dē nātiōnibus: pars tertia

Blog entry posted by Siegfried Zaytsev, Dec 26, 2017.

(diē Mercuriī, ante diem sextum kalendās iānuāriās annō bis mīllēsimō septimō decimō post Christum nātum)
  • Arabia Saudita vel Rēgnum Arabiae Sauditae est nātiō in Asiā occidentālī. In Rēgnō Arabiae Sauditae trīciēns ac trecentiēns centēna mīlia hominum habitant.
  • Irāquia quoque est nātiō in Asiā occidentālī. Irāquia vīcīna Rēgnī Arabiae Sauditae est. Caput Irāquiae est Bagdatum. Irāquiam septuāgiēns ac trecentiēns centēna mīlia hominum incolunt.
  • Nepalia est cīvitās Āsiātica, in Asiā merīdiōnālī inter Sīnās et Indiam sita. In Nepaliā nōnāgiēns ac ducentiēns centēna mīlia hominum habitant.
  • Somalia est nātiō in Āfricā orientālī. Quadrāgiēns ac centiēns centēna mīlia hominum eam incolunt. Pīrātae multī Somaliam multō amant quia ibī rhomium optimum emī potest.
Siegfried Zaytsev

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Practicing writing in Latin. Please point out mistakes if you notice any. Thanks!
  1. Adrian
    OK Siegfried, I see you point. My first impression was that your intent was to write decently advanced latin texts on geography (hence the references materials I provided). As for Roma Aeterna - the second book is intended once you truly master the first part and when you truly master latin grammar at decent level - a lot of people face similar problem as you (switching from Familia Romana to Roma Aeterna and hitting a brick wall encountering large difficulty level since first verses of firt chapter). For Roma Aeterna it is at minimum to work through again Familia Romana and Student Manual focusing on grammar e.g. cross referencing with Allen and Greenough. I can recommend you give @Godmy a call - he has experience with LLPSI and he can provide you with lots of valuable tips how to maximise learning efficieny with LLPSI. As for Cuban Rum (yes, Cuba is a home to fine brands of Rum, but it is more to magic of Havana and hermosas mujeres cubanas ;)
  2. Siegfried Zaytsev
    Thank you, Adrian! I appreciate your input very much. I have started on the first chapter of "Rōma Aeterna", but it's an uphill battle with the amount of proper names in it. I felt the same way about "Familia Rōmāna": because of all the geographic names in the first chapter, it felt more challenging than many subsequent chapters. Anyways, I'll have to get through "Rōma Aeterna" one way or the other. Just need to put in more time into it. I write on countries because I am currently reading an introductory comparative politics textbook in English for a course at a university, and making these notes helps me to better remember the countries that are mentioned there. Plus I get to practice writing numbers in Latin. I haven't been to Cuba, but I would love to visit.
  3. Adrian
    Perhaps [Multi Piratae (Praedones) Somaliam vehementer amant // Multis Praedonibus grata est Somalia] (quod/quia/nam) illic rhomium egregium (excellent rum) emi potest. [Best Rum can only be bought in Cuba - unless you are referreing to Cuban Rum sold in Suuqa Bakaaraha ;) ]
    Also - you appear to develop your writing skills - try to enrich your vocabulary; quoque can also be expressed by etiam, atque, idem etc. sita est = situata, collocata .
    Since you enjoy writing on geography etc. try to read Chapter I of Roma Aeterna, then first chapter of De Bello Gallico with parsing (geographical descriptions); also take a look here - latin text on geography - might help you develop some vocabulary; https://ia600407.us.archive.org/24/items/bub_gb_TC6HwHH_8aIC/bub_gb_TC6HwHH_8aIC.pdf
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