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by Timothy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33462

Ah, Bush gets the primative vote.





That was just too good to pass up. :lol:
by Timothy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33462

OK, and I agree with your thought. It's very amusing to hear partisan accusations of partisan positions.
by Timothy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Short naps and short attention spans and other short things
Replies: 39
Views: 9701

Turpissimus wrote:
It can't be that much of a famous saying - Google lists only three references to it. And two of those refer to Tim here.
Now that's funny. :lol:
by Timothy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Short naps and short attention spans and other short things
Replies: 39
Views: 9701

atriades wrote::oops: Timothy, what is gingilismus?
pealing laughter.

I like humor. I love to laugh. It makes me feel good. What goes around, comes around. So I'm trying to send some along. 8)
by Timothy
Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Bello Gallico
Replies: 24
Views: 6470

benissimus wrote:...(mind the Latin cursive, may have to reload that to get it to work).
:shock: I may have to reload my eyes to get them to work with this...stuff.

This is just amazing to me...and dreadful. :lol:
by Timothy
Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33462

Mongoose42 wrote:It is interesting the number of people outside the US in this forum that can't understand the American voting/political system and yet act just like Americans.
I'm not sure this came out the way you meant it.
by Timothy
Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Bello Gallico
Replies: 24
Views: 6470

Don't mind me. It just struck me that the problem presented didn't seem to exist except in that version. If the reader presents the text in a particular manner for the purpose of elaboration of a construct then that's a good thing. I knew about capitals but I didn't know about lack of spaces. Don't ...
by Timothy
Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Bello Gallico
Replies: 24
Views: 6470

But why is it that 'consilio' finds itself so far away from the 'ad' preposition that governs it? I don't quite see the connection here between "ad" and "consilio". I really think that the modifed version given obscures the basic structure of the passage. The given phrase is: Caesar in his locis mo...
by Timothy
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Bello Gallico
Replies: 24
Views: 6470

Is this passage from Book IV.XXII ?

It is significantly different from that on Perseus.

What text does it come from?
by Timothy
Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grammatical Terms
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

You might want to look at the UNC/Dale Grote page “Glossary of Grammar and Syntax”
by Timothy
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Short naps and short attention spans and other short things
Replies: 39
Views: 9701

Sigh. I never understood chemistry. I was given a passing grade with the solemn promise never, never, ever to go into the field of chemistry. I’m more than OK with that.

And he’s writing a book on it? I’d wager it only comes out in mimeograph format.
by Timothy
Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Short naps and short attention spans and other short things
Replies: 39
Views: 9701

Dacicus wrote:The symbols for silver, lead, sodium, tin, and potassium also come from Latin.

EDIT:
And iron.
Aren't all the elements from Greek or Latin base words?
by Timothy
Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33462

I find the “he did nothing” and “look at him just sitting there” attacks to be foolish and way off the mark. It’s unnecessary for Bush to explain why he didn’t immediately react to the news of the 9/11 attack. If you didn’t see it you wouldn’t have the reaction. It’s as simply as that. I didn’t see ...
by Timothy
Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: uhhhhh
Replies: 32
Views: 8035

Well, there's a good thing.

I give you this, (but then it's back to backhanded compliments for at least a month), you have to be one of the most intriguing personalities I've encountered in the last few years.

OK, I think you need to do some push-ups, er, pressups.

I will take a short nap.

;)

tim
by Timothy
Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33462

What's peculiar is that, as I recall, assassination of foreign nationals is proscribed. It was a policy put in place by President Ford. It was a serious debate in the Second World War after the Yammamoto assassination. It's why the CIA got severely reduced by congress in the mid '70's. It's been con...
by Timothy
Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: uhhhhh
Replies: 32
Views: 8035

Episcopus, This: "It seems churlish to pillory that you know but the √the tongues that I shall know at your age with so little effort my dear dynamis." is not an English sentence. Ignoring the stray character, it is an improper sentence. Boasts of future achievement and skill based upon a demonstrat...
by Timothy
Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33462

If memory serves, Clinton had the option of taking out several of the most wanted terrorist leaders (agencies were in place a waiting the go ahead) but not wanting to interrupt his golf game or the economy never ordered the strikes. Is this just rhetoric or do you believe you remember this happening?
by Timothy
Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: uhhhhh
Replies: 32
Views: 8035

Episcopus wrote:It seems churlish to pillory that you know but the √the tongues that I shall know at your age with so little effort my dear dynamis.
Be careful there. Without a significant increase in effort and a marked improvement, you may run out of time before you can move English into the “known” column.
by Timothy
Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Accents and Long Syllables
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

Most often yes, but there are a few exceptions. Illuc, illic and some others have the accent on the last syllable. They used to be illuce and illice, and after the final e disappeared they were still accented in the same way. The original word illice has three syllables, the double consonant l atta...
by Timothy
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Genitive Case
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Note that meus denotes possession whether used as an adjective or as a pronoun. In this case it is used as an adjective, just as bellum (1) is used. So it will agree with the thing it describes (and posseses) in gender, number, and case. One pretty girl: puella bella; two pretty girls: puellae bella...
by Timothy
Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there anyone here *not* in school, college, university
Replies: 30
Views: 7814

cicerosum wrote:Ugh, apples. I'll take my aching joints thank you very much.
sigh. And after a while, apples become applesauce. deep sigh.
cicerosum wrote: My joints are holding up quite nicely, although my hips truly are trying to replace themselves after giving birth 5 months ago.
Ouch! It hurts to read that.
by Timothy
Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there anyone here *not* in school, college, university
Replies: 30
Views: 7814

And for you, would you like a red or yellow lollipop?

