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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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Question on a sentence


Could someone tell me what "immemores" modifies in this sentence?

Immemores multa in villa relinquent, ubi ad urbem redibunt.

This is my translation (I don't think it is correct):

They will leave behind many forgetful things in the country house, when they will return to the city

At first I thought it "immemores" modified "they", but i wasn't sure how to translate that.

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Does any one have a link, or a list of what the names of the consonants are?

For example in Greek A=Alpha, B=Beta, etc.

Or do they simply pronounce them like we do in English??

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Long Vowels vs. Short Vowels

Ok....I've read the first chapter in D'Ooge, and I have a question about the vowel O and U in both long and short varieties.

When you pronounce these long and short is there a noticable difference?

The examples D'Ooge gives to me don't sound very different. The only difference that I can tell is that with short O and U I proncounce the vowel a little farther back in my throat. Is this right??

Thanks ...
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I think I might try my hand

I've been seriously considering trying to learn Latin for a while now. I have downloaded D'Ooge, and printed up the first chapter.....I think I'll make it my nighttime reading for a while and see how easily it comes (or doesn't come) in the next couple of months. Part of the problems, is my brain has been on hiatus since school has been out....if I don't get some cerebral stimulation before Sept when school starts I'm ...
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