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by vinobrien
Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advanced Latin
Replies: 25
Views: 14651

Re:Advanced Latin

I can only agree on Moreland and Fleischer which I have an almost episcopal zeal for. <br /><br />I would also suggest Wheelock's Reader which drops you onto the ski run of Cicero early on but holds your hand through the tricky bends. Curiously it ends with some medieval Latin which is considerably ...
by vinobrien
Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 27
Views: 19326

Re:Pronunciation

The real problems for most people are the v c and g. Greek transcriptions tell us that these should be pronounced as w k and gh but the natural desire to pronounce a consonantal u as v and to soften c and g before i and e obviously affected Latin speakers as that is the way the consonants ended up b...
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit T-Shirt Color
Replies: 87
Views: 42310

Re:Textkit T-Shirt Color

You'll look like a Barbie. And I don't mean Klaus! :o
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 27
Views: 19326

Re:Pronunciation

Let your lips say "oo" as in "boo"<br />then let the rest of your mouth say "ee" as in Greek <br />and suddenly you sound continental...
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why Latin? (Spinoff from Mythology in Latin)
Replies: 25
Views: 14493

Re:Why Latin? (Spinoff from Mythology in Latin)

As I recall, Episcope, Latin speakers were thin on the ground when I was at Oxford and the anoraks (known commonly as northern chemists) were ubiquitous. The only positive change should be that there are more women there now and, as a result, I can assure you that bad haircuts, terminal dandruff and...
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Geeks and Latin .... ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9671

Re:Greek Geeks and Latin .... ?

et tua mater quoque
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 27
Views: 19326

Re:Pronunciation

Not if they'd read W.Sidney Allen's "Vox Latina" 8)
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Llama?
Replies: 16
Views: 9205

Re:Llama?

I have indeed seen the film and the llama reference now is clear, though we should all ask ourselves why Jeff wanted us to be llamas in the first place.
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Llama?
Replies: 16
Views: 9205

Re:Llama?

If you are a small girl, how come you're an emperor?
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus
Replies: 4
Views: 4678

Re:Perseus

Thanks, Bingley, I'm finally getting the hang of Perseus.
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "about to" Latine
Replies: 10
Views: 5807

Re:"about to" Latine

How about<br /><br />I'm about to go<br />in eo sum ut eam
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Bono Vox?
Replies: 6
Views: 4989

Re:Bono Vox?

Thank God you told them.
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why Latin? (Spinoff from Mythology in Latin)
Replies: 25
Views: 14493

Re:Why Latin? (Spinoff from Mythology in Latin)

In the middle of my life's path I found myself regularly on trains and planes having finished the Daily Telegraph crossword and staring out of the window. Then a friend told me to try Open University Latin... My wife now describes herself as a classics widow and the children think I'm obsessive abou...
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Asterix Legionarius
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

Re:Asterix Legionarius

I totally agree. I always buy loads of bandes desinees when I'm in France and have rather too many in other languages as well. I also have a version of Caesar's Gallic Wars as a comic book - somehow it always looks more fun than the original.
by vinobrien
Fri Aug 08, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin Readers (was: How much do you study?)
Replies: 21
Views: 11130

Re:Latin Readers (was: How much do you study?)

No, but it does scan. Classical verse does not use rhyme, this seems to have been a late development. There is rhyming medieval Latin verse, the good old Carmina Burana is the best known.
by vinobrien
Fri Aug 08, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A random thought
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re:A random thought

???
by vinobrien
Fri Aug 08, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A random thought
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re:A random thought

Are you having a difficult day?
by vinobrien
Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Words - Online Translation Help
Replies: 1
Views: 2765

Re:Words - Online Translation Help

A good online dictionary is:<br /><br />http://www.nd.edu/~archives/latgramm.htm<br /><br />You can put roots in rather than whole words and it will give you a set of possible translations.<br /><br />For English into Latin I really like:<br /><br />http://wredmond.home.texas.net/glossarium.html<br ...
by vinobrien
Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Prospecting in Used Bookstores....
Replies: 60
Views: 30008

Re:Prospecting in Used Bookstores....

Just remember, if God didn't mean us to overspend, He wouldn't have given us credit cards.
by vinobrien
Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How much do you study?
Replies: 35
Views: 22968

Re:How much do you study?

