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by ingrid70
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §111 I.2 Irregular pronouns
Replies: 8
Views: 5952

OK, my working copy of the key now reads: the dinner of no other maid is good. In fact, alterius is used instead of alius-as-genitive, so it doesn't necessarily mean 'the other of two' here. In your post about neither maid, you get the endings right, but the stem of neuter is neutr-: so neutrarum an...
by ingrid70
Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §111 I.2 Irregular pronouns
Replies: 8
Views: 5952

Let's call it a free translation, shall we :wink: ? OK, OK, you're right. I've changed in it my copy...

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §99 II.2 translation
Replies: 6
Views: 5133

I agree with you that you're expected to use 'ad' + acc here; I checked the book, and 'in' + acc is introduced in paragraph 209.

However, as castrum is neuter, the acc.plu ends in -a, as does the nom.plu: ad castra Romana.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

'dat': give instead of gave (he isn't into past tenses yet). puella/filia: why do they always give you girls and daughters simultanuously (sp?)? I'm always making the same mistakes. I wish the authors would us a few more nouns/verbs/adjectives than what they employ. I've got a Dutch Latin exercise b...
by ingrid70
Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40425

Check!

Ingrid

PS: and the other one about the verb forms too...
by ingrid70
Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Okay, this one might be new to you...
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

I've been thinking of making just such a thing in Access (I'm an Access programmer). It's not that difficult to make it, but I haven't done it yet, because I know myself: I will end up making a program that will also give you all possible grammar information (archaic forms, Greek forms, i-stems, irr...
by ingrid70
Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: declension case order...
Replies: 13
Views: 5697

If you want stuff in English that sticks to the same order as the French, anything from the UK will do. Cool! One of the books we're waiting for is from the UK. (Minimus) Does that mean the NGDAAV is an american approach? Or what? I don't know about other countries, but here in the Netherlands, NGD...
by ingrid70
Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key
Replies: 50
Views: 120429

Hi Barrius, I've changed the key to read agricolarum. There have been a lot of small changes in the key, but no additions as yet, as I've been working in another textbook myself. I was hoping to post a complete key next time, but I need some help with that. Anyone who has the Latin-English exercises...
by ingrid70
Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: aedes (aedis), is?
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

aedis is an alternative nominative form. So you can have: aedes, aedis etc. or aedis, aedis etc.

Hope this helps.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Personal Libraries
Replies: 30
Views: 17663

I've just counted them, I've got 44 books. I won't list them, as most of them are in Dutch, so not of much interest to the general public here. I've started collecting Dutch Latin-learning textbooks from before 1960 or so, not so much for working from them, but for fun. I love practice sentences lik...
by ingrid70
Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: plurals of 1st declension Greek nouns
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

benissimus wrote:I am almost sure that they would use the Latin plurals rather than the Greek, but I can't say that with a great deal of authority.
A&G can :). See 44a: "the plural, when it occurs, is regular".

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: § 155. Exercise 6. Special Intransitive Verbs
Replies: 2
Views: 3149

I've changed the key (my copy that is). I'm not really working on it at the moment, it will be some time before a new version is posted.


Bye,
Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ius
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

I found this for going to court in an online dictionary (Latin-Dutch):

in ius (ad)ire; in ius duci; in ius vocare, trahere alqm

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Collar Daniel Ex 109
Replies: 6
Views: 2939

Phil is right, the sentence reads: the girls sings for the weary soldier AND is praised, so 'Puella militi defesso cantat et laudatur' is right.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation help
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Translation help

zexrct wrote:
-Paulus in silvam ambulat. Mulus cum Paulum ambulat.
As Paul seems to be in the wood already, the first sentence should be: Paulus in silva ambulat. As it stands it means: Paul walked into the wood.
cum takes an ablative: Mulus cum Paulo ambulat.
The rest seems fine to me. Well done!

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40425

Re: Exercise 135, Part I, #3 and #7

jsc01 wrote:I think I found a few more oops' in the answer key.

CUT

Is this correct?
Completely! I must have fallen asleep doing boring verb forms :). Thanks for posting these.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: macronation
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

A lot quicker and within Word: use Insert - Symbol and select your letter. You can also create shortcuts for the letters, if you want to use them often.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Key for Beginner's Latin Question
Replies: 7
Views: 5591

Hi Lisa, As I'm the one that collated the key, from the notes of several people, I'm always interested in anyone who might find errors :). The best way to work with it, as it does contain errors, is as follows: you do the exercises, and check them against the key. If you find a difference, you go ba...
by ingrid70
Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which reading material contains enough vocab?
Replies: 6
Views: 3435

According to my English vocab book, the average native speaker of English uses about 5000 different words in speech. Churchill, who was known for his extensive vocabulary, used 60000 different words in his writing. My Oxford learners dictionary contains about 50000 entries, my Longman's about 80000....
by ingrid70
Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Eccite Hominem?
Replies: 15
Views: 8043

Re: aargh!

