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by ingrid70
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: longae non sunt tuae viae
Replies: 2
Views: 3709

tuae is a (possessive) adjective, just like longae, and changes with the noun: tua via est longa - tuae viae sunt longae.

In Dutch the translation would be: jouw wegen zijn niet lang.

Hope this helps,

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 9455

I will vote left-wing. Definitely not CDA or VVD, either van der Hoeven back or Verdonk new on education is causing me nightmares ;-). With an autistic child in a special school I have a vested interest in keeping special schools as they are.


Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 9455

I'm eighteen and didn't vote. To a lifetime of not voting! In the Netherlands we vote on 22 November, so quite soon. I don't know who I'll vote for (I'm a "floating" voter), but I will most definitely vote. Same here. I know who I'll definitely *not* vote for, though ;-). Personally, I think Americ...
by ingrid70
Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: conversación española
Replies: 19
Views: 6162

GlottalGreekGeek wrote: The copyright date is - get this - 1958!
Actually, the first version of Oerberg's Lingua Latina is from 1955, publishe by The Nature Method Institute. They had versions for other languages too (English for example). Perhaps this book is from the same institute?

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Proverbs I
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

When I find proverbs terribly vague, I usually Google on them, there's always a site that has an explanation. Look here for example (I think this is about the book you have, the newer site doesn't given hints). Your number 120 is on page 3 of this site: by media, they mean 'common', 'average': the c...
by ingrid70
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: And also: Google Books followup
Replies: 22
Views: 6590

Oh. Oh, oh, oh. Now I know how I'm going to relearn Latin: The Latin Grammar of Pharmacy and Medicine , which has such practice sentences as "Ought he to mix the nitrates of potassium and mercury?" and "He labored with great diligence, and filled, in two hours, a hundred phials with chloroform." an...
by ingrid70
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: that you will learn
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

I know there is no future subjunctive, I meant that the sentence seemed to need one, where you usually would use the first periphrastic, but that couldn't be used because there is no part.fut.act. of discere.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: that you will learn
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Thanks to both of you. It must be 'fore ut', it has the right description in my grammars.

There's no context, it's an exercise with just phrases ('do it immediately', 'know this well', 'having eaten', etc. all kinds of exceptions to the usual rules).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: that you will learn
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

that you will learn

I'm working from an old Dutch schoolbook with only exercises and no explanations, and no mentioning of which grammar should accompany it. So sometimes I'm completely at a loss what the author (19th century schoolmaster ;-) ) wants. In an exercise on 'tempora anomala et defectiva' I've got to find a ...
by ingrid70
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Pars I - Familia Romana
Replies: 84
Views: 75335

Now, in English, saying "it is a wind which blows from the back," is just fine. Ventus , however, is clearly masculine. Shouldn't it be is instead of id ? I.e., is est ventus qui a tergo flat . Sorry this is so basic, but it's puzzling to me and I can't seem to find a relevant explanation in my gra...
by ingrid70
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 22
Views: 5893

primitive wrote:I don't know if anyone's heard of YTMND at all, but here's one I found interesting.

www.neszidane.ytmnd.com
My (autistic) sons can watch this one for hours:

http://blueballfixed.ytmnd.com/

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Jason and the Golden Fleas
Replies: 2
Views: 934

I think the friend, who remains unnamed, goes to Delphi (masc. plural.) to consult the Oracle. He demonstrated for what reason he came, and the Oracle Selected from TableAnswers Where danger <> present.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS
Replies: 23
Views: 7331

If it doesn't grow by itself, we don't grow it :). We are the most hopeless gardeners in the world. We tried to make a flowerbed: dug up part of our garden, and planted bulbs. But as we didn't know whether the green sprouts coming up were flowers or weeds, we were afraid to pull them out. Now we've ...
by ingrid70
Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: IreneY?
Replies: 16
Views: 3648

Re: IreneY?

