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Having difficulty translating a phrase into latin... :(

Hi!

i've been given a homework assignment, and i have to translate a paragraph: i was doing quite well, until i came to a phrase "As they approached, the lieutenant went out and asked them about the fight."

i was thinking of using the ablative absolute, so it would translate as "while they were approaching", seeing as this would give basically the same meaning. however, i have been unable to discover whether the present participle ...
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Oops! Forgot to say Hi!

Salvete!

I didn't see this posted so I'll give it another shot.

I'm a new Latin teacher at a new Catholic school (enrollment about 30). I''m interested in finding some attractive and inexpensive (free would be good) posters for the classroom. Students are 1st through 5th graders. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Valete!
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Cattulus 70

I'm a bit stuck on the last sentence, or more specificially on "mulier cupido". I understand what the line means, it's not that hard but I don't understand how these 2 nominatives relate to each other. Should I simply read it as "the woman's desire"? If so, why is a genitive not used? Anyway, here is the poem:


Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle
quam mihi, non si se Iuppiter ipse petat.
Dicit: sed ...
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Phaedo by Plato

Latin Scholars,

I am a student in my first semester in the study of Latin.

My particular class is focusing primarily on the translation of Latin to English. Therefore, I cannot translate English to Latin very well at all.

Could anyone help me out with the translation of the following phrase from The Phaedo by Plato.

"To use words wrongly is not only a fault in itself, it also creates evil in the soul."

Thanks
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Imperative adjectives?

I've been wndering, are there forms for commanding someone to be something? For example, test-taking tips:

Be confident
Be calm
etc.
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The Latin Alphabet

Could I get a list of the letters of the Latin Alphabet and each letter's pronunciation (id est: a=ah,b=beh, etc.), or a link to a page with audio files of letter pronunciation? I would greatly appreciate it because I have yet to find any page on the internet with it listed.
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Balloon Club Motto

I would like to create a motto for our Hot Air Ballooning club. Stealing from Descartes, I would like to say: "I am safe; therefore, I am".

My assumption is that the word Incolumis is closer than Salus regarding the meaning I would like to convey. Would "Incolumis Ego Sum" be correct?

Any help would be appreciated.

John
Austin, Texas
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Is there a CD with the sounds of the alphabet?

Hi,
My son started taking latin in school and
I'm trying to learn with him, but I having
a hard time with the correct pronounceation.
Is there a CD that I could purchase that would
help me with this?
TIA.
Wayne
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wisdom?

Hey i rarely post here, but just another quick question...

I am wondering what the word for wisdom is?

Thanks in advance!
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Pronunciation

I have two questions on Latin pronunciation:

I. Does Latin use the trilled R in every Latin word with R in it or just in the alphabet?

II. Does the short o sound like the o in pot or the o in pole?
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