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by cweb255
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Septuagint
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

Septuagint

My Septuagint just got in the mail today, so if I need any help, I'll be coming here. Expect some wild translations from yours truly. :)
by cweb255
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 241? really?
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

yes, lots of websites were hard hit, including cpp-home.com, a very high traffic website. Mine was safe, so was this one, thank the gods.
by cweb255
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Dialects
Replies: 5
Views: 2323

The most advisable thing for you to do is learn what you want to read first. Learning Greek is not easy, yet it is not terribly hard either, especially if you already know Latin. Iliad or Odyssey - Homeric Greek Plato, Aristophanes, Sophocles, etc... - Attic Lesbo - Ionian New Testament - Koine I'd ...
by cweb255
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why two accusatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 2663

I'm still not understanding what the question is, as it seems just a matter of names, but it doesn't matter if you call duos filios Prometheum et Epimetheum one whole DO or two. Latin is great because it doesn't have to worry about the DO, all you know is that it is to take the accusative, quibbles ...
by cweb255
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tacitus Annals XV:xliv
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

xl is forty, right, not fifty? I forgot to add the extra iv. thanks for the correction.
by cweb255
Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tacitus Annals XV:xliv
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Tacitus Annals XV:xliv

Mox petita [a] dis piacula aditique Sibyllae libri

Soon a reconciliating having been sought by the gods and admittance of the books of Sibylla

this doesn't sound right, anyone have an idea?
by cweb255
Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teaching Latin Suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Oh, and it's the older version of Ecce Romani... You know, with book 1 & 2 combined, and now book three just got a rerelease. But still...
by cweb255
Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teaching Latin Suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Well, she just graduated grad school, working part time as a teacher, has a son to feed, and is in the middle of a divorce. Plus, she got me a cool Christmas gift. She's more of a friend now then just a pupil...
by cweb255
Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teaching Latin Suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Teaching Latin Suggestions

Ok, I'm going to teach someone Latin, I'll probably be using Ecce Romani (I own the collection) but in a hurried pace, and then move on to Eutropius. Sounds good? What about dollars? $15 American sounds OK? Any suggestions?
by cweb255
Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin 'V'
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

w always has a tendency to go v, much like b to v and i to y. Besides, Latin and Sanskrit both come from PIE, so this is expected, is it not?
by cweb255
Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Ablative confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 4884

Of course, once again, the novice shows the complete uselessness of the word "cum" for ablatives. I sometimes forget why it's even there?

Oh yeah, there might be this rare occasion when you can't figure out whether or not they're saying with or by. Wait a minute...

Start off with Eutropius.
by cweb255
Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: NT MSS
Replies: 12
Views: 10986

NT MSS

Anyone, anyone at all, know anything about the NT MSS? I'm translating the Bible, and I'm trying to find transcriptions of them. I'd rather not use only Textus-Receptus or Westcott-Hort... Any idea?
by cweb255
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

You can only learn so much with Rosetta Stone, and it's very costly if you actually get the entire thing. Learning Latin via libri vel magistri est melius.
by cweb255
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ad te
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

benissimus - can you give the Livy et al examples?

And vulgar means "of the people" i.e. the common tongue, so wouldn't personal letters be vulgar then? Surely he wasn't speaking "ad te scribo" in the forum?
by cweb255
Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ad te
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Simply put it is a vulgar mistake. It's not a classical usage. At all.
by cweb255
Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Is Greek the most exact language?
Replies: 17
Views: 23015

If that were the case, Sanskrit is far more precise than Greek, well, maybe not far, but close to it. I don't know, there really isn't a totally precise language that is a lingua natural...
by cweb255
Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76482

By the way, not that anyone cares or anything but the Word actually was the Torah, not Jesus. Jesus was described as the Living Word, i.e. he fulfilled the Torah, but who the hell cares about anything. I mean, it's all what your pastor says, right?
by cweb255
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "Round up the usual suspects"
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

suspectati conligandi sunt!

