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by Barrius
Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Young and hopeful from Poland
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: Young and hopeful from Poland

I`m a student from Cracow and I have Greek and Latin in my curriculum but I`m seeking for additional textbooks. My ambition is to become a translator. One of my favorite books is Anabasis, but I like also Thucydides (actually I`m writing a work about democratic citizen ideal in "Peloponesian War")....
by Barrius
Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31

Barrius wrote: Page 11, § 31.II (Genitive And Dative)
8. Multae et longae sunt Britannia viae. The streets of Britian are many and long.
The Latin text is correctly "Multae et longae sunt Britanniae viae."
by Barrius
Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 35
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

You are right about the adjectives having to match "wings", unless you want "long and tall birds". However, they are the object and must be in the accusative plural here. Aquilarum alas longas et latas habent. It's quite a pleasure actually. Keep the question coming! (si tibi placet) I'll try not t...
by Barrius
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 35
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Aquila is not usually spelled with two L's (excuse me for being anal) No problem – I just need to learn to spell! Rosas should be in the nominative plural, alba should also be in the nominative plural to match. Rosae (np) reginae (gs) sunt albae (matching case of “Rosae”). In the second sentence, d...
by Barrius
Fri Apr 23, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 35
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 35

From "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell - can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up). Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance. Page 12, § 35.I (Genitive And Dative) 1. It is the first hour. Hora prima est. 2. There...
by Barrius
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: salve
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Salve Incipis!

I ask questions, and each time it has been answered most pleasantly. My problem is not enough time - when I get back on task I've forgotten more than I learned (or so it seems).

ave,

Barrius
by Barrius
Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 62992

Do you not find it disconcerting, Barrius, that this might be the only 'gospel' that people see? I guess with a name like Barrius you must be a student of Latin. That's great, but don't forget Greek. :) I would hope that this is not the only exposure to the Gospels that some experience- I hope and ...
by Barrius
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 62992

Two days ago I went to a special screening of Martin Scorcese's "The Last Temptation of Christ". This time it was different. It moved me. It did not once look at my watch. Is this the movie where Jesus dreams of living with prostitute Mary Magdalene, and watches her have relations with clients thro...
by Barrius
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salve! // Python's "Life of Brian" theater re-rel
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Salve et tu, Barrius! Oh yes, the audio tape does help, although the recording quality varies a bit on Side II. It's helped me with pronunciation and vocabulary mostly; I think it makes a good supplement for anyone learning Latin without a teacher. We need all the help we can get! :) Julia I looked...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 62992

It's easy to quote Bible passages selectively and, more often than not, out of context. In Leviticus, God condemns people who get haircuts to death! Have you had a haircut lately? Hi Peter! I had a haircut last week .... I know what you mean about selective quotes, and it's not my intent to offend ...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 62992

Indeed, the Gospels focus on Christ's social messages, healings, and His triumph over death, granting us eternal life. A movie that focuses exclusively on the brutal torture and suffering of Christ is deeply disturbing. In the age of "shock and awe," could we have expected anything decent from Mel,...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 62992

The plethora of historical inaccuracies notwithstanding, Mel's movie (The Passion of Mad Max?) is simply a celluloid piece of pornography with a sado-masochist theme. If people find something redeeming in watching a human being (God no less) graphically tortured on screen, well all I can is there i...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BSD § 47 p. 21 Ex II.4
Replies: 3
Views: 3244

Re: BSD § 47 p. 21 Ex II.4

Anyone can explain why my answer (an odd one, indeed) is not the correct one, and why the correct one is correct? BLD cites it as “The farmer gives his (§22.a) daughter water.” Or alternately to make the the indirect object (dative) more apparent, “The farmer gives water to his daughter .” The note...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

whiteoctave wrote:you might want to take a look at 7 in the latter exercise.
7. Columbae albae sunt filiae bonae. The good daughter has white doves.


Many thanks to you and Ingrid. In my notes I corrected the numerous "gave" and "girl/daughter" mistakes. Sheesh, I was lame on this one ;o)
by Barrius
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

ingrid70 wrote:'dat': give instead of gave (he isn't into past tenses yet).
puella/filia: why do they always give you girls and daughters simultanuously (sp?)? I'm always making the same mistakes.
Arrghh! Give, not gave.
by Barrius
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31

From "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell - can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up). Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance. Page 11, § 31.I (Genitive And Dative) 1. Puellae (dative) est rosa. (To the girl is a r...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 27 & 28
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

the enclitic -que is the strongest binder and is primarily used to unite two semantically or syntactically close ideas, such as pairs of adjectives or the stylistic "hendiadys". Ac=Atque, the former being used before consonants, the latter before vowels. They are the intermediary conjunctive binder...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 31 p. 15 Ex. II.1
Replies: 1
Views: 3417

