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by truks
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Doing a search for grammatical forms
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Doing a search for grammatical forms

You can do this in Diogenes by entering regular expressions and searching on the PHI corpus. There's no separate search mode for regex. Just enter the expression as you would a normal word, e.g. for future participles: tur[aeiou] (with no spaces either side) https://community.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/So...
by truks
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: relative pronoun question
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: relative pronoun question

L'Aisne (both the river and the département) is feminine.
by truks
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Reading Livy
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Reading Livy

Just to add to what others have said here, I see in Ørberg's instructions to Roma Aeterna, the second part of LL, that from line 222 of chapter 45, 'the text is unchanged. From now on all the passages from Roman authors are presented unchanged – apart from omissions.'
by truks
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: de renovando: LLPSI Cap XLV
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: de renovando: LLPSI Cap XLV

2) Deinde cum iis egit de renovando foedere inter Romanos Latinosque He dissuaded / forced them from renewing the pact…? So I must have de renovando wrong because this doesn't follow from the previous sentence.. But I can find no meaning of de other than meaning 'from' in some sense? I think this j...
by truks
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Haec atque alia similia cum homo insolens iactaret
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Haec atque alia similia cum homo insolens iactaret

pmda wrote: I cannot figure out how the first sentence works. Tarquin has suddenly appeared. Is the first sentence something he says with intervenit meaning "interrupted"?
Here, intervenit means to arrive on the scene, i.e. to arrive while the other guy is talking trash about him. :)
by truks
Wed May 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: basics: dictionary, grammar
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: basics: dictionary, grammar

banofimagefan wrote:No, it is not free software, it is a freeware Grammaticus Trial Version. And it was for Android 5.2 upwards.
I have the version for iPad (1.3 (8)), which is definitely free and not a trial.
by truks
Wed May 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: basics: dictionary, grammar
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: basics: dictionary, grammar

Seems that by now nobody had dropped a copy of searchable pdf of it. If there was an alternative or -I do not know how to say - a way to wait for such a searchable offline text copy of a decent Greek grammar , is still the question. You might try downloading a free app called Grammaticus, which con...
by truks
Wed May 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina - What else do I need? Exercises necessary?
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: Lingua Latina - What else do I need? Exercises necessary

When I was working my way through Familia Romana, I did all the exercises religiously.* In a perfect world, FR should equip you with all the grammar you need to read Roma Aeterna. I found there was a *big* leap in terms of the level of difficulty between the two, and the first couple of chapters of ...
by truks
Wed May 23, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Augustine, de civitate dei, literary reputation
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Augustine, de civitate dei, literary reputation

Don't know if this is what you're looking for, but this thesis looks like an interesting place to start. The bibliography might be particularly useful.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/c ... 8/id/96626
by truks
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Kindle Middle Liddell lookup dictionary
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Kindle Middle Liddell lookup dictionary

For those of you who like the convenience of reading on a Kindle, I came across a newly published lookup dictionary in the Amazon Kindle store yesterday. It's based on the Middle Liddell, contains some 35,000 lemmata (not including inflections) and is 'fully inflected' according to the description. ...
by truks
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N & H, Latin Prose Comp. query. Ex.11, no. 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: N & H, Latin Prose Comp. query. Ex.11, no. 8

Yes, the usual way of expressing negative second-person commands is with ne + perfect subjunctive or with noli + an infinitive.

This info is presented under 'rule 10' on page 60 of N&H. :)
by truks
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Greek Vocab
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Learning Greek Vocab

One more tip, which I forgot to mention yesterday. There are a number of patterns which will help a lot if you internalise them. Mastronarde gives ten basic patterns in section 3 of Appendix B (p. 390 in the second edition), starting with vowel verbs (the most regular) and then consonant-stem types....
by truks
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Greek Vocab
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Learning Greek Vocab

I struggled with this issue before finally arriving at an approach that seems to work for me. Your idea about flashcards is a good one, I think. I enter all the principal parts of a given verb in a single card in Anki, using Cloze deletion on each. This gives me the chance to review the whole series...
by truks
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Cloze deletion (or massive context cloze deletion)
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Cloze deletion (or massive context cloze deletion)

Thanks for the detailed explanation. This approach looks very interesting. :)
by truks
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Key to Elementary Greek Exercises
Replies: 5
Views: 3835

Re: Key to Elementary Greek Exercises

A big thank-you to Nigel, who kindly sent me a copy of the key!
by truks
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Future perfect as imperative
Replies: 5
Views: 1983

Re: Future perfect as imperative

The usual ways of expressing negative second-person commands is with ne + perfect subjunctive (as in your example) and noli + an infinitive. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=AG+450&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0001 The imperative is normally used for positive second-person commands (...
by truks
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anyone have Kalos language software?
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Anyone have Kalos language software?

