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Latin Words for Modern Thing

Postby Drusus Maximus » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:35 pm

Salvete,

As I learn Latin and, more importantly, as I learn to SPEAK Latin I find myself needing to refer to modern things. I look them up and usually find one or more ways to express these modern concepts. I then try to break these words down. Examples would be Raeda (car / cart), Radiophonia (Radio), Telephonum gestabile (mobile phone), or Birota (bicycle / two wheels). Most of the time they make sense.

It was suggested that Telehorasis should be used for Television...would people here agree with this? Could someone explain how Telehorasis = Television

Wouldn't Televisio be better?

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Re: Latin Words for Modern Thing

Postby Lord_WayneY » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:54 pm

I agree with Televisio. I heard that Vatican had published a dictionary of Latin in 2003 with a lot of modern words. And in that dictionary, the Série TV was translated to "fabula televisifica", so I think Televisio would be better to the Latin translation of Television than Telehorasis.
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Re: Latin Words for Modern Thing

Postby Shenoute » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:49 pm

Telehorasis is the Modern Greek word for television.
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Re: Latin Words for Modern Thing

Postby Victor » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:50 pm

Presumably the second element in the Modern Greek is derived from ὁράω.
I'd say use whatever combination you feel happy with; there are no hard and fast rules about what goes in neo-Latin.
I think the words of Charles Scott of the Manchester Guardian should be given an airing here. Asked, in 1921, his opinion on this new-fangled picture box, he famously replied: "Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it." I think it's fair to say that history has shown he was both learned and prophetic.
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Re: Latin Words for Modern Thing

Postby Sinister Petrus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:26 am

If you can get a hold of Stephen Berard's Vita Nostra, you'll be well armed with vocabulary for day-to-day things modern or otherwise. He's in the midst of revising it, but once it's ready (probably sometime this summer) it will be worth what price he puts on it.
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Re: Latin Words for Modern Thing

Postby adrianus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:29 am

Perbonus hic fons: http://facweb.furman.edu/~dmorgan/lexicon/silva.htm
et John Traupmann, Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency (2006)
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Re: Latin Words for Modern Thing

Postby adrianus » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:56 pm


Note that Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis is Italian-Latin, not English-Latin, if it makes a difference.
I don't have Imaginum Vocabularium Latinum. It looks very good. I'll think I'll get it, based on your images, Bedwere.
Italicum (non Anglicum) Lexicon in Latinum est Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis, si id tibi refert.
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