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Postby lachlan » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:15 pm

i was wondering if anyone could let me know if im right and if not whats wrong with my tanslation

- Amor patriae in vicitate nostra semper valebit
love of our fatherland in citizenship will always be strong ???

-malus tyrannus novum regem necare non poterat, propter virtutem pulchrae uxoris, reginae

the evil tyrannt was not able to kill the new king, because of the courage of his beautiful wife, the Queen??

- Tha ancient Greeks used to praise teh goddess in beautiful literature
antiquae Graecae deam in pulchram litterarum laudabant ??

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Re: latin translations

Postby benissimus » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:24 pm

lachlan wrote:- Amor patriae in vicitate nostra semper valebit
love of our fatherland in citizenship will always be strong ???

you mean civitate? if by "citizenship" you mean "body of citizens" (= the state) then yes

-malus tyrannus novum regem necare non poterat, propter virtutem pulchrae uxoris, reginae

the evil tyrannt was not able to kill the new king, because of the courage of his beautiful wife, the Queen??

correct

- Tha ancient Greeks used to praise teh goddess in beautiful literature
antiquae Graecae deam in pulchram litterarum laudabant ??

in takes the dative (except when it means "into"): in pulchris litteris
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Postby adrianus » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:35 pm

Salvete lachlan benissimeque

Also perhaps "in vicitate nostra" = "in vicinitate nostra". What do you think? But probably as you say, benissimus.
Pro "in vicitate nostra", legete "in vicinitate nostra" = "in our area" vel "in our part of the world" vel "in our neighbourhood". Quid censetis? At probabiliùs, benissime, ut dicis.
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Postby benissimus » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:55 pm

adrianus wrote:Salvete lachlan benissimeque

Also perhaps "in vicitate nostra" = "in vicinitate nostra". What do you think? But probably as you say, benissimus.
Pro "in vicitate nostra", legete "in vicinitate nostra" = "in our area" vel "in our part of the world" vel "in our neighbourhood". Quid censetis? At probabiliùs, benissime, ut dicis.

hoc et mihi uidebatur, priusquam "citizenship" aspicerem. manendum est, sperantibus certiores fore ut fiamus.
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Postby lachlan » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:33 pm

thx so much for your help guys. I can never seem to get them entirely right on my own ..

also thx a lot for telling me that in always takes the dative except when it means into...
but i still had a question if it took teh dative since its not plural shouldnt it be pulchrae litterae? the -is I thought signified plurality?


also I just realized what I had was greek women ... no?
I think I should have had antiqus Graecus ??
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Postby adrianus » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:18 pm

benissimus wrote:hoc et mihi uidebatur, priusquam "citizenship" aspicerem.

You thought it through better than I, benissimus. I wrote the first thing that occurred to me.
Quod primum succurrit, scripsi. Tu, benissime, rem astrictiùs consideravisti quàm ego.
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Postby MiguelM » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:18 am

lachlan wrote:thx so much for your help guys. I can never seem to get them entirely right on my own ..

also thx a lot for telling me that in always takes the dative except when it means into...
but i still had a question if it took teh dative since its not plural shouldnt it be pulchrae litterae? the -is I thought signified plurality?


also I just realized what I had was greek women ... no?
I think I should have had antiqus Graecus ??


I think benissimus slipped in there. It should be the ablative, not the dative, though what concerns this example they'd be the same, in pulchris litteris.

What you had was indeed "Greek women". If you want it to be more general, you'll have to change what you had from feminine into masculine. You had nominative plural feminine (antiquæ græcæ), and now you want the nominative plural masculine (antiqu* græc*)
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Postby benissimus » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:10 am

re: dative
sorry about that, too much Greek for me lately.
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