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Phaedo by Plato

Latin Scholars,

I am a student in my first semester in the study of Latin.

My particular class is focusing primarily on the translation of Latin to English. Therefore, I cannot translate English to Latin very well at all.

Could anyone help me out with the translation of the following phrase from The Phaedo by Plato.

"To use words wrongly is not only a fault in itself, it also creates evil in the soul."

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Imperative adjectives?

I've been wndering, are there forms for commanding someone to be something? For example, test-taking tips:

Be confident
Be calm
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The Latin Alphabet

Could I get a list of the letters of the Latin Alphabet and each letter's pronunciation (id est: a=ah,b=beh, etc.), or a link to a page with audio files of letter pronunciation? I would greatly appreciate it because I have yet to find any page on the internet with it listed.
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Balloon Club Motto

I would like to create a motto for our Hot Air Ballooning club. Stealing from Descartes, I would like to say: "I am safe; therefore, I am".

My assumption is that the word Incolumis is closer than Salus regarding the meaning I would like to convey. Would "Incolumis Ego Sum" be correct?

Any help would be appreciated.

Austin, Texas
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Is there a CD with the sounds of the alphabet?

My son started taking latin in school and
I'm trying to learn with him, but I having
a hard time with the correct pronounceation.
Is there a CD that I could purchase that would
help me with this?
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Hey i rarely post here, but just another quick question...

I am wondering what the word for wisdom is?

Thanks in advance!
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I have two questions on Latin pronunciation:

I. Does Latin use the trilled R in every Latin word with R in it or just in the alphabet?

II. Does the short o sound like the o in pot or the o in pole?
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Amor vincit omnia...

I'm currently reading the Canterbury Tales, and in the prologue this Latin phrase is mentioned, "Amor vincit omnia". With my rudimentary Latin skills I translated this "Love ___ all," and inferred "Love conquers all." I'm just wondering if I am right. :)
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Please help me with a phrase

Hello everybody!

I am complete newbie when it comes to latin but I am really interested in the language and would like to learn it some day.
My question is what the phrase "before it all ends" is translated into latin?
My own guess is something like "antequam finis omnino"..? (hehe, don't laugh if I am completely wrong... I said I was a newbie!)

You'd make my day if you could provide me with the ...
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Cattulus 2B

Can somebody please tell me my translation is wrong, because this is jibberish to me. First there are puellae as confirmed by ferunt but then there is only one, as shown by soluit !!
I am most confused... :(

Tam gratum est mihi quam ferunt puellae
pernici aureolum fuisse malum,
quod zonam soluit diu ligatam.

So pleasing it is to me
to have been the golden apple ...
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