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by Timothy
Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: need advice....death of a beloved pet
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Take the time to grieve.

In time, a few weeks perhaps, you will be in a better frame of mind to accept a new animal into your home. Just as it is important to mourn, it is also important to be open to this new and different pet.

regards,

- tim
by Timothy
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 14
Views: 8163

My apologies Tim, ... Well, Episcopus, this is the day for apologies. I do apologize if I was harsh or abrupt here. I tried very hard to make a fairly simple point. This forum, "Latin for Beginner's by D'Ooge", is one of the most helpful, friendly forums on TextKit. There are other forums for other...
by Timothy
Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 14
Views: 8163

Forgive my bluntness, but it what point did someone say that they would take the study group off the forum? My understanding was that students who are studying D'Ooge might like to compare their exercises and relative successes and frustrations. It would seem natural to me that this would be best a...
by Timothy
Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 14
Views: 8163

Que? It's well that they should organise themselves with D'Ooge! Good luck you people! If you need any help just PM me or if you don't like me PM some one who knows more, which is an easy thing to find :wink: What is the point of the forum if everybody uses private message groups? How shall a perso...
by Timothy
Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 14
Views: 8163

Just to sort of make something clear...

The purpose of this forum is for posting your questions on "Beginner's Latin" and "Beginner's Latin Book"

- tim
by Timothy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What is the correct sound for V?
Replies: 10
Views: 2920

not the letter but the sound, doesn't it ? yes. The letter 'w' did not exist but the sound did. i'm getting confused... i always thought it's like an "u" or soft "w" to pronounce "v" Classical: say 'W" for all 'V's The confusion comes from medival (and onwards) changes. I can't tell you the best wa...
by Timothy
Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help your dear bishop!
Replies: 28
Views: 6987

"...a big truck of latin..."

How expressive! It feels like that sometimes. :lol:

- tim
by Timothy
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help your dear bishop!
Replies: 28
Views: 6987

You don't understand it was a Dative of Agent as in Tacitus Annals! Oh! Dative of Agent ! Well, that makes all the difference, then, doesn't it? Dative of Agent...oh dear, oh dear! Maybe you should post the whole thing here and we can go over it? :roll: You'll feel better afterwards. Best to get th...
by Timothy
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help your dear bishop!
Replies: 28
Views: 6987

Episcopus wrote:Oh EFF
NOOOOOOOOOOO now it looks like I am not invincible. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Welcome to TextKit, monsignor!

- tim
by Timothy
Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What is the correct sound for V?
Replies: 10
Views: 2920

Exactly how much is it nasalized? An old-ish tape I got from the library that teaches poetry reading says those really nasalized, like French. That seemed too much to me, since the -m words sounded distinctly different that others. The French nasalization is accurate, though. But it isn’t a French ...
by Timothy
Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help your dear bishop!
Replies: 28
Views: 6987

Ah but Timothy the Pope should be reading these. Well, of course, yours will be plucked out of the letters from the 100 million or so faithful, naturally. ;) You seem to know about their individual bishops. Have you written there previously? No. But...well, it's no big thing, My sister is a nun. Sh...
by Timothy
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What is the correct sound for V?
Replies: 10
Views: 2920

benissimus, Thank you for your answer. Are there anymore distinct differences between the sounds of letters that are as obvious as the V sounding like a a W? I can see I need a good reliable grammar course made simple. Yes, there are a few. Strong recommendation : Look at sections 1-10 of the Begin...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help your dear bishop!
Replies: 28
Views: 6987

Aren't the next words supposed to be, "...and you shall be rewarded"? :P No, no, no, no, no! The A response: 'Tis better to give than to receive. Can you think of anything better than to be on the plus side of this equation? :lol: (sorry, your eminence, but that one was just sitting there begging t...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help your dear bishop!
Replies: 28
Views: 6987

Vatican City is fine.
by Timothy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What Language Will William Study Next?
Replies: 41
Views: 11390

...the mean and stingy brevity of a human lifetime... Ayuh. That one I know. …the constant risk of hopping from one subject to the next without getting the depth of insight I might like. Ayuh. That one too. Too broad, too deep, too short. Persian, poetry, yeah, why not? Just bear in mind, you aren’...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What Language Will William Study Next?
Replies: 41
Views: 11390

Please take this in the spirit intended.

Why are you studying any language?

In all honesty, I can't hear why you’re interested at all. I mean, what is it that you're after here?

It just seems to me that if you answer that question you won’t have a problem. No other answer will serve.

- tim
by Timothy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation Q's
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Here's how I broke it down to get the same result as benissimus: References are to my copy of New Latin Grammar , Allen and Greenough   Syllables Note that 'x' is a double consonant. (§ 4)   Every Latin word has as many syllables as it has vowels and diphthongs. (§ 7)   Xerxes: vowels (2) + diphthon...
by Timothy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation Q's
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Pronunciation Q's

classicalclarinet wrote:I have some names that I'm confused about, 'Xerxes' and 'Laocoon'. How would one pronounce them?
How did you break them up into syllables?
What vowels did you make long? Short?

- Tim
by Timothy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salve!
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

Aurelia wrote:What is it with Latin teachers and caffeine? My teacher is addicted too! :? weird...
Coffee is health food.

- Tim
by Timothy
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation for the word "Adore"
Replies: 14
Views: 5351

marcusjb wrote:Thanks for all of your help guys!

