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by ThatLanguageGuy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: what does the word ecce mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 3134

Re: what does the word ecce mean?

Hi, the word "ecce," means "look!" or "behold!" We use a book at school called Ecce Romani which means "look! The Romans!" I wish you good luck in your study of Latin!
by ThatLanguageGuy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Salvete omnes
Replies: 3
Views: 3750

Salvete omnes

Salvete omnes!! Quid agitis hodie, et si tu rogas me, sum bene!! Quid librum utor post linguam latinam Vheelockis (Wheelock's Latin)?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poetry Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 3440

Re: Poetry Translation

Do you know where I can learn dactylic hexameter? It is something not explained in Wheelock, which is what I've used.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please translate my story to Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 6127

Re: Please translate my story to Latin

Oh, no I didn't think you were. I'm sorry if my reply sounded like that. Yeah, for me too, I didn't understand it much either mostly because my translation of the two words were the same... I wonder how hard it is for someone to learn English from a foriegner's perspective. We have a lot of words in...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please translate my story to Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 6127

Re: Please translate my story to Latin

It is!!! I just tried, I'm not at a high level. Wheelock teaches grammar, not necessarily composition. I always thought because Latin was an inflected language, that composition allowed more freedoms, and didn't necessarily matter unless the meaning was there (unless it's poetry, which I have said i...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poetry Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 3440

Re: Poetry Translation

I'm looking for whatever might make the best sense, and how an actual Roman would have read it. I got the LINGVA LATINA edition of books 1 & 4 of the Aeneid for my birthday along with the LINGVA LATINA edition of Commentarii de Bello Gallico books. I might translate Gallic Wars first (I just finishe...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poetry Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 3440

Poetry Translation

Hey guys, I want to translate the Aeneid, but how do we actually translate it? A normal translation reads "Arms and a man I sing who forced by fate and Juno's haughty hate...." But Juno's haughty hate isn't until 2 lines after it describes the man leaving from the shores of Troy and going to Italy. ...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina:Commentarii de Bello Gallico after Wheelock
Replies: 4
Views: 2517

Re: Lingua Latina:Commentarii de Bello Gallico after Wheeloc

Thanks so much. I'm getting started in Greek, and with Latin being my first foreign language, I honestly can't tell anyone how much easier a reading based approach would have been in the future, grammar books get you where you need to go, but if you want to read classical literature with ease, you m...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Intellegenda
Replies: 0
Views: 1344

Intellegenda

Hi guys, I'm being tutored on a higher level at school (eugepae!). I will be using Intellegenda by M.G. Balme, which I haven't received yet, but have you guys used this books or have any tips on how to get the most out of it?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek JACT Passages
Replies: 18
Views: 9285

Reading Greek JACT Passages

Should the exercises in Reading Greek by JACT be translated or just plainly read?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please translate my story to Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 6127

Re: Please translate my story to Latin

Thank you. I'm still learning Latin, but I tried my best. I didn't realize all these errors. Thanks.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please translate my story to Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 6127

Re: Please translate my story to Latin

My father Marcus and I went to see the Gladiators fight in the colosseum today. We arrived in the morning and bought food outside of the colosseum. We were lead to our seats by a slave. The emperor signaled the start of the games and the people cheered. The Morning fights were animal fights. First w...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina:Commentarii de Bello Gallico after Wheelock
Replies: 4
Views: 2517

Lingua Latina:Commentarii de Bello Gallico after Wheelock

Is the Lingua Latina edition of Commentarii de Bello Gallico good after Wheelock?
by ThatLanguageGuy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accent Marks Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: Accent Marks Help

I want to thank everyone for such great advice!! I'm finding my way through learning these marks! I just finished up Latin, which allows me to give more attention to Greek!!
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accent Marks Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Accent Marks Help

I'm currently finishing up Latin and going to start reading the Wheelock Reader, but I want to start Ancient Greek because I want to study something similar to Latin. I've tried numerous books, though I do think I will use Mastronade's Attic Greek along with Athenaze. I'm having trouble with accents...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Will there be an eighth edition of Wheelock?
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

Re: Will there be an eighth edition of Wheelock?

Also, maybe the new edition will be a bit stronger in its paperback form, as the Greek book From Alpha to Omega is. My Wheelock paperback lost its cover and ripped on the spine. So maybe they'll be a bit stronger.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Will there be an eighth edition of Wheelock?
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

Re: Will there be an eighth edition of Wheelock?

I'm not sure who ThatGuyWhoLovesLatin is, but if you're asking if I love Latin, I do! I figured there would be an eighth edition, do you have any ideas about the release of the new edition? Also, yeah, I've noticed that most texts don't contain macrons, but Wheelock really promoted learning them (ju...
by ThatLanguageGuy
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?
Replies: 7
Views: 5884

Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

I've tried that one as well. My problem is the accent marks, this is what confuses me. I wish that there was a book like Wheelock, but teaches Greek instead.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?
Replies: 7
Views: 5884

Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Hi guys, I'm just finishing Wheelock, and trying to pick up some Greek, is there anything besides From Alpha to Omega that is similar to Wheelock. I've tried a lot of books, but I haven't been successful.
by ThatLanguageGuy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Will there be an eighth edition of Wheelock?
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

Will there be an eighth edition of Wheelock?

Do you guys think that there will be an eighth edition of Wheelock's Latin? The seventh was published in 2011, so it is becoming older. Also do you guys think there will be a new edition of the reader as well, this time having macrons?