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by Interaxus
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Saxa fluctibus pulsata fragorem edunt.
Replies: 6
Views: 3639

Re: Saxa fluctibus pulsata fragorem edunt.

Oddly Whitaker defines this as a 1st onjugation (edo, edare) verb and 501 latin verbs gives it as third conjugation (edo, edere... Just noticed this old post. Yes, Whitaker seems to have got it wrong and quite simply invented 'edare' (1st conj) in an off-moment. Every other dictionary, as far as I ...
by Interaxus
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Poll Abolish smooth breathings
Replies: 11
Views: 4610

Re: Poll Abolish smooth breathings

Marcos:

Thanks for seeding the project. Unsmoothed Homer is a delight to my eyes at least! But judging from the sluggish support, it seems my prophesied Ancient-Greek-Unsmoothed Spring will take longer than expected to get off the ground. :(

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Correct Ancient Greek orthography
Replies: 27
Views: 11936

Re: Correct Ancient Greek orthography

Marcos: Totally agree. I've always prayed publishers would see the light and get rid of smooth breathings - which are of no use to anyone but spectacle makers. Here's an idea: Why doesn't some enthusiast produce online versions of some key classical texts without smoothies. Could be billed initially...
by Interaxus
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini
Replies: 34
Views: 30675

Re: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini

The second word I searched for was 'necopinatus' (unexpected, unforeseen). Only Forcellini had that one. Whitaker's Words has it too. It suddenly struck me: why not add Whitaker's Words to the top left-hand corner? Then we'd have a parser as well. Just a thought.

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini
Replies: 34
Views: 30675

Re: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini

Marvellous! I love being able to switch dictionaries on the fly.

My very first search turned up a curiosity: Valpy has no entry for 'occurro'. I wonder why?

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Hillard and Botting 'Elementary Greek Translation' Key
Replies: 6
Views: 4970

Re: Hillard and Botting 'Elementary Greek Translation' Key

Here's a similar Key at least: http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_bks&q=Elementary+Greek+Exercises+by+botting&fq=dt%3Abks But of course those old keys are almost only from English to Greek, rarely from Greek to English. Maybe they considered the latter unnecessary. So there wouldn't be a...
by Interaxus
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 54181

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

scotistic: “Hobbitus is expressly meant for learners to have something fun to divert themselves with” Unlike yourself and other apologists who already know Latin, the learners you and the publishers claim are the prime target group are unlikely to be able to read the book in a couple of days and div...
by Interaxus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 54181

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

I notice that some people (at Amazon for example) have written glowing reviews of Hobbitus Ille, undisturbed by the many glowing grammatical errors in the book. Ille Alatius, who pointed out a plethora of flaws in the book, is made to seem mean-spirited and pedantic. But as far as I can tell, Alatiu...
by Interaxus
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: about impf. subj.
Replies: 15
Views: 6348

Re: about impf. subj.

Seen this? http://books.google.se/books?id=G-41n_wuTj0C&pg=PA123&lpg=PA123&dq=u+frondens+floruisti+in+alia+vicissitudine&source=bl&ots=61EsTzGJPx&sig=0Ql8lYih8HWi-eS4sjzruffL1XE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=r6-pUOXQCbGP4gS20oCADQ&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=u%20frondens%20floruisti%20in%20alia%20vicissitudine&f=fa...
by Interaxus
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lingua latina
Replies: 57
Views: 34897

Re: lingua latina

Budz888:

Check this out:

http://50percentlatin.blogspot.se/p/llp ... tions.html

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Thu May 03, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: de Cap XXXII (LLPSI: Familia Romana)
Replies: 10
Views: 4252

Re: de Cap XXXII (LLPSI: Familia Romana)

3) Hac victoria egregia omnes gentes, ab Hispanis usque ad Aegyptios Iudaeosque, communi periculo libertae sunt. Hac [Fem. Pl. Acc] victoria [Fem. Pl. Acc] egregia [Fem. Pl. Acc] Hic Oerbergus ablativum adhibet. Confer: 11) Mercator: 'Duos versus reminiscor e carmine quod de hac re scripsit poeta q...
by Interaxus
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: That elusive Greek verb paradigm!
Replies: 8
Views: 7345

Re: That elusive Greek verb paradigm!

Markos: θεατής τις ἐγενόμην τῶν οὐρανῶν, καινοῦ τινος φανερήσαντος πλανήτου. Beautiful! Thanks for the learning experience! Knowing the original makes it easier to recognize known (or half-known) words and guess the rest. I became/was (as) a spectator of the skies, of a strange/new planet .. ('that ...
by Interaxus
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: That elusive Greek verb paradigm!
Replies: 8
Views: 7345

Re: That elusive Greek verb paradigm!

