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Correct translation

Hello, I have just begun to learn Latin. I am looking for clarification on the correct translation for "be not afraid", or "do not be afraid" in the singular form to a male. As if I am speaking to my son.
Is it "Noli Timere" or , "Nolite Timere" ? However in my dictionary I also see that "metus " is the term for fear? so would it be "Noli Metus"? Thank you.
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translation problems

Tamen Ulixes sensit dolum latere. Nevertheless Ulysses perceived to conceal a trick. This does not sound right but I can't think of anything else. Also, how does one translate the verb facere when the sentence in question is not concerned with literally making or doing anything? Is this verb referring to a verb of a previous sentence? Thanks, Paul
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Potanti dixit imis mitique bidenti

It is the good old fable about the wolf and the lamb. A medieval author rewrote it thus:

Currunt ad liquidas potantes fluminis undas;
Atque ferox, limphas lambens trux gurgitis altis,
Potanti dixit imis mitique bidenti: (...)

It is all ok with the two first veres. But what about the imis of the last one? As to the bidenti, I take it to a misspelling of bibenti. A lamb does not have two protruding teeth, ...
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Latin minimal pairs


I just wondered, does anyone know of a list of Latin minimal pairs, especially ones that differ only by the length of one of their vowels?

hīc, hic
ōs, os

I ask because I've recently come across some really interesting research about using minimal pairs to improve pronunciation, especially with regards to phoneme distinctions that don't exist in one's native language, and which therefore can be difficult to perceive and produce (e.g. pure ...
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present passive infinitive

What part of Latin grammar is this infinitive used? Thanks, Paul
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Quare ascribo scribitur pro asscribo?
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Is Ørberg's pronunciation of V correct?

Hi all! First, let me say thanks for such a fantastic resource. This board has been so helpful in figuring out which Latin method to start using.

I'm on Lingua Latina Ch. 1... just started yesterday. I noticed that when Ørberg pronounces his Vs, sometimes he does so like the English V, and other times uses what I take to be the reconstructed pronunciation like the English W; compare the V in "fluvii" to the ...
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Elementa Linguae et Grammaticae Latinae

Qui vestrum hic in foro audivit de libro qui Elementa Linguae et Grammaticae Latinae inscribitur? Huius auctor libri, Cletus Pavanetto, quondam commentarios Latinos Latinitas prodeuntes e Civitate Vaticana curabat.

Liber, qui nunc est in sexta editione, praecepta regulasque linguae Latinae docet sermone Romanorum utendo. In situ interretiale Amazon, video hunc librum maximi pretii vendi. Nolo pendere mille dollaria, miror tamen si liber optimus sit.
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Ways to say "said"


while looking for word lists in English (to use as inspiration for Latin) I encountered the excellent set of word lists at EnchantedLearning.com. One of these lists especially caught my attention. It has the title Ways to Say "Said". Looking at it was an eye-opener. I knew that I was still a beginner when it comes to Latin, but this list really drove the message home (like a baseball bat swung really, really hard). ...
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Oratio in Catilinam Tertia

Section 10. The letter to Catiline urging him to bring his army to Rome and for the Allobroges to bring their cavalry, having been intercepted at the Mulvian Bridge, is being read to the conspirators in the Senate.

Hanc autem Cethego cum ceteris controversiam fuisse dixerunt quod Lentulo et aliis Saturnalibus caedem fieri atque urbem incendi placeret, Cethego nimium id longum videretur.

("(The Allobroges) said, however, that this dispute was between Cethegus and the others ...
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