A possible alternative is to switch to the freeware program Diogenes, which parses inflected Greek and Latin forms and links to the Perseus dictionaries (these are bundled with the program and are much faster than the online version, in my experience). Diogenes was built to search the TLG corpora, b...
by truks
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: oblique cases ??
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: oblique cases ??

I don't think the vocative is an oblique case either, since nouns in the vocative aren't objects of a verb or preposition.
by truks
Tue May 09, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: $ 69. Sentence 3.
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Re: $ 69. Sentence 3.

I found a reference in Frontinus' Stratagems to (regressus) in profunda silvarum. So perhaps in profundis silvarum/silvae?
by truks
Fri May 05, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: not really about Stephen Krashen at all
Replies: 38
Views: 21103

Re: Stephen Krashen

This does look like a useful tool but it is not useful for me because none of the texts on Perseus are comprehensible input for me. The great thing about the program is that you can copy and paste any Greek text into it and use it to learn at any level. The instructions on the blog just explain how...
by truks
Fri May 05, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: not really about Stephen Krashen at all
Replies: 38
Views: 21103

Re: Stephen Krashen

On a related note, you might be interested in this blog post on using a program called Learning with Texts to read and study Greek and Latin. The author explains how to set up LWT to work with Perseus for these languages. The software is free, which is mind-blowing considering how useful it is IMO. ...
by truks
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re-reading for self-instruction: what unit of reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 3933

Re: re-reading for self-instruction: what unit of reading?

When I read a a difficult text for a second, or third time, I find myself looking up again words that I looked up the first and second time. One solution might be to use the Perseus vocabulary tool to generate a list of all words appearing in a specific section of a text. You could then import the ...
by truks
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How to type in Greek on a MacBook?
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: How to type in Greek on a MacBook?

Dante wrote:then go here and have some fun!:

http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/
Wow, thanks for posting this... Some stunning fonts here.
by truks
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this "cheating" the way I use Roma Aeterna
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

Re: Is this "cheating" the way I use Roma Aeterna

Ørberg gives a summary in English of the storyline for each chapter in the Instructions accompanying Roma Aeterna. So you definitely shouldn't feel like you're cheating. :D
by truks
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Staying motivated
Replies: 12
Views: 5148

Re: Staying motivated

I've always found that opening the book is often half the battle; it's just the getting there. I've struggled with this, too. One thing that has helped me over the last year or two is realising I don't have to fight the battle every day if reading and drill work are already established as parts of ...
by truks
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Clyde Pharr's Aeneid I-VI
Replies: 5
Views: 5270

Re: Clyde Pharr's Aeneid I-VI

rmarkham wrote:Do you have copies of those pdfs or another place to find them?
If you follow the link in the first post of this thread, you should find a PDF containing all the books. Only Book I is heavily marked – the others look very clean as far as I can tell.
by truks
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: influence of ancient Greece on China
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

influence of ancient Greece on China

"Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near today's Xian, may have come from Ancient Greece."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37624943
by truks
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hans Ordberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata
Replies: 159
Views: 81182

Re: Hans Ordberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata

Ordinal number: a number defining a things position in a series...such as a series of chapters in a book. Right... Which means you should have written Capitulum quartum decimum, not Capitulum quattuordecim, just so you're clear. And is Pisces sunt animalia natatilia correct? Animalia natantia.
by truks
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Le Gaffiot numerise: is there a L&S counterpart?
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: Le Gaffiot numerise: is there a L&S counterpart?

