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Sunday, November 7th, 2004
1:41 am
[uncertain_times]
HI, i figured i would post this in here and mabe someone would be able to help..

I need a latin tutor 2-4 hours a week to help me with my third semester latin...
basically
i need a review of latin 1 & 2
Someone to help me with my homework so its correct for class
we are doing Ceasar right now, then moving to pliny..
Help studying for tests 1. nov 4th and then a final in late december.

I can't pay alot but at least 10$ an hour DOE
if you can recomend anyone let me know
thanks
candace
kandi191@yahoo.com
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
3:13 pm
[bedsheeteyes]
hey
kinda funny that i just saw this when my first latin class in 3 years is tonight. i'm really excited, i just love latin! maybe i'll start hunting for latin novels too...

my friends ask me why i am taking latin. i always say "to read virgil."

Current Mood: creative
Saturday, August 21st, 2004
4:45 pm
[scixual]
hee hee
Well, maybe Winnie the Pooh is too much to start with.

I just broguht home Walter, Canis Inflatus (Walter the Farting Dog), by Wiliam Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, translated into Latin by Robert Dobbin, illustrated by Audrey Colman.

It is a VERY funny read.     
Saturday, July 31st, 2004
8:27 pm
[scixual]
Winnie Ille Pu
Here's the opening paragraph. Give me your best translations (no fair cheating and looking up the English original) -- using texts or not.

I was going to wait until I could arrange an in-person group gathering for this, but what the hey -- let's start.



Winnie Ille Pu A. A. Milnei, trans. Alexander Lenard, ©1962

Capita I: Quo in capite nobis ostentatur Winnie ille Pu atque apes nunnullae et incipiunt fabulae

Ecce Eduardus Ursus scalis nunc tump-tump-tump occipite gradus pulsante post Christopherum Robinum descendens. Est quod sciat unus et solus modus gradibus descendendi, nonnunquam autem sentit, etiam alterum modum exstare, dummodo pulsationibus desinere et de eo modo meditari possit. Deinde censet alios modos non esse. En, nunc ipse in imo est, vobis ostentari paratus. Winnie ille Pu.

Monday, July 26th, 2004
6:02 pm
[scixual]
More and more...
My Latin books are coming in ... Latin for All Occasions (1993), The New College Latin and English Dictionary (1966), Tela Charlottae(1985), Winnie Ille Pu (1962), and the Smaller CLassical Dictionary(1940).

Isn't eBay wonderful?

Now I need to find the Latin Alice and Harry Potter.
Friday, July 23rd, 2004
10:04 pm
[scixual]
Heu! Tintinnuntius meus sonat!
("Darn! There gores my beeper!")

Just got a copy of the very amusing Latin for All Occassions by Beard.

Estne confectum? Nuncine applaudo?
Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
11:10 pm
[filiusvita]
Hello there latin geeks of San Diego! :D

I have problem. I was wondering what the phrase "Domus mactare" means. My dictionary is apparently not good enough :( Can anyone help? :D
Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
6:29 am
[scixual]
Hey!
Anyone have Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Latin edition)?

...I need to get my credit card issues worked out so I can buy on Amazon ... damned commies* don't take PayPal.



*I do not really think Amazon are commies, nor do I think "commie" is an insult (at least, not for about 40 years).
Monday, July 19th, 2004
8:13 pm
[scixual]
poo...
I missed out on a copy of Robinson Crusoe in Latin.

I'm bidding on some dictionaries and beginning texts, too -- I will really need to bone up.
Sunday, July 18th, 2004
6:59 pm
[scixual]
cool
I won the auction on the Latin Charlotte's Web. Still awaiting Winnie-The-Pooh and still searching for Alice...

I wonder what happened to my Latin "Jabberwocky" translation?

Hmmm...Google will provide:



Gabrobocchia [author unknown]

Est brilgum: tovi slimici
In vabo tererotitant
Brogovi sunt macresculi
Momi rasti strugitant.

"Fuge Gabrobocchia, fili mi,
Qui fero lacerat morsu:
Diffide Iubiubae avi
Es procul ab Unguimanu."

Vorpalem ensem extulit;
Hostem quaesivit manximum;
Tumtumi stirpi astitit
Et extudit consilium.

Subtectim consultante eo
En, Gabrobocchia flammifer
Ex luco sprinxit tulgido
Perbullans usque ugriter.

Tum semel, bis et iterum
Vorpale ferrum pupugit.
Necati caput exanimum
Citumphans retro rettulit.

"Num Gabrobocchia periit?
Gaudiferum amplectar te!
Dies frabiosus! graustussit!"
Suffremuit praehilare.

Est brilgum: tovi slimici
In vabo tererotitant
Brogovi sunt macresculi
Momi rasti strugitant.

There are a few other translations as well!Collapse )

Loads of fun!
Saturday, July 17th, 2004
11:06 pm
[scixual]
from memory...
GAUDEAMUS IGITUR

GAUDEAMUS IGITUR
IUVENES DUM SUMUS
GAUDEAMUS IGITUR
IUVENES DUM SUMUS
POST IUCUNDAM IUVENTUTEM
POST MOLESTAM SENECTUTEM
NOS HABEBIT HUMUS
NOS HABEBIT HUMUS


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10:18 pm
[scixual]
SALVE!
New group...


This is a group for San Diegans who want to learn or brush up on Classical or Ecclessiastical Latin for fun and games. We will arrange meetings and read contemporary translations of such books as Whinnie-the-Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and Charlotte's Web -- as well as passages from classical and Biblical sources, witha focus on The Fun Bits -- erotic poetry, perhaps?

Once the group has sufficient proficiency, we may well start speaking it at the meetings and/or writing and translating our own stuff.

Anyone who has an interesting book in Latin is more than welcome to bring it -- or sell it to the moderator.

...My LAtin is very rusty -- I last took it in the mid-eighties, and rarely have used it since.

I think it's a shame, so I am creating this group because I want to keep it fresh -- and what better way than to find some like-minded friends to geek out in Latin??
10:12 pm
[scixual]
New group...
latin_geeks_sd

This is a group for San Diegans who want to learn or brush up on Classical or Ecclessiastical Latin for fun and games. We will arrange meetings and read contemporary translations of such books as Whinnie-the-Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and Charlotte's Web -- as well as passages from classical and Biblical sources, witha focus on The Fun Bits -- erotic poetry, perhaps?

Once the group has sufficient proficiency, we may well start speaking it at the meetings and/or writing and translating our own stuff.

Anyone who has an interesting book in Latin is more than welcome to bring it -- or sell it to the moderator.
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