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OneWriter

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I don't really have a question, I was just looking at this forum and thinking: Shouldn't we have a Latin thread? You know, a place where people can post Latin questions or trivia.
 
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*polishes off Latin conjugation and declension book*

Erm...

quis es? Oh...Onewriter est.

I think this is an excellent idea, hun. Now, how do you translate that? :D Rufus, you dare -- you just dare :D :D
 
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Oh, yeah, let's lure Rufus in here! I mean, what kind of Latin thread would it be without Rufus? Hey, but I think the question needs to be more complicated than that, that's too easy, Fallen, pick something better!!

Rufus, tibi clamamus: veni ut cum nobis consortium in eo foro teneas!

OK, that was really lame, so here are my questions for you Rufus: how would you translate "company" (in the sense I meant above)?
 
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Rufus quid es?

Ok, that was totally made up, but you all did get me intrigued.
 

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Rufus is one of our Latin supremes, SaraP:D. And if he goes all big translations on me, I'm getting my whip out again...

Hey, One, hang on, I'm still stuck on tibi clamamus *thumbs through Latin book* right, 'to you we call', ah, 'we call/ask you'?.

Right -- what was the next word...

Bloomin' useless I am. :D

Edit: LDV, i bet you're better than I am. Lol.
 
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*** looks over her shoulder ***

pssst, Fallen... if you catch a mistake in what I wrote let me know before Rufus gets here, ok? I mean, the Romans were my ancestors, I can't look bad on this thread, can I????

*** straddles off her merry way, looking casual ***
 

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My Latin is so rusty... :(

Don't worry Liosse, mine is a few hundred years rusty. :D

Well that's exactly why I started this forum: so we can all help one another refresh it as for one reason or the other we all like some Latin quotes in our WIP's, don't we? He he, whenever I can't remember a word I just go for Spanish, isn't that funny??? Thank goodness there's Wiktionary!!!
 

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*whispers* ok, hun, I'll distract him. I've got a shiny new Latin book in the corner: cover's not been touched or anything, can't fail to take distract his careful eye--

*looks sharply over shoulder*

Phew *wipes brow* thought that was him then. You stay by me, hun. It's safer in groups. *shifts closer to OneW*...
 

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So is Rufus. Or at least his hair (lit. "red-haired," from L. rufus)

Ha, never thought of that! great catch, Med!!! ;)

PS I meant to tell you a looong time ago: even though your avatar is beautiful, I still miss the Scapigliata.... :(
 

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Ha, never thought of that! great catch, Med!!! ;)

PS I meant to tell you a looong time ago: even though your avatar is beautiful, I still miss the Scapigliata.... :(

Thanks--it is one of my favorite images, but this avatar has some advantages as well.
 

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Hey, One, med' and Sara' are here now. *sighs relief* Maybe we can ask them to do the Uhura dance from Star Trek. You know the one on the movie, with the feathers as she dances on a distant sanddune...?

*wonders off humming some lonely desert song*

Okay, so I finally admitted I'm a Star Trek fan...

Thank you for that link, Med'. I need a serious brush up on mine. ;)
 
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Hey, One, med' and Sara' are here now.

I know, quite a crowd! Calls for something special!
Hey, look how talkative I've become! I feel like I'm virtually drunk!
Or as drunk as a non-drinker can get... ha, the beauty of the virtual world... *** hic-ups ***
 

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:e2drunk:

*chuckles* I'm the one on the right.

:roll:

that makes me the one on the left, then, huh? if I still know left from right....

Gee, I really meant this thread to be serious!!! Well, it needed a grand opening party, right?

:partyguy:
 

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:D

Serious face. Favourite Latin quote: qui tacet consentit (a good one for the parents at my daughter's school): he who stays silent, consents.
 

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Yup! Chi tace acconsente.
Hold on... was I supposed to post that on the Italian thread?
*** hic! *** Nah, I'll never find my way back there...
Oh, how cute... hic is a Latin word!!! So I guess it's OK to be drunk over here!!! :D
 

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omg, hic, haec, hoc, hi, hae, haec or something like that! I remember!!! 'This person' 'this thing' (S.) 'the latter' (pl).

*Pokes Latin teacher in the eye* and you said I'd never remember a thing. Mind you, he (later she) did make me sing it to remember!!!
 

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Vita vinum est. Since word order makes no difference, it means both "wine is life" and "life is wine." One of my favorites quotations -- especially since I've been querying :D
 

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Hi, Hathor! Good to meet you. Isn't there the Latin rule somewhere that relative clauses take the nominative? Vita (fem. nom) vinum (neut, nom)...Old memories going... (I'm saying you're right, hun, I just can't remember whether relative clauses get nom forms...)

:D
 

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The above is what latin texts always looked like to me. :) If anyone's curious, it's a random psuedo-latin "language" meant to fill white space in web design.
 

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