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by Kasper
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: prudentiae est
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Gratias ambobus vobis ob confirmandum ago! :D
by Kasper
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The position of the noun in the Subj Inf vs. Norm Sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Amice, quid est gratum? Nonne est 'ambulare'? 'liberi' is not the subject in your sentence, ambulare is. (in fact i'm not too sure how 'liberi' fits in). The infinitive is called the subjective infinitive, because in this sentence the subject happens to an infinitive. Malum est gratum = An apple is ...
by Kasper
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Complementary Verb with Dir/Ind object vs. Nominative
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Vale blutoon, I think you are mixing up a few things here. I hope i can make things a little clearer. To start with your first sentence: Miseris auxilium dare debemus. You provide no translation for this sentence, and i hope i do not offend you by doing so, but for purposes of clarity (and i start f...
by Kasper
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: prudentiae est
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

prudentiae est

Dixit Descartes sua in meditatione prima, nomine "De iis quae in dubium revocari possunt": "Nempe quidquid hactenus ut maxime verum admisi, vel a sensibus, vel per sensus accepi; hos autem interdum fallere deprehendi, ac prudentiae est nunquam illis plane confidere qui nos vel semel deceperunt." Per...
by Kasper
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Diphthong ηυ
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

is it like the english 'oo' or more like 'u' in french, e.g. 'tu', or dutch, 'u'?
by Kasper
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: verb tense issues in 1 John 3:9
Replies: 6
Views: 6962

Re: verb tense issues in 1 John 3:9

Joseph on what basis do you say that "ο γεγεννημε?νος εκ του θεου" translates to 'a Christian'? This may be what is meant, but it is certainly not a literal translation.
by Kasper
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I need help from Christians who like reading
Replies: 42
Views: 11420

vir litterarum wrote:Milton was NOT a Christian, nor is Paradise Lost a Christian poem.
:lol: i think that is a debate for another thread.
by Kasper
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I need help from Christians who like reading
Replies: 42
Views: 11420

Perhaps a dumb idea, but how about Milton' Paradise Lost, or something like Dante's Divine Comedy? Certainly pre-1950, although perhaps not quite the genre you have in mind.
by Kasper
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Getting a stronger grasp on the language
Replies: 11
Views: 3265

Vale Miguel,

I would recommend that you download N&H prose composition from Textkit together with the answer key - its free! It provides brief explanations of grammar and then gives you generally some 30 sentences to practice on.

Other than that: read. Read as much as you can.
by Kasper
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek name origens.
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re Homer - ever since commencing Hebrew studies it has appeared to me that Homer is rather similar to various forms of the word 'omar', i.e. "He speaks". This may just be coincidence though.
by Kasper
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nepos Vitae, praef.5.
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

I did not intend to deny the value of your efforts Will, merely that of my advice. My grammatical knowledge lacks detail.
by Kasper
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nepos Vitae, praef.5.
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

I must be missing the point here, but in the absence of a nominative gerundive the infinitive is used in this sort of instance.


... then again, i've always been more focussed on understanding the substance of a text rather than picking apart its grammar.
by Kasper
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nepos Vitae, praef.5.
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

absolutely. what was a great honour in almost all of Greece? to be put forth as a winner at/of Olympia.
by Kasper
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aeneid 4.169-172
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

That's what is says vir:

"that day was first the cause of death and first [the cause] of the bad stuff".

i agree it doesn't seem very smooth in english.
by Kasper
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Penguin Latin Dictionary
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

and so Whiteoctave returns.... (as a spammer?!)
by Kasper
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I have an Ailment. I Therefore Seek a Remedy.
Replies: 17
Views: 5252

PeterD wrote:
klewlis wrote:Thus the only alternative is to force yourself into a routine.
...or necessity will do it for you.

or even jealousy, when in the years to come you find that your peers whom you have considered inferior have by far outreached your accomplishments.
by Kasper
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I have an Ailment. I Therefore Seek a Remedy.
Replies: 17
Views: 5252

for many (mainly teenage) years i suffered from the same ailment. i think part of the cure was ageing a little, but most importantly i found a few things that fascinate me, such as law, reading books that i consdier imporant in their original language, etc. The more i learn about these things the mo...
by Kasper
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: matt 11:12
Replies: 7
Views: 6634

Come on Bert, quoting yourself doesn't add weight to your argument.
by Kasper
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 30223

