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by phil
Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: hirriens
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

hirriens

I'm assuming this word is a misprint in Harrius, because it's not in my dictionary, nor in words.exe. Here is its context: 'age vero, puer, audi verba mea,' inquit hirriens. (The fellow speaking is is in a somewhat excited state.) I'm assuming it's a present participle of either 3rd-i or 4th conjuga...
by phil
Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: HELP! groton and may chapter 37
Replies: 5
Views: 8853

The first two sentences, for those who don't have access to the source code: Ibam Via Sacra, ut soleo, cogitans de rebus meis. Occurrit quidam notus mihi, nomine tantum, raptaque manu, "Quid agis?" ait. OK 'ut' is one of those dreadful words like 'modo' with about two hundred meanings. In this case,...
by phil
Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: NH Composition 24.5 (Syncopation)
Replies: 5
Views: 9332

Yes, it's an alternative form. Wheelock says that the alternative ending is fairly common in poetry.
by phil
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lusorio
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

lusorio

I looked up lusorio in my dictionary; nothing. In WORDS.EXE, it says: =>lusorio ori SUFFIX -orium, -ory, -or; place where lusori.o N 2 2 DAT S N lusori.o N 2 2 ABL S N lusus, lusus N M play; game, sport; amusement; amorous sport; ori SUFFIX -orous, -ory; having to do with, pretaining to; tending to ...
by phil
Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

"Good it is, us here to be", as Yoda would say. - "It is good that we are here" is how most of us would say it. :wink:
by phil
Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: HELP! groton and may chapter 37
Replies: 5
Views: 8853

These are the 38 Latin stories, right? Let me know what you're having problems with, (at least show what you've already got) and I'll try to fill in the blanks for you. Not till tomorrow though, as I've left my copy at home.
Cheers
Phil
by phil
Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BSD § 47 p. 21 Ex II.4
Replies: 3
Views: 3223

Hi, Latin tends not to use possessives unless it is necessary - in this case, there was no-one else's daughter around, so we assume it was the farmer's. It's just one of those things.
by phil
Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ablative help, please?
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

With some trepidation I beg to differ with Benissimus. I think it is ablative of means. Ablative of agent is the person by whom the action is performed, and ablative of means is the thing by which the action is performed. In your example the sailor was frightened by a thing. Wheelock also always ref...
by phil
Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: loci antiqui #7
Replies: 7
Views: 8330

My dictionary has the following entry for repeto: repeto, -ere, -ivi, itum, to go back to, ..., res ~ demand satisfaction, reclaim one's property. ergo: Wherefore it can be understood that no war is just unless either it is waged to regain one's property, or was threatened beforehand. Notsure about ...
by phil
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ius
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Thank you all
by phil
Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ius
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

ius

In this story I'm reading, there are these two blokes 'aving a bit of a barney: "Atque ea rixa adeo inter eos exarsit, ut etiam pugnis certarent. Tandem in ius ambulant." And now a quarrel erupted between them, and they even fought with their fists. Finally they walked in ius . I'm assuming it means...
by phil
Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anybody Have Any Good Jokes?
Replies: 51
Views: 12811

1. Penicillin
2. Anything you like, he can't hear you.
by phil
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Collar Daniel Ex 109
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

I think there must be a misprint there in your English version: The girl signs for the weary soldier is praised However, if it was 'The girl sings for the weary soldier and is praised' then I think your first translation is spot on, while if the English was 'The girl who sings for the weary soldier ...
by phil
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anybody Have Any Good Jokes?
Replies: 51
Views: 12811

What do you give a man who has everything?
What do you call a man wearing eleven balaclavas?
by phil
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anybody Have Any Good Jokes?
Replies: 51
Views: 12811

There are only 10 types of people in the world - those that understand binary, and those that don't.
by phil
Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: w00t!
Replies: 6
Views: 6204

klewlis wrote:lol. then you have more confidence than I.
I didn't say I'd get any of my replies right.....
by phil
Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: w00t!
Replies: 6
Views: 6204

Congrats Klew, I too have just finished Wheelock. [facetious]We are both, Klewlis and I, therefore fully qualified to answer any Latin questions any posters may have.[/facetious].... or perhaps not. :?
by phil
Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

If you've been studying for decades, what edition of Wheelock do you have? It would be interesting to see how it's changed since the sixties. Welcome! If you have any questions concerning the book or answer key, feel free to post in the Wheelock forum... where Phil and I and our many comrades will r...
by phil
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

Hi, glad you found us! I hope you find the resources and forum members as helpful as I have during my Wheelock study. Do feel free to post your questions here - there's plenty of help at hand.
Phil
by phil
Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: macronation
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

As a friend of mine says, 'why use big words when diminutive ones will do just as well'. :lol:
by phil
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: macronation
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

