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by ingrid70
Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: New edition to BLD key
Replies: 2
Views: 3520

just a warning, it's not yet complete, but completer :). Latin to English with mistakes added up to 300 or so. More will follow later.

Ingrid, being heavily sidetracked by pronunciation, Greek and life...
by ingrid70
Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mute with L or R
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

According to my grammar, if the vowel before the muta + liquida is short, it stays short; it's the syllable length that can be used as short or long as the poet wishes.

If the vowel is long by nature (e.g. salubris), the syllable is always long.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mute with L or R
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

See; A&G 11.c C: A syllable containing a short vowel followed by a mute before l or r is properly short, but may be used as long in verse. Such a syllable is said to be common. NOTE 1.--In syllables long by position, but having a short vowel, the length is partly due to the first of the consonants, ...
by ingrid70
Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Speaking of Latin apps to be developed...
Replies: 2
Views: 949

http://www.latijnnederlands.nl includes macrons. It is a thousand times faster than Perseus. The paper dictionary comes with a CDRom, so if you have that, you could use it off-line.
Unfortunately for most of you, it's in Dutch.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: New mailinglist?
Replies: 17
Views: 7961

I hope so, i got a similar mail...

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 65
Views: 16057

I'm into heavy Latin lit at the moment: Miffa ad mare. Yes, that is Miffy in Latin :). See http://home.wxs.nl/~bornmeer/miffa.htm.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: We'll see each other on thursday?
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

My Dutch grammars give inter nos, inter vos and inter se as examples. Inter nos laudamus; inter vos laudatis, inter se laudant. Other ways to express each other are alius alium, alter alterum or repeating the noun in another case; but these are all about third persons, for first or second person you...
by ingrid70
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: We'll see each other on thursday?
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

inter nos

ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Bello Gallico
Replies: 24
Views: 6426

Interesting website you posted Benissimus. A good friend of mine collectes illuminated manuscripts, and I always found myself having a hard time distinguishing the individual letters in each word. Woud you, or anyone, happen to have a website or know of a book that teachers how to distinguise that ...
by ingrid70
Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Presidential Election
Replies: 124
Views: 33125

This party loyalty problem is hardly unique to the American people. How long did it take socialists around the world to recognize Stalin for what he was? Some still don't. Sometimes it can go faster. 60% of the people who voted for the Dutch conservative party in the last elections have no confiden...
by ingrid70
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex140 Pg59 Niobe and her Children concluded
Replies: 32
Views: 37220

Because iis is dat/abl plu. The nom.plu. is ii . If you want to say 'these thebans' and they haven't been mentioned before, you would use hi thebani , from hic, haec, hoc (demonstrative pronouns, the come later). Is, ea, id is the determinative (?) pronoun, more or less 'the aforementioned' thebans....
by ingrid70
Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: New mailinglist?
Replies: 17
Views: 7961

Count me in. Just what I need to get some Greek going: others doing it at the same time.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Sep 25, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Accents and Long Syllables
Replies: 12
Views: 3485

Look at A&G for an explanation on vowel length and quantity:

http://www.textkit.com/files/AG_New_Lat ... df#page=16

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Need help with German / introducing me
Replies: 10
Views: 2025

by ingrid70
Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there anyone here *not* in school, college, university
Replies: 30
Views: 7651

34 here. Maybe I should colour my hair to hide the grey :). I'm working part time, taking care of the kids the rest of the time...and squeezing in Latin.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

You could use the Collar and Daniel text for extra exercise. They are very much alike, in grammar as well as vocab.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Conjugation sheet?
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

benissimus wrote: I can tell he was a Moreland & Fleischer student :)
So can I, without knowing the M&F book. It's on the top of the page :lol:

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Numbers...
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

You can use them where you would 'each' in English: Ariovistus et Caesar denos equites adduxerant: Ariovustus and Caesar each brought 10 horsemen. (that's 20 in total). And they are used for multiplication: Bis bina sunt quattuor: 2 * 2 = 4 Ter centena sunt trecenta: 3 * 100 = 300 Hope this helps, I...
by ingrid70
Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Getting rid of that musty odour from old books...
Replies: 26
Views: 5919

Re: Getting rid of that musty odour from old books...

benissimus wrote:
PeterD wrote:plus, who is to say that, when they have finished devouring the books, they don't come after me. :shock: :shock: :shock:
Bet you wish you had a gun now
A simple match will suffice :)

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Remembering conjugations, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 5188

Look for patterns: E.g. neuter nouns always have the nom. and acc. plu in -a, regardless of their declension. Dat. and abl. plu. are always the same. gen. plu. always ends in -um (-arum, -orum, um, -ium, -uum, -rum) Personal endings of the passive have an 'r' in them, apart from -mini. However, even...
by ingrid70
Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Declining words
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

From some nominative endings you can tell which declension a word belongs to, but not many, because: The tell tale -a of the 1st decl. (e.g. mensa, mensae) could also be 3rd decl. n. (e.g. poema, poematis) -us of the 2nd decl. (e.g. dominus, domini) could be 3rd f. (virtus, virtutis), 3rd n. (decus,...
by ingrid70
Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocabulary Strategies
Replies: 1
Views: 967

A few thoughts Make flashcards. Write them yourself, so you practise the words when writing them. Take a few with you each time you take a bus, train, plain etc. Those pesky words you can't seem to remember: stick the flashcard on a door, so you see it each time you pass it. Spread it over the day: ...
by ingrid70
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex95 Pg40 #2 & #5
Replies: 17
Views: 14056

Never dumb! You're learning a new language, using a book that is not in your native language, and without a teacher. That's not dumb, that's great!

