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Latin

Discussion in 'Foreign Languages' started by Chaotic Diplomat, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Chaotic Diplomat Level 2 World Dictator (whaha)

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    Latin is a dead language but a very important one. For all you high schoolers about to take the SAT's its gonna suck (i've been there done that). Luckily Latin has many roots and will help you. Wanna learn latin? I'm your man!
     
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    I'd like to learn Latin! Teach me.
     
  3. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Am learning it at the current moment though I suck... Suppose I could help out though if you wanted...
     
  4. Procyon Loveless

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    Yeah. Just start with basics.
     
  5. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Um... Okay... Shall I start with the pronunciation of the letters?
     
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  7. Mr. Sandman Hm...

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    I Can Help!

    I can help teach if you want. I take Latin in school and am exceptionally good with grammar. If you need any help, just ask!
    By the way, I use Ecce Romani as my textbook, so our Latin vocabulary may be a bit different.
     
  8. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Hm... Lemme think... Well... V is pronounced like a w (like the w in witch) and the c is a hard sound.

    Um... What else...

    Ahaha! I just remembered! I can access the school Latin wordlist through this computer!!!!
     
  9. Procyon Loveless

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    Hmm...Well help. All of you. This is what it's about. No point in being shy. :oh
     
  10. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Hm... How should I do the wordlists then?
     
  11. Procyon Loveless

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    Copy and paste? =]
     
  12. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Um... Okay... I'll try...

    amicus, -i, m amicable friend
    canis, canis, c canine dog
     
  13. Chaotic Diplomat Level 2 World Dictator (whaha)

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    XxKaexX I will let you teach for i have a hard time locating this thread on my computer. Keep up the good work! Oh tell me what Flavia in agris sub abore scribit et legit. Tell me what that means and you gain Rep! Everyone except XxKaexX at least!
     
  14. Mr. Sandman Hm...

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    Okay, here's what it means:
    Flavia reads and writes in the fields under the tree.
    Can I have rep please?:p
     
  15. Mr. Sandman Hm...

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    Here's a site that I like to use whenever I'm interested in learning a word:

    (It's an English to Latin Translator)
    You may, however, need to speak with us on this thread to learn the principle parts, endings, genders, and other crucial parts of Latin. That site is great for vocab though.
     
  16. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Cool! Although, my teacher would like murder me if that was grammatically incorrect had I translated it. (BTW, I'm not sure whether it is. I'm not concentrating today.)
     
  17. Mr. Sandman Hm...

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    What First?

    So, what do you guys want to learn first? Vocab? The Noun Charts and Noun-Adjective Agreement? The Different Parts of Verbs? Just let me know.:tem
     
  18. Gator I was broken

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    i studies latin for three years..but cant remember shit -_-

    "homo hobi lupos"

    o_O so FEAR ME XD
     
  19. Chaotic Diplomat Level 2 World Dictator (whaha)

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    Wow you guys are going no where! Start off teaching a few different vocab words in the first declension and show and teachthe noun charts.(exps. puella and aqua)



    I will drop in to help out if thats ok.
     
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    Vocab~Chapter 1

    Well duh it's ok! This is your thread!:p
    Ok, here's some vocab from chapter one.

    Verbs:
    habito, are, avi, atus: to live
    sedeo, sedere, sedi, sessurus: to sit
    lego, are, avi, atus: to read
    scribo, are, avi, atus: to write

    Nouns:
    puella, ae, f.: girl
    villa, ae, f.: country house
    villa rustica: country house and farm
    aestas, aestatis, f.: summer
    arbor, arboris, n.: tree

    Adjectives:
    laetus, a, um: happy
    alterus, a, um: a second
    vicinus, a, um: neighboring

    Adverbs/Interogatives/Other:
    Ecce!: Look!
    nomine: by name, called
    quae: who
    etiam: also
    ubi: where
    quod: because
    iam: now
    sub: under
    et: and
    dum: while


    There. Basic Latin for ya!
    I'll explain parts and such as soon as I finish, this is really ironic, my Latin homework!:tem
     
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  21. Mr. Sandman Hm...

