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Saturday, January 6th, 2007
2:06 am
Anyone still active?
Last post seems awhile back so I’m not sure who’s still active in this community.

I’ve just started studying Latin in my spare time, I’ve moved through the genitive and normative in the first two declensions, however the third declension seems a little odd. For example:

The book I’ve got says that the 3rd is defined by the ‘is’ suffix in the genitive.

Pugil: pugilis, mater: materis, vox: vocis.

However, maiores ends in maiorum which seems a little odd since the ‘orum’ is the pluralised term for the genitive case in the second declension. Yet it is grouped in the 3rd Declension. Am I missing something here?
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
2:15 pm
Spelling of the Gods' names.
Hey. For my English summer assignment, we're reading a horrible horrible horrible translation of the Odyssey, and they use some somewhat usual spellings for the deities.

Athena= Athene
Hera= Here

Does anyone know which is the more correct version? And where the translator got Athene and Here from?
Saturday, July 30th, 2005
1:31 pm
Neuter Declensions
Greetings folks. I decided to teach myself Latin and I am so glad I have started to do this. It's wonderful.

The book I am using is Latin Made Simple by Rhoda Hendricks and revised by Lisa Padol. Published in 1992.

The format is terrific. Occasionally, I notice there are errors in the book. I write too, so I do know that it can be difficult to complete a work without any errors at all. However all errors are not equal. If I write a political book, a typo is not as dangerous as a typo in a language book. Most of the time, I am able to catch the mistakes.

When in doubt, I find it useful to compare one book to another book. Hendricks and Padol's book is particularly confusing when I compare its neuter id declension to the one in Beginner's Latin by G.D.A. Sharpley.

In Hendricks and Padol (page 101):, id is declined as follows:

N id ea
G eius eorum
D ei eis or iis
A eum eos
A eo eis or iis

In Sharpley (page 184), it is declined as follows (note I moved around the order cases in order to be consistent with the above one):

N id ea
G eius eorum
D ei eis
A id ea
A eo eis

The discrepancy is the accusative case: In the first book it is "eum, eos", and the second book it "is id, ea"
Page 114 of Hendricks and Padol is particularly confusing because when it discusses the use of these pronouns with "dem", it first refers to it as idem, eadem, idem", then it refers to it as "isdem, eadem, idem". Then it refers to them as "idem, eadem, idem" So what is the deal? What is the correct declension for these pronouns.

It's frustrating to put effort into learning something to only find out you learned it wrong through no fault of your own! So hopefully someone can put this matter to rest for me.
Sunday, June 5th, 2005
8:12 pm
Hello every one....glad to see /no one/'s here. We've finally finished the Pro Caelio...it was fun...except for Suz giving us a test on it without having gone over it in class. Kinda pissed me off, but its end of the year and she needed to get it done, so oh well.
Sunday, May 29th, 2005
12:43 am
My Refute Regarding Latin as a Dead Language.
Latin is not dead. Its still used in some Roman Catholic churches and in our nifty little expressions like, 'et cetera'. Granted, its not pronounced correctly, but we don't pronounce English words the way they were pronounced when they first became distinguishable as English either.

Current Mood: blank
Monday, May 23rd, 2005
6:21 pm
Conversational Latin
Okay, first, i'm trying to figure this out, so don't kill me if i screwed up.

Second, anyone want to try to learn conversational Latin with me? I have a book!
4:53 pm
So, this is the first entry of this community, and I am your lovely admin. Who admittedly will have no clue what she is doing half the time. However, Latin is too wonderful not to share, so I'll learn.

If you love Latin, you are welcome here.

Interesting topics that come to me that people could post on here.

1) The PAJCL Convention was held this weekend. If you have anything to say about that, post away.
2) Refute the argument that Latin is a dead language.
3) The title of this community is supposed to read: Latin House (or house of latin), Homeland of the Lovers of Latin. Did i get it right?
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