latin! I've started an online course with Mango Libraries. D'ooges textbook looks like a good complement though, thanks! The course is partly based on Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War , and in the examples they pronounce for example partēs trēs as...
by citizen
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Should I Learn Ancient Greek or Latin?
Replies: 7
Views: 26754

Should I Learn Ancient Greek or Latin?

So I'm interested in learning one (or both actually) of the ancient languages to be able to read philosophers work and some of the ancient plays, poems and novels. Also, as I'm interested in food history, to be able to read historical cookbooks and documents could be useful (most are probably in lat...