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    Verbs

    Here's some information on parts!:tem

    Verbs:
    Verbs consist of 4 parts.
    For this example, let's use habito.

    Part 1: Main Part: habito
    Part 2: Infinitive: habitare
    Part 3: Used for Perfect Tense (not important just yet): habitavi
    Part 4: Used for Plu-perfect (not important just yet): habitatus

    Each of these parts have different meanings:
    Habito: I live
    Habitare: To live
    Habitavi: I have lived
    Habitatus: He/she/it lives

    Her's the main Verb Chart that can be used to translate any verb:
    habito~I live
    habitas~You live
    habitat~He/she/it lives
    habitamus~We live
    habitatis~You (plural) live
    habitant~They live
    This chart is very important in Latin!!!

    Verbs are also seperated into conjegation.
    Habito is a first conjegation verb.

    Nouns will be up soon!
     
  22. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Did you know that in the imperfect tense, 'porto' is:

    portabam
    portabas
    portabat
    portabamus
    portabatis
    portabant

    And in the prefect tense, it's:
    portavit
    portavisti
    portavit
    portavimus
    portavistis
    portavirunt
     
  23. Chaotic Diplomat Level 2 World Dictator (whaha)

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    Don't teach him the words alone! Watch using as bellum,i in a verb tense

    Bellum,i-war
    1)Bellum 1)Bellimus
    2)Bellis 2)Bellitis
    3)bellit 3)Bellint

    There now explain to them what that means how you do it. Then move on from there.(on to nouns)
     
  24. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    You realise that they way we're going right, its all mixed up >.<
     
  25. exmorte Worlds Most Fabulous Genius

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    o.0 so im currently taking latin 1 its good fun, oh and you might just want to start out with simply the nominative and acusative cases and work your way up from there? heh ill drop by every now and then to learn and share the learnage that is occurring at school.
     
  26. XxKaexX InsaneAnimeFreak

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    Oh... You like learning Latin then... Oh well, each for their own. It's sooooooo hard. I learnt Nom, Acc, Dat last year. We're learning Gen this year. It's soooooo confusing after a while. But I suppose if you know English quite well then learning this will be easy!
     
  27. Miharu_Watanabe Banned

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    essay ouyai atterlay

    ^um, my friend said that to me and it's supposed to be latin. lol can anybody tell me what that could mean? I tried the Latin - English dictionaries, but I couldn't find the meaning.
    Could you help me out? Please and thank you =)
     
  28. mr_shadow Minister of State Security Moderator

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    Ive hear that Latin doesent have any rules for sentance constrution, but that a sentance is understandable as long as you use the right forms of the words.

    Must be confusing...
     
  29. exmorte Worlds Most Fabulous Genius

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    Yeah the way the words are written indicates the position when you piece it together in your mind. XD it is quite odd, but its fun to me. Oh and latin is written in all caps with no punctuation, heh so its apparently hell to translate origional latin text. Although once you get the hang of things the order isnt bothersome at all.
     
  30. The Space Cowboy Unfair, Unjust, Human

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    Not to nitpick but I believe you just tacked verb endings onto a noun.
    2nd Declension Neuter Noun Endings. With the noun and verb endings, what I'd suggest is find a list of them, and start chanting them outloud

    Singular | Plural
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    Nominative: -um | -a
    Genitive: -i | -orum
    Dative: -o | -is
    Accusative: -um | -a
    Ablative: -o | -is

    Quick and Dirty Noun Translation Guide, works for pretty much any nouns
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    Nominative: The object, usually refers to the subject of the sentence

    Gen: Indicates possession as in casus belli -the cause of the war

    Dative: To/for

    Accus: If something is in the accusative case, it's usually a direct object

    Ablative: By/with. There are tons of different ablatives but usually you can determine them by the context.
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