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Traducendi Certamen ( lads, there are Nymphs! )

I have been told that there are some sharp minds here so I decide to post a translating challenge. Him who come sufficiently close I will drop 1.00 GBP via paypal. Apart from whiteoctave because that's not fair, or benissimus as he has probably seen it before. It is just a randomly selected few relatively simple lines. It is short but translation must be sound.

*re: the last sentence, you must be aware ...
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conditional clauses help

didnt find this lot too difficult:

1. If the children prefer learning to running, Fronto is ready to teach them.
si liberi discendum currendo praeferunt, Fronto paratus est eos docere.

not sure about the two gerunds here, are they ok?

2. If the barbarians were silent, the praetors sent the wisest ambassadors to learn what was happening.

si barbari taciti erant, praetores legatos sapientissimos miserunt qui ... discerent.

any ideas how to do "what was ...
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How Important is Pronunciation?

Well, How important to have correct pronunciation when you are learnig latin? I am just starting out and have read the first chapter of D'OOGE and was wondering how important it is.

If it is important what would be the best way to do it?

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Double-checking dative use


These are 3 senctences, in which I am checking for dative use. Hence, please confirm:

1. Quid est nomen filiae Latonae?
--Nomen filiae Latonae est Diana.

2. Quid est nomen filio Latonae?
--Nomen filio Latonae Phoebus est.

3. Dantne feminae dona Latonae?
--Ita, feminae dona Latonae dant.

Initially, my comments are these:

Interrogative sentence #1: "nomen" is the accusative singular, and "filiae" is the dative singular leading into the genitive singular "Latonae." Is analysis ...
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sentence confirmation


Please confirm correctness of sentences.

1. The pictures about the goddess were beautiful.
--Picturae de dea pulchrae erant.

2. The girls love beautiful stories.
--Puellae fabulas pulchras amant.

3. The poet Ovid tells about the goddess and the maiden.
--Poeta Ovidius de dea puellaque narrat.

4. Arachne also tells stories about the goddess.
--Arachne quoque fabulas de dea narrat.

5. The rash girl was proud.
--Puella temeraria superba erat.

6. Minerva was angry because ...
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Stacking enclitics

This might be a silly question, but is it possible to stack enclitics, like: Tuquene me amas? ("You too love me?")? Not that you need to use it very often, but if you can do like that, it's cool.
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Reverse synergy?

Any ideas on how the word subiata works in the following quote?

subiata quicunque parte integrante tollitur totum

I think the translation is roughly: if you take away an essential part you take away the whole but how the first word operates is not clear.

Semper fidelis,
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On account of

I see that one possible translation of "on account of" is propter, and another translation is ex.

The thing is, propter takes the accusative whereas ex takes the ablative.

What is the difference in how they are used? Up to this point I have been using ex as in "out of " and propter as "on account of" or "because of".
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Similis really?

Isn't there any shorter way of saying for example "I'll give you a paper like this" than "Paginam huic similem te donabo"? "Huic similem" sounds so long and clumsy.
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Post Roman proper nouns

Is there a system for translating (or perhaps transliterating would be a better term) names into Latin? Such as, for example Ohio or Geoff? If I wanted to say I was from Arkansas, how would I decline this noun?
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