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Is my translation ok?

1) Who was from orators in Graece more famous then Demosthen?
Quis ex oratoribus in Graeca celebrior Demosthene fuit?

2) I have two daugthers. Which one did you saw yesterday?
Duas filias habeo. (Is it better "Mihi duae filiae sunt.")?
Utram heri vidisti?

3) Which girls did you saw in school?
Quas puellas in schola vidisti?
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...in saecula saeculorum?

Being a new Latin student (and not a Roman Catholic) I found myself attending a Beethoven Mass in C at the local parsih Church this past Sunday. Among the Latin included in the handout was this bit of scripture:

Dignus est Agnus qui occisus est, accípere virtutem, et divinitatem et sapientiam, et fortitudinen, et honorem. Ipsi gloria et imperiun in saecula saeculorum. (Ps. 71: 1)

This all seemed straight forward until I hit "in saecula ...
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Translation Help

Hi there:

I'm trying to think up a title for a text on business writing. What do you think of the following... do they make sense? Do you have any suggestions?

De Arte Scribendi Ad Negotium
De Arte Scribendi In Excelso

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Translation to latin

Is my translation ok?

1) Wiseman have wealth in himself, in himself there are true goodness.
(I have put himself twice in english but different in latin, that is because in my native langugae (Serbian) there are different ways of describing that word, so do take that in mind.)

Sapiens in se divitias habet; nam in eo ipso vera bona sunt.

2) Citizens of same country have same rights, same customs, to the same laws ...
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A silly bit of Translation help. . .

ok, I'm an aspiring Latin student. My buddy just got me to buy cambridge's latin course the other day. So i've been devouring it for a couple days. And in my spare time I find myself trieng to translate silly little things into Latin. But I need a confirmation on one in particular. .

Ego, quad sum Davidus, laetissimo.
(adding "us" to david for the propper latin sound.)

I, because I am David, am very ...
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Is my translation correct?? plz help me..

Hi... I found in one of the Latin's Quotation website, there a quotation saying that
"Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur",
which means:
"We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving."

If I want to say, "We do not choose to love, not even to cease loving",
is it going to be "Amor non animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur" ??

Please correct me if my translation is wrong.. Thank you.. ...
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Pres. Part. of sum?

Hi all,

Today I ran across the phrase Consentes Dii/Di which, according to the text, are the twelve chief gods of the Romans. There is also a morphology note along with the definition in which it says cum+sens (present participle of sum). Does this mean that a there was once present participle of sum? Are there any other derivatives from this form?

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Transforming active to pasive sentences

Have I transformed correctly active to pasive sentences?

1) Mi fili, a magistro tuo bene erudiebaris.
Meus filius a magistro nostro bene erudiebatur.

2) Omnes nos verba vestra auribus accipiebamus.
Verba vestra a nobis omnibus auribus accipiebantur.

3) Iterum et saepius hostes diem colloquii statuebant.
Dies colloquii iterum et saepius a hostibus statuebatur.

4) Fulguribus terrebamini.
Vos fulguribus terrebamini.
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Transforming active to pasive sentences

Have I correctly transformed active to pasive sentences?

1) Lego Phaedri fabellam de lupo et agno.
Phaedrae fabella de lupo et agno a me legitur.

2) Carmina poetarum non tantum legimus sed etiam ediscimus.
Carmina poetarum non tantum a nobis legiuntur sed etiam a nobis ediscuntur.

3) Memoriam nostri servatis.
Memoria nostri seneantur.
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Scanning Latin verse

I'm currently learning to scan Latin poetry, starting off with simple hexameters and pentameters but I have to say that I'm not getting any idea that this is ever going to come naturally. Whereas with English poetry it's easy to feel whether something is going dum-de-dum or de-dum, de dum, in Latin (for example) some vowels are counted as long simply because they are in front of two consonants and most words don't break at ...
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