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by phil
Sun Sep 14, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: ab omni parte?
Replies: 15
Views: 16320

Re:ab omni parte?

Please don't think I'm blaming Wheelock, I realise that he has to put in some basic sentences just to demonstrate how a grammar point that is being explained appears in a sentence. To his credit, each chapter does have one or two complete paragraphs, which I often find easier to translate, probably ...
by phil
Sun Sep 14, 2003 9:49 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: ab omni parte?
Replies: 15
Views: 16320

Re:ab omni parte?

That's one of the problems with Wheelock, and probably most of these 'Learn Latin' books - no context to the examples.<br /><br />While your translation sounds quite reasonable, I'd quite like to know quite how to get there from the actual Latin words, if you know what I mean.<br /><br />Phil
by phil
Sun Sep 14, 2003 9:06 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: ab omni parte?
Replies: 15
Views: 16320

ab omni parte?

Hi all,<br /><br />Stuck on another Wheelock. 'Nihil est ab omni parte beatum.'<br />Nothing is from every part happy.<br /><br />eh?<br /><br />Anyone know what this means?<br /><br />Cheers<br />Phil
by phil
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kia Ora, dudes
Replies: 38
Views: 23396

Re:Kia Ora, dudes

Well, I've finally worked out why the LOB line "Conjugate the verb 'to go'" is funny, and I've also started on translating Harrius Potter into English. It only took me about 5 minutes to translate "Caput Primum".<br /><br />It means 'Chapter One'!<br /><br />Actually, I'm nearly at the end of the fi...
by phil
Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock vs Collins Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 6783

Re:Wheelock vs Collins Dictionary

OK, I'll assume that 3rd decl adj neuters end in -e unless otherwise noted. Anyway all this talk of celery is making me crave a salad.<br />Cheers<br />Phil<br />
by phil
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock vs Collins Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 6783

Re:Wheelock vs Collins Dictionary

Hi again<br /><br />[quote author=Moerus link=board=3;threadid=615;start=0#5682 date=1063191625]<br />- Celer, celeris, celere; there are three different endings for m, f, n. Each gender has his own ending. Your dictionnary gives these three endings.<br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />No, you see, that'...
by phil
Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock vs Collins Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 6783

Wheelock vs Collins Dictionary

G'day all,<br /><br />I'm learning 3rd declension adjectives in Wheelock, and he gives the following examples of dictionary entries for 3rd declension adjectives of 1, 2 or 3 endings thus:<br /><br />potens, -entis<br />fortis,-e<br />celer,celeris,celere<br /><br />However my dictionary lists them:...
by phil
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declining ordinals
Replies: 7
Views: 4408

Re:Declining ordinals

Dale Grote wrote some notes to help students who were doing Wheelock. The notes are quite old now (they refer to the quartus edition). You can find them here:<br /><br />http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Wheelock-Latin/<br /><br />They expand on what Wheelock scripsit. They're very useful if, like m...
by phil
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declining ordinals
Replies: 7
Views: 4408

Re:Declining ordinals

Hiya Klewlis,<br /><br />Yeah, I saw your post on counting, but by the time I did, many others had posted their replies, so I didn't bother with my 2 cents' worth.<br /><br />I do about one chapter per week - sometimes two if I'm lucky. I find learning the vocab takes the longest. I use flash cards,...
by phil
Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declining ordinals
Replies: 7
Views: 4408

Declining ordinals

G'day all,<br />I'm up to caput quindecim in Wheelock, and have a question regarding declining ordinal numbers. With the numbers of two words such as 'tertius decimus' and 'vicesimus primus', do both words get declined? e.g. viri tertii decimi -of the 13th man? and hasta vicesima prima - the 21st sp...
by phil
Wed Aug 06, 2003 8:40 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Wheelock - illa
Replies: 6
Views: 7302

Re:Wheelock - illa

That's great,<br />thanks very much. Because I study on my own, it's easy to get disheartened when I just can't work something out. It's a great help to have a forum like this to turn to!<br /><br />Cheers<br />Phil
by phil
Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:53 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Wheelock - illa
Replies: 6
Views: 7302

Wheelock - illa

Hi all,<br /><br />I'm working through my Wheelock, and have a problem with this sentence from chapter 9 'In illo libro(in that book), illa de hoc homine scribet'.<br /><br />I looked at the 'scribet' (scribo, scribere) and thought '3rd person sing' - (s/he will write), so looked for a noun or prono...
by phil
Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kia Ora, dudes
Replies: 38
Views: 23396

Re:Kia Ora, dudes

Hi guys, and guyesses,<br /><br />Sorry I took so long to get back to you all. Holidaying on a South Pacific island at the moment (blue skies, palm trees - you'd hate it) and I don't check the email every day.<br /><br />Yep, that's the sketch - I think some of you remember it better than I do!<br /...
by phil
Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kia Ora, dudes
Replies: 38
Views: 23396

Kia Ora, dudes

Good morning all,<br /><br />I'm Phil, a new member to the forum, and I'm from the antipodes.<br /><br />I did a year of Latin in high school, and after a short break (20 years) decided to try again. I'm currently working through Wheelock's Latin (6th revision). I decided to learn Latin for two reas...