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Medieval Latin

Hi Everyone

I am new to this site, but it seems a great resource - I am glad I found it.

I had a classical eduction, learning the usual Latin authors (say approx 100 years either side of Caesar or Cicero).

However, my main interest now is in medieval Latin - from say Augustine right through to the 16th century.

How much different is medieval Latin from the classical period ? And does it change ...
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Declension of Nouns

Greetings all fellow Latin learners (and experts!). I have just started an MA degree in Ancient Myth & Society and am currently taking beginners Latin to complement this. However, I am a little stuck on learning the declension of nouns. Does anyone have any learning strategies for over coming this obstacle? In fact, if anyone has any ideas about studying Latin at home without instant access to a tutor I would be most grateful to ...
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translation help please

I need help translating something from latin to english that probably isn't grammatically correct, and I don't think it means anything the way it's written but the words might mean something separately. I read it in a book and it might be old latin. It would help if I could have all possible translations of each word, but I can't find a good dictionary online. Thanks for any help.

Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru ...
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need help

I'm having some trouble translating the sentance "where are they going?" into latin. Im not sure what to do with going because it has to be a third person plural because of the they but its also a participle (I think). Can anybody help me out on whether or not the verb should be a participle and if not, what the construction is?
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Cherokee in Latin

Osiyo! (Salve!)

Does anyone know if there are Latin names for the various American Indian tribes? I am looking for the Latin for 'Cherokee'. Does anyone know of such a Latin word?

I have contacted some Cherokees on the internet to see what their opinions would be of what word to use in Latin if I have to invent one. It appears that the consensus will be that I should use 'Cherokee' instead of a ...
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Hi guys, need some help with indirect statements.

they confuse my brain.

"The old man thought that his son was calling to him"

I'm going with "senex putavit filium eum advocisse". Is that OK? Having two objects confuses it i think. Would "the old man thought that his son had called him" be better??

Also, when relative clauses appear things get confusing. eg. "The merchant replied that the slaves who were pouring out wine had been bought for a great price". I went ...
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If I were to translate from 38 Latin Stories...

If I were to translate a paragraph from 38 Latin Stories and post my translation along with the Latin form from the book without accents, macrons and such, would the people who know Latin be ok to check over it still? I'm not sure how to type the accents over my letters on the keyboard, so it would just be plain spelling. I just wish the book would have the English translations of every practise ...
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how do u pronounce "roma est"

is it pronounced "romast"? I read that if a word before "est" ends with a vowel, the "e" in "est" is cut out.
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educate me!

Hello, Im after a bit of help and it's a long time I did latin at school!
Is there a latin translation for the phrase "trial(s) and tribulation(s)"?
I invented "tribulatio et temptatio", but this is without grammatical knowledge, or true meaning of the words.
If anyone knows a correct translation, please post a response.

:roll: many thanks - Nels
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Is there a latin abbreviation for "As opposed to"

Not vice versa . . . . . but "as opposed to" . . .
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