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English-Latin translation check

Could you please check these English to Latin translations: (these are bits from the Oxford Latin Course)

Maecenas told him to come early the next day so that they might ride to the Sabine hills and inspect the farm.
Maecenas eum iussit ut postero die mane veniret ut colles Sabinos equitarent et fundum inspicerent.

Setting out at first light, they arrived there as the sun was setting.
prima luce profecti, ibi advenerunt sole occase. ...
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Clarinum et Tsamicum

I know, these are not Latin words,
but how could the plural look in Latin?

Clarini et Tsamici

Corrections are most welcomed!
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What Declension?


I'm in Latin 1. I was trying to write a sentence that said "We were doing nothing." Nihil would be in the accusative case correct? This leads me to my question what declension is nihil? This is my best shot at the sentence:

Nihil faciebamus.

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Juvenal and TC

Does anyone know a good book about textual criticism and Juvenal, or if not that maybe someone knows where I can find the manuscript P that is supposedly the best manuscript available?


Chris Weimer
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Say out loud:

  • gererer
  • tererer
  • quaererer

Are these words barely pronouncable, or is it just me?
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help with some basic exercises needed

Put the following into the accusative case, then into the dative:
magna fortitudo, multa salus, mulieres bonae, hiems longa, capita multa, leges bonae, miles magnus, tempestas magna, lex mala, duces boni

oki, I got:
1) magnam fortitudinem / magnae fortidudini
2) multam salutem / multae saluti
3) mulieres bonas / mulieribus bonis
4) hiemem longam / hiemi longae
5) capita multa / capitibus multis
6) leges bonas / legibus bonis
7) militem magnam / militi ...
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Grave words

I had a little trouble understanding the last two lines on this tombstone:


(Judging from the first two lines he sounds like a boring git.)
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Word ordering

In general, how should words be ordered in a Latin sentence?
(id est: how would the nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. order in a sentence)

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The supposed "ng" pronunciation.

Is it true that Classical Latin words containing "gn" is pronounced as "ng"?

For example: signum (sin-gum).

Much Appreciated. 8)
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