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tempus suorum est solis ????

The local library here has a sundial in their courtyard which has a plaque with the quote " tempus suorum est solis", underneath which is the translation " "our time is of the sun".

Doesn't this translate as " Their (own) time is of the sun?" Sure, this is a trifling matter but it bugs me!

Comments?
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Aullus Gellius

Can you help me with a translation?

:arrow: Increscunt animi, virescit volnere virtus


Some people have told me that the word usage is weird! Can anybody elaborate on that?

R.
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Tricky sentences- de bello Gallico V.XI

Greetings all

I have recently been ploughing my way through Caesar's work and often finding myself struggling. I have gotten bogged down by a mass of ablatives, participles and (as of yet) unlearned vocab. which result in a translation that 'gets the gist of it' but is far from perfect. Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Here are a couple of sentences that have given me trouble, with my attempted translations.

<i>In his rebus circiter dies ...
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Two small questions

1. "He was confirmed to have been seen". Is that Confirmatus est visus esse or Confirmatus est visum esse? Using the nominative for visus make the most sense to me.

2. I don't really understand the difference between aliquis and aliqui. I guess aliquis should be used as quis, used by itself; and aliqui like qui, used together with nouns. But I see sentences like Volo aliquam amare all the time. This seems weird. Might ...
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It was good of you

How does latin express the ...of... in sentences like these? :

It was good of you to do this;

It wasn't very nice of him to do that.

Gratias ago
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Its been a while...request another translation

English to Latin

"Upon your lips dwells the meaning of my cause"
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absolute beginner

I have recently decided that I wanted to learn Latin and would like to discuss ways and materials to help me learn more effectively, faster, and hopefully cheaper. I was hoping that somebody here could give me a few hints.
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Subject or accusative?

In the sentence:

Non debes officia deorum desiderare

officia could be accusative or nominative plural. I was thinking it was accusative as officia is what ought not to be desired (debes is working on officia). If that is the case then what is the subject since nothing else is in the nominative?
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Missing accusative?

In the sentence below:

Phoebus filium monet, sed puer magna pericula non videt.

I see why filius is in the accusative (it is the d.o. of monet) but in the second half of the sentence, puer and pericula are both nominative. Wouldn't pericula be accusative, as it is what I would think be the d.o. of videt?
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Pandora's Box

In the Pandora's Box story of 38 Latin Stories, the last sentence ends:

Etiam si vita plena malorum est, spem semper habemus.

The vita here appears to be in the ablative. I don't understand quite why, other than running through all the other cases and determining that none of the other ones seem to apply.

I'm only on Ch.5 of Wheelock's and I know the ablative is covered in later chapters but I was just ...
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