Search found 716 matches

by Kasper
Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: nosmet temet etcet.
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Ah! Thanks Klewlis, I kinda thought so but was too insecure to assume it.
by Kasper
Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: nosmet temet etcet.
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

nosmet temet etcet.

I so very often see these words and I understand they are contraction of nos and te with met, but what exactly do they mean? they often seem to be accompanied by ipse or one of its forms.
by Kasper
Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Transitive or intransitive
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Thanks a lot guys! /Hartelijk bedankt!

That really does help! thanks!
by Kasper
Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Paragraph 179, line 3
Replies: 4
Views: 5380

Yes you are right, it would be an upside down semi-colon other wise. It looks like just a spot to me now. Thanks Mingshey! :roll:
by Kasper
Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Paragraph 179, line 3
Replies: 4
Views: 5380

So indeed it is a question asking for the truth then?
by Kasper
Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Paragraph 179, line 3
Replies: 4
Views: 5380

Paragraph 179, line 3

My translation reads:

and for the truth they were proceeding to the river?

How is this truth intended? Is it asking whether in all honesty they proceeded to the river or did they proceed to the river in order to find the truth?
by Kasper
Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Transitive or intransitive
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Transitive or intransitive

Transitive and intransitive verbs, what are they and what is the difference between them? How do you recognise which is which?
by Kasper
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin prose composition!
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

Caesar, Plautus or Cicero, here's simply my version: uterque insilimus in billabongem et illi natabamus et illum praeimus et illum ad oram ferebamus Shaunus dixit crocodilum transeo eum non vidi sed Ashleyus clamabatur crocodilus crocodilus et ad proxissimum arborem natavimus et adscendimus et Brett...
by Kasper
Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: titles
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

titles

Stupid question I'm sure:

is a title of a book always in the ablative absolute, because there is no further connection to the sentence (in the obvious absence of a sentence)? or is it just that because a lot of titles start with 'de' that they are in the ablative?
by Kasper
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tu atque cuius exercitus
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Thank you Benissimus, indeed I missed a word, it should be: "You think you drive me crazy." As for the ghost horses, is there any way that the noun can be made into an adjective? I mean, it must have been possible for Romans to speak of ghost ships and what not. I agree that at present it looks like...
by Kasper
Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: plenus
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

plenus

According to my helpful grammar the word 'plenus' is accompanied with an ablative or a genitive.

Which is used when?
by Kasper
Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: two questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3204

Thanks guys!


Episcopus, I will have a look at your hero's work.
by Kasper
Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: two questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3204

That's great! vos gratias ago! My main concern was the double infinitive in indirect speech. If there were three or even four verbs in the indirect speech, would they still all be in the infinitive? are there exceptions? as for the "come in" she said, i should have realised it to be direct speech, a...
by Kasper
Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: two questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3204

two questions

I have two grammatical questions, both sort of related. According to my grammar book after a verb of saying or thinking you get the infinitive. It gives the example: Dicit Romanos arma adversariis tradere. Very nice indeed. But how would you translate a sentence like "he says the romans are willing ...
by Kasper
Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tu atque cuius exercitus
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Tu atque cuius exercitus

To keep the fun in translating I have taken up the habit of translating songs that are stuck in my head. Today it was 'you and whose army' by radiohead. Now, I have a few questions of translation, are these correct? you think drive me crazy putas me insanum agere you think you can take us on putas n...
by Kasper
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Native languages?
Replies: 59
Views: 17645

My first language is Dutch, then english, german and mouthful of french.

Regarding the aesthetic value of a language i'm sure that as always the beauty lies in the ears of the beholder. Apart from that: de gustibus non disputandem.
by Kasper
Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation Assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 3850

Inexperienced as I am I would go for:

"semper pete veritatem"

'pete' being the imperative of petere - to seek or ask for
'veritatem' being the accusative of veritas - the truth

But there are a lot of people here who know far more than I do.
by Kasper
Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Bookstores
Replies: 35
Views: 9825