Conligo, conligare has more of a negative connotation to it, it might be better using it rather than conligo, conligere.
by cweb255
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Biblical Criticism Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1901

Biblical Criticism Forum

http://neonostalgia.com/bible/forums - is a site for textual criticism of the Bible and Biblical written materials including the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnosticism. Anyone who is interested is welcome to sign up and contribute. Warning, though: this site is not meant for proselytizing! Please keep the ...
by cweb255
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: not fair
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

Man, it's so great not being in High School. ;)
by cweb255
Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: zeta pronounce
Replies: 57
Views: 50220

Well, this is exactly the way how Greeks pronounce "z", and it does not sound like "dz" or "zd". Originally, Latin didn't have "z" in its alphabet and was later adopted from the Greek one, sometimes in the second or first century BC, together with K, X and Y, which were used only for words loaned f...
by cweb255
Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: zeta pronounce
Replies: 57
Views: 50220

gh only became silent after the Normans ruled Anglia. You know, zeta could be pronounce not as d+s or s+d, but s and d at the same time. Tongue between the teeth and s-aspirate. Could work. Note: in Latin, z is a double consonant too. Anyone try to figure out the Ancient Latin of it? Hint, there is ...
by cweb255
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why bother with Latin?
Replies: 23
Views: 6217

Corpus magnum Latinae Novae est: http://thelatinlibrary.com/neo.html
by cweb255
Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Salvete! (And question about pronunciation)
Replies: 15
Views: 4766

benissimus: when I said modernist, I meant modernist relative to the Romans, I guess about 300 BCE or so, not sure on the exact dates. And it wasn't really a conspiracy, just a movement. And yes, cui and cuius are examples of this, although what they are originally I forget at the moment.
by cweb255
Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76482

Has anyone bothered checking with the Syriac or Coptic versions? From what I understand, Coptic has both definite and indefinite articles, plus they might have translated it as divine or God.
by cweb255
Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why bother with Latin?
Replies: 23
Views: 6217

thelatinlibrary.com

Begin!
by cweb255
Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Salvete! (And question about pronunciation)
Replies: 15
Views: 4766

ae and oe originally came from the Greek ai and oi. Sound them out: "ah+ee" and "oh+ee". Now, the oe began to sound like "u" which resulted in the spelling of words like punio instead of the original poenio. The "qv" is to be pronounced like English "quick" - the English "v" sound didn't exist in Cl...
by cweb255
Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: latin dipthongs "ai" and "oi" ??
Replies: 15
Views: 5669

no, not "may" but more like "mah-ee-yor" although don't pronounce the "ee" heavily...actually, you shouldn't pronounce it at all.
by cweb255
Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cherokee in Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 3152

Yoboseyo!
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: could someone help me out with translating these phrases?
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

or what about "modo gratia amicitiae veni, at amorem abstuli."

Is it possible to have ad amicitiam? amicitiam isn't a verb, and I don't recall seeing it, but would keep it simpler.
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: how do u pronounce "roma est"
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Where do you come across Roma est? It's all in the context.
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cherokee in Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 3152

nativi americani ;)

Or Ierokii. (from Jerokii with J pronounced as late medieval J)
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Medieval Latin
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

medieval Latin - watch out for the random 'h' in front of some vowels, and no fourth declensions among certain authors. genus, genus becomes genus, geni etc...
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Bono's Missing Lyrics
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Joshua Tree is by far the most moving and my personal favorite among U2 albums.
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: They're Nuts!
Replies: 14
Views: 2978

Google. heh. I remember about a year ago I did some translating in Latin for Google. I wonder if they ever implemented anything...?
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Basics of Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 7551

Episcopus, don't scare away the novices yet, let them tread into the water first then dunk. That way, they'll be too far away from the shore to crawl back. They'll learn to swim.
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Genitive pronouns
Replies: 3
Views: 3046

unless I use mi amice, I always use the adjective form of it. Meus, -a, -um; Tuus, -a, -um; etc...
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Is Greek the most exact language?
Replies: 17
Views: 23015

Binary is the most exact language ever. Then assembly. Then C. As for evolved languages, the main problem with English is it's use of one word to convey several meanings. Love in English could mean eros, philos, etc... But this is a problem in every language, including Chinese, when words can mean m...
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Anyone here reading the Septuagint?
Replies: 5
Views: 5674

Started on Revelation about a week ago, doing Latin and Greek comparison for parts that are more difficult. Also learning Hebrew. Shalom!
by cweb255
Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Continental vs. English Dipthongs for Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

eye and aye - are those not "ah" + "ee" either way? Is that not how it is supposed to sound? Those diphthongs, except o+u, sound exactly like they should in Continental. I mean, naught? Ah + ooh. I thought this stuff was obvious.