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by procrastinator
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nutting's Latin Primer
Replies: 26
Views: 10916

Re: Nutting's Latin Primer

Exercise IX, II. B. 1: sīmiō → sīmiā

Also in the French text, Leçon XII states that lūdus is feminine when it is actually masculine.
by procrastinator
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nutting's Latin Primer
Replies: 26
Views: 10916

Re: Nutting's Latin Primer

If you don't mind I'll continue to point out any mistakes if I find them, including in the original French version. In the French version I've found a couple of mistakes. You can find them using a search over the French page : Two instances of Cur (should be Cūr) Two instances of vidērunt (should be...
by procrastinator
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nutting's Latin Primer
Replies: 26
Views: 10916

Re: Nutting's Latin Primer

Here are some more corrections: Exercise VI, II. A 2 requires a translation into Latin of "There were roses and berries in the basket s ." and the key has "Rosae et bācae in corbul ā fuērunt." but it should be "Rosae et bācae in corbul īs fuērunt." Exercise VII, I. B 3: key has "because we were afra...
by procrastinator
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nutting's Latin Primer
Replies: 26
Views: 10916

Re: Nutting's Latin Primer

Exercise VI, II. B. 1. ...inquit Iūlia. "In sellā sedēs...

Also if you'd like some corrections for the French version, there are two instances of "Leçon II" in the Sommaire, and the Vocabulaire at the end is missing an entry for Pila.
by procrastinator
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: what does eī refer to? orberg text
Replies: 7
Views: 2899

Re: what does eī refer to? orberg text

I was wondering that as well. I'm guessing it's an example of the Dative of Possession. Can anyone confirm?
by procrastinator
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Post hoc ergo propter hoc
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Post hoc ergo propter hoc

If you wanted to say "the sun rose after the crowing therefore because of the crowing" I think it would be

Sol ortus est post cantum ergo propter cantum.

I assumed crowing = cantus. My Latin isn't perfect so correct if wrong.
by procrastinator
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: what does the word ecce mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Re: what does the word ecce mean?

The English-Latin dictionary by Smith and Hall (1871) says it is regularly followed by the nominative, but sometimes by the accusative. A couple of quotes from the dictionary about the use of ecce: When a person is seen coming, it is often expressed by ecce, behold. Ecce is often used to call attent...
by procrastinator
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini
Replies: 34
Views: 30265

Re: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini

I'm going to publish several new dictionaries soon: among them a critical English-Latin dictionaries Is this "A Copious and Critical English-Latin Dictionary" by Smith and Hall, published in 1871? If so, readers might like to know that Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders has a project to pro...
by procrastinator
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google's translation of Shakespeare into Latin
Replies: 0
Views: 1545

Google's translation of Shakespeare into Latin

Hey all, For a bit of fun, try opening Google Translate, enter "Shakespeare" on the left and select English, and in the translation box on the right, select "Latin". Here's a direct link to speed things up: https://translate.google.co.jp/?um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#en/la/Shakespeare Ta da! I g...
by procrastinator
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A little help with 3rd declension nouns
Replies: 14
Views: 6212

Re: A little help with 3rd declension nouns

A couple more:

epigramma -atis
phantasma -atis
by procrastinator
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aprilis third declension noun
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: Aprilis third declension noun

Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Aprilis) has a complete declension. Aprilis is an adjective that can be used as a substantive noun.
by procrastinator
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI resigns in Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 3681

Re: Pope Benedict XVI resigns in Latin

Wikipedia edits move fast. The original Latin is currently removed.
Yeah, you're right. Here's one of the Wikipedia versions that contains the Latin original: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?tit ... =537852169
by procrastinator
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI resigns in Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 3681

Re: Pope Benedict XVI resigns in Latin

Anyone interested in reading the Pope's resignation speech in Latin can find it here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resignatio ... nedict_XVI
by procrastinator
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Rosetta Stone for Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 11674

Re: Rosetta Stone for Latin

(unlike, for example, the Pimsleur course, which I also got free from my library, which was incredibly useful for learning some Spanish) Could you imagine a Pimsleur Latin course? You know how it would start: "This is Unit one of Pimsleur's Speak and Read Essential Latin 1. Listen to this conversat...
by procrastinator
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 52469

Re: What's the point?

