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by Timothy
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Re-Election..
Replies: 59
Views: 12397

Episcopus wrote:...remember, greek and latin make us wiser.
11 States have proposed constitutional amendments that define greek and latin to be exclusively that which is found in the bible.
by Timothy
Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: One thing that really bugs me...
Replies: 41
Views: 18916

From http://www.ccel.org/info/governance.html "A board of directors, which is a part of the Calvin College governance structure, governs the CCEL. The members of the board are Harry Plantinga, Professor of Computer Science, Calvin College Janel Curry, Dean for Research and Scholarship, Calvin Colleg...
by Timothy
Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Getting to know everyone.
Replies: 29
Views: 6723

Eureka wrote:(I'm actually like 21 or something.)
I'm like 39...and something. ;)
by Timothy
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hic est ego.
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Welcome!

hmmm. cold light of day. There's a quote there someplace.
by Timothy
Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Basics of Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 7724

Welcome!

The verb "to be" is esse. You may also find it in the dictionary as sum.

You can pick up a free grammar book (like the D'Ooge book) here :
http://www.textkit.com/latin_grammar.php

Don't forget to introduce yourself in the Open Forum

When you have questions, ask them here.

Good Luck!
by Timothy
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: SPLIT. Raya's Introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

I did notice the year. The April 2nd part seemed...peculiar.

Well, all that aside, the important question is:

Where is Raya? Her last post was ages and ages ago. I always though she sat watch over the Academy. Is she off on some exotic adventure?
by Timothy
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: New edition to BLD key
Replies: 2
Views: 3541

A well deserved thank you to Ingrid!

Very nice job!
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: SPLIT. Raya's Introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

how does one introduce a Global Moderator? hmmm.
April 2nd post date. hmmm
Approaching of Halloween. hmmm.
i be suspicious.
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mute with L or R
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

As it turns out, Ingrid, my real L+S has tenebrae as a short vowel, so it qualifies. :lol:

So, the BLB pronunciation is poetical.

aemilius, I hope that resolves the conflict in the pronunciations. :)

edit: remove reference to deleted post
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mute with L or R
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

According to my grammar, if the vowel before the muta + liquida is short, it stays short;... OK. It's just that it isn't short; it's long . At least according to the Lewis and Short dictionary. tenēbrae ...it's the syllable length that can be used as short or long as the poet wishes. If the vowel c...
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mute with L or R
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Right, I saw that and it is somewhat the same in Bennett. Except, who says the vowel is short? L+S says it's long. I don't like that this happens right off in a beginner's book like BLB. Initially, I thought a "common" vowels were just poetic until I came across this: Bennett: § 5.B Sometimes a syll...
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mute with L or R
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

I see the conflict.

Collar and Daniell have:

§ 6.5 A syllable is common if it has a short vowel followed by a mute with l or r: te'-ne-brae

Interesting. I'll have to look at this.
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mute with L or R
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

tenebrae (references to D'Ooge) Syllabification vowels = 2 diphthongs = 1 syllables = 2 + 1 = 3 § 9.1 A single consonant between two vowels goes with the second. § 9.2a A consonant followed by l or r goes with the l or r. Thus: te-ne-brae Quantity of Vowels § 12.2 A vowel is short before nt and nd, ...
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman Leaf Tablets ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

Hmm, these were used for letters, correct? They were used for everything. The soldiers used them for “All present” reports. They were used for all sorts of communication. Do you know if leaf tablets were used in a specific geological region? The Roman Empire. They have found Roman writing materials...
by Timothy
Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman Leaf Tablets ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

Also, how am I supposed to get a piece of wood 1mm thick?!?!?
Use balsa wood. Should be available at most hobby stores. Flexible and easily shaped. Gives a fairly accurate material representation albeit of modern manufacture.
by Timothy
Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman Leaf Tablets ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

So far, all I know is that the writing material consists of two sheets bound together at a hindge (hence diptych). They two writing surfaces are made of very thin wood (possibly pine or oak. Is this bark??). This is not a wax tablet. The romans used a soot based (or gum based) ink. Look a bit furth...
by Timothy
Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Windows interface for William Whitaker's WORDS
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

What kind of ideas? The file format that Words uses is capable of marking words according to a period of the Latin language. The idea Whitaker uses is to have a dictionary for each period or one dictionary that can be filtered for a particular period. His idea is that the user specifies a period an...
by Timothy
Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Speaking of Latin apps to be developed...
Replies: 2
Views: 969

yes, I'm interested in working on this. I have to finish off some current work and such, but I am definitely interested in this.

Extending dictionaries, etc. is a rich area I think.
by Timothy
Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Audio Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 3613

That is so cool! 8)

What texts are you using?
by Timothy
Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Windows interface for William Whitaker's WORDS
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

That's what I thought. You've wrapped the words app pretty well. I ran it last night and it worked fine. I was hoping to try to work out some of the ideas on dictionaries. I think there's a lot that can be done with that.
by Timothy
Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Windows interface for William Whitaker's WORDS
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

you beat me to this one!

