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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:This is just to let everyone know that Latin is an evil language and it should burn in hell. (indirect statement... see? I can't get away from it!)
Poem Time! (sing along, Lyra)
Latin is a dead language
as you can plainly see
It killed off all the Romans,
and now it's killing me!
That's all- just thought I'd share. mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad


"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Ebonyglider


Ebonyglider

member
Location: the birdhouse in your soul

Total posts: 56
Posted:I took a semester of Latin in grade 8... it was my favourite class. biggrin

Hey, I'M the BEE!

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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:I loved latin when I was at school.... I would even consider studying it at uni.


am, um em, i, isti, it....

ahh those were the days.


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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:Crazy people. tongue

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:I did it too.

It sucks but looks interesting on your CV. not many people can say they have studied it. May just give you that edge over the other aplicants.


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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it

Total posts: 314
Posted:you people are on some halucinagenic mushrooms, latin is evil, mainly because i such at it, why do i such at it, because my first latin teacher was half dead, he missed 15 days of school because his car headlights keept breaking, he was also racist and had a made up wife( we think at least, so....

if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted::starts feeling worried:

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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it

Total posts: 314
Posted:i failed to mention that he was fired from our school half way through the year, went to another school, and, i believe, got fired from there too, and next he's coming for YOU, mwahahaha, and all that

if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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Konsti


Konsti

lovable smart-ass
Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria

Total posts: 785
Posted:i studied latin for 3 years. The austrians make u study german, english, latin, french, and another language of choice (usually spanish or italian).
crazy bastards

Anyone read Ovid? or Cicero? or Caesar? Our teacher said that u cant learn Latin out of schoolbooks, but that u have to study it from ancient texts. one kid got so frustrated one class that he threw a dictionary at the teacher.....

i changed schools after i gloriously failed french and Latin one year.


"is optimism in austria just a lack of information?"
-Alfred Dorfer

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Why study Latin?

People say, "if you know Latin, you can speak French, Spanish, Portugese, and Italian!"

Um...no. Doesn't quite work that way. I speak Spanish and I can't understand, read, or speak Latin. Or any of the other Romance languages except for Portugese. And even that takes a few weeks of immersion.

I don't get it. Why not study a language that people actually speak?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:That's what I think! But this is my last year (of three) thank god, and I'm taking Italian next year. It's a requirement at my school to take three years, because it's a classical school and they've taught it there for 100 years or something. They always try to give excuses, like "oh, it'll help on your SAT's", but really, I think learning a living language will be a lot more useful in the long run.
We're reading Caesar right now- soooooooooooo boooooooooooooooring! All we do in class now is translate stories- it was much better when we were at least learning new things, not just doing the same thing every day.
Lyra, you forgot about his foreign shoes that he talked about every day. It was really bad when he came back as a sub for the class full of kids who had gotten him fired.
Only 25 days left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's pretty much the only thing that's keeping me going till the summer, and then we're free!!!!!!!!!!!


"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:Quote:
Why study Latin?

People say, "if you know Latin, you can speak French, Spanish, Portugese, and Italian!"

Um...no. Doesn't quite work that way. I speak Spanish and I can't understand, read, or speak Latin. Or any of the other Romance languages except for Portugese. And even that takes a few weeks of immersion.




i think it only works one way around, because latin is the language all those other lnguages stem from. so you have latin at the root, and from the root its relatively easy to work down from the root towards another language using latin as the basis. (im thinking of a kind of tree diagram in my head now)

having said that i speak english badly and french even worse, infact terribly. so im not really the person to talk about language but thats how i understand it...

plus its knowledge which cant be bad?

peace


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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the screeming flaming dude


Yes, as a matter of fact, i do use fire poi. Why do you ask?
Location: inside your head

Total posts: 104
Posted:I only learn'd one sentence in latin

which i cant remember

its translation is...


Everything sounds wise when said in latin


Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
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HEY, I COULD SPIN THAT!

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:I JUST TOOK MY LAST LATIN TEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I just have to take my (hopefully easy) exam on Monday, and then I'm done with it FOREVER!! (unless I go crazy or something...) bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce

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"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Well, if Julius Caesar comes to town, you're our gal!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:wooohoo for dead languages ubbrollsmile

My undergrad degree major is in Old English
and I just love to read the old stories and poems in the original form

My partner uses latin all the time in his work (plant names biggrin)

and woohoo for finishing exams Trillian smile

Lyra - sounds like you had a terrible introduction to Latin hug


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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:*running around screaming and jumping* I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE I"M DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never have to look at another Latin sentence again! Looking forward to our latin-burning party on saturday...HOORAY! bounce bounce2 bounce
clap clap clap clap clap clap
Here, Lyra, have a couple of these:beerchug beerchug and a giant hug


"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it

Total posts: 314
Posted:IM DONE TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!i dont think ive ever been so happy to take and exam in my life, yes i did have a horrible introduction to latin, but im fairly certain i would of hated it even if i hadent of, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! ubbrollsmile hug juggle ubbloco ubbloco

if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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