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Why bother with Latin?

Ok ok - I am being a bit tongue in cheek here. I understand and accept the arguments from all sides about the virtues of learning one of the classic languages, be it Latin or Greek or Sanscrit for that matter.

It's also something I am firmly committed to and I'm studiously working my way through Wheelock and Moreland & Fleischer, dipping occasionally into D'Ooge.

I get that.

The real question is, is there a ...
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little thing

i need help.

how do you pronounce the following:

equus -i
nauta -ae
inimicus -i
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quick translation, context has been the problem

Looking for the translation of the prepositional phrase:

Above All Else

I've found several translations in the form of
Supremus Totus Alius, Super Omnia, Super Alia, etc

I would prefer a translation for all three words if possible as all the words carry a significance towards their purpose. I have found that else is probably the most problematic word, but feel free to prove me wrong.
Context: Refering to friends and family (without actually mentioning ...
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I am better than CICERO

1/[That's right. You heard right. Now I don't claim to be more fluent in latin than he, certainly not nowadays, though there were one time I could pretty much speak.

I am sick of people saying ooh I can understand this ooh could you have spoken with the romans could you have assimilated yourself son. Well they is gone. Die sind schon ausgegangen. The deal is, how well can you write. Not how much can ...
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Ruling "from ... to ..."

Hi,

I would like to say

Croesus, ruling from 560 BC to 546 BC, was ...

in Latin.

How would you construct this phrase? It is especially the "from ... to" bit which I am not sure how to translate (I am not even sure my English is correct: would you say "from ... through" instead?).

Also, would you use "annus" in this case and how?

Thanks. :D ...
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Trouble with quinque...

I don't know what the word quinque means in this sentence:
"Quinque ex natis se ex aqua traxerunt seque Caesari potenti commiserunt."
I could use some help, it has had me baffled for a while now, help would be very appreciated.
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Need some short phrases translated please

A friend is starting some video game group, and asked me to translate some of his name ideas into latin. Unfortunately I remember almost nothing from my couple years of latin. I'd really appreciate if someone could help me out putting these few things into latin:

Knights of the Abyss
Bringers of Darkness
Destroyers of Light
Under the Veil of Night

Happy sounding stuff huh? :P Thanks ...
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help with purpose/result clauses

1. So many soldiers attacked the citadel that they easily captured it.
tot milites arcem oppugnaverunt ut eam facile captaverint.

is eam ok to refer to the citadel, apparently u don't use se with result clauses. is captaverint the right tense?

2. Cicero wanted to speak with the intention of criticising Antony.
Cicero dicere eo consilio voluit ut Antonium iudicaret.

have i used eo consilio in the right sense and place, or best just to ...
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Question about something, and request of minor translation

First of all, is Ave Sathanas the same thing as saying Hail Satan?
second of all, how would i say "Alicia, I worship you. You are my godess forevemore." in latin?
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HELP please... silly translation problem

Okay, so, for Thanksgiving, we're supposed to write a list of things we're grateful for. The form which my teacher (through a substitute teacher) gave us was,

"Gratis ago" + dative

But she wants us to use a participle in each sentence. (?!) The example she gave us was,

"I am grateful for having friends."

I am confused about multiple things.

A, I don't understand why this is a participle and not a gerund, as ...
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