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Shifty infinitive tenses. argh

The rules don't really make much sense in indirect statements. There are three translations that don't make sense to me.

The present infinitive is supposed to be in the same time as the main verb, but in Wheelock's book, it seems to retain the present tense when the main verb is in the future tense.

Dicent eum iuvare eam.

If I follow the rule strictly, this sentence is supposed to be translated as: They will ...
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Crazy latin translations - (is this even Latin??)

The company I work for was recently given a demonstration program from a major software company to test. It is an international portal, so employees from all over the world can get common news, etc. With it being a multinational corporation it is not uncommon for the designers to take artistic licence with the demos, and this time the demo news items were in (what looks like) Latin.
It isn't particularly important, but my boss ...
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Aeneid vocabulary

Salvete,
I am preparing for the AP Vergil exam, and my teacher is worried because, well, I've been slacking a bit this year due to other AP and college level classes, whatever. I believe my weakest point is my vocabulary. I get to a word I don't know, and I get stuck and have a real problem moving beyond it.

So, if anyone has suggestions on lists of vocab I can look at and work ...
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A few small translations

hi, im just browsing around and have a couple small phrases i was hopin you all could help me with. Im not a latin student or anything, just a curious party


:D

1st off...just something that means 'inner balance'

'I conquer the chaos'

'Balance and Power'

also i was wondering what the correct grammar for the words 'deus perfidus' would be.

thanks for ur help!
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Quick Question

How do you say Greeks in latin? Ex. "...the war against the Greeks."

Is it like Gracia or something? I can't remeber exactly and I didn't bring home my Latin text and I cant find it on the net.

Thanks.
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What does this mean? Help!

Postea oppidum parvm erat, sed Romanís sacrum.

Postea oppidum parvum - Afterwards the town was small.

What does the next part mean?
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plurals of 1st declension Greek nouns

SALVETE OMNES, S.V.B.E.V.

I'm just looking at New Latin Grammar, and I noticed that it does not give the plural forms of the Greek nouns. Why not? Do they not come up often?

Right now, I'm most interested in Persēs (Persian). Can anyone tell me the plurals?

Persēs (-a)
Persae
Persae
Persēn (-am)
Persē (-ā)
Persa

MVLTAS GRATIAS VALETEQVE BENE.
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can i get this a please?

I'm interested in the translation of "A secret can only be told once".

I orginally planned to translate it myself but i just don't have the time required to learn latin (No, i wasn't planning to learning it just to translate one phrase :P )
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Greeting?

Ok I've been very mad about this but...I want to know the correct word for a greeting of saying hello. I pretty sure its ave, the latin word for hail but I've also been hearing that it could be saluto. I need to please know the right answer.

Also...I need translations of the following words:

Good Bye-Vale I pretty sure
Thank You-???
How are you?
I'm good
I'm feeling bad



Any help would be greatly ...
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Reading Caesar's De bello Gallico

It is amazing! I mean, I have learnt Latin without continuity for a time and the other day I found an old edition (very cheap) of Caesar's De bello Gallico in Latin with some help in footnotes. I am trying a go at it... and it works! I mean, some constructions still puzzle me, but I am reading Latin. :o :lol: ...
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