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by cweb255
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 17
Views: 10327

Ah, I see, sorry, the order boggled me for a minute. I see, so it should have been written Rogavi an quod facit bonum esset (and the order still stinks).
by cweb255
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Etymology of RE
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

I sent her an email (I think it was a she) the other day. Keep your eyes peeled to see if she changes it.
by cweb255
Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 17
Views: 10327

By indirect statement I was referring to the latter part of his sentence, not the an quid faceres, but the bonum esset (esse?) which is where I raised the question at.
by cweb255
Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 17
Views: 10327

You're right, Turp. It was quid, my mind wasn't here while I was pointing out that his examples were relative clauses not indirect questions. Rogavi (I asked) an (whether) quid faceres (what you did) bonum esse (was good). You have to use the infinitive for indirect statement. (or is this an example...
by cweb255
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Linking Verb?
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

the verb "einai" (to be)
by cweb255
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 17
Views: 10327

You're not doing indirect questions, you're doing relative clauses.

Relative clause: Vident quod facit. (They see what he does).
Indirect question: Rogavi quod faceret. (I asked what he does.)
by cweb255
Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iesus discipulis dixit
Replies: 7
Views: 6265

Eheu, verba retracto. At arte grammatica vulgare videtur (qua Cicero notus est; cf. ad te). http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/pe ... ormentry=0
by cweb255
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Three Virtues Of A Programmer
Replies: 7
Views: 1979

Mingshey, do you program? If so which languages? Mine include XHTML/CSS, some XML work, Javascript, PHP, Perl, C/C++ & Win32 + OpenGL (very limited still).
by cweb255
Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iesus discipulis dixit
Replies: 7
Views: 6265

Latine non est verbum.
by cweb255
Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: why classics?
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

Ah, you're right. I accidentally wrote "right" instead of "write". Thanks for pointing out my mistake. "I am Chris; I like to write; I like to translate Latin and Greek; Latin and Greek is good because it is exciting to read what ancient authors knew; oh, and check out my forum." <- Is that one sent...
by cweb255
Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iesus discipulis dixit
Replies: 7
Views: 6265

Gratias tibi ago Mr. Perspicax. Aliud?
by cweb255
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: why classics?
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

Re: why classics?

[in one sentence only] please answer this question: why is knowing classics important? ____________________________________ please obey the one sentence rule Learning in general is a good activity to busy oneself with and if the topic learned helps you with general knowledge, understanding human na...
by cweb255
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: why classics?
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

Why not?
by cweb255
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Digamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 24243

Well, I was merely showing you where it was and that it still had an impact. ;)
by cweb255
Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Digamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 24243

Sorry, it was making nouns like phulake into verbs, which you get phulatto, this is the result of the lost /y/ sound in Greek. ;)
by cweb255
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Digamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 24243

Ok, I found it now, it's about Verbs with a suffix in the present stem. What happens is the k/g/ch + y > tt; p/b/ph + y > pt; t/d/th + y > z. Like gaurd (phulake) becomes phulatto but fut. phulaxo.
by cweb255
Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Digamma?
Replies: 27
Views: 24243

IIRC, the consonantal 'y' sound duplicated certain letters, such as thalattos, but I can't remember where I read this from.
by cweb255
Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: yo yo yo whiteoctave's mother on TV!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 5730

Loki helped her out. It was all his demented plan.
by cweb255
Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: yo yo yo whiteoctave's mother on TV!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 5730

:lol: I seriously can't believe we have people that dumb... :roll:
by cweb255
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecce Romani
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Ah, whiteoctave, I knew that. Thanks for my defense, Turpissimus, as I have been going at Koine for quite a while (though I think it was more a slip of the mind). Oh my, I better work some more on my Juvenal, I'm getting rusty!
by cweb255
Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecce Romani
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Salve, Deccie. I hope you're having fun reading about Cornelia et Flavia in agris ambulant. :roll: It does get better, hang in there. If you have a question, I own the series and even use it to teach with, so feel free to ask away.
by cweb255
Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ?'s about Textkit store
Replies: 33
Views: 8537

Here's a good motto, "Latin students never decline sex." ;)
by cweb255
Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Starting Anew
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

My sincere apologies, I realized that people who wanted to see the site without signing up couldn't. That is now fixed for those who wish to view contents before signing up.

