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by dlb
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek or Latin affinity?
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Re: Greek or Latin affinity?

I am horrible with anything other than 'English-like' letters - symbols throw me for a loop, so I like Latin. Besides, I have a great appreciation for the Roman culture. "Often I've seen the Roman referred to as "square" or "legalistic", while the Greek were more concerned with beauty and idealistic...
by dlb
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: On-Line Latin College Degree
Replies: 1
Views: 1946

On-Line Latin College Degree

I am considering an attempt at obtaining an on-line college degree in Latin and I am looking for recommendations regarding schools. I can't get in, let alone afford any of the big name colleges, but would like to 'graduate' from a relatively well known university. Also, if anyone has any experience ...
by dlb
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 5
Views: 2663

Re: Nomenclature

Barry Hofstetter: Yes. I did some research last evening in the few Latin books which I have and found the following: - Bennett starts with Voice then Mood then Tense (section 101) - D'Ooge starts with Tense then Voice then Mood (lesson XIX, XX) - Janson ('A Natural History of Latin') does not even m...
by dlb
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 5
Views: 2663

Re: Nomenclature

Sorry for the confusion folks.
This may be a better question: Why are not all verb systems addressed in the order of
Tense, Voice, Mood?
Maybe they are, or are addressed by some combination of the 3, but I just am missing it.
by dlb
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 5
Views: 2663

Nomenclature

Upon returning to my Latin studies, I have realized that I am remiss in my understanding of an overall picture of the various systems of the tenses. In reviewing Wheelocks I see: - Present Infinitive Active (Tense/Mood/Voice) - Perfect Active System (Tense/Voice) - Future and Imperfect Indicative (T...
by dlb
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please translate my story to Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 5923

Re: Please translate my story to Latin

bedwere wrote:You are supposed to translate it into Latin. We may correct your translation.
Welfare for the mind?
by dlb
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: memorizing principal parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Re: memorizing principal parts

Try writing down the principal parts on one side of a 3x5 card and the predominate definition on the other side. Review these flash cards when you have time and you will find they will come to you rather naturally. As you read further you will see all of the parts used and their conjugations. Hope t...
by dlb
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Moreland & Fleisher: too tough?
Replies: 12
Views: 23442

Re: Moreland & Fleisher: too tough?

Agreed, it is a much harder book than Wheelocks. I was unaware of it until I saw an ad for the intensive class in NY and its usage in that class. I read many reviews of the book and purchased a copy in December. After 8 years of studying Wheelocks, & D'Ooge I enjoy the challenges it presents - basic...
by dlb
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Beh-Hur translation project
Replies: 14
Views: 10569

Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Apparently it is possible to self publish comic books through lulu.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ifu_rUTrMg I was unaware of that but I have ordered books printed by Lulu. I was just trying to get the Latin community here to support your efforts along with 'spreading the word' and help you g...
by dlb
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Beh-Hur translation project
Replies: 14
Views: 10569

Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

All, Something I have been thinking about since I saw the translated pages of Ben Hur on another web site: I know bedwere thinks that the cost of publishing the translated comic may be high and therefore something he may not want to bear himself. Do y'all think that, as individuals collectively, we ...
by dlb
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Memory Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: Memory Systems

For vocabulary I use Memrise. Just finished making a Memrise course for all the vocabulary in Henle First Year Latin (see: http://www.memrise.com/course/198250/henle-first-year-latin/) That is impressive! A year from now send me a post and let me know if you are still able to recall the words from ...
by dlb
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Memory Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Memory Systems

All,
Does anyone use some type of a memory system to learn Latin, such as Keyword, Link, Peg, ...?
If so, which one and specifically how do you use it?
Thanks,
dlb
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by dlb
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Isaias 42:10
Replies: 7
Views: 3115

Re: Isaias 42:10

Read the introduction and the preface - I believe these will provide you with a clearer explaination regarding the various translations.
by dlb
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you memorize all those Latin noun and verb endings?
Replies: 18
Views: 16290

Re: How do you memorize all those Latin noun and verb ending

Be Practical!! Use flash cards, carried in the car, read at every stop light, while waiting for the wife, while eating breakfast, ... Don't get discouraged - eat the elephant one bite at a time. I have cards for endings, verbs, vocabulary, prepositions, adjectives, ... It may take a while but one da...
by dlb
Sun May 25, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: hit the road jack
Replies: 6
Views: 3005

Re: hit the road jack

franciscus wrote:Y'all, I'm trying to translate the chorus of the Pointer (Andrews?) sisters song "Hit the Road Jack."
Maybe you are refering to Percy Mayfield's song", not the Pointer (Andrews) sisters?
by dlb
Wed May 07, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary

You know that the Harden is online in full here, don't you? Et hîc cuncta versio in interrete, nota: https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofvulg00hard No, I did not know that. I prefer a book because I can take it to church along with my Bible and use it during sermons. In reality, I don't like to...
by dlb
Wed May 07, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary

Brian wrote:Try this link...it has some offerings.

http://www.churchlatin.com/Books.aspx?CategoryID=2


"Dictionary of the Vulgate New Testament by J.M. Harden, B.D., LL.D", I believe is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for the link.
by dlb
Mon May 05, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary

Patruus wrote:Stelten is pretty good - http://amzn.com/1565631315
thanks
by dlb
Sun May 04, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Ecclesiastical Latin Dictionary

