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Latin Conversation - to speak or not to speak

Curious to know the opinions of board participants. There are a lot of options because I suspect that people have nuanced opinions about this question. Not all the answers are mutually exclusive.
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Latin Audio Poll

Some of the members here and I have been working on a audio suppliment to the Latin texts available here. We hope to have the project ready in the next month or so. We are at the point now where we are beginning to finalize the work.

This poll is meant to get a feel for how members would use such a suppliment.

This poll will run for 30 days.
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Rex ero

Certain individuals in my immediate surrounding are tam pissing me off that I no longer see any option than to make things clear to them:

"When I am king, you will be first against the wall."*

Of course if I were to state this as such I would be shunned for the rest of my life (miser kasper, desinas ineptire, etc.) and die old, tired and lonely. Hence my desire to say it in latin. ...
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Has Catullus lost it?

"Phaselus ille, quem videtis, hospites,
ait fuisse navium celerrimus"

I mean, what the irrumationem? Does C not speak latin any longer? Indirect speech with a nominative?!

What weird sort of semi-greek-latin kind of literary oddity am I dealing with here? Is this allowed? Should it be allowed?
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oscillationis vocab help in Hyginus

I'm stumped by a word. I'm trying to translate Hyginus' Fabulae of Icarius and Erigone and I can't find the word "oscillationis" anywhere.

Here's the context:

Quo responso de pastoribus supplicium sumpserunt et Erigonae diem festum oscillationis pestilentiae causa instituerunt et ut per vindemiam de frugibus Icario et Erigonae primum delibarent.


It looks to me like "oscillationis" is a third declension adjective in the genitive modifying "pestilentiae". Would it be correct to understand this as ...
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Latin and helping to learn other European toungs...

Does it really help as much as they say it does help?
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How would I say . . . .

How would I say "Out of the depths of hell" ? ??

De Profundis Inferni ? ? ? ? ?

Is that right or no ? ?
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Latin-English dictionaries

I consider buying a Latin-English dictionary. I know that the options are legion, and that one's choice is dependent on a multitude of things: level of study, areas of interest, price etc. Still, I'd love to hear some opinions about dictionaries. What are your personal experiences in this matter, which ones have you liked or disliked etc.? Please share your thoughts :-)
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The cinematographic Latin sentence

Can anyone can help me? In Paragraph 601 of the Allen & Greenough New Latin Grammar, the authors use a passage from Livy’s ‘Ab urbe condita’ to demonstrate long-sentence verb-at-the-end structure. It’s about what happened to the Volscians when they tangled with the Romans.

Someone wrote that Latin sentences have a cinematographic logic, presenting a chain of events as a series of pictures. I think that is true of this sentence, but I wish I ...
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We'll see each other on thursday?

Salvete, everybody,

I am writing a short message in Latin and want to finish it off with a "We'll see each other on thursday!"

I have no problem with "on thursday" (die Iovis) nor with the verb see and its inflexions.

But I do wonder how to put the reflexive, mutual part of my sentence. How would one say "each other" in Latin?

Please help! Thanks.
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