Don't be afraid to ask questions, that's how you learn.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex95 Pg40 #2 & #5
Replies: 17
Views: 14056

populi Romani is gen. sing;

multi servi is nom.plu, and the subject of the sentence: the slaves are the people who do the working.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex95 Pg40 #2 & #5
Replies: 17
Views: 14056

- Magna est Italiae fāma, patriae Rōmānōrum great is the fame of Italy, of fatherland of Romans great is the fame of Italy, the fatherland of the Romans you are right that patriae is a genitive; but it is a genitive, because it is in apposition to Italy (apposition: word describing another word, it...
by ingrid70
Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: anyone
Replies: 32
Views: 7293

Well, if anyone of you gardeners could come over here and do our garden, it's certainly not my hobby...I'd love to see a rabbit or squirrel around here, but all we've got is slugs and spiders. Before I had kids, I read a lot, mainly English lit; played board games and fantasy role playing games; and...
by ingrid70
Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex78 Pg34 #4
Replies: 29
Views: 20882

Hi Meowth, I gather your problem lies in the use of cases, if not, skip this mail :). The verb is the main part of the sentence, without verb no full sentence. It tells you what's been done. The subject (in Latin the nominative) is the 'acting' person or thing, who/what is doing what the verb says. ...
by ingrid70
Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Your school classes.
Replies: 99
Views: 23443

Michaelyus wrote:
Eureka wrote:Nein, most physics ist in German, you eigenbishop!
Was ist die Etymologie des "Quarkes"?
Irish...from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Latin Alphabet
Replies: 8
Views: 2677

OK, I misunderstood

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by ingrid70
Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Latin Alphabet
Replies: 8
Views: 2677

I think this page is correct, but beware they don't mention the tricky pronunciation of qu which is the same as if it were spelt cu . always? I know that equus can be written as ecus, but I thought that in words like aqua, the u was pronounced as a consonant. What's your source? Just curious... Ing...
by ingrid70
Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex78 Pg34 #4
Replies: 29
Views: 20882

my question is about exercise 3 : quid ancilla equō lēgātī dat ? In this sentence, quid is the direct object of the verb 'dat'. Usually, you can find the direct object by asking "what?" e.g. what does the maid servant give? Even though this is the translation of part of the sentence in this case, i...
by ingrid70
Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Exercise Key from § 237 on
Replies: 2
Views: 2922

I've got them up to 299, but with a warning: some of them have not been checked against anyone else's work.
It's an MS Word document, I can send it to you zipped, if you want.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 65
Views: 16057

Fair Terentia wrote: Pride and Prejudice for the 20th or so time(!)
Ah! It's a truth universally acknowledged...
I should re-re-re-re-re-read it. It's at least a year ago since I did :).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 14
Views: 8080

As the 'editor' (ahum) of the Key to D'Ooge Latin for Beginners, I too hope you will keep the discussions on the forum. You don't want to know how many errors have been corrected that way already! You are working now with version 1.0 of the Key. It is, as you can see, incomplete and not always accur...
by ingrid70
Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Naming the Flat
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

I don't think I've ever heard of someone naming their apartment before. University students are so strange. ;) (sorry I don't have any suggestions) Here in the Netherlands it's quite usual for student houses to have names. Some are official enough to be in the phone book. Rome had high rises - well...
by ingrid70
Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: easy traslation
Replies: 7
Views: 2140

Re: easy traslation

Hi, I started to learn Latin and trying to translate some easy passages. I want to ask an easy sentence to translate: 'Damocles, amicus Dionysii, divitias tyranni semper laudabat et dicebat Dionysium fortunae filium esse.' I translated this sentence like that: Damocles, the friend of Dionysius, pra...
by ingrid70
Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What Language Will William Study Next?
Replies: 41
Views: 11285

[quote="Episcopus] Anyway. Er. I can understand dutch. It's like english but slightly german. Just change th, s to z, f to v and add a few eek, ch and der in and you're basically at it. if you want dutch just use Dutch in 3 months Hugo. 1 month you will do it. zee ich eem zpeekinch van der Bert Skip...
by ingrid70
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 65
Views: 16057

Re: What are you currently reading?

I've been reading crap lately. Other books I'm reading include: Sears' "The Pregnancy Book"; Curtis' "Your Pregnancy week by week"; "Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy"; "Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby's First Year". Congrats, Marie! Sears is good, I didn't know about him when ...
by ingrid70
Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you currently reading?
Replies: 65
Views: 16057

only modern at the moment:

Haddon: The curious incident with a dog in the nighttime; (upstairs while waiting for my youngest to get to sleep)
McCullough: The October Horse; (downstairs)
Pratchett, Stewart, Cohen: The science of Discworld II: The globe (in the bus, train, tram etc.)

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation for the word "Adore"
Replies: 14
Views: 5295

I've downloaded a few free fonts ages ago:

Justinian http://www.fontfinder.ws/7311/Justinian.html
Vatican rough letter http://simplythebest.net/fonts/fonts/vatican.html

Ingrid