Author Topic: Latin help, anyone good at it?  (Read 6851 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2009, 12:48:08 am »
Every post commenting on spelling and grammar usually contains an error...

 ;) ;) ;D
QED.  ;D

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2009, 01:59:33 am »
Learning Slovak I can see the similarities with Latin...

Reminds me of a story that my German teacher used to tell. IIRC he also taught Latin, though not to me.

At university, a fellow-student had been faced with a Latin paper and the instruction "translate this passage".

So he did.

Into Croat ;D

Faced with the fact that the instructions had been complied with, but they had no idea whether the answer was correct, the university authorities contacted the (then) Yugoslav embassy to ask if anyone spoke both Latin and Croat.

"Well there is one person - actually he's a student at your university!"  ;D ;D

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2009, 08:17:19 am »
Get over it, understand, accept or dont read my posts or bother replying.

'Condemn a Little More, Understand a Little Less'

It's a Tory philosophy.

Eh? ???

It's OK, I was gently mocking Gonzo, not you ;)

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2009, 08:32:30 am »
 ???

And there was me thinking is was irony :o

Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2009, 09:14:16 am »
Does anyone actually speak latin any more?
as in, actually uses it to converse.

There's a popular Finnish news broadcast in Latin - Nuntii Latini.  I don't know that anyone actually still uses Latin to talk to one another, beyond a few oddballs on the internet.

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2009, 11:20:06 am »

Probably.

My brother went to Cardiff Uni and a girl he knew spoke no English until she was taught at secondary school. That was a fair while ago though: my brother was 64 last week.

Hmm... don't mind seeing it, in fact quite like it - but i always just wonder how much money would be saved in white paint by the amount of times "ARAF" is painted on the road.  ;)

Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #56 on: October 28, 2009, 11:27:11 am »
Hmm... don't mind seeing it, in fact quite like it - but i always just wonder how much money would be saved in white paint by the amount of times "ARAF" is painted on the road.  ;)

On the Bryan Chapman I thought I'd be clever by keeping an eye on the names of places (but mainly train stations) in order to work out the quickest way home should I want to pack.

Passing the first such sign I said to myself. "Ok, just passed Gorsaf train station..."

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #57 on: October 28, 2009, 11:31:19 am »
That's in Abergavenny, isn't it ?

;)

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2009, 11:32:48 am »
Does anyone actually speak latin any more?
as in, actually uses it to converse.

There's a popular Finnish news broadcast in Latin - Nuntii Latini.  I don't know that anyone actually still uses Latin to talk to one another, beyond a few oddballs on the internet.

I heard there are some sheep farmers in [some part of the former] Yugoslavia. Their dialect might not be understood by Nero et al, but I believe it is real Latin and their first language.
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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2009, 11:47:53 am »
Me linguist.
Me Welsh speaker (plus other tongues)
Me making no comments whatsoever......

Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2009, 12:39:42 pm »
They still speak Latin as first language in Vatican City, quod verum est.

Re the OP, send us a piccie of said gf's ingentium montium and I'll tell you the answer.  ;)
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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2009, 01:23:58 pm »
Do be careful not to get your Mons Veneris confused with your Mons Graupius. 

hellymedic

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2009, 03:20:35 pm »
Do be careful not to get your Mons Veneris confused with your Mons Graupius. 

Yebbut most yacfers don't have a Mons Veneris though I do...

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2009, 03:54:31 pm »
Most have probably had one at some time...
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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2009, 06:57:42 pm »
Get over it, understand, accept or dont read my posts or bother replying.
Im doing English Language would you beleive.
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Sorry, 1gear, I am not sure whether English is your first language or not as there are 11 errors in your opening post alone. You have not come across as someone with a firm grasp of English, mainly spelling. I am also sorry that I have just joined those who have pointed out some of your errors.

I hope your girlfriend is enjoying studying Latin.

As far as the Latin discussion goes, I am fascinated. Learning Slovak I can see the similarities with Latin as both use grammatical cases, not entirely the same ones though, and so the declinations are similar; far more than English is to either language.

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It gets tiring after abit, that some, if not all people, can read what I'm putting and understand, but a few have to attempt to correct me. Its been done many times and its never worked. Its not laziness as you might think, its just how i type and write and i struggle to write any differently or even see my mistakes most of the time ???


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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2009, 07:14:12 pm »
They still speak Latin as first language in Vatican City, quod verum est.

Re the OP, send us a piccie of said gf's ingentium montium and I'll tell you the answer.  ;)

Yes but not proper latin, they don't put the verb at the end of the sentence.

Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2009, 04:40:46 pm »
Here goes I haven't read all the thread but there doesn't seem to be any answers

                  singular                       plural

nominative breve tempus              brevia tempora
accusative  breve tempus              brevia tempora
genitive      brevis temporis            brevium temporum
(neuter)

nom            celer navis                   celeres naves
acc              celerem navem            celeres naves
gen             celeris navis                celerim navium
(feminine)

nom            ingens mons               ingentes montes
acc              ingentem montem      ingentes montes
gen             ingentis montis           ingentium montium
(masculine)

nom            silvestre animal           silvestria animalia
acc              silvestre animal           silvestria animalia
gen             silvestris animalis        silvestrium animalium
(neuter)

nom            audax miles                 audaces milites
acc              audacem militem         audaces milites
gen             audacis militis              audacium militum
(masculin)

To be noted
1.  All nouns and adjectives are third declension.
2. To be able to decline one needs to know the stem. This is normally quoted in dictionaries etc in the genitive singular.
3. Although all the examples are in the order adjective + noun, normally in Latin the adjective follows the noun.

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Re: Latin help, anyone good at it?
« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2009, 02:31:58 pm »
They still speak Latin as first language in Vatican City, quod verum est.



Yes but not proper latin, they don't put the verb at the end of the sentence.

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