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Putting Sentences Together

Postby Lechin » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:11 pm

I've been practicing my Latin little by little. I guess I just need a confidence boost so that I don't second guess myself while translating. So if anything seems off with my translations then please let me know. I'll just post a few sentences a day. I'll be using this thread a lot. :lol: Also does it matter what order the words go in? I heard that it didn't...And there are verbs and nouns...The verbs don't have declensions I guess?

Latin-Porto aqua.
Literal Translation-Carry water.
English-Carry the water.

Latin-Amo terra.
Literal Translation-Love Earth.
English-Love the Earth.

Latin-Laborare femina.
Literal Translation-Works woman.
English-The woman works.
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Re: Putting Sentences Together

Postby Grochojad » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:24 pm

Latin-Porto aquam.
English-I carry the water.

Latin-Amo terram.
English-I love the Earth.

Latin-Laborat femina.
English-The woman works.

Don't do literal translations, they are a waste of time.

Lechin wrote:I guess I just need a confidence boost so that I don't second guess myself while translating


You need practice, a lot of practice. And second guess everything, neither your Latin nor translation are any good.

Lechin wrote:Also does it matter what order the words go in? I heard that it didn't...And there are verbs and nouns...The verbs don't have declensions I guess?


Word order matters but for now just try to put the subject first and the verb last.

Verbs have conjugation
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Re: Putting Sentences Together

Postby adrianus » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:39 pm

Grochojad is right. Word order is flexible in Latin AND very important, for meaning and expressiveness.
Rectè dicit Grochojad. Ordo verborum latinè flexibilis at magni momenti quoàd pertinet ad significationem habitumque.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=AG+598&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0001
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Putting Sentences Together

Postby Lechin » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:17 am

Thanks...
I like putting the literal translation down...
I found out later that the verbs have conjugations lol I face palmed.
I'll put up more soon.
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