I work in Melbourne and there are quite a few good secondhand bookstores around. Most of them in cellars of big department stores. They have a lot of great books and oftern very affordable, which is why I do my utmost to shun them, because all those great books at cheap prices is too tempting for me...
by Kasper
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:05 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Scitisne vos hoc?
Replies: 12
Views: 12425

amoremne sentire potes? :?
by Kasper
Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: WPM Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Wow I didn't realise I was so slow. I type about 55 wpm after correction.
Oh well, it was good enough to get me a job, I guess I don't need to worry about it. but you guys are great!
by Kasper
Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:50 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: pronunciation of spurious diphthongs
Replies: 7
Views: 5344

According to "First Greek Book" by John Williams White,
the 'ei' is pronounced as in 'eight',
and the 'ou' as in 'group'.
However I'm a complete novice at greek, only been studying it for a week, and I don't know whether there are differences with the Homeric greek. I hope this helps though.
by Kasper
Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 34
Views: 10323

(Woohoo! My quote thing worked!! :lol: )
by Kasper
Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 34
Views: 10323

Lex again your statements seem contradictory, and again, allow me to ask you for further explanation. maybe the specifics of our morality are not encoded in our genes. So if we are not naturally moral, then how are we to know our 'natural' rights and obligations? And here I have to disagree with Emm...
by Kasper
Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 19288

I'm 23, Emma.
by Kasper
Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 34
Views: 10323

Lex, I admire your fervent believes in the individual rights of man. But unfortunately I fail to understand your passionate plea without encountering some slightly contradictory points. I was wondering if you could clear up the following issues, for me to increase my understanding of your statements...
by Kasper
Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum viditur"
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

I'd prefer the force to be with us. :wink:
by Kasper
Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Stupid question:
Replies: 12
Views: 5495

Stupid question:

I realise this question is no sign of intelligence, but in my socratic wisdom I hereby declare myself ignorant and will question everything. Sunday night I watched this show on tv about Napoleon, some mini-series or something of that kind. Now, to make a long story really short, they were going to s...
by Kasper
Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Numquam Cogita
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Numquam Cogita

Okay, I got really bored and had nothing better to do. Then the song came on the radio. To spare the cock his triple crowing I won't deny I love it. I'm sure it is full of mistakes, but I hereby surrender to your merciless criticism: Olet simile spirito juvenis one ad typanos atque fer amiciae tuae ...
by Kasper
Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: So I went and bought Lidell & Scott
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

There's an online version!? Where?
by Kasper
Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the way to learn
Replies: 28
Views: 14974

I guess Klewlis is right. It does depend on ones goals. At the moment, three months underway I'd be happy to just be able to read latin and understand it, I do feel that just by reading it everyday I will attain this level of understanding. However, indeed 'to know all the mechanics of the language ...
by Kasper
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: you're welcome
Replies: 7
Views: 5968

Living in Australia I'm gonna have to say:

Nilhil curam est socie!

(No worries mate!)
by Kasper
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the way to learn
Replies: 28
Views: 14974

don't get me wrong guys, I have worked through a 'teach yourself latin' book, from 1914 I believe. I bought it for 5 (australian) dollars at a second hand bookstore. I had a dead boring data-entry job and was able to basically study it for 8 hours a day, for 3 months. What I'm saying is that now tha...
by Kasper
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: the way to learn
Replies: 28
Views: 14974

the way to learn

Reading through the old posts on this site I see that you all seem to really analyse every word you read. I've only been studying latin since august this year, but I'm trying just to read the language, be it with a dictionary in my lap. Would you recommend this way of learning latin, or is it indeed...
by Kasper
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a loca plana
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

a loca plana

Just wondering, being Dutch as I am, how would I say I'm from holland?

sum a loca plana?

I can't help but feel my vocabulaire is seriously lacking here.
by Kasper
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Novus Sum
Replies: 3
Views: 5031

amiciae meae rescribendo vestro gratus sum

bone spe verbas vestras lego ut hanc linguam pulchram discere possim.
quoque Vulgate Editionis et poematis Miltonis lego ut discam. si mihi monatis multus gratus ero.

nunc saluto
by Kasper
Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Novus Sum
Replies: 3
Views: 5031

Novus Sum

Novus sum atque male scriptum latini sum, timeo. Itaque optimus meum facio, erit satis, spero.