Jefferson Cicero wrote::oops: Aargh! Caught again!
P.S. How do you spell 'aargh!' in Dutch?
Aargh! But we spell 'oops' as 'oeps' :).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 16
Views: 18239

About reading Latin fluently, check this one out:
http://www.txclassics.org/rulesposter.pdf

This site does what Hale recommends; unfortunately for most Textkit members, explanations are in Dutch:
http://mediatheek.thinkquest.nl/~klb073 ... nieuws.htm

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: HELP: power and pronouns
Replies: 10
Views: 4287

While we're on the subject, would anyone like to comment on the shift from singular to plural in this passage from the preface to Cornelius Nepos's biographies of foreign leaders: maybe they had just done a course on nonviolent communication, but forgot the rules when writing? Or am I thinking too ...
by ingrid70
Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Praxis at SLU help?
Replies: 17
Views: 6473

about 239, perhaps he means 'book' here? The book encourages us to think about the people?

just a thought,

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Exercise 237 part II
Replies: 5
Views: 4706

I've corrected the key into aedificium tuum. As to the tua/tuis, see A&G 286: with two or more nouns the adjective is regularly plural, but often agrees with the nearest. So you can use both tua and tuis, but tuis is more common. I will put that as first option in the answer key. Ingrid PS: I also c...
by ingrid70
Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Only in Kenya
Replies: 19
Views: 4840

Have you guys seen the "game" where you get a Yeti to swing at a falling Penguin? http://www.ircuser.org/files/penguin.swf - easier version (earlier version?) http://junk.dawnshadow.se/yp010.swf - harder version And here are the results of too much penguin-batting: http://yeti.e-medien.com/pix.html...
by ingrid70
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ovid Study Group
Replies: 24
Views: 13683

Evito wrote:I have always been and still am very fond of Ovids Tristia, five chapters of exile poetry in hexameters and pentameters.

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I did translate it into Dutch of course, but I don't think there will be many people who would care for a Dutch translation. :P
You'd be surprised :).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm a father!
Replies: 25
Views: 6436

Gratz!

Tomorrow she can say: I wasn't born yesterday! :wink:

Ingrid

(PS: breastfeeding should help your wife to recover more quickly, apart from the fact that it's wonderful to do.)
by ingrid70
Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Exercise 107 Part II Question 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3796

I think D'Ooge put the 'his' in brackets to indicate that you didn't have to translate it. You only translate personal pronouns when the meaning isn't clear without them. In this case, as no one else is mentioned, you can safely assume the son is Sextus'.

Hope this helps

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Exercise 107, Part II, Question 1
Replies: 3
Views: 3922

D'Ooge gives some explicit notes on word order; I've collected those in my notes: In a latin sentence the most emphatic place is the first; next in importance is the last; the weakest point is the middle. Generally, the subject is the most important word, and is placed first; usually the verb is the...
by ingrid70
Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the future of books??
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

I hope it will be a long time before real books are gone. Imagine: *our 'library', the room where we keep all our books, would be empty; *you wouldn't be able to peek into other people's bookcases, which gives such a good impression of what kind of people they are; *snuggling up in bed with a comput...
by ingrid70
Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Oscar nominiations
Replies: 19
Views: 5755

Has been done before: http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=4250 Ingrid (who has seen it on tv almost 15 years ago, sorry, can't tell you much about it anymore, apart from the fact that it was impressive (it was on commercial-free tv, with only one or two coffee and sanitary breaks :).)
by ingrid70
Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: School Books (from least favorite books)
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

The number depended on your level, I did VWO (6 years of school, preparation for university), while my brother did MAVO (4 years, prepared for say, secretaries, service engineers, etc.) and had to read 5 Dutch books, and 2 or 3 for each foreign language. There were times that I envied him :).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: School Books (from least favorite books)
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

There is a fiction-maths book: Der Zahlenteufel by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (note his middle name for latin content :). As to assigned books at school, we had a system where you had to read an assigned number of books, and that was about it. I had to read 20 Dutch books, 15 English and 15 German boo...
by ingrid70
Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Current reads (spinoff from least favorite books)
Replies: 31
Views: 9036

I'm reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf now, and next is Giacomo Joyce, by (obviously) James Joyce. I've read that before, from a library, but couldn't find it in any bookshop. But today, it was lying there, waiting for me, in one of those very cheap bookshop where they sell left-overs from the regula...
by ingrid70
Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Your (least) favorite fiction books
Replies: 63
Views: 17306

Pickwick Papers is the first book by Dickens that I read, and it would have been the last if Great Expectations hadn't been required reading, and if there hadn't been an adaptation of Our Mutual Friend on TV. Not my favourite Dickens. If rereading makes a favourite, I have three: Pride and Prejudice...
by ingrid70
Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Declining nouns in -ius and -ium
Replies: 10
Views: 10812

You are astute to notice that even with heavy inflection case can be ambiguous. You often cannot determine 'case' (in the sense of the role a noun is playing) from ending alone. Agreed. The first time I read "Non scholae sed vitae discimus", I thought it meant "We don't learn from the school, but f...
by ingrid70
Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Palm Pilot Latin Grammar Books
Replies: 10
Views: 4487

They can uphold a book (for geeks: that's a Word doc printed on paper), but if it is uploaded depends on the state of my cpu (erm...brain) :wink: .

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: answer key??
Replies: 56
Views: 40425

On Exercise 90 Part 1 I have questions on the following: 90/1. The second phrase gladi mali [...] The last phrase belli longi In both cases you are right, the next version of the key reads: of the bad sword, of the long war. 90/2. The last phase clare Vigili is translated into "famous Virgil" by th...
by ingrid70
Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greek mythology
Replies: 26
Views: 6365

It's also on the web: http://www.bulfinch.org/

Ingrid, in the possession of an abridged but nicely illustrated version of Robert Graves' Greek myths.
by ingrid70
Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Ex 86, #9
Replies: 5
Views: 4942

Populus is singular (2nd declension ending in -us), therefore, the verb should be singular too. There is something called 'constructio ad sententiam' or 'synesis' where a collective (singular) noun gets a plural number (see Allen and Greenough 286b), but I don't know how common that is. So I would u...