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by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: French Wheelock?
Replies: 4
Views: 3101

Re: French Wheelock?

Thank you! Merci beaucoup, et finalement, gratiās tibi agō !
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: French Wheelock?
Replies: 4
Views: 3101

Re: French Wheelock?

Thanks!! I have really been enjoying French, so much as I have enjoyed Latin!! (They're both great!!) Do you by happen to know of any other forums like this, but for French, where I could get some certain questions answered? (They mostly concern the literary tenses and subjunctive and other ideas su...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecce Romani
Replies: 30
Views: 21770

Re: Ecce Romani

What is the difference between the Ecce Romani III 4th edition and their 2nd and 3rd edition? Does anyone know?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu May 04, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: French Wheelock?
Replies: 4
Views: 3101

French Wheelock?

Salut mes amis qui parlent le français ! J'apprends le français depuis Décembre parce que moi je pense que les langues étrangères sont très intéressants, et il y a deux ans, j'ai commencé apprendre le latin à l'école intermédiaire, et je suis tombé amoureux des mots étrangères. J'ai complété un manu...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu May 04, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: GREEK VERSION OF LINGVA LATINA PER SE ILLUSTRATA
Replies: 1
Views: 3639

GREEK VERSION OF LINGVA LATINA PER SE ILLUSTRATA

Hello, It's been a while since I've posted here and I had nearly forgotten about this place. Could anyone tell me if there indeed is a Greek version of Lingva Latina? I'm not really sure, but I heard this floating around somewhere in the forum and online perhaps asking the same question I am but I w...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Favorite Greek Textbooks?
Replies: 13
Views: 9720

Favorite Greek Textbooks?

What are your guys favorite Ancient Greek textbooks?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Who is "in the field" in this sentence
Replies: 6
Views: 3107

Re: Who is "in the field" in this sentence

I would think the men. "I see the men in the field" is the literal translation and therefore I think you could also be in the fields if you are near the viros.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Conditional sentences
Replies: 0
Views: 1539

Conditional sentences

Can someone help me in understanding conditional sentences more clearly?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Untranslated Latin Texts?
Replies: 6
Views: 4058

Re: Untranslated Latin Texts?

I know that I'm definitely not at any level to translate these, but out of curiosity where can they be found? Only in manuscripts?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Untranslated Latin Texts?
Replies: 6
Views: 4058

Untranslated Latin Texts?

Are there any Latin texts (or Greek texts) that haven't been translated?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you pronounce your Latin?
Replies: 20
Views: 11378

Re: How do you pronounce your Latin?

I've always used the classical restored pronunciation.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quick grammar question...
Replies: 4
Views: 2199

Re: Quick grammar question...

I'm sorry, I won't post answers again that I'm not sure of.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quick grammar question...
Replies: 4
Views: 2199

Re: Quick grammar question...

My answer was incorrect, but the other users give a great answer!

(Edited)
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Editions of De Bello Gallico
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: Good Editions of De Bello Gallico

It isn't complete as it is meant for a first year Latin student but it does contain the essential parts of the text for comprehension of the book altogether. I think the commentary is very great. Also, I understand that you have said you wouldn't prefer to use an online text but I must say something...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: wiktionary
Replies: 7
Views: 3462

Re: wiktionary

I've used wiktionary much and William Whitaker's Words. I thought that they were both good but Whitaker is a dictionary/parser. I'm like everyone here though. I used Wiktionary much more.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Editions of De Bello Gallico
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: Good Editions of De Bello Gallico

I own the LINGVA LATINA edition of this classic text by Caesar, and of course all the notes are in Latin. This isn't a problem however if a dictionary is present. I used this to translate the text to send to my Latin tutor, and I think this is a pretty good edition.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Do I need to memorize random bold words?
Replies: 3
Views: 4187

Re: Do I need to memorize random bold words?

I never did. If you've any experience with the Greek course Athenaze it places words below the text. You don't have to learn these, but you are expected to know them unless it has been several chapters since they were introduced. Swtwentyman gives a good response to this question, and I'm sure that ...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Iota Subscripts
Replies: 11
Views: 6280

Re: Iota Subscripts

I almost never pronounce anything (accents, subscripts, etc.) unless I am giving stress to an accented syllable. The pitch accent would sound pretty silly in my opinion. Though, it is how the Ancient Greeks pronounced it, and I understand why some classicists enjoy learning it. But as far as I know,...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Reading Latin
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Re: Reading Latin

Alright I will consider Lingua Latina. Ever since I joined this forum in July, I've heard this is pretty good after grammar (or as a beginner). I already have the Lingua Latina editions of Commentarii de Bellō Gallicō and the Aeneid books I and IV. I don't have the beginning book though. I can trans...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H-J Test Exercise Passage Reading Greek Section 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Re: H-J Test Exercise Passage Reading Greek Section 1

swtwentyman wrote:Consider making a single thread for your questions -- it won't be ignored.
Okay, I will do this so that it doesn't take up a whole topic :lol:
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H-J Test Exercise Passage Reading Greek Section 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

