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by ingrid70
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's the interrogative for numerical order?
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

In Dutch we can say 'hoeveelste' as in German. I've always considered it a lack in the language of the English, who have more different numbers than names as it comes to kings, that you can't easily say: Henry the so-many-eth (Henry de zoveelste) when you're not sure which of the eight it is. Checki...
by ingrid70
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin-Latin Dictionary?
Replies: 38
Views: 35367

But that's the problem Bedwere: a lot of books that are downloadable in the US are not so in the rest of the world...Sometimes proxies help, but in this case, I've got the same problem as Metrodorus has: I can see it is full view, but the proxies I usually use (proxify and youhide) can't download it...
by ingrid70
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Forcellini's Totius Latinitatis Lexicon
Replies: 6
Views: 2917

Unfortunately, Google messes things up: the file is Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Perhaps we should search on that book to find Forcellini?

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I got another baby girl!
Replies: 15
Views: 5490

Congratulations, Mingshey. They are both lovely girls!

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: IPSI vs SIBI
Replies: 29
Views: 10494

Genitive: (I can't think of a good example of how to use sui here, either its proper use is something I haven't learned yet or I missed something.) sui, like the genitives mei, tui, nostri and vestri, is mainly (or only?) used as genitive of the object: amor sui: love for himself. Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Infinitives
Replies: 1
Views: 855

1. There are many words that take the infinitive as object, usually to complete their meaning: Such are verbs denoting to be able, dare , undertake, remember, forget, be accustomed, begin, continue, cease, hesitate, learn, know how, fear, and the like (A&G 456 - they call this a complementary infini...
by ingrid70
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pronunciation used at LATINUM PODCAST
Replies: 81
Views: 39673

Re: hic haec hoc

The usual Swedish example of consonant clusters is the adjective "västkustskt" (which is an adverb or adjective in the neuter, meaning "belonging to the west coast"). Even better is the (slightly contrived) word "blixtskt" ("having to do with someone named Blixt"): that is six consecutive consonan...
by ingrid70
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Imaginum Vocabularium Latinum - A Visual Vocabulary
Replies: 7
Views: 3555

Got it, thanks a lot!

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Weakness at the APA
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Bert wrote:I am not really rolling in money but it is not lack of money that keeps me from buying books, but lack of time to read them.
That never stopped me :wink: . Perhaps it should, our library is overcrowded allready.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Imaginum Vocabularium Latinum - A Visual Vocabulary
Replies: 7
Views: 3555

Hi Evan, Nice work! As well as your work on Adler, which is on my Ipod, being used regularly. But as to the original book, even by way of a proxy I can't access it. Could you perhaps send a copy to me? It is not as if we were breaking any copyright rules... Ingrid, who doesn't understand Google's fu...
by ingrid70
Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Pen
Replies: 34
Views: 14098

I got my first fountain pen when I was at primary school - we had to write with them; I got a Parker set with pen, ballpoint and pencil. I used that until I went to secondary school, when I received a new set, again a Parker. That set went with me through university, until a couple of years ago, whe...
by ingrid70
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Humanist Latin
Replies: 23
Views: 6111

(And the translation: "In one day just one person can print the same number of letters that many people could hardly write in a whole year. Books in all the disciplines have poured out to us so profusely from this invention that no work can possibly remain wanting to anyone, however needy".) Anyone...
by ingrid70
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Too Funny
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Oh please! Another evening spent on watching Monty Python Sketches. Would you not do that again ;-)?

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adler's Practical Grammar for Speaking and Writing Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 27572

I checked the new version on Google Books: they fixed the blurry pages!
Hip hip huray!


Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Books Disappearing From Google
Replies: 13
Views: 6850

I may be too optimistic, but I noticed that some bad scans have been updated by better scans. Adler had a lot of blurry pages, maybe (hopefully) they're redoing it?

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32209

Thanks a lot! That works!

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32209

The problem with the proxies I tried was that you still can't download the books; only view them. Can your proxy download, Briggsy?

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nuntii Latini - Celery woes?
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: Nuntii Latini - Celery woes?

In my third attempt in as many years to study Latin, I'm trying to follow Nuntii Latini as an exercise beyond what the textbooks offer. Am I reading this headline correctly? "Fuga apium universa in America." All celery in America routed/put to flight/banished? Huh??! I'm working on the body of the ...
by ingrid70
Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi everyone, new person here!
Replies: 14
Views: 3765

I will jump in now, and say I'm 36. If I wait till after my holidays, I'll have to add a year ;-).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: want to start learning latin... where do i start?
Replies: 25
Views: 8837

Oh, I do have other books to learn Greek from (either in Dutch or English), but as Lucus says, the Italian version is strongly based on Lingua Latina, which I use and like a lot

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: want to start learning latin... where do i start?
Replies: 25
Views: 8837

Gonzalo, thanks for the tip! Look what I found: http://www.vivariumnovum.it/athenaze.htm Check out the generous supply of sample pages (capitolo VI for example). What an elegant Italian variation on the Örbergian method! I just HAVE to own that book! Cheers, Int If I could speak Italian, I'd buy i...
by ingrid70
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mark Anthony
Replies: 21
Views: 9155

