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Caesars famous words

"Jacta alea est" is this latin phrase the ture phrase? Does it have a historical text that it was taken from? Aug33
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If there is no "j" in Latin then how would you say "Jesus"? Sorry if this is common knowledge.

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How to Pronunciat Latin by Portuguese sounds question


As promised in my introduction post here am I starting to put questions. My first question, and probably of every one trying to learn Latin by himself and without a great knowledge of English, is about pronunciations.

I have already search the web, had hear a lot of audio files but I can’t grasp the difference between long and short vowels sounds. I even have bought a Grammar’s book of Latin in Portuguese (a ...
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Hi Everyone. I am trying to teach myself Latin through a book called, "Oxford Latin Course, Part I" and it seems to be going really well so far. I just thought I'd introduce myself because, as my family doesn't know Latin and I really don't know anybody who does that I can freely talk to, I might have to resort to coming here to ask questions. Thanks, and hope to talk to most of you ...
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n00b translation, need help

some translation exercise from BLD "Latin for beginners" AR5
english to latin. are my translation correct?

E1: Wicked slave, who's your friend?
L1: Male serve, quis est amicus tuus?

E2: Why does he not praise Galba, your master?
L2: Cur Galbam dominum tuum is non parat?
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translation check

Salvete omnes,

Here are some english to latin sentences. Please let me know of any mistakes.

Aurelia was going slowly toward the inn because she wasn't wanting to spend the night there.

Aurelia lente ad cauponam ibat quod pernoctare ibi nolebat

At that very moment, however, a fat man appeared at the door of the inn.

Eo ipso tempore, tamen, obesus homo ad ianuam cauponis apparuit.

Suddenly three dogs bark fiercely and attack the Corneliuses. ...
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translation:some latin verse

1.Caeli,Lesbia nostra,Lesbia illa,illa Lesbia,quam catullus unam.plus quam se atque suos amavit omnes,nunc in quadriviis et amgiportis glubit magnanimi Remi neoptes.


2.Eripuit fulmen caelo,nova fulmina mittit. Eripuit caelum deo,nova spatia struit. Homo homini res muntanda. Nemo contra hominem nisi homo ipse.

Thank u very much~~
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Stressed syllables

Following the usual rules for finding which syllable to stress, I find that some words come out sounding a bit improbable:

madefacit, interficit: is the stress really on the second syllable in these words? The third would seem more natural to my (English speaker's) sense of language.
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Understanding oral Latin

One of many difficulties with the Latin language is translating the sentences immediately when you hear (thus oral) them. You haven't got the time to translate them simultaneously in your head (eg. "is that they are going to", "or is it they did?") before another sentence gives you a hard time, even if you have certain reading practice.

It's logical that by listning to a lot of Latin you will understand more and more, but ...
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good books teaching how to SPEAK latin?

Hi guys. I'm starting to learn latin on my own witht he 'latin: an intensive course' book, and i'm looking for a book to accompany it that will teach me spoken latin. any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
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