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harawerTuesday 29th of March 2005 02:51:24 AM
Avete omnes! - Nomen mihi Harawer est. Scribo ex Universitate Catholica Chilense. Ingenieriam aparatorum computatoriorum hinc studio.

Linguam latinam legens didici.

In mense Februarii legi librum Harrii Potteris ("Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis") latine reditum.

Volo latine loqui cum quibus voluerint.
harawerFriday 01st of April 2005 01:21:14 AM
Explanation - What I tried to say is:
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My name is Harawer. I write from Universidad Católica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile). I study Computer Engineering.

I learnt Latin by reading.

In February I read Harry Potter translated into Latin.

I want to talk in Latin to anybody that wants to.
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I'm not completely sure of what I wrote, but I didn't think it being so bad that nobody could understand.
Thursday 14th of April 2005 12:51:20 PM
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Eheu!You learned Latin just by reading it? You did not take any courses or use any textbooks? That's incredible. Latin is extremely difficult for me because of all the inflection.
I would like to know your advice, and also where you think I could find Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (I'm in the US)

later,
-Jonathan
JLanguageThursday 14th of April 2005 12:51:56 PM
eheu - Eheu!You learned Latin just by reading it? You did not take any courses or use any textbooks? That's incredible. Latin is extremely difficult for me because of all the inflection.
I would like to know your advice, and also where you think I could find Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (I'm in the US)

later,
-Jonathan
stefanusiaconusSunday 24th of April 2005 12:50:46 PM
- potes emere liberem "Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis", i ad Barnes & Noble--id habent.

si Latinam tibi difficile est, legere hoc liber non potes.

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You can buy the book at Barnes & Noble--they have it.
If Latin is hard for you, you won't be able to read that book...
AshleeThursday 28th of April 2005 11:35:24 AM
- I don't quite agree... You may be able to read Harrius Potter but don't get tricked into thinking that all Latin texts are that simplistic.
Sunday 01st of May 2005 12:51:58 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Ashlee


I don't quite agree... You may be able to read Harrius Potter but don't get tricked into thinking that all Latin texts are that simplistic.[/quote]

Even if it is simple, I still can't read it. I'm only in Latin 1. Maybe by the end of Latin 2, I'll be able to read Harrius Potter.
waya67Wednesday 11th of May 2005 08:53:44 AM
- i must learn latin.... i only know a couple things in latin... like "Et tu, Brute?" But everyone knows that....
cuzWednesday 11th of May 2005 09:01:35 PM
- Why speak Latin?
I am thinking about studying Latin. The reason is because I was under the impression that many languages, especially European languages, are based on Latin. Therefore I feel that if I had a basic understanding of Latin other languages would be easier to learn. Does anyone find this to be true or untrue??




waya67Thursday 12th of May 2005 06:48:47 AM
- well is basically is true... Spanish, French, Italian are all based on Latin... And those are very important languages to know, especially Spanish, since over 20 countries speak it natively.
cristallyThursday 09th of June 2005 12:47:36 AM
- I hate latin.It's the worst language i've ever learned eventhough i do like languages.Maybe it's for the teacher...Anyway,it's a langugae that you cannot listen.
Is true that latin is the base of all latin-languages and if you already know a latin-language,it's easyier to learn,but translating phrase it's not fun.
PetrSunday 26th of June 2005 07:07:36 PM
- And don't forget that latin have had an huge impact on the other European languages as well. (a survey of Swedish showed that 20 % of the 6000 most common words are derrived from Latin (or Greek through Latin)
MadryneaThursday 07th of July 2005 06:50:03 AM
- Linguam latinam scribere volo. Sed numquam id facui! Difficilis est! Sed discere scribere linguam latinam volo. Perge dialogum! ;) (that's probably wrong but I've only always learnt to translate from Latin, never the other way around. Oh well, this could be fun!)