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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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Latin for Beginners on eBay

For anyone who is interested, D'Ooge's Latin for beginners is available on eBay for $4.99 plus $2.17 shipping. (NAYY)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1
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Translation of a phrase

Could this phrase be translated into Latin? "Youth and skill are no match for old age and treachery."
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So-Called Latin Pronunciation

The arguments over the pronunciation of Latin and how the Romans spoke
in this forum can only make one laugh.

For the first thing the Latin we read and study was never a "spoken language" It was a formal literary language that was used by the educated
classes and was artificially developed on Greek models. This language was
used for writing and formal speeches but was never spoken (Much like
Shakespeare is read outloud and ...
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Hymnus Europae

saluete omnes

Just discovered this version of the Hymnus Europae

Est Europa nunc unita
et unita maneat;
una in diversitate
pacem mundi augeat.

Semper regant in Europa
fides et iustitia
et libertas populorum
in maiore patria.

Cives, floreat Europa,
opus magnum vocat vos.
Stellae signa sunt in caelo
aureae, quae iungant nos.

I prefer the original, though - I think Schiller's poetry is just a little bit better than mr. Roland's efforts ...
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