;)
by Timothy
Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there anyone here *not* in school, college, university
Replies: 30
Views: 7814

47...and spry...ish. :D

Working full time, lots of animals, and this surprising "crush" on Latin again. ;)

- tim
by Timothy
Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why is the genitive & genus of every substantive indicat
Replies: 8
Views: 3005

Re: Why is the genitive & genus of every substantive ind

Salvete, Beeing a beginner in latin, I have some questions: In my latin book, all substantives are presented in this way: puella,-ae (f), vinum, -i (n) etc. Isn't it redundant to specify the genus and genitive? Isn't it obvious from the ending what the genus and the genitive of the word are? Since ...
by Timothy
Sat Sep 18, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anybody else like to play chess?
Replies: 16
Views: 3615

I used to play a lot; a few years before the Fischer-Spassky match I just went wild for it. Played al the time. Joined the USCF. Made my own chessboard and was trying to work through the pieces. To this day I still have like 4 sets. I studied books and games, which I would strongly recommend when yo...
by Timothy
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex107 PtI Pg45
Replies: 14
Views: 11837

Do you know if it's the same in Italian as well? I don't know Italian but I seem to recall that my Italian friends say que a lot. I also seem to recall it in French as well.

- tim
by Timothy
Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex107 PtI Pg45
Replies: 14
Views: 11837

I would think it depends upon what you are trying to express.

I tend to look at "et" as mostly joining phrases and adjectives;
-que for connecting a group of items.

But I think it is a matter of style.

- tim
by Timothy
Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Bored housewife here.
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Welcome!

A full plate you have but you're in luck for there are many devotees of the Wheelock persuasion here who will help support you as you go.

- tim
by Timothy
Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word placement in a sentence
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Keep in mind that sentences in a textbook are instructional; they are intended to highlight a language point more often than to present common speech. "See Spot run. Run, Spot, run." gets a message across to the intended audience. The word order fits the purpose. I think of the Roman word order as p...
by Timothy
Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex95 Pg40 #2 & #5
Replies: 17
Views: 14116

errare est Romanum. ;)

If you look in the forum you'll come across some winers by yours truly.

I use the phrase "D'oh!" to good effect.

- Tim
by Timothy
Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Its a girl!
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Hoping mother and child are doing well.

regards,

Tim
by Timothy
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:00 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex86II Pg37
Replies: 19
Views: 14272

Meowth wrote:question :

nautae boni ad pugnam durum properant (mine)
Nautae boni ad pugnam duram properant (answer key's)

?
§ 65 Adjectives agree with their nouns in gender, number, and case.

What does duram describe?

- tim
by Timothy
Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex78 Pg34 #4
Replies: 29
Views: 21000

to be honest, i don't understand why "quid" is the direct object in the sentence...maybe it's explained later in the book, but til now it does not say anything about it, except for nouns / adjectives in cases The book does cover this in enough detail for this point in the language. First, look at t...
by Timothy
Sun Sep 05, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: printing JWW's dictionary
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

The good news: this works. The bad news: It's fairly manually inentsive. First, I assume you are using Adobe Reader 6.0 or better. I can't say if this option is available under the 5.0 version. But you should be able to upgrade to 6 fairly easily. I. Resize your view window to show only one printed ...
by Timothy
Sat Sep 04, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Balloon Club Motto
Replies: 8
Views: 2618

How about: Primus caveo ergo sum.

- tim
by Timothy
Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is there a CD with the sounds of the alphabet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

I like these Sonkowsky renditions.

- tim
by Timothy
Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is there a CD with the sounds of the alphabet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

There have been a number of discussions of various types of latin audio here. I can't recall each of them but here's a way to quickly find them. At the top of the page here, just below the menu bar is another menu. On that menu is an item labeled "Search". When you click on it you will go to a page ...
by Timothy
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:53 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

No. The German Gott isn't nasalized. Nor the Italian donna Go to this site and listen to the sound of the backward c. It's not the sound of either the long or short English o. See the Oxford English disctionary pronunciation sections. It is the sound of the Latin short o (or a good redition of it.) ...
by Timothy
Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Exercise Key from § 237 on
Replies: 2
Views: 2945

I am sure that ingrid has correct answers. I don't know how I overlooked these. here's my version (off the top of my head) § 237 I Latin-English translations 1. Audisne tubas, Marce? Non solum tubas audio sed etiam ordinares militm et impedimentorum plenos videre possum. Do you hear the tubas, Mark?...
by Timothy
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Pronunciation

I. Does Latin use the trilled R in every Latin word with R in it or just in the alphabet? Every time. It's less pronounced in some words or endings, as it blends more naturally. Sort of a light trill. But it's there II. Does the short o sound like the o in pot or the o in pole? Argh! That would be ...