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by ingrid70
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Question about the D'Ooge Key
Replies: 1
Views: 2404

Hi Julio, Welcome to Textkit and welcome to the D'Ooge forum. First a note about the key: it is the work of students of Latin, and it is not free of errors. In fact, I use all questions regarding the key that people ask here, to make it better (as I'm the one who is compiling it from the work of oth...
by ingrid70
Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 4923

At some stage of the game I hope to discover how the Romans went about coining new words. I know much of it is from the Greek but that's been bothering me because I keep coming across references to the aversion to the Greeks even though it is at odds with the education method. I'm taking it that it...
by ingrid70
Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 4923

Re: BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise

Ingrid stole all the good stuff like she always does in the BLD forum :P I do have the advantage of having my version ready for comparison in a Word document (ergo, the new version of the key, which benefits greatly from Tim's work too). Secundum proelium romanis erat gratum: secundus can mean favo...
by ingrid70
Sat Aug 14, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 4923

non longe afuerunt: they were not far away, which may or may not be the opposite of they had not gone far. Depends on the distance form starting point and goal :). Tum milities fortes continueri a proelio non poterant : should be contineri ; i think the soldiers could not be kept from battle, i.e. w...
by ingrid70
Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14823

There's also an older book by Carl Meissner called "Latin Phrasebook". Don't know much about this book. As far as I know, Meissner is not a conversational phrase book. I've got an old Dutch copy, from 1887. It's provides you with more ways of translating sentences like "famous consuls, don't use al...
by ingrid70
Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Importance of speaking latin?
Replies: 34
Views: 14823

Democritus:
Check out Traupman's Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency. It does just that what you want.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Back to school bloopers
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

From a Dutch comedian, playing a schoolboy: History is bunk. Why should I care that Mozart was born from 1756 tp 1791? And why do we need to learn these history books by rote? Are they sold out? Ever since the invention of the printing press, we have to learn everything by rote. And look at those te...
by ingrid70
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Quis hora est?
Replies: 6
Views: 5877

Puto horas hieme breviores et aestate longiores sunt. Hora prima est ortu solis, hora duodecima est solis occasu. Ergo, hieme hora prima 7:33 incipit, aestate hora prima 4:27 incipit.

vide inter alia: http://julilla.tripod.com/time.htm

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grammatical question
Replies: 9
Views: 2999

according to my grammar, opus est takes either a noun in the ablative or an infinitive/aci; no mention of using a gerundive with it.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 249 Latin-English EXERCISES
Replies: 2
Views: 3411

Re: BLD § 249 Latin-English EXERCISES

I'm back :). Just a few notes (and many thanks, I've corrected quite a few errors in my version - I'm a bit sloppy doing these translations: using deep river instead of wide river etc.): salus-cara: safety = dear to the Romans (dear is adjective, not the substantive cura- ambassadors from there = fr...
by ingrid70
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: conexio verborum
Replies: 90
Views: 54705

unguis

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: so... many... OCTs...
Replies: 13
Views: 2375

Sometimes writing/drawings add to the book, in my opinion. I've got a 1856 grammar, with some caricatures drawn by probably the original owner, in the style of that time. Obviously, the boy thought latin was boring, but I love those pictures (i've got no homepage active to put them on now, maybe aft...
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

Re: § 239 I Latin - English

Any mistakes here are mine. 8) Here we go! § 239 I Latin - English 1 Barbari ubi Romam ceperunt, maxima regum opera deleverunt. When the savages had seized Rome, the great works of the kings they destroyed. When the savages had seized Rome they destroyed the great works of the kings. tenses, tenses...
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD § 240 Terror Cimbrius
Replies: 2
Views: 3792

Hi Tim, I'm going to do some nitpicking for you. But you'll be pleased to hear that I also changed my version because of yours: it's a two-way street. line 1: you've forgotten the "populi Germaniae" line 2: the clause is active and the copias Romani are in the accusative both tenses are pluperfect: ...
by ingrid70
Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: conexio verborum
Replies: 90
Views: 54705

umbra

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 164312

room
by ingrid70
Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

Re: § 218 The Faithless Tarpeia

The word choice in the key is a bit free in this piece, I think. I checked my own notes, they were more like yours, with these notes: they were not able to occupy the town: castellum means fort/redoubt. They had already taken part of the town, the Romans held the Capitol only. Daily she had carried ...
by ingrid70
Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Episcopus, Start your Latin A Level before it's too late
Replies: 49
Views: 13181

The worst thing about the German abitur is not the million subjects, Thucydides. It's the fact that your exams (and there are loads of exams, like a 3 hour exam nearly every week, because of all the subjects) only count 30 - 50%. The rest is how well you work in class, and oh, have I mentioned the ...
by ingrid70
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latina Poena Longa
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Poor you! I missed you already, the D'ooge forum is quiet...

You might try to work online, as you seem to have access to your computer?

Ingrid

PS:
miles
militis
militi
militem
milite

milites
militum
militibus
milites
militibus :P
by ingrid70
Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Indirect statements …again. My English incompetence revealed
Replies: 10
Views: 3366

I've checked "A Student's Grammar of the English Language" by Greenbaum and Quirk, but they don't mention future tenses in reported speech. Here's what they say: Backshifting occurs if the time of reporting is expressed as later than the time of the utterance. Then they have this list: present -> pa...
by ingrid70
Mon May 31, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

Re: § 206 Errata

Timothy wrote:§ 206 The exercise asks for the three tenses of the active infinitive of the verbs.