H-J Test Exercise Passage Reading Greek Section 1

If someone could check my translation for Test Exercise One H-J in Reading Greek, I'd appreciate it: On the one hand the ship sails towards the Piraeus. On the other the sailors do not know where the ship is at. And so they ask the captain where it is. On the one hand the captain says that the ship ...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek 1.J
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

Re: Reading Greek 1.J

Oh alright so sometimes ποτερον isn't present such as utrum. I see. I have also seen that many Ancient Greek sentences don't contain every word that must be translated for it to sound like idiomatic English (such as the verb "to be,").
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek 1.J
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

Re: Reading Greek 1.J

Thanks I see what I did here. η is the equivalent of the Latin "aut." I'll also try out the Ancient Greek keyboard.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek 1.J
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

Reading Greek 1.J

It says (no accents sorry):

τι λεγετε, ω ναυται; αρα μωρος ο ραψωδος η ου;

I've translated:

What are you saying, sailors? Is the rhapsode not stupid?

This might be a correct translation, but what is the η modifying? The word for rhapsode is masculine.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: What does τις mean?
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

What does τις mean?

I have seen τις in Reading Greek today, and it says in earlier chapters that it means "what?" However, the sentence doesn't end in ; and I haven't any idea what it means. Note: I'm sorry I can't add accents, but this word doesn't have one. I'll put the passage below (without accents) it's usage in I...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What to read after Wheelock's
Replies: 20
Views: 10991

Re: What to read after Wheelock's

I know that this thread has been idle for a while but I have Ecce Romani I, II, and III, and III is great for an introduction to literature. A Distance Learning course that I'm enrolled in uses these (although I also bought them for myself, to look ahead and for days where I left my school textbook ...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Reading Latin
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Reading Latin

Reading Latin by JACT 1 ed. is quite expensive on Amazon, but nota bene a new edition comes out on November 30. I am deciding whether or not I want to increase my skills in "reading" rather than "translating." Do you all think 1st edition will be cheaper when the 2nd is released as happened with Rea...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Intensive Course!! Yay!!
Replies: 0
Views: 2216

Intensive Course!! Yay!!

I have recently ordered this book, and I'm very excited, having completed Wheelock 2 months ago, which I have posted many times in other threads, and I'm using this as a review. Wheelock was great, but I am now at the point where I am able to read literature, but not with any ease. Which concepts do...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Greek to GCSE
Replies: 2
Views: 4009

Greek to GCSE

How much do you all know about this text? Is it useful, quick, and easy like Athenaze (although this I'm certain isn't a reading text), and will it get me reading Ancient Greek prose and verse authors?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze Level?
Replies: 6
Views: 3412

Re: Athenaze Level?

Is there any type of reader for Athenaze like there is for Wheelock?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A Good De Senectute commentary?
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

A Good De Senectute commentary?

Does anyone know where I can find a good commentary for Cato Maior De Senectute?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin to english translation
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Re: Latin to english translation

You said "to do him harm." Wouldn't this say, "we're doing him harm?" Because it is imperfect tense. This isn't a correction, just a question.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze Level?
Replies: 6
Views: 3412

Athenaze Level?

Once I finish Athenaze (although I'm nowhere near the end), what level of Greek will I be at?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Companion to Mastronade?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Companion to Mastronade?

Yeah, I've been wanting to learn Greek since last Christmas (when I received Wheelock), and I looked up good Ancient Greek textbooks and I first found Greek: An Intensive Course which I found terribly hard to use. Then I found From Alpha to Omega, which is terribly difficult to use despite its error...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Companion to Mastronade?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Companion to Mastronade?

Pharr?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Companion to Mastronade?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Companion to Mastronade?

Hey guys I'm using Mastronade's book to learn Greek, and Wheelock had a great number of reading exercises while Mastronade has none. Are there any companions to Mastronade out there that have you reading adapted stories of Greek, or should I just use Reading Greek or Athenaze so that I don't go to l...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: After Wheelock
Replies: 10
Views: 5297

Re: After Wheelock

I've been translating Nepos for about 20 minutes here, and I really like it. How do you guys feel about Eutropius though? He is definitely a great Roman historian.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: After Wheelock
Replies: 10
Views: 5297

Re: After Wheelock

Thanks!!!
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: After Wheelock
Replies: 10
Views: 5297

After Wheelock

What literature have you guys read and recommend after Wheelock? I'm excited to be able to read literature, and I've been working through a book called Intellegenda: Comprehension Exercises in Latin Prose and Verse by M.G. Balme (which is fantastic!) and the LINGVA LATINA edition of Commentarii de b...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: what does the word ecce mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

Re: what does the word ecce mean?

Hic can mean "this," or "here." Translation depends upon context, and I often think a macron over the i makes it the word meaning "here."