Re: BLD § 31 p. 15 Ex. II.1

Dear friends, I don´t know English very well but I do think the key has some mistakes. I suggest this answer: The sailor fights The sailor is fighting The sailor does fight The sailors fight The sailors are fighting The sailors do fight Paulus Salve Paulus! You know English better than I do ;o) The...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 27 & 28
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

whiteoctave wrote:columbae albae parvaeque caudas ac tubas et puellae magnae bonaeque maioris tubas ac rosas habent.
scilicet.
I haven't ran across it yet (surely one exists), but is there a rule about "ac/atque", "et" and "que", and the proper usage? Does one form place more emphasis than another?
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 30
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

p.s. I enjoyed the ironic positioning of your split infinitive! Arrrggh!!!! "to not decline it" - is there any way to learn Latin correctly, without me worrying about having to abide by grammatical rules of English as well? ;o) (If you could see how many typos I have to correct in each post ....) A...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §95 II Tranlation Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 4666

Re: BLD §95 II Tranlation Q's

(sigh) The previous set of excercises really threw me. I must have gone over §86 10 times without getting it right. I've had a lot of difficulty selecting the proper case for phrases such as "to the village", "call to dinner" to the point where I couldn't tell what the object of the sentence was an...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 30
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Saturnalicius Princeps: D'Ooge notes on page 29 that "abus" is used in dative & ablative plural. "Beginner's Latin Book" by Collier and Daniell (page 9 footnote 1) states this occurs mostly in legal or religious language - I've seen another reference (possibly WhiteOctave's ? ) that stated to not de...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 30
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Perhaps #7 of the first exercise would bear another look as well... To/for Cornelia's daughters would be Filiabus Corneliae, rather than the Filiis Corneliae that is listed. I believe you should be correct simply substituting sons for daughters . Arrggh! You are correct! I remember reading WhiteOct...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 30
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Yeah, they are mostly right, providing of course that the only permissible answers for each phrase were those in the genitive or dative. Yes, dative and genitive, as the earlier exercises were nomitive and accuitive. You may want to look at number 10 of the first exercise again (if indeed the Latin...
by Barrius
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 27 & 28
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Thank you sir, and yes, it is repetitive ;o)
by Barrius
Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 30
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 30

From "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell - can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up). Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance. Page 11, § 30.I (Genitive And Dative) 1. Lunae plenae. Gen. Of the full moon / The full...
by Barrius
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 27 & 28
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 27 & 28

From "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell - can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up). Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance. Page 10, § 27.I (Nominative and Accusative) 1. The roads are broad. Viae sunt latae. 2....
by Barrius
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: stet
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

sto to stand, stand still, remain standing, be upright, be erect stêt pres subj act 3rd sg sto , stĕti, stătum, 1 (scanned stĕtĕrunt, Verg. A. 2, 774; 3, 48; Ov. H. 7, 166; Prop. 2, 8, 10), v. n. [root sta-; Sanscr. sthā, sthalam, locus; Gr. sta-, histêmi, to set, place; statêr, weight; O. H. Germ. ...
by Barrius
Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Yes, happy Easter!
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 120449

Neat explanation. D'Ooge points out that dea and filia are declined in this manner, but fails to mention why. Now we know!

Thanks
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 22
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Your name is correctly Latinised. Barrie was Barrius in the vocative .... *Homer Simson voice*: Doh! Sheesh, exactly what I am now studying - 2nd declension. , although there is a very interesting puzzle about the alternative vocative form of words in -ius as -i (e.g. mi Tulli). I think some ten pa...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 120449

Latin For Beginners Key, § 77 (page 33)

To the great and wonderful master of the key ;o) Re: exercise § 77, page 33 (dialogue between Galba and Marcus). Galba (#1): “Quis, Marce, est legatus cum pilo et tuba?” The key provides the translation as “Who, O Marcus, is the lieutenant with the spears and trumpets?” Shouldn't it be “with the spe...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 22
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

I don't think exercises from Collar & Daniell's should be put in the D'Ooge forum. If more users begin using C&D, they will probably end up sharing a forum, but for now I think those are most appropriate to the main Latin Board. Future questons on the main Latin board then. I like D'Ooge's work bet...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell,
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Everything seems fine. I imagine the rogue introduction of "small" in 13 was a typo. Again thanks. #13 should be "A white rose". I also imagine that the exercise book is currently only dealing with the nominative and accusative cases, as you will come to see that many of those latin phrases could b...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 22
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Yeah, fine. #2 in the latter exercise should have been translated with a singular subject, but you know that. Yes, it should be "The good girl has a rose." I think, Barrie, such topics might be posted more aptly in the D'Ooge section, and besides, you seem to be on the ball at the mo, so perhaps ex...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 22
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 22

I'm using D'Ooge's wonderful book, but am also using "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell due to the wealth of exercises they provide. Can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up). Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advan...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell,
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

"The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell,

I'm using D'Ooge's wonderful book, but am also using "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell due to the wealth of exercises they provide. Can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up). Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advan...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: re: cases combining
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

1. Harold's cat scared me. (cat = subj = nom) 2. I scared harold's cat. (cat = obj = acc) 3. I put the food down on the ground for harold's cat. (cat = ind obj = dat) 4. I saw harold's cat's basket. (cat = possessive = gen) 5. I terrified my children with harold's cat. (cat = instrument = abl) I'd ...
by Barrius
Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit is still in my Favorites folder...
Replies: 17
Views: 4816

Keesa,

Salve. Pleased to meet ya, you have friends - that is evident after reading the "what happened to Keesa" thread.
by Barrius
Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Salve Adelheid, welcome to Textkit. Make yourself at home.