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linking verbs (sum and esse)

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Now that I understand the function of an infinitive: What in the world does this mean?:

--The infinitive of sum is esse, to be.

This line stems from a chapter of my study text. It also speaks of these words as linking verbs. Can an example or two be provided in context?


Caeruleus
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What's the most you've read in one day?

The most Latin I've read has been Genesis, chapter 24, which weighs in at 7552 characters, or two printed pages in my edition. The most classical Latin I've consumed in one day would be one of Pliny's letters to Trajan. It took me several hours, and I didn't understand all of it, even with the copious notes in Wheelock's reader, but I did find it fascinating commentary on early Christianity ;p

For comparison, in English, ...
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having trouble with this imperative

Hi guys, I am a third year latin student in virginia. We are translating hercules, and havn't been putting english into latin since latin II for grammar structure, so i'm a bit rusty on it.

I've been trying to make some sentances latley on my own, and i'm having some trouble with this one:

Remember the past.

Remember is "memini" (1st pp) and "meminisse" (2nd pp), and to make the imperative of remember, you usually ...
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Need help translating?

"Dum quietum silentium contineret omnia, et nox in suo cursu medium iter haberet, omnipotens sermo tuus Domine a regalibus sedibus."
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Latin Praxis at SLU help?

Hello all. I’m studying Latin on my own, relying on various books and websites. The resources provided here are great and are proving very helpful, and there is much comfort seeing others who've taken a similar lonely approach find some level of interaction in these forums (..or do you all say fora?). Anyhow, another place I’ve also found helpful is Saint Louis University’s website where there are many pages of exercises that make use of ...
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Translation Help: "Out of Heaven"

Hi,

I am trying to title a poem, and I thought it would be nice to do so in Latin. I want to say "Out of Heaven" (in the terms that I "walked out of Heaven"). What would you suggest?

I don't know much (or any) Latin, but I have tried to work on this on my own using some online English-Latin dictionaries. I came up with:

out of --> e
Heaven --> æther or ...
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[Translation]

my justification for this is that the chances of me getting to level of this translation in the next billion years is slim, anyway

"I hung, drew and quatered myself just for fun"

Thanks if you try :D
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language speech problem

i was thinking (a rare occasion)

i saw in a post somewhere that someone said that having someone to speak to is invaluable, why not set up a voice chat room, i've seen it done and all you need is a mic and a conection to the net.

i may be well ahead of myself here (you may already have it for example) but this would be as i quote: "an invaluable resource"

take it ...
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Is Caesar worth reading? Is Horace?

This started in another thread, but it seems to have acquired a life of its own and I thought I would spin it off. Original thread is here: http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?t=1397.

MickeyV wrote:
Say, Ulpianus, do you propose that Caesar's writing is, for the modern Latinist, merely functional?
I'm a fan of him myself. Brilliant, impeccable Latin, and, really, not hardly as boring as some, who've perhaps read the first few lines only, make it out ...
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Advocate's

I was wondering if anybody out here know's what the plural of "Advocate" would be in latin......

thanks for your help in advance....
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