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Free speech

It seems we are stuck.

For centuries we, us great old westerners, have boasted the right to free speech, to religion, political persuasion! But the great old west is slowly being inhabited by those who have a very different opinion than we do: those who truly believe, something we have lost about 400-500 years. Faith that God is the almighty, and truly believe it, not just sing it in the same old songs on Sunday ...
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more translations (please confirm)


The following sentences are inter-related in theme. Hence, the translations are executed in context. Please confirm.


1. What are you doing, Quintus? Why aren't you helping the farmer?
--Quid facis, Quinte? Cur colonum non iuvatis?

2. I'm working hard; I am tired.
--Diligenter laboro; fessus sum.

3.What are you doing, Horatia? We are going to market (forum). Aren't you ready?
--Quid facis, Horatia? Ad forum imus. Nonne paras?

4. I am ready. I'm ...
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Greeks! Donald Mastronade's site.

This is pretty good. There's a vocabulary quiz (of around 1000 words), a quite detailed pronounciation section, and all kinds of other javascript applications which, I judge, are really rather good and useful.

Not to be missed, I think...
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sentences (interrogatives)


I am pretty sure they are correct. Posing questions in Latin is in current practice for me. Please confirm translation.


1. Cur non festinas, Quinte?
--Why are you not hurrying, Quintus?

2. Quis Scintillam Iuvat?
--Who is helping Scintilla?

3. Quid facis, fili?
--What are you doing, son?

4. Quantus est ager?
-- How large is the field?

5. Domumne me ducis?
--Are you leading me (or, taking me) home?

6.Nonne domum me ...
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Is this sentence correct?

Is this a correct translation for "When I came/had come home, I went to my girlfriend to tell her that she is beautiful":

Cum domum venissem, ad amiculam meam ibam ut se bellam esse dicerem.

I'm not that good at subjunctive uses, and I'm not sure about the se either.
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Salvete! Latin question: how does one say, "I feel," in Latin? My guess would be sentior. I base this on a general translation of Italian to Latin of certain similar phrases like the Italian, si vede, "it seems." Where the Italian uses the reflexive si to express this concept, Latin prefers the passive construction of the verb, videtur; videor then would mean, "I seem," just as in such phrases as videor bene, "I seem well." ...
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confirm translation (please)


The first 5 sentences deal with one particular scene (magister et pueri). The second set of 4 sentences deal with another scene (Scintilla et Horatia). Please confirm translation.


First scene:

1. Amici ad ludum lente ambulant. Sero adveniunt.
--My friends slowly walk to school. They arrive late.

2. Ubi ludum intrant, magister iratus est.
--When they enter the school, the teacher is angry.

3. 'Cur sero advenitis?' inquit; 'Mali pueri estis'.
--Why are ...
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Pieces of me

The forums have been quiet lately, so I decide to post a picture of myself. It was taken by a friend at his house for I have no digital camera, some people may find it slightly distasteful but do you want to see the only proper image I have of me or not?

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Greek Iambics

I don't think Will has advertised a recent addition to his wonderful website, and I hope he doesn't mind my doing so, I like to point you all to
wherein can be found, in very clear language, some hints for getting to grips with composition.

Well worth a read :D

Paul McK
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Das Inverse Theory

I shall finally let you all in on my amazing way of thought.

Have you ever eaten something, and thought, 'eerr this tastes like sheet...s of De Bello Gallico' ? Do you wish that it might taste delicious? Lately so many things in life have been inverse that I came across this theory. I can show you how to do it! It goes thus:

1. Take your bowl of disgusting food
2. Take a piece ...
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