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Postby BugBear89 » Thu May 06, 2004 2:27 am

Hello People,

The journey had been long and difficult.

They stayed in Rome for seven years; then Flaccus decided to return home.

Flaccus returned to Venusia; Quintus left Italy and sailed to Athens.

Quintus stayed in Athens for a long time.
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Could someone please help me translate these sentences as I can't really understand the cases etc in them and I have no other references.

Thanks
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Postby phil » Thu May 06, 2004 3:27 am

Strewth Alistair, Welcome to the forum and everything, but you need to give us some idea how far you've got already - the people here are only too happy to help you with your Latin, but I doubt you'll find anyone that's just going to translate for you.
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Postby BugBear89 » Thu May 06, 2004 4:05 am

I have started the 1st sentence and have got this far

Flacuss et Quintus domo discesserunt, sed Scintilla et Horatia (i now need to do in Venusia stayed.)

Sorry I have only done alatin fro 2.5 weeks so yeah
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Postby strider1551 » Thu May 06, 2004 10:07 pm

(i now need to do in Venusia stayed.)


"in Venusia stayed"

Start with "in Venusia". This is just a simple prepositional phrase. I'm sure you know the Latin equivalent to "in" (hint: it looks very similar); it has two basic meanings depending on what case you put its object in. Ask yourself what case gives the meaning you want and then put "Venusia" in that case.

Now for "stayed". Find your subject and you will know the person and number. It's also going to be active voice and indicative (if you have learned any moods yet, but you probably don't have to worry about it). Next determine the tense. It's obviously a past tense, so think what would be the right Latin equivalent (I don't know how many you have gotton to in only two and a half weeks). Throw the ingredients together, find your ending, and you have it!
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Postby benissimus » Fri May 07, 2004 12:46 am

strider1551 wrote:
(i now need to do in Venusia stayed.)


"in Venusia stayed"

Start with "in Venusia". This is just a simple prepositional phrase. I'm sure you know the Latin equivalent to "in" (hint: it looks very similar); it has two basic meanings depending on what case you put its object in. Ask yourself what case gives the meaning you want and then put "Venusia" in that case.

You may not have got to this yet, but "in Venusia" uses the locative case instead of a preposition. No matter, this guy obviously has a very sadistic teacher.
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Postby Moerus » Fri May 07, 2004 2:13 pm

Hello People,

The journey had been long and difficult.

They stayed in Rome for seven years; then Flaccus decided to return home.

Flaccus returned to Venusia; Quintus left Italy and sailed to Athens.

Quintus stayed in Athens for a long time.
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Could someone please help me translate these sentences as I can't really understand the cases etc in them and I have no other references.

Thanks
BugBear





Salvete homines,

Iter longum atque difficile fuerat. Septem annos Romae erant; tum Flaccus domum redire statuit. Flaccus Venusiam rediit; Quintus Italia profectus est et Athenas navigavit. Quintus Athenis diu manebat.

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Aliquine adiutor has sententias, quaero, convertere possit, in quibus casus difficilius mihi intelligendi sunt, etc. et nil aliud mihi est,

Gratias,

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Postby Episcopus » Mon May 10, 2004 4:10 pm

Magistri me eius piget, non solum inaccurate monuit sed etiam sicut whiteoctave sesesese gessit (mino autem intelligentiae, plure licentiae). Perdant.
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Postby BugBear89 » Thu May 13, 2004 8:13 am

Please enlighten me what was just written :)
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