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What are the implied/stylistic differences between oppugnare, aggriedor, and that one meaning of petere?
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Latin translator wanted

Hi I run a tattoos related website and currently use translators for arabic/sanskrit/hindi/chinese etc, I would really like to add Latin to the list so that people could get phrases for the basis of a tattoo as its quite popular.

If anyone is interested please email me, I pay £2 per phrase.

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sentences confirmation 2


Note: Continuation of final seven sentences from initial e-mail titled, "sentences confirmation."

8. Experience teaches.
-- Experentia docet.

9. The Goddess ought to show her pictures to me.
-- Dea picturas mihi monstrare debet.

10. Minerva ought to teach the girl.
-- Minerva puellam docere debeo.

11. We ought to give houses to the inhabitants of Lydia.
-- Incolis Lydiae, casas debemus donare.

12. Give me wisdom, Goddess.
-- Dea, dona me sapientia.

13. ...
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sentences confirmation


Yes, can someone confirm the correctness of these first seven out of fourteen sentences (final seven in another e-mail titled, "sentences confirmation 2"):

1. The house is small, but it is pretty.
-- Casa est parva, sed pulchra est.

2. The girls are angry about the story.
-- Puellae iratae sunt de fabula.

3. The stories are new.
-- Fabulae novae sunt.

4. We are telling tales to the little girls.
-- Narramus puellae ...
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Ablative of place where

A sentence from Jenney:
"Hoc in loco ab animali interfectus sum."
Does the first part still translate to "in this place", despite "hoc" coming before "in"?
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I need help with translation from English to Latin

Hi everybody!

Could someone please give me a grammatically correct Latin translation of the following sentence?

"You did well to turn to our society."

Thanks a lot!
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3rd person imperatives

Could please shed some light on 3rd person imperatives? I don't exactly know the meaning of it, and its difference to the subjunctive. Could someone also give me a paradigm on its formation (including the rare passive forms), please?

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feminae pulchram, correct syntax?

I just started reading D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners and I am now on part 2.

After going thru the singular and plural section I am left to conclude that, this is a correct Latin sentence?

"feminae pulchram" meaning "women are beautiful"

I am just asking, premature as it will seem to most, is if I am headed in the right direction?
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Latin audio sites?

Anyone know of a site like this one: http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~vnedeljk/VV/

To help with pronunciation and just learning the language in general...
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A rhyme which I heard from my Latin classmates

"Latin's a dead language, as dead as dead can be
It killed off all the Romans - and now it's killing me"

I don't know about you, but that offended me. I was transfixed speechless at that. Talk about contumelias conicere!!
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