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by Emma_85
Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Paradigm shift
Replies: 14
Views: 10393

Re:Paradigm shift

the second way. i've always learned all the sing. and then all the pl. forms. same for greek. <br />again it depends which book you use, i suppose, and which teachers you had (i my case no difference, as my teachers where involved in the writing of the books.)<br /><br />declensions are terrible in ...
by Emma_85
Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Oblique Optative (was: New Member)
Replies: 7
Views: 6427

Re:Oblique Optative (was: New Member)

at school we learned about he oblique optative at the same that we also learned what the other functions of the optative are. <br />it's annoying when you learn things 'in bits', i think. even if you don't really come across the oblique optative a lot at first, it helps if you learn everything at on...
by Emma_85
Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Paradigm shift
Replies: 14
Views: 10393

Re:Paradigm shift

i've alway learned latin like this:<br /><br />Nominative<br />Genitive<br />Dative<br />Accusative<br />Ablative<br />(Vocative)<br /><br />i didn't know there was an old way to learn latin.<br /><br />but i think the new way makes more sense, because of course you need to have the nominative first...
by Emma_85
Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New teacher = horror
Replies: 81
Views: 39734

Re:New teacher = horror

lol, ask your latin teacher to marry you then ;).
by Emma_85
Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New teacher = horror
Replies: 81
Views: 39734

Re:New teacher = horror

PS. It would be uplifting to read some notes from you people who did not have terrible, poor or mediocre teachers but ones who excelled and who encouraged you to excell.<br /> <br /><br />well there's my greek teacher. one of the best teachers i've ever had at school. he actually takes an interest ...
by Emma_85
Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New teacher = horror
Replies: 81
Views: 39734

Re:New teacher = horror

ohh, yes ... thanks Skylax, those german forums will certainly help me, as one of my biggest problem with latin is knowing the german forms. you really have to know all the strange grammatical german forms to translate latin properly. and sadly enough all i know is colloquial german. the latin conju...
by Emma_85
Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New teacher = horror
Replies: 81
Views: 39734

Re:New teacher = horror

well, Herr Schulz is very good at latin (studied at Heidelberg Uni, which is the german equivalent of Oxbridge), but he's a rubbish teacher. <br /><br />we're not learning any grammar (finished learning grammar 3 and half years ago), but that's the problem really. i can't remember much of it :o.<br ...
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:04 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: 2 trans. difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 5518

Re:2 trans. difficulties

but then agian... you'd have to order lysias from your book shop and it would probably cost quite a lot, too.
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I am studying....
Replies: 27
Views: 18391

c)

well i'm not at uni yet, but i'm learning greek and latin at german abitur level (like A levels or minor degree in the US).
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New teacher = horror
Replies: 81
Views: 39734

New teacher = horror

:'(<br /><br />i've just found out that my current latin teacher won't be teaching us next year (cause she's pregnant), but instead we'll be getting this zombie-teacher. i've had him before for three years, and he messed up everything for me. i was always failing the exams when i had him.<br /><br /...
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What I hate
Replies: 12
Views: 8022

Re:What I hate

well the germans may pronounce the latin right, but definatly not the greek. as the can't pronounce "th", they just pronouce it as if it were a normal t. and the german r.... , well they just don't pronounce the rolling r.<br /><br />have any of you listened to what french latin sounds like? that's ...
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr paragraph 48 line 9
Replies: 3
Views: 6768

Re:Pharr paragraph 48 line 9

i hate them, too. my text book was full of them >:(. there were nearly no texts longer than 2 or 3 sentences, because the book publishers thought it would be better if they only gave the pupils original sentences, nothing they had written themselves. <br /><br />it was very boring and confusing, but...
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: 2 trans. difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 5518

Re:2 trans. difficulties

the text book we were using at school was "Ars Graeca", but that was only for 2 years like, now we just translate.<br /><br />are you sure you want to start with Xenophon? i heard it's mostly very boring, like military stuff mostly. maybe you'd be better with something like Lysias (which is what i s...
by Emma_85
Fri Jul 11, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Harry Potter in our favorite languages
Replies: 47
Views: 35563

Re:Harry Potter in our favorite languages

maybe it will be: o xari potter, as it is in modern greek.
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: w)= Rai/a
Replies: 6
Views: 8286

