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by Amadeus
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Expand the BBCode of Textkit
Replies: 3
Views: 3593

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by Amadeus
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek textbook similar to Lingua Latina ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4232

The only book that comes close to Lingua Latina is the Italian Athenaze, which, so far as I understand, is not available in the US. Now, unlike Lingua Latina, this version of Athenaze is not wholly in Greek, and, the readings are not as extensive (there's a lot of grammar, though). What I did to com...
by Amadeus
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De latine loquendo ac colloquendo
Replies: 11
Views: 11946

Iterum salve, Thesaure:

Certe, non insolens es, nec, ut dicis, pravissime meam mentem exposuisti. Ergo, non tibi ignosco. :wink: De cetero quod scripsisti nolo addere plus, quia (fere) idem ac tu sentior (aut novas utilesque cogitationes amissi et nunc mens est ut tabula rasa :P ).

Vale!
by Amadeus
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De latine loquendo ac colloquendo
Replies: 11
Views: 11946

Respondebo mane tibi, thesaure. Patentiam habe, nunc necesse est ut laborem. :)
by Amadeus
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Expand the BBCode of Textkit
Replies: 3
Views: 3593

Expand the BBCode of Textkit

If any moderator or administrator is out there and can read this, please expand Textkit's BBCode to include the striking line (which in HTML is <del></del>). It comes in very handy when trying to correct one's grammar in the Agora and makes it so everyone can see the changes made and learn from them...
by Amadeus
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De latine loquendo ac colloquendo
Replies: 11
Views: 11946

Salve, Thesaure: Tibi gratias ago tuum ob responsum. Iam memini non possum quando quis spatium hoc latino cum sermone impleturum voluisset. Recentioribus in mensibus Textkit ut locus mortuorum mihi videbatur. Tamen, credo quod cogitationes meas male exposuisti. Non solum dico nos linguam latinam siv...
by Amadeus
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New Orberg books?
Replies: 35
Views: 15025

worldoftrees wrote:I need a kick in the butt :lol:
Ok, let me get my increadibly oversized australian boot. :lol:

Oh, I'm giddy as a schoolgirl after watching those previews! :D
by Amadeus
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading A Greek Boy At Home
Replies: 10
Views: 3516

Ooooohhh, pffff, I get it now! It's a "-μι" verb! No wonder I didn't even recognize it as a third person verb. I didn't really study this form when I was using "Thrasymachus". Wow, I'm not even past chapter IX of AGBAH and I'm already finding "-μι" verbs. :oops: EDIT: Thanks Modus! We posted about t...
by Amadeus
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading A Greek Boy At Home
Replies: 10
Views: 3516

Reading A Greek Boy At Home

I have been reading Rouse's "A Greek Boy At Home" for quite a while now, and as much as I try to get past the first lessons quickly, I can't seem to do it. The main problem is with vocabulary, which cannot be deduced (for the most part) from the context, and the accompanying glossary apparently omit...
by Amadeus
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De latine loquendo ac colloquendo
Replies: 11
Views: 11946

Idem sentio, Franmorar. Lingua Latina de sermone vulgare, notus cum mundus esset Romanus, intellectualem in linguam mediumque ab hinc transiit, et sic nobis est utendum tradendumque. Iam multos ante annos putavi humanam technologiam ascendente in ordine fuisse inde ab saeculis recentioribus; non aut...
by Amadeus
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Picturae moventes optimae vobis?
Replies: 7
Views: 6837

Mihi maxime placuit "CCC", cuius scænæ, ut videtur mihi, artis plenæ sunt. Melior certe quam "Troia" fuit. Ceterum, iam priusquam in theatrum intravissem nihil aliud quam fabulam, neque narrationem historicam, sperabam. Ideo non defraudatus sum.
by Amadeus
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: self-introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Salve, yomimono! Welcome aboard! :)
by Amadeus
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spoken Latin!
Replies: 14
Views: 7958

Milena's accent is much better than Terentius'. :lol:
by Amadeus
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to use Lingua Latina
Replies: 32
Views: 25459

ioel wrote:I mean, I can copy a text without really thinking about it (especially if I'm typing). And that doesn't seem very useful.
You can do lots of things without thinking about them, but the key here is concentrating. Concentrate on transcribing/copying the LL texts and you'll do fine.
by Amadeus
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to use Lingua Latina
Replies: 32
Views: 25459

