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by imd
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ANKI-Deck "Adler Exercises"
Replies: 11
Views: 4098

Re: ANKI-Deck "Adler Exercises"

EX1 L2 and EX2 L3 misspell saccharum as sacharum. Also, not a typo, but probably an idiosyncrasy of Adler and/or Evan Millner, that you might have some insight into. Adler uses the spelling 'pileus', which dictionaries tell me has a long i, whereas the same give the spelling 'pilleus' a short i. Adl...
by imd
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: color in Homer and Ancient Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: color in Homer and Ancient Greek

The Greeks didn't consciously choose how to divide up the spectrum in speech. It is thought that the color words in a language after actually linked to how people in that culture perceive color. As for caeruleys, a similar situation occurs in Classical Chinese, where one color word, qing, could be u...
by imd
Wed May 03, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

OK, that's definitely not anything for me to get into anytime soon (I can't read German, for one)! Thank your for the diligent replies.
by imd
Wed May 03, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

Interesting! Where would you point a beginner with an interest in these sorts of investigations?
by imd
Wed May 03, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

I'm afraid my knowledge is far from advanced enough to make inferences from either meter or etymology. I am inclined to trust a dictionary, but if you think you are as qualified as the dictionary writers to decide the length, I understand. Dictionaries can be wrong.
by imd
Wed May 03, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

testimōnium should have a short e, according to my dictionaries.

orichalceus should have a short i, as it's derived from orichalcum, which has a short i in Latin according to my dictionaries.
by imd
Tue May 02, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

Secundum flūmen facile est natāre. Downstream it is easy to swim. Lit. according to the river. Adversus illud impossibile. Upstream it is impossible. Lit. against that. Lewis & Short give that as the figurative definition, but define it in space as a. Following after , i.e. after, behind ; b. Follo...
by imd
Mon May 01, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

Looking at the lastest version: Dē accidentibus rērum. Of the accidents of things. I'd add a note that accident means "an attribute which may or may not belong to a subject, without affecting its essence," and is opposed to substance . Arundō est cava. A reed is hallow. Should be "hollow." Sulphur l...
by imd
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

The Vestibulum probably provides a good vocabulary for writing a reader. 1000 common words. When I finished my first semester of Chinese, I bought an abridgement of The Secret Garden that used 400 common words, tailored to the vocabulary introduced in the two most common textbook series. Each chapte...
by imd
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

Doesn't the Vestibulum introduce vocabulary too fast to be made like LLPSI? And it purposefully uses each word only once, except for grammatical particles. The glossary for LLPSI and its companions contains 2,435 words. The Vesibulum contains 1,000 words, I think.
by imd
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

There will be phrases huit jours ‘a week’ and quinze jours ‘two weeks’ still in modern French, though this doesn’t answer your question. Sure enough, googling "huit jours" comes up with a bunch of explanations pointing to the Roman week, and/or the Roman practice of counting inclusively (i.e. from ...
by imd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

In the edition of Robotham's translation I'm using, notes and alternate readings are in the margin. You could accomplish this by adding a third column to the table. It would clean things up nicely.
by imd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Promoting Textkit
Replies: 4
Views: 2469

Re: Promoting Textkit

I should note that Ursinus is transcribing a much-expanded version of the Vestibulum. They're also planning to make their own audio recording, similar to yours. I was considering using their transcription, once they're completed it, as the basis for the transcription of a non-expanded edition, simpl...
by imd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

Part three of three of my post. In cistīs et arctīs abscondimus rēs. We hide things in chests and coffers. In corbibus portāmus. We carry in baskets. Is res the implied object of portamus? In that case the English should have "them" after "carry". It's less of a straight gloss, but it might be good ...
by imd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

Part two of three of my post. Fatēre cōram nōbīs quid fēcistī clam nōbīs. Confess before us what you have done unknown to us. Duia est palam multīs. As it’s clear to many. Contrā praeceptum fēcī. I have done contrary to the precept. "Duia" should be "Quia". "Precept" is an uncommon word, I would pre...
by imd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Help! Comenius Vestibulum
Replies: 84
Views: 59714

Re: Help! Comenius Vestibulum

First, I want to thank you for a wonderful job transcribing and retranslating all this. I have some typos to report, and some translation suggestions of my own. As Comenius himself said, most important was to teach about things, with the words merely a necessary medium. Therefore, while the language...
by imd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Promoting Textkit
Replies: 4
Views: 2469

Re: Promoting Textkit

I don't know the proper place to put this suggestion, but it's relevant to the topic of new users, which includes me (hello!). It would be beneficial if there were a way to sort threads by most recently updated, rather than just most recently posted. For example, I am listening to the Januae Latinit...