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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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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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Latin language books are unlike other language books

I noticed something about these Latin language books when I was browsing through them. They don't start off like many other language books with some basic/practical conversational vocabulary/sentences, such as:<br /><br />hi/hello<br />goodbye / see you later<br />how are you?<br />what's your name? / my name is ____<br />good morning / good afternoon / good night<br />etc...<br /><br /><br />Why is this?<br />
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That curve ball, QUIA

I have questions about three sentences which all contain "quia".<br /><br />First of all, I notice that in English we write ".... , because ..." (i.e. the sentence contains a comma before "because") while the comma doesn't exist before "quia. There isn't much punctuation in Latin, is there ?<br /><br /><br />Sentence 1 : Puella Dianae coronam dat quia Dianam amat.(47I, 8 )<br /><br />I'm not sure whether this sentences translates to :<br /> A ...
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501 Latin Verbs

Any thoughts on the book "501 Latin Verbs" ? It supposedly conjugates the verbs for you so all you have to do is look 'em up.<br /><br />I'd really be interested in a Latin version of the French Bescherelle verb book; I found bescherelle far superior to the "501 French Verbs" book.<br />
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