All,
I am looking for recommendations regarding Ecclesiastical Latin dictionaries.
Does anyone have one that they would recommend?
I want to use it to supplement my reading of the Vulgate.
Thanks,
dlb
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by dlb
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question Concerning Lingva Latina: Capitvlvm Octavvm
Replies: 9
Views: 5613

Re: Question Concerning Lingva Latina: Capitvlvm Octavvm

I agree with what the other posters have stated and I'll add two more comments:
You need to suplement your reading of LLPSI with a grammar book and, secondly, take the time to enjoy the process of learning - can you apply the vocabulary from study to the real world? That is where the fun begins.
by dlb
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teacher looking for advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Re: Teacher looking for advice

Salvete omnes, I am currently using Wheelock's with this class, but it is only working for the students that are willing to do the work. ... and students that could care less that they are in a Latin class, Not being a teacher but having worked with kids for 21+ years I can tell you that only those...
by dlb
Tue May 21, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation beginner, looking for feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 7128

Re: Translation beginner, looking for feedback

"Writing about matters of religion runs the risk of unwittingly offending someone. I hope no one takes offense at my comment: none was intended." Qimmik

Having beliefs and not talking about them is patently offensive.
by dlb
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina for beginners?
Replies: 12
Views: 8272

Re: Lingua Latina for beginners?

I'll second that! I'm not sure why you think that. I used Lingua Latina first, then other books, and that order worked beautifully for me. To be more exact, I used Lingua Latina up to a certain point, then other works, then back to Lingua latina. You could use both simultaneously. Maybe it depends ...
by dlb
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina for beginners?
Replies: 12
Views: 8272

Re: Lingua Latina for beginners?

Grochojad wrote:If I were you I'd do the exact opposite. Do Wheelock to get the grasp of grammar and after that consolidate it with LL.
I'll second that!
by dlb
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina for beginners?
Replies: 12
Views: 8272

Re: Lingua Latina for beginners?

I don't believe that there is an English version of LL.

"I am thinking about using Lingua Latina and Wheelock together, most probably with Lingua Latina being the basis."
You can't go wrong here.
by dlb
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: When to stop translating with Orberg's Lingua Latina
Replies: 22
Views: 15675

Re: When to stop translating with Orberg's Lingua Latina

Well, I'm not that smart in any language but I can tell you that after 5 years of independent study I can read Lingua Latina only stopping to pencil in the works I don't know. I then reread the sentence until I understand: - the meaning - the grammar - the context of the sentence My goal is to be ab...
by dlb
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: quality of wheelock's latin
Replies: 3
Views: 6747

Re: quality of wheelock's latin

Which more qualities do wheelock's latin have than D'ooge, reading latin, cambridge latin course, etc.? Why is it so widely used and lauded? I am closing out my 5th year of studying both Wheelocks and D'Ooge simultaneously for several reasons: - To get varied perspectives of the same lesson - Not t...
by dlb
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Increased Understanding of Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 4372

Re: Increased Understanding of Latin

Salvete! Otherwise, one will probably miss many nuances, for example the way the meaning changes when a different tense is being used than is normally expected; the use of a specific word instead of a similar one; biographical, historical and geographical notes are useful as well; etc. Sometimes I ...
by dlb
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Increased Understanding of Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 4372

Re: Increased Understanding of Latin

It will help with a teacher in a classroom. Self taught but one day ... It won't hurt to write in an online forum, but it won't help much either. I believe that you are correct in that I could form some bad habits. Also, for every hour of composition, there should be 10 hours of reading. This is th...
by dlb
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Increased Understanding of Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 4372

Increased Understanding of Latin

Do any of you think that being able to write Latin has/will help with your comprehension/understanding especially via online web sites which are solely in the language itself?
by dlb
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Maintaining your Latin?
Replies: 4
Views: 2931

Re: Maintaining your Latin?

The impetus for my question is that I'm joining the Peace Corps, so I'll be working in the Dominican Republic for the next 2+ years, most likely in a small rural community. I'm excited at the prospect of becoming fluent in Spanish, but I don't suspect that I'll have much time or resources to spend ...
by dlb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina
Replies: 11
Views: 5424

Re: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina

Osterdeich wrote: Plus it's for bourgeois capitalist pigs.
Hmmm ....
So you are saying that everyone who reads Wheelocks is a bourgeois capitalist pig?
What do you suggest that everyone read instead?
by dlb
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina
Replies: 11
Views: 5424

Re: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina

I have used both resources for just over 3 years. It helps to read other materials just to give you mind a break and to learn new vocabulary. You need LL for the practical aspects of Latin and Wheelocks to learn grammar.
by dlb
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: First Romans Ethnicity
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

Re: First Romans Ethnicity

Gibbons, in "The Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire", provides no information in my reading thus far reagarding where the Romans came from. There is a high possibility that some were from Greece but if anyone else has any further info, I would welcome their input.
by dlb
Mon May 28, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 3752

Re: .

MatthaeusLatinus wrote:Is that from the Moralia? I wonder which book...
My source shows it comes from, "Of the Training of Children", which can be found here:
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/ ... cation.asp
by dlb
Sun May 27, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 3752

Re: .

I shall try not to take offence at such a pointed remark!
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose. Plutarch
by dlb
Fri May 25, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 3752

Re: .

Bedell wrote:It's all very well, but I still don't see the point. :roll:
Only pointy headed people understand.
by dlb
Thu May 24, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 3752

Re: .

Osterdeich wrote:I think it's a period piece.
Spot on!