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silly t-shirt

I'm trying to help design a t-shirt for our group's toga party... if "nunc est bibendum" translates roughly as "now we must drink", how do I say, "now we must vomit"? My verb book doesn't have the gerundive for vomo, vomere... I guess they thought we'd never need that word! Thanks in advance.
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Wheelock Chapter 5: chief, what's happening?

So, I'm working through Wheelock on my own, and, since I'm still in the early chapters, everything is going pretty quickly (I also have a lot of time on my hands). But there is this two line poem out of chapter five that has me blinking.

Non cenat sine apro noster, Tite, Caelinianus:
bellum convivam Caelianus habet!

What is going on with "noster" here? What is this adjective modifying? It can't be modifying "apro" since ...
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Do I have this right?

Sorry to bother you people with pronoun questions again, but... I just want to make sure I have this correct. What is weird are the plural possesives/reflexive posessives. Here is the list for meus and noster:

N. meus
G. mei
D. meo
A. meum
Ab. meo


N. noster
G. nostri
D. nostro
A. nostrum
Ab. nostro


Nostrorum looks very odd. Is that right?? How do ...
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Ok, don't know if this should be in the Latin forum, but...

I made it! I didn't fail the first Latin test with this zombie Latin teacher!
7 MSS points (that's uh... well, 15 is best and anything below 4 is a fail)!!!!
Never had a mark as good as that in Latin translation (in my last translation I had 2 points (yes, a fail :cry: ...
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the way to learn

Reading through the old posts on this site I see that you all seem to really analyse every word you read. I've only been studying latin since august this year, but I'm trying just to read the language, be it with a dictionary in my lap. Would you recommend this way of learning latin, or is it indeed better to really analyse every word?
The thing is I learned english and german in holland without ...
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a loca plana

Just wondering, being Dutch as I am, how would I say I'm from holland?

sum a loca plana?

I can't help but feel my vocabulaire is seriously lacking here.
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Participles & Latin Prose Comp in general

I'm now two months into my second year of Latin through a private adult learner school. I completed Wheelock's and felt pretty solid. Now, however, we're doing Latin Prose Composition using North & Hilliard and participles are wiping the floor with me.

How does everyone deal with participles, particulary going from English into Latin? Are there best practice strategies for handling that translation process?
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Uh...yeah...word order

Word order is a strange thing. I was talking to some one last night who recommended that I randomly mix around the words in a latin sentence. But I feel, I have neither the right nor the knowledge to do so at the moment. There should be a whole book dedicated to this, is there one?

For there are many occasions on which I don't know whether a word because it for example is first ...
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Never thought, I might say this...but Vocabulary Sources?

Hello I've just completed the Words and Forms section of Latin For Beginners having learned all the vocabulary prescribed. But when I read the Gallic War for which this book prepares me I still frustratingly must look at dictionary often. I dislike this. Are there any other vocabulary sets, preferably for the Gallic war, whence I might broaden my vocabulary in order that I read it nicely? I will probably ask for a Virgil, Juve ...
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Caesaris liber: De Bello Gallico

I've got a query about Caesar's "De Bello Gallico". I'm translating the 7th book and I found the word "conventus"(1st section). What's this conventus?
I don't need a translation but I need to know what this conventus was and why Caesar had to go back to Italy "ad conventus agendos".
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