IreneY wrote:
I know a Librarian who would insist on the distinction between primates
Ook!

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri May 26, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which declinations are used?
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Hi all, Spiphany is right about the nouns that end in –is in the genitive case. But there are two in this list I can see what are their declination: 5) Logice, es, f 6) Embrion, i, n The first one with the genitive ending in –es I can’t place it in any declination, and Words also doesn’t he...
by ingrid70
Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: MEUS vs SUUS
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Re: MEUS vs SUUS

I believe that the following battery is correct: SCALPRUM MEUM AMATIS - They like my knife almost: You (pl) like my knife (amatis - 2nd person plural) Is the next usage limited soley to AMAT?: SCALPRUM AMAT SUUM - He likes his knife or can you also say SCALPRUM AMATIS SUUM - They like their knife I...
by ingrid70
Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Problem with reading matter, page 212
Replies: 4
Views: 5724

I don't know the english term, in Dutch it's called relatieve aansluiting (relative connection?). A relative pronoun can have a similar meaning as a conjunction and a relative pronoun together, i.e.: qui = et qui. quae res: et quae res: and this thing (i.e. visiting the curia) made him hear and see ...
by ingrid70
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Dowling Method
Replies: 21
Views: 9640

Personally, I think it's a good method, apart from step 2, the brute memorization. Of course you have to memorize the endings some time, but to start with it and to such length? I think it kills all enthusiasm for learning the language. But that's my personal opinion. So, if I had to start now, I wo...
by ingrid70
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Dowling Method
Replies: 21
Views: 9640

That's right. Also, Ørberg uses the unfortunate North European order of declensions (N, A, G, D, Ab), as opposed to the Classical order used by the Romans, being N, G, D, A, V, Ab. Funny you say that because, as far as I know, we here in the Netherlands use the second order (although I'm not sure ...
by ingrid70
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translating Caesar
Replies: 5
Views: 3936

Re: translating Caesar

Horum omium fortissimi sunt Belgae, propterea quod a cultu atque humanitate provinciae longissime absunt, minimeque ad eos mercatores saepe commeant atque ea quae ad effeminandos animos pertinent important, proximique sunt Germanis, qui trans Rhenum incolunt, quibuscum continenter bellem gerunt. Fi...
by ingrid70
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A tiny grammar pebble
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

I did happen to know this, but my dictionary tells me to look at "vult-" when I look up "volt-". So bad, bad Gaffiot :).

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A tiny grammar pebble
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Another pebble...

This time it's a lexical problem (i think) : Tum corvus tristem domini sui voltum animadvertens crocibat ... [rough :wink: ] translation : So the raven, noticing his master was sad, says... But nowhere have I found a translation of 'voltum'. What does that word mean? It's face: vultus, of the fourt...
by ingrid70
Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: The answer to 146,page 61
Replies: 2
Views: 4121


by ingrid70
Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Spanish Ghost ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

I remember Suske en Wiske (They are not brother and sister?) and Lambik, uncle I think, and Jeromeke and what's her name, that tall skinny lady with the long nose. Well, that description won't work. They all have long noses. Tante Sidonia. My son loves them, and he can't read well enough yet to rea...
by ingrid70
Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: group for "Latin For Beginners" by Benjamin L. D'O
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

I'll join this group and edit the key that's still under construction as we go. Maybe it will finally be finished!

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cum Clauses with the Subj.
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

conjunctive, as several languages have decided to call that mood, are the same as what englishmen call subjunctive. conjunctive in english grammar-speak would NOT refer to a mood. it would refer to CONJUNCTIONS. a nederlander would, as any great intellect should know, have no way of knowing this. d...
by ingrid70
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Questions from Lesson I to Lesson IX.
Replies: 5
Views: 5539

Hi James et al. First of all: the key is the work of students, like yourself. It is by no means perfect, and if your answer is different from the key, it is recommended that you go back to the Latin, and see which is wrong, or if both answers could be right (or wrong :) ). Often, with single sentenc...
by ingrid70
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: There must be a shorter way
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Thanks all.

