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Word ordering

In general, how should words be ordered in a Latin sentence?
(id est: how would the nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. order in a sentence)

Benigne
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The supposed "ng" pronunciation.

Is it true that Classical Latin words containing "gn" is pronounced as "ng"?

For example: signum (sin-gum).

Much Appreciated. 8)
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Looking for English to Latin translation

Hello everyone I was referred to this site for a translation. They say there are many talented Latinists here.



I'm looking for the translation of this phrase.



"Happiness of others comes first"
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Teaching Latin to 6 graders

Next year I am going to start teaching latin to six graders. It would be really helpful if any body knew the six grade syllabus for latin and any good resources available to teach it. Thanks a lot
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Latin words for modern technology

Are there any websites around that have Latin equivalents for words such as email, website, and telephone? I know of one that has things like that in Old English, but haven't found any Latin ones yet.

My coinage for "website" is "telasitus" (-us, masc.); does that sound good enough, or is there anything better?

Gratias vobis ago!
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Reading questions

Hi, I have a question but is not about grammar:

I learned latin almost all by myself and I don't have the least idea about what one should read in a 'normal' class. I started doing what interested me most:Poetry and history. I read 4 books of the metamorphoses,caesar, Cicero in catilina, and Tacitus Germania; a dozen poems of catullus, the first 4 eclogues and a couple odes from horace, more or less.

But I ...
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A satirical epigram

Here's an epigram from Martial.I just can understand it literarily,but it doesn't make sense to me.Anybody can show me its cultural context or background ?
I got it in this way:
——Thaida Quintus amat.'quam Thaida?'Thaida luscam.
unum oculum Thais non habet,ille duos.
——Quintus loves Thais."which Thais?" The one with only one eye.One of Thais' eyes was blind,but both of his were blind.

And another one from Juvenal as below,I can't go on translating any more~~~~ ...
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Missing parts of fio

If fimus and fitis are not used in good prose, what do you use instead? And what on earth is wrong with fimus and fitis anyway?

Also, while I'm here, what is the passive infinitive of esse to eat. Is it edi?
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Ecce Romani

Salve,

I'm in Latin 1 and I use this textbook. How come there isn't a forum for this textbook? Is it unpopular or just a poor textbook? Thanks
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"POSTERA CRESCAM LAUDE"

Something I've been meaning to ask for a while.

Could you translate my university's motto...

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