Do you readers out there think that Latin is a good language in which to write down our culture? Modern languages are subject to change, the vocabulary and grammar will change, so a few hundred years from now perhaps only scholars versed in the "old English" of today will be able to read the literat...
by procrastinator
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 52469

Re: What's the point?

Nooj wrote:There is nothing inherently more powerful about Latin than Romani, the language spoken by the Roma/Gypsy people.
I totally agree. I think I read somewhere that the Romans thought Ancient Greek was the most elegant and that Latin was a poor man's Greek.
by procrastinator
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 52469

Re: What's the point?

This thread is turning out to be quite interesting. As a native English speaker, I see a charm in Latin, as too do many other native English-speaking people, as witnessed by its use in Hollywood movies and books. If I had to describe Latin I'd choose adjectives like "elegant", "powerful", "strong". ...
by procrastinator
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Beginner self-study
Replies: 10
Views: 22481

Re: Beginner self-study

Salve jamesee0106.latin, I'm also self-studying. I have a third suggestion. It's called First Latin Lessons by Harry Fletcher Scott. It was published so long ago that now it's in the public domain, and can be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/details/firstlatinlesso00scotgoog (specifically the ...
by procrastinator
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Harry Potter Ancient Greek - which dialect?
Replies: 7
Views: 5134

Re: Harry Potter Ancient Greek - which dialect?

I purchased this book quickly from an online book company after I saw the price on U.S. Amazon go up to $100.00. The bookseller I found was still selling for a reasonable price. It's really a cute little book. I am not ready to read it yet (I have other books I'm working on now), but I found the tr...
by procrastinator
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Macrons - To be or not to be
Replies: 9
Views: 5874

Re: Macrons - To be or not to be

Thanks Craig for your explanation. I didn't know the history of the pronunciation. I notice that Wheelock's Readings just pronounces hic, haec and hoc without the double final consonant (at least in the initial reading of them). The Latinum online audio course by Evan der Millner does pronounce them...
by procrastinator
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Macrons - To be or not to be
Replies: 9
Views: 5874

Re: Macrons - To be or not to be

Lingua latina has both hic and hīc. One being 'here' and one being 'this/he'. Oh yes, you're right, I confused hic with hīc! Thanks Hampie for clearing that up. But still my New College Latin-English Dictionary by John Traupman lists hīc, haec, hōc with the macrons. Do you think those are printing ...
by procrastinator
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Macrons - To be or not to be
Replies: 9
Views: 5874

Re: Macrons - To be or not to be

Lingua Latina does use "māgnus" exactly one time (in the form "Māgnīne...?"). I'm currently reading Lingua Latina and came across this occurrence of māgnīne. However in the margin notes it says magnī-ne so I suspect the ā was just a typo. However I've noticed this inconsistency with macrons in more...
by procrastinator
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Moreland & Fleisher: too tough?
Replies: 12
Views: 23443

Re: Moreland & Fleisher: too tough?

Just to comment on the difficulty of M&F. I tried reading it to learn Latin by myself after having completed some chapters of Wheelock's, but found that too much material was presented in each chapter. I gave up at chapter 3, where the whole passive system was shown, complete with perfect tenses, th...
by procrastinator
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Harry Potter Ancient Greek - which dialect?
Replies: 7
Views: 5134

Harry Potter Ancient Greek - which dialect?

Hi folks, I'm interested in learning Ancient Greek but of course I'm asking myself the usual question of which dialect to devote myself to. Does anyone know what dialect the Harry Potter Ancient Greek version is written in? I'd like to eventually be able to read that at least. Thanks so much, P.
by procrastinator
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Moreland & Fleisher: too tough?
Replies: 12
Views: 23443

Re: Moreland & Fleisher: too tough?

jeleme, It's funny because I've just been reading a book on memory and it specifically mentions the feeling you're describing, where you crammed for the course and now feel as though it's floating around in your head and about to fall out. The book says that a good way of consolidating what you know...