I learned of one way, which is a tad slow, but OK for just a few letters - run Start/Programs/Accessories/Character Map. This allows you access to letters with macrons.
by phil
Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Wheelock Key queries
Replies: 10
Views: 10316

'amice' is certainly correct. If you're using Wheelock 6th edition, check the last sentence of the paragraph Comments on Case Endings, p19. That explains why 'mi'.
by phil
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I believe in my own self... Credo in ??? ego
Replies: 14
Views: 7148

true, true, I just googled for 'credo in unum deum' and 'credo in deo' and got hits for both.
by phil
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I believe in my own self... Credo in ??? ego
Replies: 14
Views: 7148

credo in me ipsum - when I believe in something, isn't the something ablative because of the in? I ask because I've seen 'credamus in deo' written somewhere. So shouldn't it be 'credo in me ipso'?
by phil
Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for Vulgate Bible
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

I agree with Solitario's translation. Welcome to textkit, Jules. You are trying to read Caesar while learning Latin? You've set yourself a really challenging task there - good luck! There are several people here learning Latin with Wheelock, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask - there's l...
by phil
Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How much time do you spend studying?
Replies: 10
Views: 3024

5-10 hours, usually, but the boss is away next week, so hopefully 40! :)
by phil
Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ablative use confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 2853

The "eos" refers back to the people who can't live alone. I don't understand how eos can refer to them. They are the subject of the sentence, so I think that you would need to use se , the reflexive pronoun. And yet: Jove has killed off all the other people except them so there are no other people ...
by phil
Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ablative use confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 2853

I think pari might be from par, paris, the adjective (like/equal), rather than from pario. If so, then pari is singular ablative and can agree with calamitate. Then pari calamitate could mean by an equal misfortune , which is ablative of means. Thus, they are asking Jove to effect or weaken eos (who...
by phil
Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tricky Sentence! I need Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Rather than an adjective, sacred things, is sacra not plural of sacrum - sacrifices/sacred vessels, or religious rites?
by phil
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: 38 Latin Stories ( groton & may)
Replies: 10
Views: 25408

aw shucks... :oops:
by phil
Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: 38 Latin Stories ( groton & may)
Replies: 10
Views: 25408

The last paragraph: Caesari omnia uno tempore erant agenda: vexillum ponendum, signum tuba dandum, quod eos iussit arma tollere; a labore revocandi milites; acies paranda. Quarum rerum magnam partem brevitas temporis et hostium adventus impediebat. Itaque duces, propter propinquitatem et celeritatem...
by phil
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: linking verbs (sum and esse)
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

sum means I am , and esse means to be ; the're just different forms of the same verb... admitedly they don't appear to have much in common. Just like video means I see , and videre means to see . As far as a linking verb goes, esse is differnet from most verbs, in that it doesn't take an object (in...
by phil
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: 38 Latin Stories ( groton & may)
Replies: 10
Views: 25408

I have the book, but not an answer key. What chapter is that?, and tomorrow I'll post my translation if I've got one (so long as everybody promises not to laugh).
by phil
Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Welcome to Textkit, Kyle. You'll find plenty of people here willing to help you with your studies. D'ooge's is very popular, so you'll find it easy to get help if you get stuck on anything.
Cheers,
Phil
by phil
Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help translating a Latin 2 sentence.
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

"They sailed with the women's children to the country where there was help." Is that still correct? :?: I believe it is correct, yes, although it would have to be woman's (caveat: I'm still quite new to this Latin thingy). You certainly have a much better grasp of the grammar and word order than I ...
by phil
Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help translating a Latin 2 sentence.
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Which bit can't you get? I mean, do you know what all the words mean, but can't make a sentence of it? (been there, done that!), or are you completely lost (been there, done that). Cum liberis feminae ad patriam quo fuit auxilium navigaverunt navigaverunt - they sailed. Who sailed? plural noun in th...
by phil
Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Please tell me this is not a joke!
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Well, I suppose it depends on what country you're in as to what's legal or not. There's nothing wrong in selling fake degrees - but try using one to get a job in NZ, and you'll get done for fraud.

(duodecentum...)
by phil
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: 2nd Year Latin
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

Thanks for the explanation of 'qua in re'. Will add it to my list of stuff to remember. ei, nom plural, not dative singular. (little embarrassment face) As regards gregi, dative, I can't chose between shame and embarrassment. adscribo. compound verb. And I've only just done the chapter on compounds ...
by phil
Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Second Year Latin - Greenough, D'ooge and Daniell
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Thank you all. I'd missed that -is thing. I'll look out for it in future.
by phil
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: 2nd Year Latin
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

2nd Year Latin

The next story, about gladiators, starts Romani e spectaculis gladiatoriis magnam voluptatem capiebant. Qua in re cernebatur non tam bellicosum populi Romani ingenium quam prava volgi indoles. The Romans took great enjoyment from the gladiator tournaments. something something was perceived not as th...