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Saluete amici! Benissimus and I were discussing diminutive and augmentative suffixes, and I've actually been hard pressed to find a counterpart to the Latin diminutive "-ulus," and its variants. Italian has "-one" to augment the root word, as in "Lucone," "big Luke," or "librone," "a great big book." I have been wondering if Latin had an equivalent, but it occurred to me that it has quite the same, doesn't it? "Patronus" is from "pater," "matrona," ...
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Oxford Latin Dictionary on CD-ROM

This news is making the rounds on the Classics listservs, so I thought I'd post it here, too. Disclosure: I work for Logos Research Systems, so I have an interest in the success of this project. But I think anyone who studies Latin can see the value in having an electronic edition of this inestimable reference work. :)

Logos Research Systems Announces Project to Digitize Oxford Latin ...
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Quick question: is the negative imperative always formed with "noli" or "nolite" and then the infinitive? e.g., noli abire! "don't go!" Is it ever formed with simply "non"? : non abi!

Gratias uobis mille ago.
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Latin Font

What is the best font to use when typing latin?

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Saluete! I've been wondering about which case to use with the measuring word in a sentence like, "the rampart is five feet tall," uallum quinque pedes altum est. Now, those "pedes," are those in the accusative or the nominative? I thought for sure measure words were in the accusative until I read, decem anni longus est tempus, where the "anni" clearly are in the nominative. Is it different with the measurement of time, or is ...
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38 Stories for Wheelock - Groton


Does anyone know where I can find the translations for 38 Stories (often cited as a supplement to Wheelock)? If it isn't available, any Latin experts up to the task?

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How to translate Latin

Does anyone know these two out-of-print books or anything similar?

1. How to translate Latin (Foreign language)
by M. W Seng
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Out of Print--Limited Availability

2. How to translate Latin,
by John C Green
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Other Editions: Unknown Binding - 1929
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help with a translation

im after several opinions about the translation of the following:
Ama me fideliter, Fidem meam noto, Decorde totaliter, Et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter, Absens in remota

i have a rough translation but would like confirmation:

Love me faithfully, See how I am faithful, With all my Heart, and all my Soul, I am with you, even though I am far away

any help would be gratefully recieved
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Roman Dates

Is there a way to convert our dates into a Roman format? I am specifically trying to convert October 19th, 2004 into a more Roman format, though I would obviously not be naming the year by the consuls.

I found this website, but I'm not sure how accurate it is.
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saluete omnes

A forum member recently sent me a PM and requested that I translate a sentence into Latin for him. I was only happy to oblige, but as it was for a tattoo I thought we'd better get other opinions before settling the matter. The sentence is:

"The future is uncertain and the end is always near."

I suggested this translation:

futura incerta exitus semper imminens

I also said, that he could insert an ...
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