Now can you point me in the right direction to learn how to pronounce this properly?
Down the block, left at Enunciation Avenue, then…

ado-rā-re

like ahdoh-RAH-rey

trill the ‘r’, ahdoh-RRRAH-rey
by Timothy
Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 65
Views: 16346

Modern Design in C++ Civil War Vol I. History of the U.S. Constitution Miracle at Philadelphia John Adams, bio Jackson, bio Letters of Cicero, (translation, arghh!) Pronunciation and Reading of Classical Latin New Latin Grammar Latin for Beginner's Latin for Beginner's Latin for Beginner's Latin for...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation for the word "Adore"
Replies: 14
Views: 5351

There is also, under Windows 95-XP, a program on the System tools menu (Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools) called "Character Map" With it you can see the table of character for any font on your system and copy/paste them. You can also get the keyboard sequence to use to enter them. Usually it ...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Help a Latin-Beginner out !!
Replies: 6
Views: 5935

Pssst! Roxxy!

episcopus has excellent latin skills.

You would do well to accept his offer.

(I will deny ever having said this.)

- tim
by Timothy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical texts in original Greek/Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

I’ll probably regret saying this… Why not consider electronic publication i.e. like helping here at Textkit by adding to the content? I’m sure that there are many people here and elsewhere who would love to have a clean, well formatted text version of the various texts that they could download and p...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Help a Latin-Beginner out !!
Replies: 6
Views: 5935

Hi Roxxy! Welcome! Well, as benissimus has said, you will find all the assistance you will need here so long as you’re willing to try. I’ve been doing the same thing that you are about to start, so I can give you a few helpful ideas to get you started. The good news is that it’s a fun part of the pr...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation for the word "Adore"
Replies: 14
Views: 5351

My Webster’s indicates the same:

a-dore,
from the Old French adoren,
from the Latin adorare, to worship, [ad, to, + orare, to speak, from os, oris, mouth]

Times New Roman font face is fine. Use all capitols; substitute ‘V’ for ‘U’; use Roman numerals.

HTH

- tim
by Timothy
Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: would someone make a forum...
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Well, I don’t think it’s really feasible to make a separate forum for all the books that people are using or are interested in. More often than not, the same questions arise from different textbooks. For Latin, there are ample people available to answer practically any question you might pose. Keep ...
by Timothy
Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 4929

gratias vobis omnibus ago. (Where did I steal that!?! A nice phrase.) sigh. This was a little experiment for me. I translated this at sight over lunch. No lookups, used a bit of Hale's method, slightly rushed given the time frame. The only concession was that I got to read the Latin two or three tim...
by Timothy
Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 119043

I send you a private message that I hope helped.

Were you able to get the book?

- Tim
by Timothy
Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 4929

BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise

The Romans invade the Enemy's Country Olim pedites Romani cum equitibus velocibus in hostium urbem iter faciebant. Ubi non longe afuerunt, raperunt agricolam, qui eis viam brevem et facilem demonstravit. Iam Romani moenia alta, turris validas aliaque opera urbis videre poterant. In moenibus stabant...
by Timothy
Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The "sin" of transverbalization?
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

ignosce, verum es.

Third conj. diripio, diripere.

mea culpa.

- Tim
by Timothy
Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The "sin" of transverbalization?
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

"For example the verb díripere is a compound of dis- (apart, in different directions) plus rapere (to seize) which can mean to plunder, totally mess up or to distract, two totally different English words (to seize some one in different directions as it were)." ignosce, non intellego. certes es? How...
by Timothy
Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The "sin" of transverbalization?
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

FWIW, I think it's a incremental process. For a time, it's inevitable that you'll do this mechanical translation. I think the way to overcome it is by actively looking for both idioms and common phrases and word grouping. Just as you fit a new word into an idiom, so too you fit idioms into sentences...
by Timothy
Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How do you use Textkit?
Replies: 11
Views: 3433

I use the PDF's all the time. They're handy for a dictionary lookup with a familiar layout and you can resize them to fit the screen; Perfect for those "one or two page" printouts of sections to work with on the commute or at lunch. For those that are text based you can listen to them with the Adobe...
by Timothy
Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14848

Democritus wrote:Whoda thunkit.
Have you looked at his page http://www.geocities.com/frcoulter/latin.html?

I started to go through it but didn't finish. I listened to his clips and I have to admit that I was underwhelmed. Is it me or does he sound very stilted?

- Tim
by Timothy
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: You have been Versified
Replies: 11
Views: 2820

...The limerick... Hmmmm On TextKit a question was asked How every poem ever amassed by meter or rhyme all rigid in time had meaning to many a lass. The Romans, they copied the Greek Those Romans counted their feet with dactyls and spondees and busy as queen bees found poems a marvelous treat. But ...
by Timothy
Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14848

Democritus wrote:Two interesting articles, re: Latin at the Vatican:
Mmmmmmm. Latin.

Do follow the links to Foster's Learnign latin site and thence to the audio files.

- Tim
by Timothy
Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14848

What I disagree with is this general sentiment that "Well, if you're not learning to speak Latin, then you're not really learning Latin." This sentiment is too harsh, it overlooks the practical obstacles faced by a typical learner. It's also mightly discouraging. I do believe you are missing an int...
by Timothy
Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: fun facts about the Romans
Replies: 13
Views: 3760

I'm sure you all know the funeral ritual of placing a coin in the deceased's mouth for Charon, but does anyone know that when a Roman is about to die, the nearest relative would catch the last breath with his/her mouth (a kind of farewell mouth-to-mouth resuscitation?) I just read about this and it...
by Timothy
Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 7225

Episcopus wrote:
Timothy wrote:Episcopus,

My sincerest apologies for my inaccurate comments.

- Tim
Yes so you should be Timothy. You should be banned from textkit Timothy.
I wasn't that sincere.

- Tim