Chad, Thanks for your generous advice. 'Then felt I like some watcher of the skies ... etc'. Your post produced a kind of 'Darien moment' in me. To think that I had never really seen THAT before! As a language learner I have hitherto been something of an 'accretionist' or 'absorptionist'. For most l...
by Interaxus
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: New FGB Key
Replies: 15
Views: 19669

Re: New FGB Key

Jaihare, Kudos for posting your answers! Now we can compare your version with Rusty Mason's Key, which stops at Ex 425. Can't wait for your answers to the rest of the exercises - 430, 431 ... 734, 736. Incidentally, I have a scanned copy of the Answer Key (1883) to White's 'First Lessons in Greek', ...
by Interaxus
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: That elusive Greek verb paradigm!
Replies: 8
Views: 7345

That elusive Greek verb paradigm!

If I want to check up on a particular Latin verb form, all I have to do is take down The Big Gold Book of Latin Verbs (555 paradigms) by Gavin Betts and there it is, all simply laid out and crystal clear. By contrast, checking up on a Greek verb form is like being up the proverbial creek without an ...
by Interaxus
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Paradigms and Synopses
Replies: 31
Views: 15656

Re: Paradigms and Synopses

Has anyone used UNICORN.EXE from http://www.quasillum.com/software/unicorn.htm ? It doesn't do full paradigms but it's a neat parser and it's free. For example, type in ἔρριφ-ας and you get: ῥίπτω, ῥίψω, ἔρρῑψα, ἔρρῑφα, ἔρρῑμαι, ἐρρίφθην or ἐρρίφην: throw, hurl, cast aside ἔρριφ-ας : Verb, perfect, ...
by Interaxus
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Course for Schools - Wilding
Replies: 6
Views: 4237

Re: Latin Course for Schools - Wilding

KramerKram: I'm in the country right now and my Wilding keys are in town. Which book are you most interested in (1, 2 or 3)? Anyway, you can probably borrow them from a library: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Latin+Course+for+Schools+key+by+wilding&qt=results_page These are in England. You can pro...
by Interaxus
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: January is Greek Prose Composition Month!
Replies: 100
Views: 23401

Re: June is Greek Prose Composition Month!

Excuse my gate-crashing! Have you guys checked out Sidgwick’s Lectures on Greek Prose Composition? It’s available at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=sidgwick%20lectures%20on%20greek%20prose%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts Here Sidgwick translates 20 English texts into Greek h...
by Interaxus
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Download TEXT copy John Williams White's First Greek Book
Replies: 6
Views: 12823

Re: Download TEXT copy John Williams White's First Greek Boo

Skywola, Basically a good idea BUT ... Your program won’t run (yes, I have Vista, and NET is installed). The White text you offer is a mess, for example: 8. ᾽αξετε. ῃous will lead. 9. ᾽εσχες. ῃou had. Or from your pronunciation guide: Α, α pa p a, fa t her Alpha Β, β be d Beta Γ, γ g o , sing Gamma ...
by Interaxus
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Crosby and Schaeffer Answer Key?
Replies: 15
Views: 11451

Re: Crosby and Schaeffer Answer Key?

Jefferson C:

My pleasure!

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Crosby and Schaeffer Answer Key?
Replies: 15
Views: 11451

Re: Crosby and Schaeffer Answer Key?

Actually, there was an original key (actually, Teacher's manual) to Crosby and Schaeffer. It can be downloaded from here: http://cid-fee40656660aa288.skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?resid=FEE40656660AA288!104 It does not include answers to the Greek-to-English exercises. But the rest is there. Cheers, ...
by Interaxus
Tue May 31, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Posting Crosby & Schaeffer Answers Online
Replies: 8
Views: 8637

Re: Posting Crosby & Schaeffer Answers Online

If anyone's still interested in the original key (actually, Teacher's manual) to Crosby and Schaeffer, it can be downloaded from here: http://cid-fee40656660aa288.skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?resid=FEE40656660AA288!104 I should point out that it does not include answers to the Greek-to-English exerc...
by Interaxus
Fri May 20, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin via Ovid answer key
Replies: 5
Views: 10031

Re: Latin via Ovid answer key

Adriane: I have the Teacher's Guide to Latin via Ovid, which is more or less an Answer Key. Can't remember exactly how I came across it (a year or two ago). This evening I scanned it into a file (for my own personal amusement and use). First I scanned the paper pages into jpg files. Then I created a...
by Interaxus
Thu May 12, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" finally online
Replies: 17
Views: 14047

Re: Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" finally online

Adriane: Thanks for unscrambling that one! I was obviously drunk on Greek - where all ablatives ARE datives ... In fact, I edited out my initial 'macro' after googling to 'sine macronibus' (I even found plural 'macra'). So what's the full paradigm? And what's a suitable neuter noun (other than 'macr...
by Interaxus
Tue May 10, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" finally online
Replies: 17
Views: 14047

Re: Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" finally online

Carole,

Beautiful! But here's a straggler, I believe:

"prîma nocte": "prîma" caret macrône (??) ("prîmâ nocte") ...

BTW, what IS the dative of 'macron'? :(

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Perfect subjunctive or Future perfect
Replies: 129
Views: 46738

Re: Perfect subjunctive or Future perfect

Adriane,

Thanks for your indefatigable unfuzziness.

