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you're welcome

Does anyone know how to say "you're welcome" in Latin?
Of course in the sense of
B:"You're Welcome"

The odds are that form isn't in any text we have however. :cry:
We can try to invent a form based on modern romance languages (i.e. Italian, Spanish and French). In this three languages we say:
- di niente / de nada / de rien ...
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I'm stuck with a whole lot of infinitives and participles, in Chase and Phillips lesson 25.

w} cei=n', a)gge&llein Lakedaimoni&oij o#ti th|~de kei&meqa, toi=j kei&nwn r(h&masi peiqo&menoi.
-- for those who don't have spionic--
w)= cei=n', agge/llein Lakedaimoni/oij o(/ti th|=de kei/meqa, toi=j kei/nwn r(h/masi peiqo/menoi.

The best I tried is:

Oh, foreigner, anouncing(go and telling) the Spartans that we lay ourselves to(surrender?) them, (also tell our) obeying to the sayings of them(their requirements?).
-- Although ...
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Iliad 1:85

qarsh/saj ma/la ei)pe\ qeopro/pion, o(/ti oi)=sqa
I don't understand the form of the first and the last word.
The first looks like an aorist indicative 2nd person sg. with the augment dropped of, but this does not fit in the sentence very well (you took heart..). The context seems to indicate an imperative (Take heart...).

The last word, according to the vocabulary section of Pharr is a perf. 2nd sg of ei)/dw. I thought ...
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iucundi atque felicis

Stuck on Wheelock again:
At vita illius modi aequi aliquid iucundi atque felicis continet.
But a life of that calm manner contains something of joyful and happy men.
OR ... But the life of that man contains something of the calm manner of joyful and happy men.
OR ...
Anyone got any ideas?
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translation of ancient vedic texts and excerpts

hey evone :D

can anyone post links to guidelines for translation of ancient aryan texts in indic languages into latin? for example sanskrit ! ? ....

<guidelines = direct interpretation,....syntactic protocols,.....substitution indexes...etc>

thenkya 8)

hail indra
hail thor
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Jakarta never ceases to amaze me

While waiting for some friends I popped in to Kinokuniya, a branch of a Japanese bookshop. It has books in English, Japanese, and Indonesian. And there was this edition of 8 of Lysias' speeches: http://www.oupress.com/bookdetail.asp?i ... 061-1396-0 :shock: :D 8)
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Imperfect and Aorist of fhmi

In NT Greek (maybe in koine in general) the imperfect and aorist forms of fhmi/ are said to be identical namely e)/fh.
In Classical Greek the imperfect is e)/fhn or e)fa/mhn and the aorist e)/fhsa.
Why would the usage of verb change from a more regular form to an irregular one, even more puzzeling considering that the later form is also ambiguous.
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M&F Unit 12 English to Latin

Any comments on or corrections to these translations? The main points of this unit are subjunctives in independent clauses, and indirect questions.

1. Let all citizens in a free state be dutiful and willing to fight for their country.

Omnes in civitati liberae civites non solum pii sint sed etiam pro eorum patria pugnare velint.

2. If only we could always be free from care!

Utinam ab curis semper immunes possimus!

3. All men know ...
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why are the boards so quiet these days? what's everyone up to?

phil is probably out celebrating that new zealand just whomped canada *royally* at the rugby world cup (68-6!).... oh well, canadians have never been known for our rugby skills :P

here, winter is quickly approaching, the air is cold, and the trees are almost bare. life is busy and good. :)
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"quem sese ore ferens" HELP!

Alright, line 11, the first clause, of Book IV of The Aeneid (Pharr's) reads in Latin:

"quem sese ore ferens"

Pharr's usually handy little notes claims this means "how noble in appearance," and while I trust Pharr I just don't see how he came to that conclusion. I can see how ore=appearance, but how does ferens=noble? Is it one of those things that just doesn't make sense in English? Does it have something to do ...
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