You might try downloading Diogenes, which is a freeware browser-based program intended to search the TLG and PHI corpora, but which also comes bundled with L&S for Latin and LSJ for Greek. The best thing about it, IMO, is that it's lightning fast (I find Perseus very slow at times), and you can do f...
by truks
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: carrying and sending to: εἰς + acc. v bare dative
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Re: carrying and sending to: εἰς + acc. v bare dative

Many thanks, Hylander, for the detailed explanation. Much clearer now. :)

I use Perseus for Latin quite a lot, and will be using it more for Greek now as I make headway, fingers crossed.
by truks
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: carrying and sending to: εἰς + acc. v bare dative
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

carrying and sending to: εἰς + acc. v bare dative

Working my way through Mastronarde, I came across this sentence in the exercises to chapter 8: ὁ δεσπότης τοὺς δούλους εἰς τὴν ἱέρειαν πέμπει, καὶ τὰ παιδία τὰ ἱερὰ ἐκ τῆς σκηνῆς φέρει. [answer provided in the key] The master sends his slaves to the priestess , and the children carry the offerings o...
by truks
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Prose Composition, feedback on my translations please!
Replies: 65
Views: 13237

Re: Latin Prose Composition, feedback on my translations ple

Exercise 36 1. Ruri. Domi. Ex Asia. Athenis. Aestate. Nocte. Totam noctem. 2. Copias ad Labienum in campum misit. 3. Augustus Nolae anno septuagesimo mortuus est. 4. Cicero paucis ante annis consul erat. 5. Aestate proxima in campum ibo. 6. Decem annos domi tuae mansi. 7. Tres diebus Athenas perven...
by truks
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Clyde Pharr's Aeneid I-VI
Replies: 5
Views: 5270

Re: Clyde Pharr's Aeneid I-VI

A clean, unmarked copy of most of Pharr's book 1 can be found here.
by truks
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hans Ordberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata
Replies: 159
Views: 81182

Re: Hans Ordberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata

Capitulum quinque It's better to use an ordinal number here. Julius et Aemilia in villa habitant cum liberi et servi . Dominus multi servi et multae ancillae habet. These are all in the wrong case. Aemilia in peristylio est cum Marco et Quinto et Julia. Spelling error. et Julia pueros vocat: "Marce...
by truks
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Loebs Ancient and Modern
Replies: 17
Views: 6303

Re: Loebs Ancient and Modern

has anyone else used the loeb library website? i joined ($65 annually seemed quite reasonable for accesss to all of those volumes), but i was disappointed in the site. found it awkward to use, hard to navigate, and it seemed to constantly require one to sign in, over and over. nor were texts comfor...
by truks
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hans Ordberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata
Replies: 159
Views: 81182

Re: Hans Ordberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata

Cur Medus discedit? Medus discedit quia Julius eum imperat discedere. I think this probably isn't exactly the answer the author is looking for. Although impero can be followed by an infinitive in later Latin, I think the classical usage of this verb, and the one taught later in the book when the su...
by truks
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accent Marks Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: Accent Marks Help

Although the layout is very user-friendly, the exercises in Koster look (to me, at least) like they would be pretty difficult for a complete beginner. As I mentioned in another thread, Mastronarde gives you all the information you need to understand accentuation at the start of the book. That inform...
by truks
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?
Replies: 7
Views: 4484

Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Just to add one thing to all the good comments above – I found it very helpful, particularly in the early chapters of Mastronarde, to go back and re-read the section at the beginning on accentuation many, many times. If you reinforce the information given there with your observations on how accentua...
by truks
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Native OSX ancient greek dictionary and spellchecker
Replies: 6
Views: 3866

Re: Native OSX ancient greek dictionary and spellchecker

@Truks, I also found this advice somewhere on the web. However, it simply doesn't work here. I see the language in the Settings but for some reason wrong words don't get highlighted and I don't get any suggestions for incorrect ones. I have tried specifying the language to no avail. Which version o...
by truks
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Native OSX ancient greek dictionary and spellchecker
Replies: 6
Views: 3866

Re: Native OSX ancient greek dictionary and spellchecker

Also, what would it take for us to have a native, or at least a browser-based, ancient greek spellchecker? This is pretty straightforward in OS X, I found. Download the ancient Greek language support file for LibreOffice, rename the .oxt extension to .zip, then extract the .aff and .dic files conta...