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Classical Obstinacy

I have on several occasions praised the novel "The Last Samurai" by Helen DeWitt in this very forum. Here's a brief quote I think most of us here will identify with.

"HC" is the name of a character. I'll not give the background, but will say that he's in trouble:

HC would never back down. He was a linguist, and therefore he had pushed the bounds of obstinacy well beyond anything that is conceivable to ...
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Learning two languages at the same time

Does anyone has any experience of learning two languages at the same time?

I've recently started latin, but I would like to actually start spanish as well. Seeing as both the languages are related, is there an optimal way of learning both the languages?

thanks.
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What now?

I've finished reading De Bello Gallico with quite a good understanding of it
(though some parts still trick me a little) and I've read two or three poems of catullus too. What should I try now? If someone could give me some advice - both on poetry and prose - I would be glad.
Thanks
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Trouble with a verb

Hi everyone, I'm thinking out loud on something which is troubling me a little, hopefully you guys can put me right if I am talking rubbish.

Like a lot of English football clubs, my local team (Sunderland) have a Latin club motto which appears on the crest.
The motto is:

Consectatio Excellentiae

Now, I have always assumed (prior to starting to learn Latin) that the English translation was roughly "Continuing Excellence", because I just assumed ...
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translate a club motto

Hi there - i know this is my first post and i'm already asking for help...
I was just wondering if anyone can offer a translation of my cricket club's motto... It's traditional to have it in Latin i know, but it's been a few years since my Latin GCSE's and i'm a little rusty..

We' re called the squirrels and our motto is "protect the nuts"

Would this be an imperative? I'm lost..

Thanks ...
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A Simple Math Problem. (Relatively Speaking)

My Latin teacher is a retired nuclear physicist. He is a very smart guy. Sometimes, he shows us things called ABL (anything but latin) like math or logic. Its a fun class. Anyway, there is one geometry problem he gave us that has been bugging me as well as Apotheosis.

Look at this diagram on this link.
http://www.geocities.com/threewood14/

Prove That The Triangle is Isoceles. Be careful no to assume ...
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Voca me (or) vocare me

Summon me !


The chapter 1 exercises seem to indicate either are imperative. . . . .

Am I wrong ? ?


Also, would "Vocamus O Domine" be "We summon (you) O God" or would you have to say "O Domine vocamus tu" ? ?

And what would "Vocamus Dei" be ? ? ?

Sorry if these questions are inane.
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Chapter 2 Question

In the example sentances for Chapter 2 the answer key has
"Salve O Patria" translated as "Hello, O Fatherland".

Why is it not "Be Well O Fatherland" ?

In my 4th edition, it does not define Salve as "hello".

Can it also mean hello ? ?
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Salvete! (an introduction)

Hello, my name is Dave Phillips, I'm 53 and have been studying Latin (and a little Greek) mostly on my own for about 30 years. My main interest has been classical and Medieval Latin poetry, with some prose thrown in now and then. My Better Half and I are currently studying Italian (we've visited Tuscany a few times in the past couple of years), and my Latin background has proven to be a great aid ...
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Requesting grammar check...

Because I'm fairly new to this language, I just want to make shure the grammar of my new signature is correct:

sofia\ di/dwsi a0nqrwpw|~ r9w&mhn.

:) I anyone spots an error could you please let me know. (Also if I've inadvertently copied someone else's signature.)
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