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by Timothy
Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introductions......
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Salve

You've come to the right place.

You'll find all sorts of knowledgeable people in Greek and Latin here.

Look in the Forums, download a book, and enjoy.

- Tim
by Timothy
Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 7208

That actually hurt.
It took me all night to get my head screwed on straight again.
There was actual surgery involved.
For the next six weeks I can't turn my head like that. (Ouch!)

sigh.

Shaw was right.

- Tim
by Timothy
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 7208

I engaged PeterD in this "contest" simply because he seemed the easiest to ridicule. Huh??? An important life lesson that every adult must at some point learn, is that those different from the rest of us must be constantly teased. What??? Wow. You really lost me here. I mean, way, way lost. - tim
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 7208

Episcopus,

My sincerest apologies for my inaccurate comments.

- Tim
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 7208

Alas no. Propter egestatem meae linguae I shall not be versifying in Greek. I don't even understand the language, unfortunate as that is. And I know PeterD doesn't understand Latin, so it is unlikely that either of us will be able to appreciate the verses of the other. OK, I'm stumped. I have no id...
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14823

I studied Latin for years, and I met almost no one who knew how to speak it. It was quite a shock when I got to college and I met some priests who really could yap on and on, in Latin. That was an unusual skill. [aside: I'm really waxing philosophically here] Really? I find this very surprising. On...
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14823

Does anyone know of anything on the Web that would have audio files, streaming or otherwise, so I could hear Latin spoken as it should be? Look in the Outside Links of Interest forum. There are a number of references to audio files and applications free for use that will help you speak. As a gentle...
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 7208

Turpissimus ridicule and mischievous behaviour do not belong in textkit. um, this is all in good natured jest. As I understand it, they're trying to work themselves up into a lather in order to write greek verse ; they're trying to get motivated to write. To do so, they need topics and have take ad...
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Calling the Canadian (He knows who he is)
Replies: 28
Views: 7208

Eureka wrote:...Go stand next to the Latin books.
Right. Greek books are too delicate.

Latin books are tough; they're sturdy; built to last. Thay already have lots of blood on them and they wear it well.

- Tim
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14823

Well, as I understand it, the original Latin was meant to be spoken. Silent reading is a much later practice. I just finished a easy reader on Roman life in Nero's age and in the middle of another on Cicero's and in both there is frequent mention of the use of readers during meals and leisure time. ...
by Timothy
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New person
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

chavs...ah! I particularly enjoyed the photo tour. Also, Timothy, have you started versifying yet? It's quite difficult but with the proper links and a good topic the hexameters should be at least a third full. Your confidence in me is appreciated, but apparently I'm flying false colors here. I'm st...
by Timothy
Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New person
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Salve vanessa! Hello! I am new to this forum, and have just started learning latin. Excellent! Join the club! Feel free to remind me why learning latin is a good idea, if you please, as I am getting only negative feedback at the moment: 'latin is a dead language.' Learning any language is beneficial...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best book to start with?
Replies: 7
Views: 13270

By default, Latin For Beginners by Benjamin L. D'Ooge - because it's has active members who have or are working with it. - because nobody has done Beginner's Latin Book by Collar and Daniell - because there is no answer key for Beginner's Latin Book by Collar and Daniell - because Episcopus says so....
by Timothy
Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I know I said no more politics, but...
Replies: 19
Views: 5099

The idea that any population can be split up in only 2 camps is beyond ridiculous. It's not just chocolate and vanilla. Match the camps with the candidate: a whig b federalist c anti-federalist d democratic-republican e republican f conservative republican g liberal democratic h democratic i conser...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

Mulligan
by Timothy
Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 249 Latin-English EXERCISES
Replies: 2
Views: 3411

I'm back. Happy, happy! Joy, joy! I hope you had a wonderful time! Just a few notes (and many thanks, I've corrected quite a few errors in my version - I'm a bit sloppy doing these translations: using deep river instead of wide river etc.): Well, I'm just getting started on sloppy. And lazy. salus-...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Audio
Replies: 8
Views: 5230

Ooh! I've been morphed into Guest!

I guess that will teach me!

- Tim
by Timothy
Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Audio
Replies: 8
Views: 5230

Turpissimus wrote: Ah well, if you're talking about the y sound in classical latin, the reason why Wheellock might refer to German of French is that it is quite difficult to describe how to make that sound using only English examples.
What does this mean for the English speakers learning French? ;)

- tim
by Timothy
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Quid facit tempestas hodie?
Replies: 3
Views: 4218

amicus meus, splendidus es!

hodie in urbs baltimorum clara tempestas facit ut sol flagrit sed umidius est.

- Tim
by Timothy
Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: favorite quote
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

tempus fugitat
by Timothy
Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: conexio verborum
Replies: 90
Views: 54706

relaxatio
by Timothy
Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

polish
by Timothy
Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How many of you pronounce...
Replies: 25
Views: 10526

Good gracious! It shouldn't be pronounced "kickero"! That's a horrific Anglicization, for which many classicists are at fault (including my former Latin teacher). I think all that was being done was drawing a distinction between SIS-SIR-OH and KEY-KEH-RRROH. For someone like me, who doesn't quite u...
by Timothy
Sun Aug 01, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

persuasion
by Timothy
Sat Jul 31, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

Question

(Do I dare? I do. listen to this: http://www.funlol.com/funpages/lovelybu ... onuts.html)
by Timothy
Sat Jul 31, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

Merv Griffin
by Timothy
Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

(um...um...argh!)

stumped
by Timothy
Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: conexio verborum
Replies: 90
Views: 54706

congraeco
by Timothy
Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need help with a quote
Replies: 32
Views: 10591

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 anything. D'Ooge is good. :) But if you find that not to your taste then you will do yourself a favor by sampling the...
by Timothy
Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 249 Latin-English EXERCISES
Replies: 2
Views: 3411

BLD § 249 Latin-English EXERCISES

I The First Bridge over the Rhine 1 Salus sociorum erat semper cara Romanis. Olim Galli, amici Romanorum, multas inurias ab Germanis qui trans 2 flumen Rhenum vivebant acceperant. Ubi legati ab iis ad Caesarem imperatorem Romanorum venerunt et 3 auxilium postulaverunt, Romani magnas interibus ad hos...
by Timothy
Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

trolley
by Timothy
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Because the barbarians are coming today.
Replies: 37
Views: 10162

klewlis, try this:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/draft.asp

I usually find this to be informative.

- tim
by Timothy
Mon Jul 26, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

Simpson
by Timothy
Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

rope

(I like the pictures! :) )

Image
by Timothy
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

sun
by Timothy
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Because the barbarians are coming today.
Replies: 37
Views: 10162

[enter Rostra] Exordium I resisted the temptation to immediately reply on this sensitive topic. While I applaud free, open discussion and those who are bold enough to raise the issues, the risk that the discussion will degenerate into bitter argument in a setting more suited to friendly discourse of...
by Timothy
Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

passion
by Timothy
Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Am I a spammer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Was she spamming? No. You asked for it. "I sign up..." So, check who you are dealing with. What is your take on the ethics of this situation? Did I do something right or wrong? Probably neither. On one hand, you assumed that the other people on the list were as put off as you were. They may have be...
by Timothy
Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164329

soccer

Image
by Timothy
Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Various problems on translating and Campania
Replies: 35
Views: 18457

whiteoctave wrote:...Romanum est errare!
I like this! 8)

I'll have to keep it in front of me as I start posting compositions, though. :oops:

- Tim