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Saddam Caught

Watching the news I see that the US has caught Saddam Hussein.

One of the US spokesmen said at the beginning of his speech, "We got him". It reminded me of Cicero's speech which the orator began, "They're dead." :)
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Can 'U' always be substituted for 'V'?

I recently learned that 'U' can be substituted for a 'V' in some latin words to make them more understandable to a modern reader.
So if i changed: "malum diluere" into "malum dilVere" Would it still have the same translation? (to dissolve evil)
I know this sounds like a very stupid question but to be fair, im a very stupid guy.
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The Latin Project

I would like to announce the opening of my website along with the first program I have created, the noun paradigm generator. By simple specifying the principle parts, the generator will construct the entire declension in all forms (and yes, it does count syllables to account for the genitive pl. 3rd declension):

Noun Paradigm Generator:
http://www.thelatinproject.z-script.net/index.php?page=generator_noun

Home page:
http://www.thelatinproject.z-script.net/

Hopefully this will be useful for someone out there. The next two projects are generators for ...
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JJW Paragraphs 5-8

Hi all!

Can somebody explain what these terms mean? The book just tells me which Greek letters belong to each category, but it does not explain what the terms mean.

1. semivowels
2. liquids
3. sibilants
4. mutes
5. labial
6. palatal
7. lingual

Any help is much appreciated!
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Neuter perfect participles

Um... In page 122 (chapter 19) The book list a neuter form in all persons. When would you ever use a neuter in the first or second person? Maybe a castrated person would use this in the first person? :D
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About "wisdom" or "philosophy" in langua

1st of all, as a mere precaution,
I suggest that you do not read any further, Episcope, as to prevent any illness or other abnormal phenomenas due to the fact that this thread, amongst other things, is about hebrew too.
Moneo!

In hebrew i have found that there is a lot of wisdom "built in" the language itself.
Regardless of it being really "wise", it is more then a mechanism of communication.
as the topic ...
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Time Significance and Infinitives?

I'm trying to get a grasp on infinitives and have the following question:

Suppose you have the following english sentence in Greek:

I need to appear in court.

With "to appear" being the greek infinitive.

1)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a present infinitive compared to a future infinitive?

2)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a aorist infinitive compared ...
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Which method do you like?

Hi all - just been having a look at the two beginner's latin books available here at textkit. I have some other texts myself too, mostly old Spanish textbooks which I actually like becuase I like moving from latin to spanish but i also want to use an english manual. I was wondering which book people prefer between the d'ooge and the collar and grant.

I like the idea of reading caesar but also want ...
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greek font?

hi all! this is my first post here at textkit. i am planning to study white's first greek book shortly, and i am glad there is a forum that will help me out!

i have noticed in reading some of the topics here that the greek words are all jumbled up. i suspect you guys are using a greek font of some sort. where can i get the font so that i can read the ...
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Translation Assistance

I've never studied Latin before. I am trying to translate the phrase "Always seek the truth", with the verb in the imperative tense.

By using a dictionary and grammer guide, I translated it as:

"veritas semper quaereo" but was told that "veritas semper petendus" was more accurate. I could not find the verb pertendus in any dictionary. Is this true?
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