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by tdominus
Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Quo iratus fio
Replies: 10
Views: 2915

quod? da Episcope infirmis auxilium
by tdominus
Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The noun "Zeus"
Replies: 8
Views: 7033

Here's what "A dictionary of selected synonyms in the principle Indo-European languages" has to say: 22.12 GOD Grk. theos, NG theos, Lat. deus ... OE god, os OHG got ... St. deva-, sura- For 'god' there is a group of cognates common to Italic, Celtic, Baltic, and Indo-Iranian (traces in Gmc. , but n...
by tdominus
Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 34
Views: 10225

And this is where Marxis Theory comes in... lol hope Lex doesn't read this. Today's economics have worked out that with Marxist theory (not what those east block dictators made of his economic theory, but the real thing, which is like nearly the opposite!) everyone would only have to work 3 hours a...
by tdominus
Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 34
Views: 10225

Yes Wiiliam - when you think of the billions wasted on producing ghastly sit-coms on TV, useless adverts, wars and political campaigns you wonder why we can't spend a bit more increasing the world's knowledge. In fact we could probably feed and clothe AND educate most of the world with the money wa...
by tdominus
Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Stupid question:
Replies: 12
Views: 5460

I'm no expert, clearly, but that was my thought too.

te, deus, laudamus would be "we praise you, God."

So for me the question is "why is god addressed in the accusative (or ablative) case?"
by tdominus
Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Stupid question:
Replies: 12
Views: 5460

Isn't te second person though? I'm confused. In "We praise god himself", himself would be third person, no?

I haven't reached emphatic pronouns yet though :)
by tdominus
Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Stupid question:
Replies: 12
Views: 5460

So "Deum Laudamus" would be "we praise God", deum being accusative. What is the te for? Either ablative or accusative..how should it be interpreted?
by tdominus
Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: book suggestions for long flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3370

mariek wrote:
Oh my! That's right... you guys are in summer right now. I hope Jeff remembers to pack his sunscreen and hat!! :!:
:) Australia's not so hot as some people expect! A lot of the time people come here from, say, Italy and are surprised that it's colder than their homeland.
by tdominus
Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: book suggestions for long flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3370

Jeff, let me welcome you in advance to Australia. Lately the weather has been very clear and by our standards fairly hot.
by tdominus
Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: §. 337. Exercises, II.
Replies: 8
Views: 7398

benissimus wrote:I didn't know that was dual! Fascinating...
http://www.bartleby.com/61/roots/IE116.html
That's a list of English words from the Indo-european dwo. I find it interesting too.
by tdominus
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Never thought, I might say this...but Vocabulary Sources?
Replies: 24
Views: 10339

Is this the same one on Textkit at the moment? If so, I can't quite see what you mean about the translation order? Or is this a new project not yet available? Episcopus - I found the Perseus site word lists rather hard to use - they don't seem to have a filter to give the words in order in the book...
by tdominus
Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The "Brittanian" Language
Replies: 37
Views: 14335

Nice posts, Bingley :) Keesa, Many linguists would say that celtic and italic form a group. As Bingley has shown, the Celtic languages aren't classified as Germanic languages. The issue of the Celts' genetics with comparison to those of the Germanic tribes, especially those who entered England, is m...
by tdominus
Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to Master Latin without Translation
Replies: 29
Views: 21852

Re:How to Master Latin without Translation

The sound of Latin poetry (which, by the way, is also widely misunderstood and mistaught) is as very much important as the words of the sentence.
In what ways do you feel that Latin poetry is misunderstood and mistaught?
by tdominus
Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help in a Tavern
Replies: 13
Views: 6511

Re:Help in a Tavern

I have Teach Yourself Latin. I found that it required too much memorisation before one reached the relatively small number of exercises at the end of each chapter.<br /><br />I would say that it contains plenty of info, though, and that it serves as a good reference. Sure, it isn't the physically bi...
by tdominus
Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

Re:Help

I'd phrase it "because he fights with great constancy". cum applies to constantia, not to pugnat, which is, of course, a verb.
by tdominus
Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Where are you up to in D'Ooge?
Replies: 15
Views: 8170

Re:Where are you up to in D'Ooge?

