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by Barrius
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What do you Guys think, like
Replies: 23
Views: 6334

I wouldn't say that canadian schools have been americanized. There are still some significant differences and I would still rather send my kids to a Canadian school than an american one. ;) I have a brother in Vancouver that speaks very highly of the school system (his kids began school in the US)....
by Barrius
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salve!
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Salve Cichlidae!

One old freshman here.
by Barrius
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What do you Guys think, like
Replies: 23
Views: 6334

unfortunately, i am quite serious. of course it is much worse here in western canada than it would be in the east... I can understand what you you mean it not being Quebec, but 12 years and still unable to carry on a conversation? The Americanization of the Canadian education system has been accomp...
by Barrius
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What do you Guys think, like
Replies: 23
Views: 6334

It's up to me decide what i can handle, luckily there was one uni that actually agreed that as long as i pass my exams there is no concerns. I think it is because schools are so slow and after 2 years you still no nothing that people nowadays know absolutely nothing. People loose interest because t...
by Barrius
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What do you Guys think, like
Replies: 23
Views: 6334

Most canadian children take 12 years of french and can't speak it to save their lives. ROTF!! Are you being sarcastic? :wink: I was up in Toronto a few years back, found myself watching the station in French, and being lost. French wasn't that hard, but decades of non-use took it's toll on my memor...
by Barrius
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Greetings

Salve! I'm new in here. I've been working on teaching myself Latin, primarily working with Wheelock's. I hadn't realized that I would find learning the language to be so enjoyable. ... I'm still quite in the beginning stages, but only time and study can help that. Salve! You'll find experts here, a...
by Barrius
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Another introduction, sorry guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2950

Re: Another introduction, sorry guys

Hi, I'm new...(what do you say in these threads?) Anyway, I'm a high school freshman independent-studying with Jenney's (1979) and soon-Wheelock and Harrius Potter, when they come in a few days :) Salve Amy! Welcome. I wish I had studied Latin/Greek in High school - kudos to you and the best of luck.
by Barrius
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What do you Guys think, like
Replies: 23
Views: 6334

Languages are notoriously poorly taught. I did ~4 years of primary school Manderin. Now, all I know about the language I could fit on a post-it note. :wink: Episcopus, I second that - I had almost 2 years of French, and couldn't order dinner or ask directions to save my life (actually USING the lan...
by Barrius
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Hi Michael, welcome. May your progress be swift.
by Barrius
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Eu!
Replies: 14
Views: 3941

Re: Eu!

mingshey wrote:Hi, guys! I've been quite busy these days, both in job and with my baby. And the connection problem's not resolved. :(

My daughter's now 2 months old and she's started babytalking. Her first word is "εὖ!"
She's beautiful!
by Barrius
Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Starting either
Replies: 11
Views: 2558

Re: Starting either

If I were to study on my own, which would be easiest, and would Latin even be realistic to get intermediate in within a year and to learn on your own. From another neophyte, I'm starting with Latin, and will then proceed with Greek. Welcome, and good luck. You can be as skilled as you like on your ...
by Barrius
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Which books matter most to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 2801

Right now, since I'm just learning, I'd have to say D'Ooge's "Latin For Beginners" is the only book I need. I'd love to be in a position to possess three Latin books ;o)
by Barrius
Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How much vocabulary does one need?
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

1500? That's less than what I would have guessed -and I'm glad!
by Barrius
Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salve! // Python's "Life of Brian" theater re-rel
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Salve Iulia!

I know a little bit more Latin than that, but still a newbie. I'm using "Latin for Beginners" and think it is sinking in. I like just about anything by Monty Python & The Flying Circus.

Do you think the audio tapes help?
by Barrius
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 120429

ingrid70 wrote:...
There have been a lot of small changes in the key ...
Ingrid
P.S. A HUGE thanks to everyone that contributed to the key. It certainly helps to be able to immediately check the answers.
by Barrius
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 120429

Hi Barrius, I've changed the key to read agricolarum. There have been a lot of small changes in the key, but no additions as yet, as I've been working in another textbook myself. I was hoping to post a complete key next time, but I need some help with that. Anyone who has the Latin-English exercise...
by Barrius
Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 120429

Ingrid et al , I had made myself a note a few days ago about one of the answers in the key, page 19, qeustion 39.II.3 in which I questioned the answer provided in the key. The exercise is to translate " The farmers' daughters do labor " into Latin. I would think it would be " Filiae [nominitive plur...
by Barrius
Sat Mar 27, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need help with a quote
Replies: 32
Views: 10813

Textkit has a few free books... I recommend the one by D'Ooge, "Latin for Beginners", if you choose one of our books. I looked at Wheelock's in our local bookstore, but decided to download "Latin for Beginners" for free. If I didn't care for Latin, and abandoned D'Ooge's book, at least I wasn't out...
by Barrius
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings from China
Replies: 11
Views: 4355

Re: Thanks

Boucoup de mercies pour votres reponces :) In fact, I've learnt German, French, Japanese, Spanish and obtained certain amount of knowledge upon Esperanto, Korean, Latin and Greek. I'm now poring over Sanskrit, a language which probably all Indo-european languages bear relationship to. ... And hence...
by Barrius
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need help with a quote
Replies: 32
Views: 10813

Re: Its personal, really.

1. I will never forgive myself for what happened, period. I hope that someday you'll be able to forgive yourself; if you don't, it can lead to all sorts of bitterness, anger, even self-hatred. It's healthier to forgive, even if it takes a long time. I don't want to tell you what to do, but I do thi...
by Barrius
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Crazy latin translations - (is this even Latin??)
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

Graphic designers and print publishers have long been in the habit of using a particular block of pseudo-latin text, usually referred to as "lorem ipsum" after the first two words of the text... this looks like excerpts from that. They use it as meaningless filler so that the viewer concentrates on...
by Barrius
Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning Latin
Replies: 16
Views: 6022

I've heard REALLY good things about this series from people who really know what they're talking about... and I would love to get my hands on them but they are not available in Canada and I haven't been able to find any used. :( Try http://www.half.com , http://www.Amazon.com , and http://www.bookf...
by Barrius
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:43 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40425

Ingrid, I'm a few months behind (I study on my lunch break) and saw the same references to 39.II.3, 47.I.2 and 47.I.6. I just got to the dative case, and finally understand 47.I.6 "Filiae" being dative singular, not nominative plural as in 47.I.2. That said, I enjoy learning Latin and am curious as ...