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27 Aug 2009, 9:42 pm

Latin is a dead language
dead as dead can be.
It killed off all the Romans
and now it's killing me.

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27 Aug 2009, 9:58 pm

Unus, duo, tres,
tu adire scholam debes...



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21 Sep 2009, 7:02 am

Latina non est mortua, quia in multis linguis vivit.



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21 Sep 2009, 2:51 pm

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas. - Happy is the person who understands reasons for things.

That's our school motto. :D


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22 Oct 2009, 11:59 am

loquo modo lingua Latine quem me docuit mater. [I speak the Latin my mother taught me]

I am a big fan of Latin, I have a bunch of my favourite kid-lit in Latin:

Alicia in Terra Mirabilis
Aliciae per Speculum Transitus
Ursus Nomine Paddington
Winnie ille Pu
Winnie ille Pu Semper Ludet
Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit
Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis
Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum
Regulus
Tella Charlottae


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13 Jan 2010, 12:54 pm

Vincam universitatem!



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13 Jan 2010, 3:29 pm

how difficult is it to learn?

im rather interested in the language.


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13 Jan 2010, 3:50 pm

irishaspie wrote:
how difficult is it to learn?

im rather interested in the language.


Not very difficult, since a lot of the vocabulary is in common with English. The nouns are declined and have five main cases, nominative (the subject), genitive (like the possessive case. "of the"), dative (the indirect object, or object of a preposition. "to the/for the"), accusative (the direct object of a transitive verb), and ablative (which is mostly the same as the dative case in spelling, but in meaning it is usually the cause of the action or the agent. "by the").

The verbs also are conjugated, as verbs usually are, and their meaning is altered by the attachment of prepositions such as trans- "across", ad- "to", de- "of", ex- "out of/from", et omnia cetera.



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13 Jan 2010, 3:56 pm

interesting, might try self teaching.


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14 Jan 2010, 9:37 am

To get an idea of Latin might have sounded like, or, at least, what spoken Latin would sound like:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVBN0_UOL6I[/youtube]



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04 Feb 2010, 7:17 pm

Aurum potestas est! :)

Dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori... :roll:

And of course, all the anatomical terms... cranialis, caudalis, superficialis, profundus, gracilis, lateralis, medialis...

And that is probably the extent of my Latin vocabulary - although I warn you, languages are one of my special interests, so I'll be loitering here and reading everything you post to try and learn more!



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09 Feb 2010, 2:04 am

Ave Maria......

Aaaa..aaave Maria...:o


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21 Feb 2010, 1:16 am

Vae victus?

I got it from a game, so it's probably not even latin. :lol:


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26 Feb 2010, 1:58 pm

Simplex sigillum veri. (simplicity defines the truth)

Plus the quote from Pliny the elder ;

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26 Feb 2010, 2:58 pm

I'd really like to learn latin. I started once but couldn't stick with it :(