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"there is" translation

Postby Yvonne » Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:45 pm

How does one translate the English phrase "there is/are" into Latin?

If I wanted to translate "There is a cat in the window" would I do something like: Est feles in fenestram ?

Or is there another way?

Thanks.

-Yvonne Rathbone
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Postby benissimus » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:25 am

You are correct that you just use the correct form of esse, but Est feles in fenestram means there is a cat into the window. That upsets me :(
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Postby Episcopus » Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:29 am

haha mihi autem placet
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Postby smokeyrivers » Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:08 pm

It would be Est feles in fenestra with a long a at the end. Now why there's a cat in the window I'll never know...
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Postby MickeyV » Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:19 pm

smokeyrivers wrote:It would be Est feles in fenestra with a long a at the end. Now why there's a cat in the window I'll never know...


propterea enim quod in fenestram saluit. :roll:

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Postby Yvonne » Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:26 am

MickeyV wrote:
smokeyrivers wrote:It would be Est feles in fenestra with a long a at the end. Now why there's a cat in the window I'll never know...


propterea enim quod in fenestram saluit. :roll:

:D


re vera, sciurum observat. :o

Sorry I put her literally in the window! Still trying to keep track of when to use the accusative and when to use the ablative. Every time I think I've got it, I don't!

Thanks for the help.

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Postby Clark3934 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:49 am

smokeyrivers wrote:It would be Est feles in fenestra with a long a at the end. Now why there's a cat in the window I'll never know...


long a is called a "macron" and it looks like this. ā
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Postby Evito » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:15 am

Clark3934 wrote:
smokeyrivers wrote:It would be Est feles in fenestra with a long a at the end. Now why there's a cat in the window I'll never know...


long a is called a "macron" and it looks like this. ā


How do I make an "ā"?
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Postby Episcopus » Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:52 pm

DEINDE est coortus e fenestra Episcopus quidam, in furorem ab antea leonibus iactus, lapidibus felem percutiens.
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Postby sesquipedalianus » Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:08 pm

you'll find an A with a macron over it if you're using Word: go to "insert" then "symbol" and scroll down a little.
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