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jueves, mayo 23, 2019

Conjugación verbal: el pretérito perfecto simple y compuesto (LENGUA ESPAÑOLA)

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Tabla de conjugación:

3ª declinación del sustantivo en latín + EXTRA

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Samuel González Ruiz
-vía latinonline.es-



"En el latín, como en el castellano, los pensamientos son expresados a través de oraciones. Una oración es una combinación de palabras que expresa un pensamiento, y la forma más simple de oración sería la afirmación de un único hecho.

Galba es un agricultor.
Galba est agricola.

El marinero lucha.
Nauta pugnat.

En cada una de estas frases tenemos dos partes: el sujeto y el predicado.

El sujeto es esa persona, lugar o cosa sobre la cual se dice algo. Siempre será un sustantivo o palabra que pueda utilizarse de igual manera"


domingo, mayo 12, 2019

William Safire´s Rules of Writing (+ EXTRA)

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William Safire, journalist

There are several versions of Safire´s Rules of Writing. This is just one: 


William Safire's Rules for Writers:

1/ Remember to never split an infinitive.

2/ The passive voice should never be used.

3/ Do not put statements in the negative form.

4/ Verbs have to agree with their subjects.

5/ Proofread carefully to see if you words out.

6/ If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be by rereading and editing.

7/ A writer must not shift your point of view.

8/ And don't start a sentence with a conjunction. 
(Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.)

9/ Don't overuse exclamation marks!!

10/ Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.

11/ Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.

12/ If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.

13/ Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.

14/ Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.

15/ Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.

16/ Always pick on the correct idiom.

17/ The adverb always follows the verb.

18/ Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.


sábado, mayo 11, 2019

Tom Wolfe "Why They Aren't Writing" ... (+ EXTRA)

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Why They Aren’t Writing the Great American Novel Anymore
A treatise on the Varieties of Realistic Experience.
MAY 15, 2018
This article originally appeared in the December 1972 issue of Esquire. 

"I have no idea who coined the term “the New Journalism” or even when it was coined. Seymour Krim tells me that he first heard it used in 1965 when he was editor of Nugget and Pete Hamill called him and said he wanted to write an article called “The New Journalism” about people like Jimmy Breslin and Gay Talese. It was late in 1966 when you first started hearing people talk about “the New Journalism” in conversation, as best I can remember. I don’t know for sure.... To tell the truth, I’ve never even liked the term. Any movement, group, party, program, philosophy or theory that goes under a name with “New” in it is just begging for trouble. The garbage barge of history is already full of them: the New Humanism, the New Poetry, the New Criticism, the New Conservativism, the New Frontier, il Stilo Novo ... The World Tomorrow.... Nevertheless, the New Journalism was the term that caught on eventually."
(Tom Wolfe) 

Go on reading Wolfe´s article here: 

miércoles, mayo 01, 2019

Learning about verbs in Latin

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am0 = I love
amâbâMUS = WE loved
amâbiS = YOU (singular) will love
A Latin verb often has an ending that indicates something about that verb's subject.

The subject is the person or thing about whom the verb is making a statement: I study. You read. They learn.
Note: In most sentences, there are two parts: (1) a "something" (the subject) and then a statement made about that "something" (the predicate). In the sentences just given here, studying is "predicated" of the subject I, reading is predicated of the subject you, and learning is predicated of the subject they.
The ending of the Latin verb can indicate which type of person goes with the verb as its subject, so it is called a personal ending.

When we speak about verbs, we use the word person as a grammatical term. It indicates whether the subject is equivalent to
I / we
you (singular) / you (plural)
he, she, it / they.
1. If the subject is the speaker or speakers, then the statement is made in the first person:
I see, we speak
The typical Latin active endings for the first person are -m or -ô for the singular and -mus for the plural.
[Note: Active merely means that the subject is acting, as contrasted with passive verbs, in which the subject is acted upon, e.g., "I am seen." or "The book has been read." We refer to this difference as one of voice. Passive-voice verbs have different personal endings in Latin. This page is only about active-voice endings.]
côgitô = I think
côgitâbam = I used to think
amô = I love

Romanización de Hispania (218 a.C)

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[Acueducto de Segovia]

[trabajo realizado por 
Azahara López Carrasco 
Noelia López Carrasco]

"Romanización es el proceso de aculturación que experimentaron las diversas regiones conquistadas por Roma, por el que dichos territorios incorporaron los modos de organización político-sociales, las costumbres y las formas culturales emanadas de Roma o adoptadas por ella. En el caso correspondiente a la península Ibérica, fue de diferente intensidad según las zonas —mayor en el sur y este peninsulares— y se produjo en distintos momentos (más tardío en el oeste y norte)."

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Never discourage anyone who ...

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Latin (Extra something)

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Attendance counts
Come to classes and pay attention
Take note from the exercises on the board!!

magnus-a-um.big                                     non.no
parvus-a-um.small                                  quoque.and
filius, ii.son                                                ceteri-ae-a.the rest
filia, ae.daughter                                     ubi.where
liber, -bri.book                                          hic.here