Actually, technically speaking, the constitution does not confer rights. The rights themselves are inalienable. The constitution guarantees legal protection of those rights. I suppose it is a quibble of semantics, but I think it is an important distinction. well that's a question of legal philosoph...
by Kasper
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Humanist Latin
Replies: 23
Views: 6337

How about the stultitiae laus, by Erasmus ipse?
by Kasper
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 30223

The Bill of Rights attempts to maximize a certain set of freedoms for the mass of citizenry by curtailing certain freedoms of others. Interesting. In Federal Oz we don't have a bill of rights (although 2 states do have one). However the High Court (our highest court in the hierarchy) has 'implied' ...
by Kasper
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help again
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

non modo... sed etiam ...

This is a common construction that means something like "not only .. but also..."

In your sentence:

Do you not understands/perceive that not only our love but also our family increases with/in time?
by Kasper
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help again
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Turendil wrote: apologies for forgetting my accusative case endings. :(
nil est. pluris sum oblitus quam memini.
by Kasper
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help again
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Ave Turendil,

mutemus ordinem verborum:
"Quantus amor deorum est erga nos."

neque illa verba dicunt:
"Quanti sunt di erga nostrum amorem".

Spero haec iam plana esse?
by Kasper
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 30223

:lol: I take it you're not married then? If you are, i dare you to say that to your wife!
by Kasper
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 30223

Turendil and ndansmith, if these issues you raise are all that you consider is entailed in marriage, you'd be better off just executing a power of attorney and starting a trust fund to share your assets. If your relationship would break down then resolution would be much easier than that involved in...
by Kasper
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 30223

Hyde v Hyde and Woodmansee (1866) LR 1 P&D 130: "Marriage as understood in Christendom may be defined as the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others." This is marriage as traditionally understood in common law countries. (mind you, the judge that said this a...
by Kasper
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Koine
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

EDIT: my post became obsolete after Irene's post.
by Kasper
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 30223

Wow. i had i no idea there were so many constitutional lawyers on Textkit! And here i was trying to figure out my exam on my own like a sucker....
by Kasper
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: usage of "ara"
Replies: 10
Views: 3017

Yes i think the Dutch speakers have a few viable options. I will also add 'dus', particularly as it is used colloquially. I'm in the process of teaching my wife dutch, and words like these are sooo very hard to explain.
by Kasper
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 30223

Can you imagine a woman and a black man in the white house? Granted, they do not share my ideology, but it is way past time to have both of these minorities in top leadership positions. Are women really a minority in the US? (Whoever wins, i'm sure you guys couldn't do any worse than the last two e...
by Kasper
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: tempus discere
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Turendil, i work and study (law) both full time simultaneously. My morning starts at 5.30am where following a quick shower i study for an 1.5 hours before my bus departs for work. After 2 years of this i am completely used to it, and even during holidays i get up at 5.30 out of habit. you'll be fine...
by Kasper
Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help translating a quote
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

I think you forgot the 'non' in there Chris?

Also, what motivates your use of moreretur as opposed to the previous suggestions?
by Kasper
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help translating a quote
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

Hmm, interesting comments. I fear my ability is insufficient to accurately respond to it. I'm not sure about the future participle with an implied form of esse, versus a subjunctive of mori. It seems to me that because the verbs in my line are implied, they may well be subjunctive, but that may inde...
by Kasper
Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: τ?οπὴ καὶ στ?οφή
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

I think you need some professional help Luce.
by Kasper
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some general questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1270


by Kasper
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: More Subjunctive
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Vere, Tertie, doctissimus es. Multas tibi gratias ago: locupletavisti meam comprensionem latinae linguae.
by Kasper
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: More Subjunctive
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Salve Luce,

eamdem fere quaestionem iamdiu habueram. Legem studens saepe hoc decretum inveni: "nemo dat quod non habet". Et saepius miror sive 'habet' non debeat 'habeat' esse.

At tamen valde antiquum decretum est, ergo accepi hoc quoque rectum esse.


spero te valere.
by Kasper
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Chapter V: Sententiae Antiquae 11
Replies: 2
Views: 4966

Vale amice,

yes satis takes the genitive. There are few more words that always do so, 'quid' comes to mind.

The simple past unfortunately won't do in this sentence. Your verbs are in the future tense.
by Kasper
Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help translating a quote
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

Not a quite litteral translation, but nice and short:

"pro nullo moriturus vivendi non meritus."