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=739;start=0#7288 date=1064875052]<br />[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=739;start=0#7274 date=1064869852]<br />What the hell is a semester?[/quote]<br /> <br />Beniss said that D'Ooge covers two college semesters. Thats basically one college ye...
by tdominus
Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Where are you up to in D'Ooge?
Replies: 15
Views: 8170

Where are you up to in D'Ooge?

If you are working through D'Ooge's book, how far have you progressed? <br /><br />I myself am up to lesson XXV, the future active indicative of rego and audio, which means that I have finished about a quarter of the book.<br /><br />Also, I'm wondering how D'Ooge's work compares to a typical univer...
by tdominus
Mon Sep 22, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Can you learn from these as good as Wheelock's?
Replies: 28
Views: 17760

Re:Can you learn from these as good as Wheelock's?

What I like most about D'Ooge's book is the very frequent exercises. For someone impatient like me, it is nice to be able to focus on doing exercises rather than reading overly-verbose explanations. D'Ooge's explanations are clear and consise, and his exercises plentiful.<br />
by tdominus
Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex136 Pg57 Niobe and her Children
Replies: 13
Views: 10902

Re:BLD Ex136 Pg57 Niobe and her Children

Thanks for the help, Bingley. :)<br />I mistook the demonstrative pronoun for a personal pronoun.
by tdominus
Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex136 Pg57 Niobe and her Children
Replies: 13
Views: 10902

Re:BLD Ex136 Pg57 Niobe and her Children

Why is "ea superbia " used instead of "sua superbia"?
by tdominus
Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why is it not back in print?!
Replies: 25
Views: 13634

Re:Why is it not back in print?!

How much does D'ooge cover compared to the Cambridge and Oxford courses?<br />
by tdominus
Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Heritage
Replies: 51
Views: 30677

Re:Language Heritage

[quote author=bingley link=board=6;threadid=614;start=15#5864 date=1063337802]<br />>> It's not that they know the languages, just that they happen to produce all the sounds that occur in human languages. <<<br /><br />It's not that they happen to pronounce all the sounds that occur in human languag...
by tdominus
Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Heritage
Replies: 51
Views: 30677

Re:Language Heritage

[quote author=Keesa link=board=6;threadid=614;start=15#5852 date=1063321341]<br />[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=614;start=15#5793 date=1063289323]<br />[quote author=Keesa link=board=6;threadid=614;start=15#5773 date=1063281573]<br /><br /><br />I heard somewhere that what we take f...
by tdominus
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Heritage
Replies: 51
Views: 30677

Re:Language Heritage

[quote author=bingley link=board=6;threadid=614;start=15#5797 date=1063289959]<br />I think the theory is not that the babbling is snippets of vocabulary from every language but that the baby is trying out different linguistically possible sounds and then narrowing down to the sounds it hears around...
by tdominus
Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Heritage
Replies: 51
Views: 30677

Re:Language Heritage

[quote author=bingley link=board=6;threadid=614;start=15#5769 date=1063271354]<br />IIRC the article was saying that groups from different parts of the world who we might assign to different races have turned out to be more closely related according to their DNA than they are with their neighbours w...
by tdominus
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Heritage
Replies: 51
Views: 30677

Re:Language Heritage

[quote author=bingley link=board=6;threadid=614;start=15#5753 date=1063258839]<br />It would be the other way round, surely; if there is any affect at all it would be that genes influence language ability. As you say, however, children brought up in a different linquistic environment to their parent...
by tdominus
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 25907

Re:hey!

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=600;start=30#5706 date=1063234191]<br />Actually, the Romans conquered Rome. The Germans just finished it off.<br />[/quote]<br />:) Read Oswald Spengler's the decline of the west?
by tdominus
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Heritage
Replies: 51
Views: 30677

Re:Language Heritage

[quote author=Keesa link=board=6;threadid=614;start=0#5684 date=1063197989]<br />Hmm. I wonder if there's something in the genetic makeup of a person that makes learning a language that their parents or grandparents might have spoken easier...or harder. <br /><br />Keesa<br />[/quote]<br /><br />It ...
by tdominus
Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Bookbinding
Replies: 36
Views: 14703

