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by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Harry Potter in our favorite languages
Replies: 47
Views: 35039

Re:Harry Potter in our favorite languages

[quote author=William Annis link=board=6;threadid=94;start=15#1148 date=1057784549]<br />My Latin edition has arrived. Hardcover, nice modern font.<br />[/quote]<br /><br /> Hardcover ! That's really nice...<br /><br />I have all 5 HP books in English and the finst 4 in French (the 5th one doesn't c...
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Logging into the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 3114

Logging into the forum

The oddest thing just happened. Has anyone else ever experienced this ? Maybe it's just the forum weeding out people like me who ask too many silly questions !! :-\<br /><br />I tried logging into the forum, it would show I was logged in, but when I viewed a message thread it changed my status back...
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help
Replies: 2
Views: 3140

Re:Help

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=193;start=0#920 date=1056276888]<br />-The best Latin book for beginners complete with logical, simple explanations accompanied by exercises aplenty and extra vocabulary.[/quote]<br /> <br />I'm slowly working through this book. The explanations seem cle...
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 69
Views: 48950

Re:Word Order

[quote author=Magistra link=board=3;threadid=229;start=0#1142 date=1057776393]<br />http://www.cambridgelatin.org/scoseq5.html[/quote]<br /><br /><br />I just looked at this site. Wow ! This is really great. I don't understand a lot of it yet, but I am bookmarking it for future reference.<br />
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 69
Views: 48950

Re:Word Order

<br />Thank you very much for the explanation, I really appreciate it. Sounds like word order is something I will get the hang of with more practice. That's very interesting how you can change the emphasis by placing the word closer to the front of the sentence.<br /><br /><br />
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 2286

Re:Introduction

<br />Hi ! Welcome to the forum ! :)<br /><br />
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:42 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Rant against Wheelock's Latin
Replies: 68
Views: 76998

Re:Rant against Wheelock's Latin

I don't get it... why don't these books provide answer keys to ALL the exercise questions ? I find this rather frustrating since I'm trying to do this on my own. I guess providing the answer key precludes their use in the classroom environment which they were originally designed for ? <br />
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 69
Views: 48950

Word Order

I've just started learning about the Declension of Nouns and I understand that this is what clues you in to whether the word is Nominative, Genitive, or Accusative. So I understand now that word order isn't such a big deal as in English.<br /><br />The example in the book says all of the following ...
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Agora Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 5163

Agora Forum

I just have a really simple/stupid question about the Agora forum.<br /><br />It looks like a place to practice and convense in Latin, that part seems obvious. However there is one thread titled "[font=SPIonic]w)= Rai/a[/font]" which I'm confused about... the posts don't even look like they're in L...
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gk & Lat audio
Replies: 14
Views: 9236

Re:Gk & Lat audio

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=6;threadid=203;start=0#1034 date=1057260716]<br />http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~vnedeljk/VV/[/quote]<br /><br /> This is a neat site ! I downloaded Virgil Aeneid 4.9-29 and have it playing repeated. My first impression was that Latin sounded very soft spoken. But after...
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gk & Lat audio
Replies: 14
Views: 9236

Re:Gk & Lat audio

[quote author=Koala link=board=6;threadid=203;start=0#968 date=1056721605]http://wiredforbooks.org/[/quote]<br /><br />I can't seem to load this website... ???<br />
by mariek
Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Rant against Wheelock's Latin
Replies: 68
Views: 76998

Re:Rant against Wheelock's Latin

You can use the Moreland and Fleischer text to learn at a slower pace as well, what is required to make it work best is consistency. <br /><br /> I think this applies to learning any language ... it's better to study smaller chunks regularly rather than large chunks with huge time gaps between sess...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Rant against Wheelock's Latin
Replies: 68
Views: 76998

Re:Wasted Moments ;-)

<br />It is also a book that is designed to cover one unit per day. So, imagine how intensive it is, when after four days you have come to know the entire Latin verbal system (minus the participle and the imperative), that is, in four days you will have learned all the tenses of the indicative and ...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Latin Book for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 25381

Re:Best Latin Book for Beginners

OK, I'm going to see whether I can get the quoting thing working as well as you did in your message. We'll find out when it gets posted... <br /><br />[quote author=Milito link=board=3;threadid=224;start=0#1104 date=1057678257]<br />... Adjective endings don't necessarily agree with the noun. Adjec...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Latin Book for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 25381

Re:Best Latin Book for Beginners

[quote author=wboneill link=board=3;threadid=224;start=0#1108 date=1057689564]<br />For a pronunciation guide go to http://www.classicsnet.plus.com/readitright.htm. />[/quote]<br /> The pronunciation guide is exactly what I'm looking for ! Thanks ! I couldn't understand the webpage for the second UR...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vowels
Replies: 7
Views: 6926

Re:Vowels

<br />Because there are no current classical Latin speakers in the sense that they use it as their first language, I can't be nailed by a native speaker for yet another accent!<br /> <br /><br /> <br />LOL ... yep, you're definitely off the hook if you happen to speak Latin with on accent. Not that...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi everyone !
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Re:Hi everyone !

<br />I don't recall seeing "Latin: An Intensive Course" by Moreland and Fleischer at the bookstore. It sounds like you find the Moreland/Fleischer book to be far superior to the Wheelock book. I will try to find it in a bookstore so I can flip through it, I find that it helps to look at a book to ...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vowels
Replies: 7
Views: 6926

Re:Vowels

<br />EU is a rare diphthong; just combine a Latin "E" and "U" and you will have it. Don't use it unless you know it is pronounced as such.<br />UI is a rare diphthong; same as above.<br /> <br /><br /> <br />Um... what would happen if I mispronounce the EU ? Would that give the word a totally diff...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Latin Book for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 25381

Re:Best Latin Book for Beginners

<br />I will have to peruse that other thread you mentioned earlier about Wheelock; I haven't gotten to it yet. The fluctuating density of chapters doesn't sound like such a big deal. <br /><br />Thank you for including the translation of Sententiae Antiquae; I wouldn't have understood it otherwise...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin For Beginners, Benjamin L. D'Ooge
Replies: 32
Views: 17980

Re:Latin For Beginners, Benjamin L. D'Ooge

<br />Thanks for the tip. I found the PDF file here on this site and will try to work through it. <br />
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for Dummies
Replies: 1
Views: 2857

Re:Latin for Dummies

<br />I don't have an answer to your question.<br /><br />I did see the Dummies book, and also the Idiots book, at the bookstore. They look very approachable, but part of me is very skeptical about using these for learning Latin ... because I have been learning French and have looked at the Dummies...
by mariek
Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Latin Book for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 25381

Re:Best Latin Book for Beginners

<br /><br /><br />It's interesting to hear you say that Wheelock is a slow-paced course. When I was browsing through it I thought it may have been too fast. I'll have to browse through it again. Perhaps what made me think it was fast-paced was the lack of exercises and few examples... or perhaps I ...
by mariek
Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Latin Book for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 25381

Best Latin Book for Beginners

<br />I'm trying to decide which book (or books) to get for my independent study of the Latin language. <br /><br />Which book do you think is the best one to get?<br /><br />I've browsed through Wheelock's 6th Edition at the bookstore and it looks OK. Is this a good one or should I look for anothe...
by mariek
Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi everyone !
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Hi everyone !

<br />Hi Everyone ! I just thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am an English speaker who has been trying to learn French for a few years. Now I would like to add Latin to the list. I'm a complete neophyte at this point as I haven't yet even started learning Latin. I want to lea...