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Rosetta Stone

Hello everyone. I have absolutely zero experience with latin. I plan ont aking Latin in college starting next fall. I want to have a decent feel for the language before I go in cold to the classroom. I was looking at the Rosetta Stone software and it really caught my eye. I tried out the demo and it taught me a few basic words in a great innovative way. For instance it would have "Canis" ...
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Quod and Quia?

Are these two words interchangable, or do they apply to certain situations?


Gratias!!
Chris
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Brief translation help, please

I'm hoping I'm at least close with these:

"With wine comes friends"

Cum vino ventant amicos

and

"brothers forever" or "brothers always"

Semper frateri

Please let me know if, or how badly, I've screwed up.

Thanks
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How do we say that?

I've finally made time to get started on my Latin (using D'Ooge) and I am very confused by the first section (on pronunciation.)

First, the explanations of how the vowels are supposed to be pronounced seem to make no sense. I'm guessing that this is partly because my English is of the American variety, from the Midwest (which is the "standard" dialect - that is, the dialect and pronunciation studied for use by broadcasters, etc.) ...
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Does: 'felix dies Nativitatis' = Merry Christmas in Latin?

Just needing to know for a model I am painting and want to write this statement in latin as opposed to english (and my other work where I asked for some translations is not done yet but I will surely show images of how it ends up and how i write the latin vocab. onto the shield, parchment, etc).

Regards,

Sanjay
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Ad te

I have a question about a construction found in "Second Year Latin - Part 1 - Selections of Easy Latin, J.B. Greenough", one of the downloadable books from Textkit, in the "Learn Latin" Section.
It is in second sentence in the very first paragraph, on page 1:
"Hanc epistulam ad te laetus scribo."

My question has to do with the "ad te". Why isn't the dative used instead: tibi? Hence, why not: Hanc epistulam tibi ...
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grammer check

would this be gramatically correct?

Agricola aquaum portat, aquaem agricolae portant

thank you
Chris
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eram and fui

Am I right in getting the impression that 'eram' and 'fui' are more or less interchangeable? The distinction between perfect and imperfect does not seem to apply to this verb as it does to others. When I'm doing composition exercises all I can do is guess which one I will find when I look in the key.
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Translating each other's

I know that the idea of "each other" is expressed in Latin by "inter se", but what about "each other's".

How do I translate sentences of the type:"They broke each other's windows."

The best I can do is to put "Each broke the other's window." Is there a better way? Does it involve "inter se"?

(I can remember having problems with just this type of sentence when I was learning German!)

Thanks.
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Translation help

I am currently beginning to study latin and I am looking for help change a quote slightly

the quote in its original for goes as follows

Et portae inferi non praevalebunt ad versus eam
-And the flames of hell shall not prevail against it

I would like a simple change made to it so it reads as follows
-And the flames of hell shall not prevail against me

Thank you in advance
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