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Bonoromnium? In Catalina' Senatorem

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~classics/poetry_and_prose/Cicero_vs_Catiline.html

Professor Richard Tarrant pronounces some things a bit different than what they're written as... is this normal?
for instance:
Quo usque- quusque? qu' usque?
tandem abutere- tandabutere? tand' abutere?
diu etiam- dietiam? di' etiam?
bonorum omnium? bonoromnium? bonor' omnium?


And there's a few more. It was kinda confusing me. Is he just pronouncing the Latin lazily or did Cicero pronounce it this way? Not sure.
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Writing style in Harry Potter

I was flipping through the Latin edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and I noticed that while proper nouns were capitalised, sentences were otherwise written all in lower case. Is this the style to write in Latin, at least today?
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Latin vowel quantity & Radio

Hello, I'm just restarting my D'OOGE, and I just find today that for some words the textbooks and ref books give different vowel quantities.
For ex, while D'Ooge and Wheelock give "leegaatus"(I will use doubled letter to indicate a long vowel), the Vocabulaire essentiel de latin (of G. Cauquil and J.-Y. Guillaumin, Hachette) gives "legaatus", and the Dictionnaire Latin-francais of Bornecque and Cauet gives "legatus" which changes even the accent. Further more, Wheelock gives "Syraacuusae" ...
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Old Boy

saluete omnes. I want to say "good, old boy", "old sport" in Latin as a friendly, informal way of addressing a person. Any suggestions? gratias uobis.
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Help needed

I found old talisman and there is following sentence written on it, anyone can help me to translate it?

Sapientia et virtus in domo eius et scentia omnium rerum manet apud eum in seculum seculi
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Holmes on De Bello

Salvete, This is my first time posting for help here, so let me take just a moment to give some background. I have tought myself a little bit of latin by pushing through the Oxford series. Having completed those, I am now translating the first book of de Bello into English and then translating it back into latin to check myself.

Since I have not had any class instruction, I'm missing a lot of background ...
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Latin Prophecy: Grammar Check

I've written a fictional, Smallville-themed prophecy in Latin. I was wondering if anyone could check my grammar and make sure it's sound.

ADVENTUS SUPERHOMINIS
Aetâte quâ aedificia caela attingent, veniet fîlius ultimus generis morientis. Dê caelô cadet infâns quî vir fiet cum potestâtibus maioribus quam illîs cuiusquam hûmânî terrae. Fortitûdinem centum hominum habêbit. Nec lâmina nec flamma cutem suam trânsfiget. Gravitâs nôn hunc in humô tenêbit. Cum celeritâte missilis dê arcû sagittariî movêbit. Ex oculîs ...
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Short translation needs fine tuning

Hi there,

I would appreciate anyone's help with a short translation. It's for an open source project. I don't know much Latin, but what I think I want is:

populus expeto formalis

If I have that right, it's close to "the community demands standards". Can anyone comment, or correct tense or what-have-you that might be off?

Thanks in advance!
g.
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2 Sentences I am having trouble with...

Hi, im new here, if anyone wants to help me via MSN messenger, please add me mikethibodeau@myself.com

The 2 sentences I am having trouble with are:

Pugnare solent et Bellum portant

Sed viri Italiae imperium habent et nautas superant.

Can anyone translate please?

Thank you.
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Drusus sum

Hello I'm Drusus, currently I'm in Latin II in my high school. I did a few extra problems and I just wanted to see if they were right. Oh and I will never post my homework here so don't think you are cheating by helping me.

1. My fathers name is Marcus = Nomen mei patris Marcus est.

2. There are not many babies in my family = Infantes multi in familia mea non sunt. ...
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