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by ingrid70
Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Multiple irregular adjectives
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

Re:Multiple irregular adjectives

-us in the second declension is almost always masculine, but also with a few exceptions (of course :))<br /><br />-names of countries, towns, islands and trees are female<br />e.g. Aegyptus, Corinthus, Delus, pirus<br /><br />humus, soil (I think, sorry, working from my Dutch grammarbook) is female<...
by ingrid70
Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Per Aroua Ad Astra
Replies: 16
Views: 9739

Re:Per Aroua Ad Astra

think of per ardua as: through an uphill struggle<br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin "r"
Replies: 13
Views: 12795

Re:Latin "r"

puto te audivisse. But I'm a little closer to you I think :)<br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex111 PtII Pg47 Irreg Adjs
Replies: 28
Views: 19377

Re:BLD Ex111 PtII Pg47 Irreg Adjs

Quote:<br />#6 The people are already hastening to the other town.<br /> Populus iam ad aliud oppidum properat.<br />(ad aliud=ACC)<br /><br />Is it correct to use ad and the ACC with properat?<br /><br />Think of alius as another (more than two) and alter as the other (of two). I'd use 'alter' here...
by ingrid70
Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina by Hans Orberg
Replies: 12
Views: 10886

Re:Lingua Latina by Hans Orberg

I once had a copy of the first part of an older edition of Lingua Latina, I believe there were 4 parts then. I think I worked through it, but I did have a background of 3 years of high school level Latin. I don't know if it would be suitable for self study.<br />I liked the method, although the firs...
by ingrid70
Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word of the Day
Replies: 57
Views: 33352

Re:Word of the Day

[quote author=Milito link=board=3;threadid=299;start=15#2210 date=1059509871]<br /><br />(And about D'Ooge and that future passive infinitive.... YOU may not need to look it up, but I'm honestly curious now - does he relegate it to the "too trivial to talk about", or does he go for completeness?)<br...
by ingrid70
Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word of the Day
Replies: 57
Views: 33352

Re:Word of the Day

[quote author=Emma_85 link=board=3;threadid=299;start=15#2125 date=1059419665]<br />passives ... hmmm... easier than declensions at least. never had much problem with passive. it was more like the german translation of passive future 2 that got me ???. still no idea how to translate most of the stuf...
by ingrid70
Mon Jul 28, 2003 8:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: their sons and daughters
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re:their sons and daughters

I would use:<br /><br />Germani cum filiis filiabusque equis et curris properant.<br /><br />filiabus is an alternative form for the dat & abl plu of the first declension, mainly used with filia and dea (yes, to avoid the confusion of 'filiis et filiis'). <br />With the alternative forms for the dat...
by ingrid70
Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:38 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex107 PtI Pg45
Replies: 14
Views: 11757

Re:BLD Ex107 PtI Pg45

According to bennett's grammar, if you want to make a list, you can:<br /><br />-use no conjunction at all (asyndeton)<br />agris, vicis, oppidis<br /><br />-use a conjunction between all the parts (polysyndeton)<br />agris et vicis et oppidis<br /><br />-use a conjunction (i.e. -que, not et) after ...
by ingrid70
Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit Mistake (posted disrespectã D'Ooge)
Replies: 18
Views: 12506

Re:Textkit Mistake (posted disrespectã D'Ooge)

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=6;threadid=307;start=0#2034 date=1059338567]<br /><br />The words of this great professor suffice. Indeed, a living human teacher would be nothing but a hindrance" <br />[/quote]<br /><br />A new take on the concept of a dead language ? :)<br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Typing those Latin long vowels
Replies: 16
Views: 11277

Re:Typing those Latin long vowels

<br /><br />I guess so. I learned Latin with a book that used v and u, but no j's, and hardly any macrons (only on the penultimate if it was long by nature only). I do write macrons now when doing the exercises, as an extra drill on the vowel length, as I'm trying to focus on pronunciation now (I'v...
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Typing those Latin long vowels
Replies: 16
Views: 11277

Re:Typing those Latin long vowels

What do you think of 'fluvius' the Roman way: FLVVIVS. For clarity's sake, I'm glad most editions use u for the vowel, and v for the consonant. Although I wouldn't use j for consonant i. <br /><br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex86II Pg37
Replies: 19
Views: 14186

Re:BLD Ex86II Pg37

You are doing well, just post your answers, and the rest can be your teacher. Teachers are there to help you :).<br /><br />[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=291;start=0#1846 date=1058925747]<br /> <br /><br />#4. Lesbia invites the goodsailor to dinner.<br /> Lesbia ad cënam nautam bonum v...
by ingrid70
Wed Jul 23, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Paradigm shift
Replies: 14
Views: 10245

Re:Paradigm shift

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=284;start=0#1844 date=1058923001]<br />[quote author=bingley link=board=3;threadid=284;start=0#1842 date=1058920051]<br /> >:(<br />Domina, domina, dominam, dominae, dominae, domina.<br />Dominae, dominas, dominarum, dominis, dominis<br />[/quote]<br /> Put...
by ingrid70
Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex82II Pg35
Replies: 14
Views: 12617

Re:BLD Ex82II Pg35

Actually, nu:men is a neuter word of the third declension. Jeff would be a nu:men supre:mum. I don't think he would like that ;). <br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Jul 21, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: That curve ball, QUIA
Replies: 40
Views: 27363

Re:That curve ball, QUIA

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=242;start=30#1734 date=1058810910]<br />Qué?! The 3rd dec. has about 50 sub-declensions!! <br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />That's the way it is thought in BLD: liquid stems, mute stems, etc. The endings are the same. <br />The variation comes with i-stems...
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 20, 2003 2:18 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: St. B.L.D EX. 136; P 57. Niobè...
Replies: 5
Views: 5794

Re:St. B.L.D EX. 136; P 57. Niobè...

