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re: self-test

Postby caeruleus » Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:49 pm

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Can I have these confirmed as properly translated?

These sentences stem from "Latin Via Ovid-A First Course-2nd Edit.-1982."

From page 17:

1. Once upon a time there was (est) a beautiful girl.

--Olim erat puella pulchra. Or, Olim puella pulchra erat.


2. Europa lives in Phoenica.

--Europa in Phoenica habitat.


3. Jupiter desires the beautiful maiden.

--Iuppiter puellam pulchram desiderat.


4. The god changes himself into a bull.

--Deus se in taurum transformat.


5. The bull flees with Europa.

--Taurus cum Europa fugitat.

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Postby Keesa » Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:54 am

They look right to me...
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Re: re: self-test

Postby phil » Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:25 am

caeruleus wrote:Forum:
5. The bull flees with Europa.
--Taurus cum Europa fugitat.
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I think 'fugitat' should be 'fugit' he/she/it flees from fugio, fugere... goes fugio, fugis, fugit.
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Postby benissimus » Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:13 am

They look good to me. I wouldn't expect some of those words, although I am not familiar with Ovid's word uses. I have also never seen the verb "fugito, -are", but apparently it does exist (frequentative of "fugio").
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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