Gerunds are rendered like 'they must be warned', so I don't think they want that.

I'll stick with relative sentences, I think. The book is quite strict in tense-relations, so these have to be expressed.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Conversational Latin
Replies: 11
Views: 3271

Lucus Eques wrote:lol, other one?
I've learned the Dutch pronunciation of Latin. I don't think the average anglo-saxon can bend his tongue to say the 'oe' and 'eu' that way :shock: .

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Automatic logon disabled?
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Re: Automatic logon disabled?

Adelheid wrote:Did anyone else have the same problem (well, problem is perhaps too strong a word for it)?
I had the same problem, but clearing all cookies and internet history junk helped. Perhaps you could try that first?

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: There must be a shorter way
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

There must be a shorter way

I've got this very old schoolbook (1893), exercises only, no grammar explanations. In the exercises on verb forms, there are a couple of sentence fragments like these (translated from Dutch to English): The friend, who was warned The danger, that has been deflected The laws, that will have been abol...
by ingrid70
Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The difference between "classicists" and "lat
Replies: 68
Views: 18718

It still boggles my mind that speaking and composition skills in dead languages are being debated as to their worth! Do you really mean that? My experience is this: 5 to 6 years of education in English, German, French and Italian. All of these languages I can read, understand and speak in varying d...
by ingrid70
Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Vindolanda Tablets
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: Late Roman Cursive

mfranks wrote:
So far I haven't be able to find a table mapping the characters of the script to our modern roman script.

Cheers,

Mark
http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/exhibit ... eo-2.shtml

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Scriptorium ... ncurs.html

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Favorite Quote?
Replies: 23
Views: 5210

Als het niet kan zoals het moet, moet het maar zoals het kan. In English: If it can't be done the way it should, it should be done the way it can. I read it on a wall in the specialised daycare centre my autistic son goes to. Another longer Dutch one can be read here: Je bent zo mooi anders Ingrid
by ingrid70
Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Teaching And Learning Pronunciation Of A Foreign Language
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

I think it was just popular. Come to think of it, I think I had it in Dutch first, found out where it came from later:

"Werk is mooi, ik kan er uren naar kijken."

Ingrid (indeed, 35 years old...)
by ingrid70
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Teaching And Learning Pronunciation Of A Foreign Language
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Jerome K Jerome is great! I love his description of the effects of medical encyclopedias on people's health :).

And I had this quote on my desk when still at school:

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Comparative neuter of "-ius" adjectives
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Comparative neuter of "-ius" adjectives

Saluete, omnes! How does one form the comparative of adjectives in the neutral (or even adverbs) of words like "ebrius"? Sic reor: adjectives: m. ebrius, ebrior, ebrissimus f. ebria, ebrior, ebrissima n. ebrium, ebrius , ebrissimum adverbs: ebrie, ebrius , ebrissime Gratias uobis omnibus! As far as...
by ingrid70
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 38
Views: 8732

classicalclarinet wrote:my coordinates:
n 61
w 149
It's a shame that most of Europe is low-resolution. :(
Yep, our house is a vague black blob...

Ingrid
by ingrid70
Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ante diem
Replies: 16
Views: 5956

According to my grammar, the Romans substracted inclusively not only with dates, but also with ordinal numbers: Tertiō quōque verbō peccat: every other word he makes an error. Although they don't seem to use it with cardinals, e.g. duodevicesimus and the like. As to the strange a.d. construction: it...
by ingrid70
Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation help
Replies: 2
Views: 792

I think these sentences are prohibitive subjunctives (coniunctivus prohibitivus in my book): do not reject a slave because of rather sloppy work. do not value him for his services, but for his manners.

Ingrid (more at home in Latin-Dutch then Latin-English at the moment.)