Re:Bookbinding

Whether your printer can do it depends on the software the printer comes with, including the printer drivers. You should be able to access such options in the printer's properties section. In most applications it is something like file->print->printer .
by tdominus
Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:03 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex111 PtII Pg47 Irreg Adjs
Replies: 28
Views: 19355

Re:BLD Ex111 PtII Pg47 Irreg Adjs

I have just reached this section, and I got a different answer for #3. <br /><br />One boy likes chickens, another horses.<br /><br />I translated it this way:<br /><br />Alius puer gallinas, alius equos amat.<br /><br />Is this correct? I thought alius ought to be nom masculine singular, which is a...
by tdominus
Tue Sep 02, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New teacher = horror
Replies: 81
Views: 38811

Re:New teacher = horror

[quote author=Carola link=board=6;threadid=256;start=45#2371 date=1059608440]Distance education is a big thing here - even though I live in a fairly large city (Adelaide) I do my Latin (part of a BA) at a university about 1500km away. I go there once a year and combine it with a trip to see the rest...
by tdominus
Sun Aug 31, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: top downloads of the week
Replies: 11
Views: 5703

Re:top downloads of the week

[quote author=jeff link=board=6;threadid=567;start=0#5092 date=1062174693]<br />it's pretty neat. Especially since way back when having just 3000 downloads seemed pretty cool.<br /><br />keep in mind however that the definition of a download is somewhat vague. All it technically means is that a visi...
by tdominus
Sun Aug 24, 2003 2:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Supporting Textkit
Replies: 32
Views: 15185

Re:Supporting Textkit

There are companies on the net, such as swreg.org , which will accept and automatically handle credit card payments for software etc for a percentage of the purchase price.
by tdominus
Sun Aug 24, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Supporting Textkit
Replies: 32
Views: 15185

Re:Supporting Textkit

Jeff,<br />How about creating a cd with all textkit's books on it?<br />
by tdominus
Sun Aug 24, 2003 2:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I am worried for you people!
Replies: 54
Views: 27567

Re:I am worried for you people!

As for me, I like classical music, and some 'radio music'. My favourite composer is J.S. Bach. I play classical guitar and am trying to learn piano.
by tdominus
Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:58 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Key to D'Ooge available?
Replies: 44
Views: 39808

Re:Key to D'Ooge available?

[quote author=ingrid70 link=board=3;threadid=382;start=15#4403 date=1061277878]<br />I'm still looking for someone who has the Latin-English exercises written out on the computer. We've pretty well covered the English-Latin exercises for the first 200 exercises, and are working on the next 200.<br /...
by tdominus
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin For Beginners, Benjamin L. D'Ooge
Replies: 32
Views: 17986

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

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=173;start=0#3835 date=1060796326]<br />[quote author=tdominus link=board=3;threadid=173;start=0#3777 date=1060761582]<br />I printed the exercises from the book on my Canon i320 at 9 pages per sheet[/quote]<br /> <br />If I understand you correctly, you pri...
by tdominus
Wed Aug 13, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin For Beginners, Benjamin L. D'Ooge
Replies: 32
Views: 17986

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

[quote author=Keesa link=board=3;threadid=173;start=0#3779 date=1060771941]<br />How large was the print? <br /><br />Keesa<br />[/quote]<br />I found the print quite readable. <br /><br />If I knew the "master password" to the .pdf file I could create a pdf copy of the book with 9 pages per sheet. ...
by tdominus
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin For Beginners, Benjamin L. D'Ooge
Replies: 32
Views: 17986

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

Episcopus,<br />With some printers you can choose to print several pages onto one sheet of paper. I printed the exercises from the book on my Canon i320 at 9 pages per sheet, and it took roughly 21 pages in total. Much better than a few hundred :)<br /><br />Perhaps you could check your printer sett...
by tdominus
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Key to D'Ooge available?
Replies: 44
Views: 39808

Re:Key to D'Ooge available?

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=382;start=0#2954 date=1060186040]<br /> <br />Hi Tdominus,<br /><br />I see that this is your first post on the forum. Welcome to Textkit!<br /> <br />[/quote]<br />Thanks for the welcome, mariek. :)<br /><br />I've only worked through some of the book, but...