Mea culpa, mea culpa.

Forgive,

Chris Weimer :oops:
by cweb255
Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: who's from where and who likes what
Replies: 38
Views: 9818

Hello, I am Chris Weimer, but some may know me as cweb255 and some may know me as Quintus Valerius Scerio, but we are one and the same. I own and operate NeoNostalgia.com and some here among you probably knew my old forum, and even now some among you have joined my new forum http://neonostalgia.com/...
by cweb255
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: classics degree
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

au contraire. You've never looked at York University, have you?
by cweb255
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Army motto - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Ah, benissimus, didn't catch that imperfect at first. You're right, though it's just an awkward phrase.
by cweb255
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Icelandic manuscripts
Replies: 12
Views: 4237

komapsumnida!
by cweb255
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Starting Anew
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Starting Anew

Well, two days ago some hackors thought it would be funny to deface my forum. I can't say that I wasn't warned about phpBB, but I guess I learned my lesson about that, so I totally revamped my site. Tonight I'm releasing it to the public. Tell me what you guys think about it http://neonostalgia.com/...
by cweb255
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Scholarly editions
Replies: 23
Views: 8789

Funny you mention this, as I bought two books when I learned Greek, one NT Greek and one classical Greek. The NT Greek was older so it preserved the two sigmas, but to my dismay the Ancient Greek had them all c's. >:-|
by cweb255
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: More Treasure from the Egyptian Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2982

Ah, one can only imagine the treasure trove that existed at the library of Alexandria. Poetry of Sappho, the Claudius' book, the entire epistles of Plato, one can only dream...

Anyways, Aurelius, why do you have to study for the Dead Sea Scrolls?
by cweb255
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Zeta question
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Well, we all know that tzaddi is tz/ts sound, and zayin is more of a st/z sound. The name Ezra is transliterated as ESDRAS and in Hebrew is ayin-zayin-resh-aleph. We also see the zayin in Ezekiel transliterated with a zeta, though... Hrm... I guess it is more complex than I thought. And what's even ...
by cweb255
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I can't translate something.. ^^
Replies: 12
Views: 3340

Co tam jest?
by cweb255
Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Zeta question
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

The Septuagint, the Greek version of the Hebrew Bible, or more correctly, the Greek translation of the Torah.
by cweb255
Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Zeta question
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

If one would only look at the LXX for transliterations...
by cweb255
Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Army motto - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

The jussive can often be translated as "shall." So, "As a professional of all, you shall overcome."

Chris
by cweb255
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Instrumental vs Ablative
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

The Greek dative case is basically the instrumental case, as it replaced ablative and locative and took over their functions. The same thing for ablative with the locative case and instrumental case, and so on. Every language does this, It's not so peculiar.
by cweb255
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Is it advisable to study Greek before Latin?
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

Well, certainly learning Latin first is much easier, so learning Greek first would be more difficult and thus reverting back to Latin might be easier comparatively relative to memorizing paradigms and such, but it doesn't really matter one way or another. The Greeks learned Latin and the Romans lear...
by cweb255
Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Careers in Latin and Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

1) Go to law school, 2) teach, 3) something else.

I chose number 2.
by cweb255
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The verb estin (he/she/it is) and related verbs
Replies: 7
Views: 3531

erm, orior to oriens loses the meaning of "rising" when you tack on "est" - to say in oriente est would mean "he is in the east" not "he is in the rising" - better?
by cweb255
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Cases in Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Ha! Good luck. Just make sure you write down all the examples that way you can always refer back to it until you get a good working knowledge of it. In this aspect, Greek it entirely different. You will need to just memorize them all.