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Some words unfit for dactylic hexametre

I collected the words that caught my eye from Ernout—Meillet that do not fit the dactylic hexametre. I do not claim to be exhaustive. This topic has interested me for some time already; even ανφφ has shown some interest. In part the poetic style is formed by the confines of the metre, as should be apparent from some of the words. I’ve added some short notes. Cursive for hexametrible, bold face for unhexametrible words.

abiēs ...
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eius versus suus?

Cum pauper sit, tamen ille sibi videtur par regibus, cum filii parvi ILLIUS ad eum celeriter accurunt et cara oscula liberrime offerunt.

I was wondering why eius is used because the man in question is referring to his own sons but since the story in question talks about farmers in general leading the rustic life would that be the reason why? This story is #32 of Wheelocks 38 Latin stories. Thanks, Paul
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Ego sum nova scriptans in Lingua Latina. Etiam ego practicabo in textkit forum. Gratiae et valete!

- Dane Kristjan Johannsson
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How do you pronounce your Latin?

Hi guys, new to the forum here. I love that there are some good resources here for study of Latin and Greek, since languages have always been of great interest to me. I have a question regarding how you pronounce Latin. This is a personal question of sorts, in addition to obviously not being as important as actual correct Latin (that is to say, grammar, for example). I, being a singer, have sung many a ...
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ut and ne w. verb of fearing in same sentence

I submit this as an example of both ut and ne with a verb of fearing in the same sentence, and a short sentence at that. Because I had forgotten the grammar concerning ut with verbs of fearing I had trouble with this sentence.

Horace, Satires, vol. 2, 1, line 60 ff.
. . .' 'o puer, ut sis
vitalis metuo et maiorum nequis amicus
frigore te feriat.' '. . .

metuo: I ...
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Good Editions of De Bello Gallico

What editions of De Bello Gallico do you guys own? My Latin has improved to the point that I am seriously considering working through a work to the end and I think that this work would be appropriate. What edition do you recommend a student get?
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First post (hi!) and translation question...

Hello, this is my first post here on this forum, so if this is the incorrect place to ask this question, I apologize... I did read the sticky's and looked around, and it seems this is an appropriate section.

Anyway, I'm currently writing a story that involves plenty of appropriation, loan-wording, and mixed usage of Vulgar Latin (as in "Sermo Vulgaris", not dirty limericks) interspersed with English. Though I realize it would probably more appropriately ...
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Reading Latin

Reading Latin by JACT 1 ed. is quite expensive on Amazon, but nota bene a new edition comes out on November 30. I am deciding whether or not I want to increase my skills in "reading" rather than "translating." Do you all think 1st edition will be cheaper when the 2nd is released as happened with Reading Greek?
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Quick grammar question...

Hi, I am a bit confused about how to translate this sentence into Latin...

We run home.

I know that the word "run" in this sentence is intransitive so it doesn't take a direct object. So in Latin what case would "home" be in? In English, what would the function of "home" be classified as?

Thank you...
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Vulgate question

I have a question about the following passage in St Mark's Gospel (12:12):

et quaerebant eum tenere et timuerunt turbam cognoverunt enim quoniam ad eos parabolam hanc dixerit et relicto eo abierunt

In the Douay–Rheims Bible this is translated as "And they sought to lay hands on him: but they feared the people. For they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they went their way." My question: why the use ...
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