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ronea

I have been asked the meaning of the Vulgar Latin ronea, but am unable to find it in the resources available to me. Does anyone know?
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5th Declension nouns

Salve omnes,

How many nouns are there of the 5th declension? Most textbooks I've seen usually use dies and res as examples of 5th declension nouns. Then my book goes on to say that most nouns of the 5th declension are feminine. How can this be if there are so few nouns of the 5th declension?

Thanks,
Deccius
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Translating "please close the door" to Latin

Singular:? ianuam adoperi!
Plural:? ianuam adoperite!

My question mark represents please, because I don't know what the Lstin word is.

Thanks,
-Jonathan
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Quo consolante doleres!

Hi all!

I have a question on the grammar of this sentence:

Quo consolante doleres! (Ovid, Met. I, 360)


Quis tibi, si sine me fatis erepta fuisses
nunc animus, miseranda, foret? Quo sola timorem
ferre modo posses? Quo consolante doleres!

It should be translated as: Who would comfort you when you felt sad? ---Is that right?

The main idea lies in Abl. abs. "quo consolante", doens't it? How is this phenomenon grammatically called?

Thanks in ...
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Help with Vergil's Aeneid

Salvete,
Ever since I finished with Wheelock's, I have been translating the first book of the Aeneid. Every now and then I run into trouble that even Clyde Pharr's handy commentary can't get me through. Until recently, I had a Latin Professor available to answer my questions. Now that this is no longer the case, I was hoping to post my questions here. Any help you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.

I ran ...
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Need a translation of a sentence from Pliny

It's the first sentence of "C. PLINII NATVRALIS HISTORIAE PRAEFATIO"

"Libros Naturalis Historiae, novicium Camenis Quiritium tuorum opus, natos apud me proxima fetura licentiore epistula narrare constitui tibi, iucundissime Imperator; sit enim haec tui praefatio, verissima, dum maximi consenescit in patre."

Thanks in advance,
-Jonathan.
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Politically correct plural adjective agreement?

I came across the following sentences in First Latin Lessons by Parsons and Little, 1926:

Pueri et puellae Siciliae ieiunae erant. (=hungry)
Viri et feminae Siciliae non sunt mali. (=bad)
Pueri et puellae sunt ieiunae.

I came across the 'same' sentences in First Latin Lessons (revised and enlarged - and partly based on the earlier book) by Breslove and Dale, 1938:

Pueri et puellae Siciliae ieiunae erant.
Viri et feminae Siciliae non sunt malae.
Pueri ...
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V's and U's

I've seen the following combinations of letters used by various Latin texts and scholars: V's and U's (virumque), just V's (virvmqve), just U's (uirumque). Which letter scheme is correct?

Thanks,
Keith
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I think I'm abandoning my learning of Latin

I've come to the point where after a year a Latin, I feel like wasting my time. My teacher really hasn't inspired me to want to learn the language. She almost seems kind of neutral about it. Not that Latin isn't a beautiful and interesting language, but there are other languages that I wish to focus on. These are at the present time, Spanish and Hebrew. I do not know whether or not I will ...
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Computer based vocabularies

Hello there,

Has anyone had experience of building computer mediated vocabularies?

I am deciding which is the best method of storing computer mediated vocabularies for English and Latin as separate vocablaries!

This is to support future developments in my research into automated essay marking.

Regards,

James Christie
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