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Postby Danielle » Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:12 pm

Latin

Alright, here’s the thing. I’m in love with Latin, German, Dutch, and somewhat on the French tail. However, I have good news! I’ve been doing Latin for 3 years and Spanish for 14! Wow! I know little German but I learn by listening. So I figured this, if people really care I’ll give you an awesome lesson one and continue there.

Lesson One and Quote One:

You’ve all heard the wonderful conqueror of Rome…Julius Cesar. Can anybody pronounce his true words of ‘Vini Vici Vidi!’

Well Lesson one takes in the pronunciation of words such as this. Though modern English uses our V’s to sound as a buzzing sound VVVVroom we use V in Latin to pronounce as Wee.

Another one is the C. English uses it as a SEA pronunciation, however, Latin uses it as a KEY.

So, here’s the full pronunciation of VINI VICI VIDI:

WEE-NEE WEE-NEE WEE-KEY

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Now, are you ready to start off?

THE A LIST

a-; an- absence or lack
ab- away from
-able capable of
-ac referring to
acou- hearing
ad- to or toward
af- toward
alb- white
-algia pain
amphi- both
antero- front
ant-; anti- opposed to
ante- preceding; before
ap-; api- tip; extremity
aqua-; aque- water
areola- open space
-ary associated with
-asthen weakness
audi- hear
aut-; auto- self

So, I’ll be doing a list every week or every day, which ever. However, I though I might start off for people to learn. By the way, Latin is never dead! We speak it every day! It’s juts a derivative, but nonetheless, it’s a true world! :D
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Postby Silja » Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:41 pm

Not to be a complete know-it-all but I can't let you mislead people just like that when it comes to quoting Caesar: It's "Veni, vidi, vici" [weh-nee, wee-dee, wee-kee].
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Postby Danielle » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:07 pm

Yup you're correct. My error...either way thanks! That's just the situation with Latin. ;) If you find any 'other' corrections, please inform me! :D
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Postby Togi di Draas » Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:27 am

It's "Veni, vidi, vici" [weh-nee, wee-dee, wee-kee].

[weh-nee, wee-dee, wee-chee]!

Laus Deo, pax vivis, salutem defunctis [de'funk-tsis], et beata viscera [wee-s-'tse-ra] virginis [wee-r-ghee-'nee-s] Mariae [Ma-ree-a] quae [like english "a|qua"] portaverunt aeterni [ae-'ter-nee] Patris ['Pat-ree-s] Filium ['Fee-lee-um]!
(sorry for traslation): Glory to God, peace to alive people, save the souls of dead people, and blissfully virgin Maria, which borned son of God.

Sicilia insula est - right construction of sentence
[See-'tsee-lee-a in-'su-la est]
Sicilia is island
Sicilia et Sardinia insulae sunt
[See-'tsee-lee-a et Sar-'dee-nee-a in-'sul-ae sunt]
Sicilia and Sardinia are islands.


1. (I) am - (ego) sum; 4. we are - sumus;
2. you are - es; 5. You are - estis;
3. he,she,it - est; 6. they are - sunt.

1. I shall - ero; 4. we shall - erimus;
2. you will - eris; 5. You will - eritis;
3. he,she,it will - erit; 6. they will - erimus.

Ego - I
Mei - me (as "look at me")
Mihi - me (as "come to me")
Me - me (as "you see me")
Me - me (sorry)

sui - self
sibi - (sorry)
se - to myself
se - myself (I proud myself)
Sorry for my English...
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Postby Silja » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:34 am

Togi di Draas wrote:
It's "Veni, vidi, vici" [weh-nee, wee-dee, wee-kee].

[weh-nee, wee-dee, wee-chee]!


Both versions are correct and don't try to make people believe anything else;

The letter "u" (originally written V, as in Clavdivs) had two pronunciations: as a vowel, "oo;" as a consonant, "w". Consonantal u is now written v, and has been distinguished from u since medieval times. It is now pronounced with the lower lip and upper teeth, too. Nevertheless, Caesar said weni, weedy, weeky [veni, vidi, vici]. Where the hard c was to be retained, che and chi were used.
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Postby Faye_Izeara » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:07 am

its been a while but Its always usefull to give the 1st person singular and infinitive for each verb
I.E. For Sum it is Sum, Esse, Fui
Sum: I am
Esse: To Be
Although you did start with an irregular verb....

Let me see if i can remember conjugations.... 4 years later
1st conjugation (-are)
Laudo, Laudare
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Indicitive Active Present
(Drop the -re from the infinitive to get "Lauda" the base of the verb add the appropriate suffix to it to complete the verb)
Singular

1st(I): Laudo
2nd(You): Lauda(s)
3rd(he/she/it): Lauda(t)

Plural

1st(We): Lauda(mus)
2nd(You): Lauda(tis)
3rd(they): Lauda(nt)



Indicitive Active Imperfect
(basically add "b" between the a and suffix of each word)

Singular

1st: Laud(abam)
2nd: Laud(abas)
3rd: Laud(abat)

Plural

1st: Laud(abamus)
2nd: Laud(abatis)
3rd: Laud(abant)



Future Active Indicitive
(-bo, -bis, -bit, -bimus, -bittis, -bunt)

Singular

1st: Lauda(bo)
2nd: Lauda(bis)
3rd: Lauda(bit)

Plural

1st: Lauda(bimus)
2nd: Lauda(bittis)
3rd: Lauda(bunt)

Perfect Active Indicitive
[i]( -avi, -avisti, -avit, -avimus, -avistis, -averunt)
Singular
1st: Laud(avi)
2nd: Laud(avisti)
3rd: Laud(avit)

Plural
1st: Laud(avimus)
2nd: Laud(avistis)
3rd: Laud(averunt)
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Thats your good ol' active voice indicitive mood 1st conjugation nouns!!!

If i messed up at all let me know... I think i remembered it all correctly though... damned teacher beat these charts into my head... If you don't know what the tenses mean...
Present: I am going to the store...
Future: I Will go to the store
Perfect: I went to the store
Imperfect: I dont remember >.<
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