Ha, I was already sure it wasn't Mijdrecht on Adelheid's avatar ;-)

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mark Anthony
Replies: 21
Views: 9155

Gaius Marius comes to mind.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32209

If you aren´t in the USA -like me- and you want to get that PDFs -whose access is only avaliable to the US country- you have only to turn your language preferences into English (US). I have done that and now I am able to it. As far as I know there are no language preferences for the Google Books s...
by ingrid70
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32209

I had thought that Google just prevented all of them from being available, the fact that it is some and not others is really curious. It can't possibly because of copyright, some of the books they are preventing are 150+ years old. And why Penrose's Exercises, but not the Key to the same book? It's...
by ingrid70
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32209

Re: Google Books pdf's

I thought I'd list the links to some of the pdf's available from Google Books. I know these are only downloadable to those of us in the US, but here they are: I've checked Ed's list: the books below are available outside the US: D'Ooge nothing Latin Grammars Latin Grammar (Rev. J. Arnold, 1854) Lat...
by ingrid70
Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge group
Replies: 24
Views: 24238

Unfortunately, it's not that simple indeed; I get a '404 not found' error: Not Found The requested URL /books/pdf/Elements_of_Latin.pdf?id=FoQXAAAAIAAJ&output=pdf&sig=H2lB7st03RPyxgJGMCBZgkd6qhs was not found on this server. Thanks for trying though! The stupid thing is, that there are many books th...
by ingrid70
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge group
Replies: 24
Views: 24238

Not downloadable outside the US, I'm afraid.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Genitive usage in Catullus
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Meo arbitrio we're dealing with a genetivus explicativus; it defines the 'ratio' in a more detailed manner. You are thinking of Greek usages of the genitive: The explanatory genitive exists in Greek, but I do not think it does in Latin. Looking through A&G, at least, I see no listing of this usage....
by ingrid70
Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Cap XI
Replies: 9
Views: 3086

Anyway, it's called "Orbis Sensualium Pictus: A World of Things Obvious to the Senses Drawn in Pictures." It was written by a dutchman named Johann Commenius and then tranlated into English by Charles Hoole. The first English publication was in 1659. I'll try and put some more pics of it up if you'...
by ingrid70
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9482

I won't say I still know these languages, but at high school I learned, beside my native Dutch, English, French, German and Latin. I still consider it a shame I didn't take Greek. This was the highest level of high school (in the Netherlands, there are basically three levels of high school, dependen...
by ingrid70
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I think I am missing the Point
Replies: 17
Views: 4565

If an infinitive is a noun, by all means, how is it used in an indirect sentence? :roll: Because it is a verbal noun. I.e. it is a noun, but in some situations, it has the force of a verb: takes adverbs instead of adiectives, takes the case of its verb. See Allen and Greenough, page 286, section 45...
by ingrid70
Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I think I am missing the Point
Replies: 17
Views: 4565

I think you are missing the point :twisted: An infinitive is a noun, a verbal noun. In the example sentences, you could easily switch the infinitives for 'normal' nouns. If the normal noun is a subject, the infinitive in that position is a subject. If the normal noun is an object, the infinitive in ...
by ingrid70
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: etymology
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

As far as I know, liberi were free-born children (as opposed to slaves). So yes, there's an etymological link.

Ceterum censeo edonnelly verum dixisse;-)

Ingrid, mother of two.
by ingrid70
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina 1965 version
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Hi Miriam, Good to hear you're buying a new version. Which books are you going to buy besides the textbook? I recommend using at least the Exercitia Latina, as many of the finer grammar points are practised in there. I learned Latin at school some 20 years ago and picked it up again later. I use sev...
by ingrid70
Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina 1965 version
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: Lingua Latina 1965 version

Hi Miriam, First a welcome from a fellow Dutchwoman ;-). I don't think the 1965 version is so very different from the modern one, as far as I can remember. I have the modern version with 'pensa soluta', so if you put your answers on here, I can check them against the key, and see if it is indeed sti...
by ingrid70
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Orberg's LL: Eius vs Suus
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

I think suam cuique is idiomatic: to each his own. So suam refers to the cuique, not to the subject of the sentence. (The master returns to each student his own writing tablet).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Prettig Kerstfeest ;-)

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: From the Gallic War
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

I can be mistaken, but I translated it as follows:

he hastened to further Gaul with as long marches as he could.

So: maximis itineribus is ablative of means, potuit explaining maximis itineribus.

Hope this helps

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you have a song stuck in your head?
Replies: 18
Views: 4354

Felice Navidad. The longer it's stuck in my head, the less I like it. Why o why did I read this topic :evil: ? I wanna wish you a merry christmas... Ingrid (who has once worked in a shop in december. I could hang, draw and quarter Rudolf the Red-nosed raindeer by the end of it, but this song was th...