I take it this is a driver app? I've been playing with a translation of the ADA code. very nice!
by Timothy
Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 20000

The clause in the First Amendment only prohibits the government from creating or promoting a state sponsored religion. It does not mean that religion cannot be a part of government. What I demonstrated was the fallacy of this assertion. A prohibition of a single law is insufficient to provide the p...
by Timothy
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 20000

I do not know any such thing. The clause in the First Amendment only prohibits the government from creating or promoting a state sponsored religion. It does not mean that religion cannot be a part of government. Removing the barrier to government interference in religious activity allows all of the...
by Timothy
Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 20000

I completely agree with this statement. But the point remains that nothing in the Constitution prohibits religions from being part of the government. That wasn’t the point. The point was the “farce” of the separation of the Church and State. Stop and look at something here. In the beginning, you di...
by Timothy
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 20000

Jefferson provides support for the so-called evangelical: ...(T)o compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical; Presents a rather strange picture of different parts of the nation funding different laws for di...
by Timothy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 20000

This clause only means that Congress cannot establish a state sponsored religion. The example would be King Henry (I am not sure if this is the correct kimg or not) who broke ties with the Roman Catholic church and established his own state sponsored church so he could divorce his wife. King Henry ...
by Timothy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 20000

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. What here requ...
by Timothy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PLEASE, AMERICA, CHOOSE A PRESIDENT...
Replies: 73
Views: 20000

Rhuiden wrote:The quote about separation of church and state is a farce also. There is no clause in our constitution that creates this separation.
What do you think the First Ammendment of the Constitution means?
by Timothy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: need help
Replies: 2
Views: 959

why not "quo vadunt"?

It just rings the "Quo vadis" bell
by Timothy
Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: how do u pronounce "roma est"
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Just to be complete here...

...the elided vowel, in this case, would be the 'a' of roma est, resulting in rom(a) est not roma (e)st.

It's the preceeding vowel that is suppressed.

AFAIK, Read it Right is prose. But I haven't looked at that site in a while.
by Timothy
Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: how do u pronounce "roma est"
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: how do u pronounce "roma est"

is it pronounced "romast"? I read that if a word before "est" ends with a vowel, the "e" in "est" is cut out. In poetry but not prose. It's called ellision (A+G § 612). When a word ends in a vowel or dipththong and the next word begins with a vowel or h, the preceeding vowel is partially suppressed...
by Timothy
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Audio Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 3613

classicalclarinet wrote:is it released now?
Sorry, not yet.

I've asked a few people to give it a first pass review so that we can correct any mistakes we missed. We should be done in about a month.

If this project has taught me one thing it's that things like this take time and patience.

Tim
by Timothy
Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Audio Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 3613

Amy wrote:...which texts in particular?
Beginner's Latin by Benjamin D'Ooge
The Beginner’s Latin Book by William C. Collar and M. Grant Daniell

We cover basic pronunciation and a number of passages from both texts.
by Timothy
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Audio Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 3613

Latin Audio Poll

Some of the members here and I have been working on a audio suppliment to the Latin texts available here. We hope to have the project ready in the next month or so. We are at the point now where we are beginning to finalize the work. This poll is meant to get a feel for how members would use such a ...
by Timothy
Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Who Killed Homer
Replies: 18
Views: 4849

I've got to disagree I'm afraid. What would be the point of learning how to speak ancient Greek or Latin? With who would I talk? No - for me the whole point is to read the masterpieces of the ancient world in the original and I do not have to know how to say 'Hello, how much does that apple cost?' ...
by Timothy
Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33502

I think you mistook me here. While I think that some lobbying is required to get a coalition majority, I was speaking more of the lobbying required within such a coalition in order to resolve the differing priorities of the coalition member parties. In a single party majority, once you have the majo...
by Timothy
Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33502

Thank you. I see now. I probably did learn this at some point but that would have been decades ago. I don’t believe I’ve kept up with it since then. ;) As you say, since no party has a majority then a coalition would be a practical necessity in order to get anything done without excessive lobbying. ...
by Timothy
Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33502

The German system is much fairer, it's proportional representation plus you vote for the candidates - not only for the general election, but for local elections too. Excuse my ignorance here. Proportional to what? Sex? Age? Ethnicity? Income? Political Affiliation? (btw, who determines what the pro...
by Timothy
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33502

Dacicus wrote:Unfortunately, I don't get it. Most likely because I've never seen the word primative.
'Twas a rather blatant play on words.
by Timothy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin-English dictionaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

I own a current version of "Elemntary Latin Dictionary" by Lewis and Short. For me, at this point, this is a perfect book because it's easy to use. I don't need a more extensive book right now and this one is fairly inexpensive, well regarded, etc. So far it hasn't let me down but I find I don't use...