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Latin pronunciation in IPA?

Ok, why is it so hard to find latin pronunciation in IPA? The only place I have found it is on the web, but it kind of contradicts some orthodox suggestions. In the book Vox Latina, the suggestions aren't specific enough, especially if you're an american that isn't too familiar with the British Recieved Pronunciation.

Here is the website:

http://www.orbilat.com/Latin/Grammar/La ... ccent.html

The short vowels are the ones that ...
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you're welcome

Does anyone know how to say "you're welcome" in Latin?
Of course in the sense of
A:"Thanks"
B:"You're Welcome"

The odds are that form isn't in any text we have however. :cry:
We can try to invent a form based on modern romance languages (i.e. Italian, Spanish and French). In this three languages we say:
- di niente / de nada / de rien ...
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"quem sese ore ferens" HELP!

Alright, line 11, the first clause, of Book IV of The Aeneid (Pharr's) reads in Latin:

"quem sese ore ferens"

Pharr's usually handy little notes claims this means "how noble in appearance," and while I trust Pharr I just don't see how he came to that conclusion. I can see how ore=appearance, but how does ferens=noble? Is it one of those things that just doesn't make sense in English? Does it have something to do ...
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Computer terms in Latin


I'm amused. I just received Conversation Latin for Oral Proficiency by John C. Traupman, which had been recommended by others on this site. I was flipping through it and discovered Appendix V: Computer Terms! This is so cool! Three pages of computer terms. Here are some words on the list:

computatrum, ordinatrum (computer)
compulatrulum portabile (laptop)
compactus discus opticus (CDROM)
ex rete prehendere (download)
pagina domestica (home page)
partes programmationis (software)
plagiarius electronicus, effractarius ...
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Annoying accusative with infinitive

While reading De sano homine by Celsus (in my Latin course) I stumbled on the following sentence:

Hunc oportet varium habere vitae genus

It's followed by a list of things that a healthy man should do, so out of context I can guess the meaning to be something like "one should have these different exercises in life".

I guess hunc in accusative refers to the things following the sentence, thus being the subject of the ...
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Abbreviations

I'm looking at a painting of the triumphs held after Julius Caesar's victories, and some people are carrying banners. I know the "SPQR" stand for "Senatus populusque Romanus," but does anyone know what the other letters stand for? The Romans are a little overly fond of abbreviation I think... This is roughly what they look like:

Banner 1
SPQR IVLIVS CAESAR P-M-

Banner 2
SPQR DIVO IVLIO CÆSARI D-P-P-P-


Oh yeah, and what does SPQR ...
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Pronunciation question

Is there a difference between the long a and the short o in Latin pronunciation? In the book, Latin: An Intensive Course, father is used for the long a and often is used for the short o. It seems to me that the two sounds are the same. Is there a difference?
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Help on a project of mine

Yesterday as a joke my Latin teacher remarked how nice it would be if the paper put out several articles in Latin every year. Now she wasn't being serious at all (we had been discussing Harrius Potter and the like just prior to this) but I thought what if this could actually occur.

However, I am on Chapter 7 of Wheelock and thus totally inable to translate an article into Latin.

If anyone would like ...
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Key to Charles Bennett's New Latin Compostion?

I am trying to learn Latin with Charles Bennett's New Latin Compostion and was wondering if there is a key available with which I can check myself?

Thank you in advance

Wyatt Sassman
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The Curse of Atreus

I am translating The Curse of Atreus from 38 Latin stories and am having problems with two of the sentences.

Sed, o Atreu, prompter tua magna vitia filii tui magnas poenas dabunt. In animis filorum tuorum manebit tua culpa antiqua; erit perpetua.

I have translated it as:

But, O Atreus, because of your great crimes your sons will pay a great penalty. Your ancient blame will remain in the souls of your sons; it will ...
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