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Sancta nox, placida nox

Though I'm not a christian, I like those lovely carrols. And here's one I like best to sing in German. And it's a latin version so as to fit in textkit forum. :)

Source: http://ingeb.org/Lieder/stillena.html
See also http://ingeb.org/garb/silenote.html
and http://ingeb.org/home.html


1. Sancta nox, placida nox!
Nusquam est ulla vox; ...
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The World Was Born Yesterday

Maybe someone has once come to this kind of idea.
The world was born yesterday. The Creator made everything so that, when you investigate it carefully, you conlude that the world is billions of years old. And your memory before yesterday is carefully composed and implanted that you've been living your whole age. As if the androids in "Blade Runner" were made so.

And this is an example of a `generic time' creation theory. Just ...
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English words from Latin


Does anyone know what percentage of English words come from Latin?
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Ovid Latin reader

I just received in the mail today Allen and Greenough's Ovid reader.

What would forum members like to see first: Virgil or Ovid? Both readers are about the same size and each comes with the typical notes and specialized vocabulary.


Jeff
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Reading Group Poll: Pharr or Minckwitz

I've been chatting with Jeff about the possibility of running a reading group for Homeric Greek. We were actually discussing this before the slew of reading group announcements for other groups. :)

In any case, my first thought is that we'd just use Pharr, and I have two advanced Textkit regulars who have already expressed interest in being guides for such a group, but we also have ...


coepi vs incepi

In Wheelock, we are told that coepi, -isse etc is used in the perfect system only, and incipio is used for present. Fair enough. When, though, is incepi correct, and when coepi? Or are they equivalent?
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dum pastores greges eorum nocte advigilabant :)

It's the silly season..... why not...

Music...
tintinnabuli neniae
latus tenebrosum lunae
estne in Marte vita?
feriae aestivae

Books...
scalae undequadraginta
viri ex Marte, feminae ex Venere sunt
homines tres in cymba
fabula urbium duorum
and of course:
occasus et casus imperii Romani :)

And of course, being from Wellington, I have to include:
Dominus anulorum: reditus regis

Anyone else?
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§ 459 Review of Gerund(ive), Inf., Subj. I, II Page 193!

Here I am a bit unsure of sequence of tenses, and the imperfect subjunctive as in II. 4. Does is still reflect continuous action there? Must the pluperfect be used for an action finished in the past? I.e "sese abdedissent"? It is different from English isn't it? Anyway,

I. 1. Caesar, cum pervenisset, milites hortabatur ne consilium oppidi capiendi omitterent.
-Caesar, when he (had) arrived, began to encourage the soldiers not to give up the ...


titles

Stupid question I'm sure:

is a title of a book always in the ablative absolute, because there is no further connection to the sentence (in the obvious absence of a sentence)? or is it just that because a lot of titles start with 'de' that they are in the ablative?
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nullam pacem or nihil pacis?

I was doing an English -> Latin exercise and the phrase '.. we were able to have no peace' popped up. The answer on the Wheelock forum says nullam pacem. But is nihil pacis also correct?
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