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Latin textbooks and learning method

Is anyone here familiar with these books?
If so, are they any good?

I think (without having read them) that this method could be realy helpful complimenting teadious grammar exercises, that, without being in any context, don't give feel for or skill in practical usage of the language.

Please, do share your thoughts!
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Domus apud Angulum Puensem Sita

I picked up a second-hand copy of Domus Anguli Puensis (The House at Pooh Corner) recently. I was interested by the syntax (or is it grammar?) of this part:

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I interpret this as treating "infra ponte" as the ablative of a hypothetical "infra pons," which, although made up of two words, acts like a single ...
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novi papae novissima oratiuncula

It's good to know that the new pope cares for Latin:

http://105live.vaticanradio.org/audio/04_21_omelia.ram
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Habemus Novam Dominam Sithi

"Habemus Novam Dominam Sithi" -- Is this the correct translation to Latin for "We have a new Sith Lord?" I know this seems like an odd question. It was motivated by the fact that the new 'pope' looks kinda like the Emperor from Star Wars (with the bags under his eyes &c.).
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Caesar and Pronouns

Salvete omnes,

As many of you probably know Caesar wrote his works referring to himself in the 3rd person. However, he does say "mihi" in de Bello Gallico, liber 6, 14:

"Id mihi duabus de causis instituisse videntur, quod neque in vulgum disciplinam efferri velint neque eos, qui discunt, litteris confisos minus memoriae studere".

I have a few questions:

1) Why do you think he changes the pronoun reference?

2) Do you know of any ...
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Help me with a quote

can someone sugest or create a quote or saying in latin to cover following words
Humanity (maybe human being)
Righteousness (morality or honesty)
Creativity (innovation)
public service (duty, serving others)



I dont know any latin and My english sucks as well please help. i live in Seoul South korea just in case here is my e mail address:
here is my E mail halteacher atsign yahoo dot com
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Usefulness of Latin?

I'm almost through with two semesters of Latin. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure why I'm learning Latin as opposed to Spanish or French (Those are the three languages at my high school). I can't use Latin to communicate with anyone, and there isn't a large enough Latin community to justify writing in Latin.

I'm not Catholic and don't need to read the Bible or anything else in Latin. What is there ...
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Need help with a short translation.

"ego ipse tabernam, in quā habitō, servāre possum”

Here's my translation:
“I can look after the shop in which I live, myself. It seems stilted though, how about this:

I can look after the shop that I live in, myself.

Also:
"Statim ad viam, in qua taberna erat, festinavit: adeo cupiebat tabernam possidere."

Possiblities:
He hurried at once to the street in which was the shop: he was desiring to own a shop so greatly. ...
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Help saying this

Forgive me, I do not speak Latin. I am English.
I am looking for a small sentence that sounds like Latin (typically sounding that is) for a song.

I was wondering how to say "Respect for the Pope" in Latin?
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Ludi?

Salvete omnes,

I was reviewing my vocabulary recently and I ran across the following two words:

Ludus, Ludi (m.) school
Ludi, Ludorum (gen pl.) (m.) games

Does the genitive plural of Ludus also mean games? I am very confused by these two words.

thanks
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