Re:[font=SPIonic]w)= Rai/a[font]

:D<br />[size=150]χάριν ἔχω!<br /><br />
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome
Replies: 6
Views: 7801

Re:Literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome

there was probably a huge gap between spoken and written latin or greek. there is a huge gap in english, but just think of all the really complicated things you can do in written greek. no one would have talked like that.<br /><br />maybe most romans could spell their own name, but i don't think tha...
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome
Replies: 6
Views: 7801

Re:Literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome

'fraid i've never seen any statistics. but the literacy rate would have been appaling in Rome, but it might not have been so bad in Athens (at the time of sokrates and plato).
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: w)= Rai/a
Replies: 6
Views: 8286

Re:[font=SPIonic]w)= Rai/a[font]

[size=150]οὐκ ἐπίσταμαι· τί τὸ ἐνγεία;<br />
<br /><br /><br />[size=150]ὄυκ ἔχω τὸ ἐμη βιβλίον τῶν λογῶν, ὅτι ἔλιπον το=υτο ἐv τῃ σχολῄ.<br /><br />[size=150]νῦν δύναμαι γράφω μόνον τοῦτο, ὅ τι μιμνῄσκω.<br /><br />[size=150]νῦν συ εἶπες ... γιγνώσκω, ὅτι "ενγ/υς" εστιν ὀυ τὸ ἐπιτήδειον λογόν.<br /><br />[size=150]εἰμί ἀπο τῆς γερμανιης, ἀλλὰ ἦλθον τὴν ὑπό ὕδρατος ὁρίζόμενου γῆν (England).<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
by Emma_85
Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:23 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: w)= Rai/a
Replies: 6
Views: 8286

Re:[font=SPIonic]w)= Rai/a[font]

[size=150]γράψω τι, ὡς οὐδένα ἐγράφον..<br /><br />[size=150]εἰμί ἀπο τῆς γερμανιης, ἦλθον τὴν ἐνγεία γην.<br />
by Emma_85
Mon Jul 07, 2003 2:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: 2 trans. difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 5518

Re:2 trans. difficulties

i'm curious, what are you translating? sounds like it's classical greek, nothing strange like herodot or anything. <br /><br /><br />Quote:<br />what does the "aposxwmen" mean, how does it fit?<br />My guess is Pl., 1st.p, Act. Subj., Pres. (luwmen)<br /> <br />i think it's 1st person pl. ,conjunctive, aorist act. of ap exo. it's certainly not pres. as that would be [size=150]ἀπεχομεν<br />[size=150]ἐχω is present tens root but in aorist it has a different root ([size=150]εσχον). the augment epsilon disappears in conjuctive.<br />
by Emma_85
Mon Jul 07, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hi everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Re:hi everyone!

well i wish i didn't have to take all those subjects, it's a lot of hard work. so is latin, it's not really fun, i hate the language actually (shouldn't have said that, should i? as i'm on a latin website lol).<br />in latin, let see, what have we translated so far... (not all of it of course, we sk...
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hi everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

hi everyone!

hi all!<br /><br />I'm Emma and go to a german state grammar, where i'm in the middle of doing the abitur (sort of like A-levels only with 12 subjects, which is just nightmare). <br />i am english, my dad had to move to germany cause of work, though.<br /><br />i've had Latin as a main subject (that...
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Harry Potter in our favorite languages
Replies: 47
Views: 35563

Re:Harry Potter in our favorite languages

i've read all the harry potter books in english and the first one in modern greek. that was ages ago, though, and just last week i started to re-read all of the books, starting with the modern greek one. the names are really funny, lol.
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: SPIonic 'incomprehensible' on my machine
Replies: 7
Views: 7735

Re:SPIonic 'incomprehensible' on my machine

hope this question is not too stupid : how do i install a new font? i opened the control pannel, but there is no font icon on there at all (using xp). had problems finding the control pannel, too, lol, cause i don't have an english version of windows.<br />
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ancient Greek and modern Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 11921

Re:ancient Greek and modern Greek

well, eventhough greek has changed quite a bit in the last 2000 years like, it's not changed that much. it certainly hasn't changed as much as italien. i've had latin as a main subject since i was 10, but i can't read or understand italien at all well. but i don't have the same problem with modern g...