I did a year's Anglo-Saxon at university. It's not that difficult if you take a little time and read through some of Sweet's Primer first (is that Textkitable yet?) before dipping into the texts. Beowulf is not for the fainthearted, though.<br /><br />Wyrd boed ful arad, as they say (how do you type...
by vinobrien
Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I was about to buy a Wheelcock...
Replies: 31
Views: 19424

Re:I was about to buy a Wheelcock...

I think "Asterix and the Olympic Games" is the only one in Attic and I've not been able to track down a copy yet. My wife got me "Asterix Gallus" for my birthday and it is funnier than the English version I have. I have lots of Asterix in English, French and German and every one is great - they just...
by vinobrien
Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A linka linka link
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re:A linka linka link

A thread would get lost in time. We should try a board and to start off, could someone help me navigate the Chicago Homer Project? Perseus? Now I'm officially an Enthusiast... 8)
by vinobrien
Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A linka linka link
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re:A linka linka link

Good idea. I have a collection of recommendations saved in my Favourites file that have come from this site.
by vinobrien
Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Stars
Replies: 8
Views: 4231

Re:Stars

Magically I am transformed from fandom :o to enthusiasm! :D. I have a warm glow...
by vinobrien
Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Stars
Replies: 8
Views: 4231

Re:Stars

I've got 80 and I'm still a Fan. Why can't I be an Enthusiast? >:(
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Quo loco?
Replies: 24
Views: 13285

Re:Quo loco?

Maidenhead, England.
by vinobrien
Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How much do you study?
Replies: 35
Views: 22968

Re:How much do you study?

Greek on the train to and from work and a bit of Harrius Potter in the evening. Weekends: mostly Plato's Symposium in a deckchair by the pool.
by vinobrien
Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Per Aroua Ad Astra
Replies: 16
Views: 9729

Re:Per Aroua Ad Astra

One of the meanings of the accusative is "motion towards" so most prepositions with that idea take the accusative. "In" means "into" with the accusative (moving) or "in" with the ablative (stationary).
by vinobrien
Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Per Aroua Ad Astra
Replies: 16
Views: 9729

Re:Per Aroua Ad Astra

It's not feminine, it's a neuter accusative plural so it ends in -a: Through difficulties (lofty things?), to the stars.
by vinobrien
Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help Basically
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Re:Help Basically

I can best point you to Benjamin D'Ooge's book in the Learn Latin section. It has some devoted followers on the site and you will not lack people who have worked through it or are working through it with you.
by vinobrien
Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Literary Terms and Devices
Replies: 8
Views: 7398

Re:Literary Terms and Devices

Let me, by thorough explanation, deflate what was a simple passing remark. The description of the burnt body that Tom Wolfe describes at length is extraordinarily unpleasant. The euphemism "burned beyond recogntion" is therefore important to me because it allows enough factual content to be communic...
by vinobrien
Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Literary Terms and Devices
Replies: 8
Views: 7398

Re:Literary Terms and Devices

Read the entry for Euphemism. You will.
by vinobrien
Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kia Ora, dudes
Replies: 38
Views: 23720

Re:Kia Ora, dudes

In the film, the Centurian suggests that Romanes means "people called Roman", but then he also thinks that domum is a locative.
by vinobrien
Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex99 PtII Pg43 #2 & #6
Replies: 20
Views: 16169

Re:BLD Ex99 PtII Pg43 #2 & #6

Or even puellae viri pulchrae validi if you've been reading too much Virgil.
by vinobrien
Mon Jul 28, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Where to begin?
Replies: 67
Views: 38433

Re:Where to begin?

de gustibus non est credendum.
by vinobrien
Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word of the Day
Replies: 57
Views: 33317

Re:Word of the Day

Only trying to help. You should try them in Greek!
by vinobrien
Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word of the Day
Replies: 57
Views: 33317

Re:Word of the Day

Passives. Dead easy. Where's your problem?
by vinobrien
Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Where to begin?
Replies: 67
Views: 38433

Re:Where to begin?

No, I was just born at an early age.
by vinobrien
Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit Mistake (posted disrespectã D'Ooge)
Replies: 18
Views: 12496

Re:Textkit Mistake (posted disrespectã D'Ooge)

Or maybe a Nike one with "Just D'Ooge It".
by vinobrien
Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Where to begin?
Replies: 67
Views: 38433

Re:Where to begin?

I knew him before he was famous.