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=276;start=0#1661 date=1058707508]<br /><br />2.Id superbae règinae erat molestum = this, to the proud queen, was annoying. (Does this mean that "Id" can just be used to describe something random, like 'ce' in french?) <br />Or am I totally wrong!<br /><b...
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 20, 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: St. B.L.D EX. 136; P 57. Niobè...
Replies: 5
Views: 5794

Re:St. B.L.D EX. 136; P 57. Niobè...

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=276;start=0#1660 date=1058706638]<br /><br />I am not sore on the last line and whether "causa magnae tristitiae" be "because of great sadnesses" or as above, if it be the genitive - for I am not sure on the usage of 'causa' - I prefer ablative of cause ...
by ingrid70
Sat Jul 19, 2003 4:14 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex82I Pg35 #9
Replies: 11
Views: 9531

Re:BLD Ex82I Pg35 #9

Hmm, it might seem they didn't want to be understood if you make your first attempt at reading them. Bit like James Joyce, <br /><br />"I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles [in Ulysses] that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insur...
by ingrid70
Sat Jul 19, 2003 12:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Grammar Site
Replies: 15
Views: 12135

Re:Latin Grammar Site

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=253;start=0#1593 date=1058565245]<br />Yeah, thank goodness there are only a few neuter 4th declension words... the ones I know:<br /><br />genu: knee<br />cornu: horn<br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />veru: iron pen you stick into meat to roast it on a fi...
by ingrid70
Sat Jul 19, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex82I Pg35 #9
Replies: 11
Views: 9531

Re:BLD Ex82I Pg35 #9

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=268;start=0#1612 date=1058616421]<br />Mali servi equum bonum Marci domini necant.<br /><br />Could this also be, "The bad servant's good horse do Marcuses, the Lords, kill"? <br /><br /><br />Does this work!!? <br />[/quote]<br /><br /><br />I assume yo...
by ingrid70
Sat Jul 19, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adjective endings
Replies: 75
Views: 53483

Re:Adjective endings

Moving pictures: picturae moventes? or imagines moventes?<br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I am studying....
Replies: 27
Views: 18143

Re:I am studying....

I'm studying Latin too, also on my own. I've had Latin at high school, so most of the work now is pronunciation (hardly touched on at school) and composition (school Latin was translation only).<br />I've tried Greek, but I've never had Greek at school (could have, I'm sorry now that I didn't do it)...
by ingrid70
Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Grammar Site
Replies: 15
Views: 12135

Re:Latin Grammar Site

You're right, you need the rest of the sentence to find out what case the word might be. <br />Fortunately, there are only a few neutral nouns of the fourth declension. Most words are 3rd declension.<br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Grammar Site
Replies: 15
Views: 12135

Re:Latin Grammar Site

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=253;start=0#1525 date=1058480021]<br />I prefer 4th ;D<br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />4th neutral: cornu, cornus, cornu, cornu, cornu<br /><br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Harry Potter in our favorite languages
Replies: 47
Views: 35077

Re:Harry Potter in our favorite languages

[quote author=Milito link=board=6;threadid=94;start=30#1480 date=1058449912]<br />[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=94;start=30#1459 date=1058397358]<br />I forgot to say... eximius is a rare "-ius" adjective<br />[/quote]<br /><br />'Course, if I'd been doing my work **properly** (as H...
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD Ex78 Pg34 #4
Replies: 29
Views: 20902

Re:BLD Ex78 Pg44 #4

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=261;start=0#1472 date=1058424577]<br />Bingley is right. There isn't really such thing as "E" ending nouns. <br /><br /><br />There are a few neuter nouns of the third declension ending in -e; e.g. mare 'sea'. Famous for being i-stems. But don't worry a...
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Passive imperative?
Replies: 1
Views: 2754

Re:Passive imperative?

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=262;start=0#1474 date=1058428013]<br />Is it possible to make a passive imperative?<br /><br />"Be loved?"<br />"Be considered good"<br /><br />Yes it is:<br />praesens:<br />amare - be loved (sing)<br />amamini - be loved (plu)<br /><br />check out the...
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: That curve ball, QUIA
Replies: 40
Views: 27363

Re:That curve ball, QUIA

:)Of course, after a while that list of possible endings should be in your head instead of on a paper, if you want to read fluently. It's supposed to be a learning aid.<br /><br />Vale,<br />Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: That curve ball, QUIA
Replies: 40
Views: 27363

Re:That curve ball, QUIA

I try to read Latin from left to right, although I learned to do it like Benissimus too. Imagine what happens by the time you encounter subclauses: which verb belongs to which part? It's more like solving a puzzle that reading a text. Besides, the Romans could read from left to right, and they didn'...
by ingrid70
Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge Ex 39
Replies: 25
Views: 20812

Re:D'Ooge Ex 39

You need a pronunciation guide if you are learning English (I know, I'm Dutch :). Latin is (as far as we know I suppose, as there are no native speakers left) more straightforward in its pronunciation. There's a guide at the beginning of D'Ooge's book, that sums it all up. For most letters, it's one...
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 69
Views: 49035

Re:Word Order

Morphology is about word-formation: declensions, conjugations and the like. Syntax is about how those words forms a sentence, or how the forms are used. <br />So: the fact that filiam is the accusative of filia is morphology; the fact that the accusative is used as the direct object is syntax.<br />...
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Intro
Replies: 1
Views: 2537

Intro

Hi all,<br /><br />I've been reading this forum for some time, and have decided to join in. My name's Ingrid, I'm Dutch, and I'm currently making my umptieth attempt at learning Latin.<br /><br />I've head three years of Latin at high school level, where I read some Caesar and Ovid, i.e. spending mo...