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Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby Mansella » Sun Jul 20, 2003 1:23 am

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 93-6443825<br /><br />Hmm, I'm a little dubious about this. I wonder how well it translates and handles things like vernacular and new vocabulary. Also, JKR's Latin puns will become a little obvious (Prof. Lupin might as well be renamed Mr. Warewolf) and pointing a wand at a locked door and shouting 'aperto' is far more dramatic that simply 'open'. Any thoughts?
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby Episcopus » Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:11 pm

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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby Mansella » Mon Jul 21, 2003 2:03 am

liber "harrius potter" iter facere domi.<br /><br />okay, I don't know the dative case yet, and the verb for travelling looks a little strange. I'm trying to say:<br /><br /> the harry potter book is on the way to my house (right now via amazon). <br /><br />please help!<br /><br />[I'm very excited about this. :) ]<br /><br />Also, I am confused by this sentence <br /><br />"Harrius Potter et philosophi lapis".<br /><br />I understand that Harrius Potter is the subject of the sentence and that philosophi is a second declension genetive singular noun, but I'm confused by lapis. isn't lapis in the nominative singular case (3rd decl.) when it should be in the accusative case?
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby benissimus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:37 am

Lapis is in the nominative case... there's no verb, because it's just a title. There isn't any need for an ablative unless "Harrius Potter" is doing something to the "lapis". <br /><br />Philosophi= philosopher's (gen.)<br />Lapis= stone (nom.)
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby Mansella » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:40 am

Thank you. Sorry, I was being thick. Of course it's not accusative because there is no verb!
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby benissimus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:46 am

Also, Episcope, non suget (suget= will suck).
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby Milito » Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:59 pm

[quote author=Mansella link=board=3;threadid=271;start=0#1686 date=1058753007]<br />liber "harrius potter" iter facere domi.<br /><br />okay, I don't know the dative case yet, and the verb for travelling looks a little strange. I'm trying to say:<br />[/quote]<br /><br />The verb for travelling might make a little more sense if you break it into two parts - facere = to make/do, and iter = a journey, so the book is making a journey. You've got facere in the infinitive there, and it does need a conjugation, but you're doing fine.<br /><br />[quote author=Mansella link=board=3;threadid=271;start=0#1686 date=1058753007]<br /> the harry potter book is on the way to my house (right now via amazon). <br /><br />please help!<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Try this: "Liber 'Harrius Potter' domum iter facit." (Or "domum meam iter facit.")<br /><br />"domus" is a special case word.... When you're saying that something is going to most places, you use "ad" + the accusative of the place to which you're going. Domus is one of the exceptions, and it simply shows up in the accusative without the "ad".<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby Episcopus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:38 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=271;start=0#1692 date=1058759162]<br />Also, Episcope, non suget (suget= will suck).<br />[/quote]<br /><br />eheu! it's not a short e 3rd conj is it?! <br /><br />so sugõ, sugis, sugit, sugimus, sugitis, sugunt ?? <br /><br />It looks trucking chinese!
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby benissimus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:43 pm

It's third conjugation, or else it would have to be sugeo, sugere. You can tell even without the macrons ;) Also, third and fourth conjugations have a different way of creating tenses (yay!).
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Re:Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Postby Milito » Tue Jul 22, 2003 2:20 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=271;start=0#1744 date=1058830988]<br />Also, third and fourth conjugations have a different way of creating tenses (yay!).<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Careful! You'll scare him off! ;)<br /><br />Kilmeny
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