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Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 93-6443825<br /><br />Hmm, I'm a little dubious about this. I wonder how well it translates and handles things like vernacular and new vocabulary. Also, JKR's Latin puns will become a little obvious (Prof. Lupin might as well be renamed Mr. Warewolf) and pointing a wand at a locked door and shouting 'aperto' is far more dramatic that simply 'open'. Any thoughts?
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Adjective endings

Why are there three endings for adjectives in meus glossiarium latinus?<br /><br />I can look up the word "dictionary" on the English side and get "glossiarium". But I can't find "glossiarium" on the Latin side of the dictionary. Why is this? <br />
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Passive imperative?

Is it possible to make a passive imperative?<br /><br />"Be loved?"<br />"Be considered good"<br /><br />I've never learned these forms, and I'm just wondering if it is possible to make them literally. I know you can sort of circumvent it by saying "Be loveable", but is there an imperative of the passive voice?<br /><br />I can see how you might be able to make a negative imperative<br /><br />i.e. <br />Noli amari (Do not be ...
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Macrons

If the Romans didn't use them, when did the practice of using macrons as an aid for learners start?
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Latin Translation Needed

I need something translated for my local school newspaper from English to Latin. If anyone could help with a translation, or knows a place where I could go to get one, it would be appreciated. What I need translated is as follows:<br /><br />"Greetings ... With amused support for the news column and with continuing best wishes for the best magazine I receive... (I am)... Thanks!"<br /><br />Thanks in advance,<br />K.M. in NC<br />
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Happy Birthday

<br />What do you say to someone when it's their birthday? I've discovered that "fortuna dies natalis" means Happy Birthday. What are some other things someone would say in Latin to the birthday boy (or girl)?<br />
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H C Pearson book

Have just been looking at the "Latin Prose Composition based on Cicero" by Henry Carr Pearson and noticed that there is a big chunk missing out of the middle (part II).<br />I'm sure there is probably some information about this that I have completely missed on the Textkit site. Is it on a separate file? I notice that the index at the front of the book has nothing for that section either.
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Latin Grammar Site

I was surfing a random wave on the web last night when I was driven ashore and found myself at this Latin Grammar Site. I took a look around and it seemed like a good reference spot.<br /><br />http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/~econrad/lang/latin.html
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GEN on DAT?

Now I'm thoroughly confused....<br /><br /><br />Sentence 1 : Bona filia agricolae cenam parat. (62I2)<br />I translated as : The good farmer's daughter prepares dinner.<br />But now I'm wondering, could it be : The good daughter prepares dinner for the farmer.<br />I'm not sure whether "agricolae" is the GEN of filia, or the DAT.<br />What is supposed to clue me in on this?<br /><br /><br />Sentence 2 : (His) daughter is getting (parat) a good ...
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Quia or Quod

What's the difference between QUIA and QUOD? They both mean "beacuse". Can you use them interchangeably?
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