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Postby Ambercrown » Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:57 am

Greetings all. I come to the lot of you in need of help. A friend and I are trading phrases in different languages to "test" each other. This last phrase he sent me is in Latin and I would like a little help translating it as none of the online Latin dictionary seem to being helping me out much with this one.<br /><br />Here it is...<br />quin tu istanc oratonem hinc veterem atque anitquam amoves<br /><br />Any and all help is appreciated.
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Re:Need help, please.

Postby vinobrien » Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:35 am

quin tu istanc orationem hinc veterem atque antiquam amoves<br /><br />Why don't you put aside this old-fashioned and ancient speech of yours<br /><br />Without the context it's a bit difficult to know what oratio refers to here, a manner of speaking or a set speech. I'm also not sure what the difference between vetus and antiquus is.
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Postby benissimus » Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:10 pm

I thought that "vetus" means old (man) and "antiquus" means ancient.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Postby vinobrien » Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:24 pm

So what's the difference implied here? And is there a difference between these words and senex? Anyone got a new OLD?
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Postby benissimus » Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:51 am

A good vocabulary is a healthy thing to have ;)
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