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: "Teach Yourself" Users: Binding?
Replies: 10
Views: 3770

Re: "Teach Yourself" Users: Binding?

Lex:

Betts and Henry have seen the error of their ways. No sign of a lunate sigma in the latest edition of their book. Let's hope the publishers will be the next to wake up - and get the book properly bound.

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Pl. Ap. 31e-32a
Replies: 10
Views: 3073

Re: Pl. Ap. 31e-32a

pster: Don't forget that you can always paste a Greek phrase or sentence into Google. In this particular case up pops, among other links, a Wikipedia article on Aristophanes containing your Sophocles quote + translation (+ some context): ἀναγκαῖόν ἐστι τὸν τῷ ὄντι μαχούμενον ὑπὲρ τοῦ δικαίου, καὶ εἰ...
by Interaxus
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Cicero to start with
Replies: 9
Views: 9267

Re: Best Cicero to start with

Thanks for that, thesaure! That second edition is not a second edition but a different song.

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Cicero to start with
Replies: 9
Views: 9267

Re: Best Cicero to start with

I strongly recommend Steven M. Cerutti’s Cicero: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio – A Structural Analysis (1999 edition), which breaks down all the complex sentences of the reasonably short ‘Pro Archia’ speech into simple visual diagrams and has accompanying sentence-by-sentence translations + ‘notes & discu...
by Interaxus
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Another tricky sentence from Viris Illustribus
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Re: Another tricky sentence from Viris Illustribus

Friends, In my edition (Holzer; Stuttgart, Verlag von Paul Neff, 1889), there is a colon (:) after ‘gladio’. I also have a ‘literal translation’ by Edward Roth (Philadelphia, David McKay, 1898). For the sake of interest, I’ll give his version of the passage, framed by a bit of context. After the dis...
by Interaxus
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: SPONSO and Promissum ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: SPONSO and Promissum ?

So what's "i promessi sposi" (Manzoni, 1842) in Latin?

'the promised spouses' (the betrothed) ... conjuges sponsi/ sponsi/ illi conjuges sponsi/ illi sponsi ...?

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: key to allen's introduction to latin composition
Replies: 10
Views: 5643

Re: key to allen's introduction to latin composition

Patruus: So that's where it was. :oops: Great! I've ordered an electronic copy from KirtasBooks.com (easier than downloading and sewing pages). Perhaps the 1881 key too will surface eventually. Off topic(?): Since you're such a great textbook detective, I wonder if you might be able to locate a rela...
by Interaxus
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: key to allen's introduction to latin composition
Replies: 10
Views: 5643

Re: key to allen's introduction to latin composition

Patruus: Well, I sewed all 39 pages together as you said using a trial copy of a program called 'pdfFactory'. If you would like to have it (ie the complete key), just let me know. One interesting point: lesson 1 in the key is lesson 24 in the coursebook, lesson 2 in the key is lesson 25 in the cours...
by Interaxus
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: key to allen's introduction to latin composition
Replies: 10
Views: 5643

Re: key to allen's introduction to latin composition

Patruus: Got it! Thanks for your help - yet again! Funnily enough, hidemyass is also my favourite proxy. I just didn't think of pasting theoldlove's link directly into it. There was a snag however: I could only download one pdf page at a time. Or did you find a workaround for that too? Cheers, Int
by Interaxus
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: key to allen's introduction to latin composition
Replies: 10
Views: 5643

Re: key to allen's introduction to latin composition

theoldlove: I'm afraid your link only led me to a site which displayed the message: "Full view is not available for this item due to copyright © restrictions" (???). They wouldn't show a word of it. (Maybe the fact that I live in Sweden had something to do with. Who knows?) Did you actually manage t...
by Interaxus
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Today's Latin joke
Replies: 10
Views: 5526

Re: Today's Latin joke

Hampie,

Here's the link you need:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Today's Latin joke
Replies: 10
Views: 5526

Today's Latin joke

The pope's visiting Britain. The first thing he does is attack 'aggressive secularism'. In response, someone sent the following comment to the Guardian online:

Benedictus eunt domus

Cheers,
Int
by Interaxus
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Crosby and Schaeffer Answer Key?
Replies: 15
Views: 11451

Re: Crosby and Schaeffer Answer Key?

I can really recommend the 'Yahoo' Crosby group. We're up to Chapter 24 now and still going strong. Excellent coordinator. Low attrition rate. And our 'Answer Key' is growing naturally week by week. At the very least, I recommend downloading the 'Unicorn' click-dictionary from this site: http://www....
by Interaxus
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: custōdiendōsque sēmet ipsōs
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Re: custōdiendōsque sēmet ipsōs

Imber Ranae:

Skip it. I was being lazy. :oops: Found the info in Gildersleeve (430), Allen and Greenough (500.4) and in my Swedish Latin Grammar, Sjöstrand: Ny latinsk grammatik (224.3).

Cheers,
Int