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Favourite Latin Tense

Do vote for your favourite Latin tense, merely based on aesthetics and the way in which the tense sounds. I'm quite curious to see whether you like the same as I. :o
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2 questions, please...

No jokes please. This one's got me scratchin my head:
Officium nautam dē ōtiō hodiē vocat.
Duty calls today sailor's of leisure???

Also, now that you see how new I am to Latin, how long (in years/decades) would it take to understand this guy?

multos gratias et valete bene,
solitario
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grammar (accusative sentence)

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I have a grammatical question relating to the three following sentences.

Note:
--The nominative is italicized.
--The accusative is bold.


Sentences:

1. Arachne est puella. Est puella perita in lana. Picturas pulchras in textili format.

2. Nymphae picturas puellae amant et puellam laudant. Deam quoque laudant et clamant, "Quis est magistra tibi?"

3. Iuppiter est deus. Deus Iuppiter in Olympo habitat. Olim terram Phoeniciam spectat. Puellam Europam spectat et amat. Deus puellam desiderat.


Question: ...
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RULES OF THE LATIN BOARD

Welcome to the Latin Forum :D

This forum is here to provide help to those in the process of learning Latin, and also to discuss topics specifically geared towards Latin and Rome no matter what your level of education or knowledge of Latin. Post as much as you like or just lurk around, but please do make your posts meaningful. If you feel you can help, ...
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Asking for Homework/Translation Help

The Textkit Greek and Latin Forum was created to help site visitors meet and help each other improve their Greek and Latin skills. With that in mind, it is acceptable to request help with translations. However there are a few guidelines you should follow when requesting help.

Guidelines
I. Keep your translations brief - no more than a few sentences. While there are many helpful posters here who would probably love to translate your text, ...
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re: self-test #2

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Can I have these confirmed as properly translated?

These sentences stem from "Latin Via Ovid-A First Course-2nd Edit.-1982."

From page 24:

1. Arachne is making beautiful pictures.

--Arachne picturas pulchras format.


2. She is telling stories about the farmers.

--Puella fabulas de agricolis narrat.
or,
--Ea fabulas de agricolis narrat.


3. The nymphs love the stories about Minerva.

--Nymphae fabulas de Minerva amant.


4. The stories tell about the life ...
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in

this morning I was reading my greek-latin nt and noticed something interesting. where greek uses two different prepositions, eis and en, latin uses only one, in. So in 1 Peter 1:2 we have:

en agiasmw pneumatoj, eij upakohn kai rantismon aimatoj ihsou xristou

and

in sanctificationem Spiritus, in obedientiam, et aspersionem sanguinis Iesu Christi

with "in" functioning in place of both "en" and "eis". This causes me some distress because I know the semantic difference ...
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Palm Pilot Latin Grammar Books

I don't know if this will be of interest to anyone, but I wanted a way to have at least one good grammar book available for reference on my Palm Pilot. I also wanted the ability to edit the text to add my own references. This meant that just downloading the pdf version would not be helpful. I ended up running the Allen and Greenough book through a very sophisticated OCR application and turning it ...
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re: confirm translation (interrogative)

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Rather than typing the whole story, or briefly stating the context, here is the line for translation:

Line: Quid clamant nymphae?

Translation(?): What did the nymphs praise?

In general, I have not had a problem understanding interrogatives in Latin. This one however I am not sure of.

Caeruleus
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Voice records of pronuniciation in latin

HI, i'm new to latin and i learn from books.

For this reason I cannot be sure that my pronunciation is correct.
If anyone has voice records, links to voice records or anything of that sort that contain latin text reading (preferably a reading of the pronunciation chapter of a latin grammer book...) please tell me about it...

Thanks in advance,
Shahar.
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