Ah, well...so I've been lazy :).


capio, capere, captisse, capturus esse


- Tim
indicative perfect active should be cepisse.



Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun May 30, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman numerals
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

Re: Roman numerals

Could someone with some knowledge of Roman numerals please help me figure out how to say 260972? :? bis centena milia sexagena milia nongenti septuaginta duo. 2 * 100000 + 60 * 1000 + 900 + 70 + 2 if I read my grammar right, that is. I've only just noted that I've got a grammar that does numerals u...
by ingrid70
Wed May 26, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin's Borrowings
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

Pete wrote:Yeah the Latin word "vanitas" comes from our English word "vanity."
Now that's what I'd call vanity :wink: .

Ingrid.

PS: there was centuries ago a (mad :)) Dutchman who argued that Dutch was the oldest language in the world, spoken by Adam and Eve in paradise...
by ingrid70
Mon May 24, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Using "The Art of Reading Latin"
Replies: 6
Views: 3090

You can use Hale's technique from the beginning with the continuous texts in BLD and other beginner's textbooks. That way the options are still limited, but you get used to the technique. And you don't have to 'relearn' Latin by the time you get to real texts.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon May 17, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 294
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

I got as far as 298 and I got another snag: Est Vero in vita cuiusque hominis aliqua bona fortuna. I have: Truly he is in life that which is the good fortune of any man. (I am beginning to dislike pronouns) :x est in the beginning of a sentence is often translated as "there is". cuiusque belongs to...
by ingrid70
Thu May 13, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Verb/translation question
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Yes, the present participle ends in -ens or -ans. There are three different participles: present active: laudans, monens, regens, audiens perfect passive: laudatus, monitus, rectus, auditus future active: laudaturus, moniturus, recturus, auditurus. Note that the future resembles the perfect, but the...
by ingrid70
Wed May 12, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD 294
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

fortis is a third conjugation adjective meaning brave, courageous. confirmare means strengthen, modus means manner, way. And yes, suos can mean 'his men'. Think of the abbreviation c.s., cum suis: with his men (or women :). My translation would be: That brave leader of the Germans called together h...
by ingrid70
Wed May 12, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Verb/translation question
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Hi Poema, You're learning Latin, ergo, you're not stupid :). What you have here is a passive perfect tense. Aedificatae sunt means: they have been built. Because the subject, urbs, is plural feminine, the passive perfect participle, aedificatae, is plural feminine too. e.g. murus aedificatus est - t...
by ingrid70
Tue May 11, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

Re: §167 I Errata

§167 I This section was a bit mind numbing. 7. Moveberis or Movebere, Movebis, dabantur, dabant Should be: You will be moved, you move, they were given, they were giving . movebis should be: you will move. Mindnumbing indeed :). Should be: They are being destroyed, they destroy, we were prepared, w...
by ingrid70
Tue May 11, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Exercise 162, Part II, #2 and #5
Replies: 10
Views: 6529

Re: Exercise 162, Part II, #2 and #5

(I sometimes wonder if the Romans lived in a sort of suspence as to the outcome of a sentence until the last word.) I guess not. In Dutch (my native language), the main verb goes to the end of the sentence when there is an auxiliary verb. Usually, you get to the end of the sentence before you start...
by ingrid70
Mon May 03, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Book binding and Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

I've got an old schoolbook that's been saved from disintegration by its former owner: he used it as a project for his book-binding course. Probably one of his first projects, there are some pages missing and it's not very neatly done, but it does still exist. Maybe I should do such a course myself, ...
by ingrid70
Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §150 Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

Never mind, the post is duly noted :).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Present Active Imperitive Forms, section 161
Replies: 1
Views: 2509

Almost.
Dico, duco and facio are exceptions, and form the singular imperative without 'e': dic, duc and fac. Another verb that does this is the irregular verb 'ferre', which has 'fer'.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Apr 28, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

I know similar questions have been posted, however: Is there a latin-english translation for the stories such as Terror Cimbricus. I am using these passages for a test in an idependant study and the teacher (or sponsor) doesn't know enough to translate the passage himself. I have used the key as fa...
by ingrid70
Wed Apr 28, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

Re: Errata §145 II.5

§145 II.5 The Romans will move their forces to a large field suitable for a camp. Key: Romani copias in magnum agrum castris idoneum movebunt. Should be: Romani copias ad magnum agrum castris idoneum movebunt. - Tim Yes and no. Yes, because in + acc hasn't been dealt with in the book. On the other ...
by ingrid70
Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §145 The Dative with Adjectives
Replies: 2
Views: 3013

Hi Tim, Adjectives can be used as substantives sometimes, esp. in the neuter plural (e.g. amor vincit omnia: love conquers all) and masculine plural: boni: good men. That's why the determinative is left out here. But even if it is left in, hostile belongs to those: those hostile as a whole is the ob...
by ingrid70
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §135 Imperfect Active Inidcative
Replies: 1
Views: 2542

Those pesky verb forms. *sigh*

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex136 Pg57 Niobe and her Children
Replies: 13
Views: 10951

Hi Tim, I've checked my little vocab database (many thanks to Borealis for making me build it :), and I have no entry for 'nam' in the D'Ooge list. He must have overlooked it, it being so common. Well, let's not blame him, he didn't have a computer to check if he had properly introduced the word. In...
by ingrid70
Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §§124-125 Conjugation fo SUM
Replies: 3
Views: 3304

You're right, I sometimes mess those things up. I usually translate directly from Latin to English or the other way around, but sometimes Dutch interferes. I've changed the key.

Thanks again.

Ingrid