Rick Poach

  • Rick Poach posted an update in the group Group logo of S.P.Q.RatburgerS.P.Q.Ratburger 3 months ago

    Just a quick note. I’ve not given up the Scaevola project. I’m just finishing up a few other things. Back with more in a bit.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    It’s one of the reasons that Wheelock is one of the top books for learning Latin.

  • Rick Poach posted an update in the group Group logo of S.P.Q.RatburgerS.P.Q.Ratburger 4 months ago

    I just went through all of my Scaevola posts and made sure that they all had the same sections with relevant information.

    AND… (thanks to @jzdro for her suggestion)
    Each post now has an embedded Soundcloud link that plays a recitation of each post’s cat poem.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I have updated post #6 to include an explanation of “||”

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for asking this, jzdro. I overlooked explaining the “||” notation.

    The “||” is called a “hiatus.” It is a pronounced pause in the line.

    That pause is why this form works so well with humor: it sets up a punchline.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Since “laganum” is neuter, the plural is “lagana.”

  • Rick Poach posted an update in the group Group logo of S.P.Q.RatburgerS.P.Q.Ratburger 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I also found this on TuTubulum.
    Coquamus (Let’s Cook)
    A channel dedicated to cooking – in Latin.

    • “TuTubulum!” ” TuTubulum!” ” TuTubulum!” Tantam felicitatem!


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    • What a terrific video! Thanks!

      How come they say “Lagana” when Latdict gives us “laganum, lagani”?


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    • Since “laganum” is neuter, the plural is “lagana.”


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  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Boves et asparagi te vocant? Optimam cenam faciunt!

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    How do people read a Latin sentence?

    Much more easily than they read a line of Latin verse!

    Depending on the difficulty of the sentence (I’m looking at *you*, Cicero) you’ll have resort to 2 and scan a few times. However, what you’re shooting for is 1.

    And, oh yeah… urps.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    The way I think about it, though maybe not correct, is that it matters where the double consonant is accented.

    Roman poetry was rhythmic: each syllable had a time value. A long value had twice the length of a short one. And in verse, if a short vowel came before a double consonant (well, most double consonants), even if the second consonant was the beginning of the next word, then that vowel was promoted from short to long.

    So, think of it this way, the u in currant, in verse would be long.

    If you say curr-ant, then both vowels sound short.

    But if you say cu-rrant, then the u sounds…[Read more]

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Creepy.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    The Wheelock Latin Reader is the second book in the Wheelock series. If you haven’t gone through the first book, then it will be way too advanced.

    If you want a couple of readers to go with the first book, then I would recommend the readers that I used, both were excellent. One specifically maps to Wheelock 1. The other predates Wheelock 1 but maps closely…[Read more]

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes. Finishing my last read through of Wheelock.
    Currently reading Cicero’s presenting of evidence against the Catilinarian conspirators.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think of the ablative case as a noun acting as an adverb.
    Basically, it answers the question “how.”

    He arrived with friends.
    How did he arrive? With friends.

    With friends would be in the ablative, as would a lot of other subjects of propositions.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    And, for clarification, that Latin verse is an original by me.

  • Rick Poach posted an update in the group Group logo of S.P.Q.RatburgerS.P.Q.Ratburger 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Salvete, omnes!

    I see there’s been a lot of activity in this group.
    It’s going to take me a bit to go through it all.

    Sorry for the absence.

    The past few weeks have been fairly life heavy.
    Three weeks ago, Bastet my ancient cat of 18 years died.
    So, that left me bummed.
    The next week, my car died.
    That left me scrambling.

    Since then, I’ve learned the local bus routes and got my bike tuned up – I live a mere 5 miles from work.
    Once that was taken care of, my wife and I noticed that the house was really empty without a cat. So, she started searching the adoption boards.
    She asked if…[Read more]

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    That “first” and “third” stuff that you’re seeing are the general families of Latin nouns (there are 5).
    There are two general types of adjectives, those with 1st & 2nd endings, and those with 3rd endings. Any type of adjective can be used with any type of noun: A 1st/2nd adjective could be used to modify any noun from any of the 5 families (sounds vaguely mafioso), as could a 3rd adjective.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Hey! You’re picking up fast.
    Now check out the construction “Vitanda est.” The construction is called a “passive periphrastic.” It implies obligation.

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Analysis:
    Vae = Woe (interjection, not declinable.)
    uictis = victis = To the conquered (indirect object, plural of victus-a-um the past participle of the verb vinco, vincere, vici, victum – conquer)

  • Rick Poach posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Daily might be a bit much.
    Weekly, probably.

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