Salve, Rufe: I'm not quite sure I understand your question, but I will recommend this: Read the chapters (or the lessons) out loud first; do this several times until you understand what you're reading. Then, if you can, record yourself. After that, transcribe the lessons either having the book open ...
by Amadeus
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to use Lingua Latina
Replies: 32
Views: 25459

Kyneto, I have to say you totally misrepresented my views. I have never, ever said that all one needs is Lingua Latina. If you can quote me saying so, then I shall retract myself, but I don't think you'll be able to. In fact, if you do some diggin around the forum, you'll catch me criticizing Famili...
by Amadeus
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to use Lingua Latina
Replies: 32
Views: 25459

Re: How to use Lingua Latina

Amadeus Stoico s.p.d., I read several weeks ago that someone here transcribed and translated all of Lingua Latina. Was this a useful exercise? Yes, transcribing LL is a very helpful practice if you want to really retain the Latin. The same cannot be said, however, of translation. The aim of LL is to...
by Amadeus
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: vulgate
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

I don't think there's a Greek version of the Vulgate, perhaps you are looking for the Septuagint?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septuagint

http://www.apostoliki-diakonia.gr/bible ... ain=OldTes

Hope this helps. :)

Vale!
by Amadeus
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze VS Reading Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 16174

You might also consider "Thrasymachus" by Peckett and Munday and/or "A Greek Boy At Home" by W. H. D. Rouse. Neither of these, however, follows the same intuitive method of Lingua Latina, but they do get you reading Greek from the start.
by Amadeus
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

One question: why does the author of that page keep refering to "all four volumes" of Lingua Latina? I'm not sure what others there are besides "Familia Romana" and "Roma Aeterna." Hmmm... I hadn't seen that. I don't know which 4 volumes he is referring to, but just buying Familia Romana with its E...
by Amadeus
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dubita Michaelis de Lingua Latina
Replies: 17
Views: 24772

Faunó mortuó, Latínus, fílius eius, régnum accépit. Huius fílius in prímá iuventúte periit: sóla in régiá erat fília, nómine Lávínia, iam mátúra viró. Gratias uobis multas ago! Salve, Miguel! Matura viro = "Matura ad virum ducendum". Puto hoc quia in sententia quae sequitur lege...
by Amadeus
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Salve, Kyles!

Here's a good link that'll introduce the basic grammar concepts you need before studying Latin, and then point you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the best textbook. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wcd/Latin.htm

Welcome and good luck! :wink:
by Amadeus
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: We have started Lingua Latina
Replies: 8
Views: 3359

Re: We have started Lingua Latina

That seems to be opposite the view of Dorothy Sayers (http://www.gbt.org/text/sayers.html) and the "Classical Education" movement. Rather, they say that young children, before they reach the stage where they would be interested in formal logic, find memorization enjoyable and easy, and during this ...
by Amadeus
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: We have started Lingua Latina
Replies: 8
Views: 3359

Re: We have started Lingua Latina

Rather, they say that young children, before they reach the stage where they would be interested in formal logic, find memorization enjoyable and easy, and during this stage, all the paradigms should be memorized. Yyyeah... but the thing is, language acquisition is unlike any other subject. Analyzi...
by Amadeus
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "Ave" - question about correct pronunciation.
Replies: 6
Views: 8266

Salve, Danica: For the ecclesiastical (Italian) pronunciation, you might want to visit the EWTN guide: http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/ecclesiastical_latin.htm And to learn how to pronounce the three most basic catholic prayers with this system: http://romaaeterna.jp/rosario/index.html [although ...
by Amadeus
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please help me - I'm lost.
Replies: 13
Views: 3689

Iterum salve, Danica! If you ask me, I would advise you to start with Lingua Latina: Familia Romana, by Hans Ørberg, IMO the best method there is out there. With this book, you'll learn Latin with Latin, no intermediary English. If at times you find that the grammar lessons are a bit light, you can...
by Amadeus
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete! Danica-Christine.
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Salve, Danica!

Welcome to Textkit. I'm sure you'll find that learning Latin or Greek is made easier when comparing notes with everyone here. :wink:

Vale!
by Amadeus
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teaching my son Latin
Replies: 12
Views: 4837

Count me in as one of the supporters of Lingua Latina + Exercitia Latina (the workbook that comes with it) + Audio CDs. I have not read Ecce Romani, but I am confident that Lingua Latina would suffice by itself.

Vale!
by Amadeus
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: prudentiae est
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Chris Weimer wrote:Prudentiae est = prudens est. "Prudentiae" est genitiuum qualitatis.
Ita! Proprium prudentiae est.
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Secrets of the Parthenon
Replies: 5
Views: 2059

edonnelly wrote:Share some of those secrets with us!
Well, if you scream "bloody Atheeny" three times inside the Parthenon at midnight, Athena herself will appear to you and grant you 3 wishes! :lol:
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Secrets of the Parthenon
Replies: 5
Views: 2059

Secrets of the Parthenon

Did anyone catch that NOVA program last night about the Parthenon? I did, it was a real treat! :D I believe there's a repeat on Sundays, so check your local listings. If you want to watch it online, go here http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/parthenon/program.html (Sadly only the Americans can watch it on...
by Amadeus
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: participle for "being"?
Replies: 15
Views: 5344

i am confused as to why you are defending this statement. if you consider "essence" and "essentia" to be the same word, then the two statements above are incongruous. I am confused too. Why do you insist in finding fault? It is obvious there's no conection between the Latin essentia and the Greek o...
by Amadeus
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: participle for "being"?
Replies: 15
Views: 5344

i assumed that the purpose of the quotation marks was to say that the word "essence" derives from Greek. did you instead mean the concept of essence derives from Greek? conturbatus sum. The quote is not from a book on philology. Neither the concept of essence nor the word essentia come from Greek. ...
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: participle for "being"?
Replies: 15
Views: 5344

benissimus wrote:this is not true. essentia was created to parallel with the greek, but in form it is a latin native.
The quote didn't say essentia came from Greek.
by Amadeus
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Apollonius Dyscolus and Particles
Replies: 0
Views: 1487

Apollonius Dyscolus and Particles

In my search for the many functions the Greek particles have, I found this Google book (look for page 187): http://books.google.com/books?id=GooCAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA187&dq=greek+particles+apollonius&lr=&as_brr=1&ei=sbqYR73EIojcygTx8bXbCA&ie=ISO-8859-1 On of the footnotes you'll see a reference to an Apoll...
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Documenta Catholica Omnia
Replies: 12
Views: 6370

It's a case of the heretics considering themselves more Catholic than the pope. Now, hold on there, Kyneto. It is true that the FSSPX is on the verge of schism, but they haven't yet been declared heretics. Better leave this job to the clerics. Incidentally, even the media is easily deceived into th...
by Amadeus
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pronunciation used at LATINUM PODCAST
Replies: 81
Views: 40431

Re: hic haec hoc

Salve, Alati!

Is that really you in the Youtube video?! I must say that was quite a show! I thoroughly enjoyed it. :D Vale!

P.S.: Nice socks :P
by Amadeus
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pronunciation used at LATINUM PODCAST
Replies: 81
Views: 40431

They do, for consonants that don't occur at the end of Spanish words often, like 'k' or 't' — although the issue is probably more common with Italians, mostly that's a stereotype. Hmmm... as far as I know, neither k nor t are proper Spanish word-endings. They are usually dropped, like in "bufé" ...
by Amadeus
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quick Pronunciation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2814

Lucus Eques wrote:They are all pronounced individually — especially because this is a Greek word. Harpyiis has four syllables: long, short, short, long.
Good! This is how I always pronounced it. 8)
by Amadeus
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pronunciation used at LATINUM PODCAST
Replies: 81
Views: 40431

Exactly what, may I ask, is Italian about a schwa? Do you mean when they can't end words with consonants? Neither can your folk so well, mi querido mexicano. ;) Although you yourself have clearly mastered this, as I hear from your recordings. I dont' think spanish-speaking people add schwas at the ...